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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    Isn't that archaic Gibson F5 scroll is left over from Orville's goofy designs. Didn't they boot Orville from his own company for being too eccentric (that's another discussion)? Gibson stopped...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    No, I have never seen a stairstep fretboard extension like yours and there isn't one like it in any of the 438 Photos from the Strad-O-Lin Mandolins Group. That's the beauty of Stradolins. I've owned...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Sue, The center stripe of the neck is (more than likely) Brazilian Rosewood, as are the fretboard and bridge. Brazilian Rosewood was just another available wood in the 40's. Asymmetrical fretboard...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    I have thought about that ever since I first saw one of these (mid 1980's). How great that would be and you would think stewmac.com would make one, like the original "amplified peg" on the Ampeg Baby...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    There is an Acoustic bass EKO B.A / 4 fretless WITH FRET MARKERS Made in Italy. Ships from Munich for $52 ?!?!? https://ebay.us/JJ3NtS

    It's a LITTLE PRICEY AND BEAT UP BUT IT'S AS GOOD AS IT GETS...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    EKO made a great acoustic bass (the model was the B/A-4) back in the late 1970's and early 1980's.
    They were 34 inch scale lengths which sound better than the more common 30 inch scale ABG's of...
  7. Re: PRETTY Collings Custom MF FLAME looks like a real auction on

    Your right again. I consider $975 a lot of movement, but at $3700 that's a real good deal. I haven't seen any priced that low.
  8. Re: PRETTY Collings Custom MF FLAME looks like a real auction on

    I agree! The seller stated (in the auction description) that this has "high end Waverly tuners (the best you can buy!)" and "The tuning machines alone on this mandolin are worth over $500. This model...
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    Re: Received my Ebay Stradolin

    There is no way of telling the exact year of manufacture unless there is a date stamp. 1930's is likely by the straight slot (and adjustable) tuners but it could be 1941 or 1942 (pre-War). After WWII...
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    Re: Amazon warehouse deals

    Lubrication usually fixes tight tuners. ALSO, THE PRE-WAR STRADOLINS HAVE A STRAIGHT SLOT SCREW HOLDING THE TUNING GEAR ON THAT CAN BE ADJUSTED. It's rarely a problem.

    As far as teens and...
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    Re: Amazon warehouse deals

    I would rather own this all solid woods 1930's Vintage STRADOLIN https://ebay.us/Iatg5f and you could get it for $395 (I asked / he wouldn't take $350).
    I like the Kentucky KM-150 but I love...
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    Re: Gibson A-5

    See that! When Allan says says it, it's funny!!!

    I gotta work on my delivery.
  13. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Dear pheffernan,
    I owe you an apology. Your 2007 Hester A5 and 2009 Passernig A5 are OFF THE CHAIN!
    Sincerely (and a little jealous),
    Michael Weigner
    P.S. My Stradolin A5 (okay A4&3/4 short...
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    Re: 1930 Stradolin

    Yeah, Yeah but unlike that car this SOL doesn't need a restoration, she plays like a dream & isn't taking up any room. So she's in the rotation of instruments I play. I also have a fairly good idea...
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    Re: 1930 Stradolin

    Tell me about it...I play Bass (34" scale). So, Stahl mando-bass. Larson made?

    MORE IMPORTANTLY, how did you make the jump from playing a Stradolin to a Gibson F5 !!! It's not a question of...
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    Re: 1930 Stradolin

    [QUOTE=allenhopkins;1768809]"[I]I went for about two decades playing the pee out of a Strad-O-Lin[QUOTE]

    I wonder how a person makes the jump from playing a Stradolin to a 1954 Gibson F5 !!!
    Not...
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    Re: 1930 Stradolin

    Often Incorrectly called an "Artist" model, it is actually a Deluxe Professional model... one of the Moderators and the foremost authority on Strad-O-Lins paid $50 for his (can't make this stuff up)....
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    Re: 1930 Stradolin

    If you ask the majority of the Mandolin Cafe community, they will tell you that anyone who offers a stradolin for sale for more than fifty bucks is a communist and should immediately receive twenty...
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    Re: Gretsch Strad- Cheap 1940s

    Plus $33.58 Shipping and it needed some work.
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    Re: Is this too junky (ebay find lol)

    The best deal I can find on the web right now, for an Eastman is $479 + $45 Shipping for a MD305 Mandolin (on Reverb)... So, if I was looking for a good Mandolin in the $150 price range, I would be...
  21. It's not every day when you see 2 Two Point Stradolins for sale

    There is an absolutely beautiful US STRAD (Stradolin) Two Point in the Mandolin Cafe Classifieds, that I may have fallen in love with (looks like solid woods). Also, a Stradolin Two Point on eBay...
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    Re: Loar’s Loar!

    How big is the market on ANY Quarter Million Dollar Musical Instrument? ...and that is assuming he doesn't want more. Are there 20 Steve Martin's and tech Billionaires out there thinking... 'That...
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    Re: Vintage StradOLin Mandolin

    I agree with you, There are two similar in the Mandolin Cafe classifieds for $500
  24. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Jeff, I know how you feel.

    When I price things, I only have one rule of thumb... It's only overpriced if it's a STRADOLIN
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    Re: Gibson Master Model F5 For Restoration

    I agree with Jeff. There are those who have run up the price of 1970's "vintage" Gibson instruments and have no idea just how bad some of the Norlin stuff was. Also, there are those who say, "it's...
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