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    Re: someone's gotta say it

    Happy New Year to everyone on the Cafe! Here’s to a Healthy and Prosperous New Year! May your mandolins ring out as sweet as ever! Cheers!
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    I bought a TKL 8851 for my 1916 Gibson A. The fit is perfect as those chiming in above are saying. Good luck and enjoy your new/old Gibson. ...
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    Re: Dennis Vance receives double transplant

    Wonderful news to hear! As a liver and kidney recipient my self, I can say that Dennis has a road to recovery to travel. His first six months are the most critical. Our thoughts and prayers are with...
  4. Re: Happy Birthday Dennis Vance, hoping for a transplant

    Happy Birthday Dennis, from a Liver/Kidney Transplant recipient, 9 years out this month. Oh, and Iím enjoying my Weber Yellowstone HT A I bought from you! Wishing you all the best for a successful...
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    Gibson catalogs

    Found this site that has some cool older Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Catalogs from the Teens. My 1916 Gibson A was $25, and the Canvas case was $1.75 That's $588 in todays money. Enjoy!
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    Re: Happy Birthday Norman Blake

    I bought several of Norman Blake's albums back in the early 1980's. "Full Moon on the Farm" was one of them. This is one of my favorite albums. Norman is a National Treasure. His rhythm and playing...
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    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Dan! That mandolin will be there when you are better :-) Prayers!
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    Re: To Gibson or not?

    I've NEVER regretted buying any Gibson I have owned. They will hold their value better than most, as long as they are in good condition. This one looks like it has new frets. That adds value to it,...
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    Re: Sold my Collings and got a Pava

    I’ve owned an Eastman 305, 315 and 515, and all the necks were similar to the Pava A5. I have smaller hands too.
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    Re: Gibson A 1916 mandolin case search

    Charles E.. This is the first three piece back Gibson A that I have seen. It would be interesting to see how many more are in the Mandolin archive. Time to do some research :-) I feel very lucky to...
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    Re: Happy 100th Birthday 1920 Martin Style A

    That's a beautiful old Martin, It looks like it has been well taken care of. :cool: Here's to another 100 years of music making. Enjoy the history and vibe!
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    Re: Gibson A 1916 mandolin case search

    This is an excellent website of the history of the old case makers. http://www.stevekirtley.org/bullshead.htm
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    Re: Gibson A 1916 mandolin case search

    That's a nice looking case Vernon ;-) 1922 was a very good year! My Dad was born in that year! Thanks for the link, enjoy your A-2 :-)
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    Re: Happy fourth of July!

    Happy Independence Day everyone!
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone on the Mandolin Cafe! I am thankful for Life, (I almost died 7 years ago due to liver failure) a beautiful wife, family, and God's grace. Also, grateful for my two...
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    Re: Pava Mandolins

    I recently acquired Pava A5 #272 from Carter's last month. Bought it on a Friday, I had them over-nite it to me. It arrived Saturday, August 25. It is a beautiful instrument, inside and out. The...
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    Re: I think My A has fit in... :)

    1910 was a very good year for mandolins! Your new 1910 Gibson A is a beauty! :grin: Very nice collection and ENJOY your new to you Gibson!
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    Re: My new to me Weber arrived.

    Beautiful Weber Lou :) Money well spent! Enjoy!
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    Re: Weber, the best years.

    I have a 2008 Weber Yellowstone A HT that I bought used. It has an aged Sitlka spruce top and beautiful tiger maple back & sides. As mentioned before, the Webers' have their own sound, different from...
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    Re: Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas to all!
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    Re: Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas to all on the Mandolin Cafe!
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    Re: Weber Gallatin A

    I owned a Gallatin A for a couple years and loved it. It's a quality built instrument, you will love it. I upgraded to my Weber Yellowstone A about a year ago. Webers are fine instruments! Good luck...
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    Re: Some very fine Nancy Blake mandolin

    "Full Moon on the Farm" is one that I love. I bought the LP about 30 years ago.
    http://www.discogs.com/norman-blake-and-rising-fawn-string-ensemble-the-full-moon-on-the-farm/release/2294586
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    Re: Thanksgiving Thoughts

    I am very Thankful for the gift of music that God has given us, and thankful for the Cafe. :mandosmiley: May each of you have a warm and Blessed Thanksgiving!
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    Re: How to distress your mm mandolin for $20

    Distressed mandolin? Just ask Marty Stewart, he might have some ideas for ya... :disbelief:
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