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    Re: 1959 Sorkin/Stradolin Catalogue Pages

    Hi Mike, I know we have seen Strad-O-Lin's from the mid-30's with a date stamp inside on this forum. Have we ever seen one from the 20's with a date stamp? Just curious.
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    Re: 1912 Gibson A

    Nice find! I do get a chill when I see an instrument leaned against a chair, (or a couch, wall, or amp,) no matter how briefly -- probably just for the photo, I'm guessing.

    (as a repairman, I...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    FWIW, I've been an eBay member for over 20 years with over 4,000 transactions and in every case sellers have been basically honest and fair -- until this year for some reason! Not sure why. This...
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    Re: Dr. Arm for Mandolin

    That's how I feel. Cadillac makes a pretty nice car, but some people think they look better with some accessorizing! :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    These instruments seem to be more popular in the electric guitar world than in the acoustic music scene, FWIW......
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    Re: Ferrules for a Kalamazoo KM-11

    I was actually suggesting using the originals and not enlarging the existing holes. I don't see any need to remove wood that has been there for 90 years.
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    Re: Ferrules for a Kalamazoo KM-11

    I'm sure a repairman somewhere has what you need in a parts bin. Maybe they will see this and contact you.

    I would keep the originals and improvise on the other three in the meantime with...
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    Re: Dr. Arm for Mandolin

    Oh yeah, the 80's -- that's when Doc really started to sound good! Oh, brother! :)):crying::)):crying::)):crying::)):crying::)):crying::)):crying::disbelief:
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Just guessing -- possible mafia money laundering scheme?

    We'll have to watch "how many" they sell each month! ;)
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    Re: Rubner tuners on Eastman MD305?

    Thanks, Bill! Just having fun and cheap therapy for me. Obviously, just as there are many styles of great music and players, there can be more than one correct answer to these questions. And, as...
  11. Re: Looking for information on older F5 style mandolin

    It appears to say "De Fina" on the headstock, to my eyes.
  12. Re: 1935/36 Wards Fall/Winter Catalog Gibson made mandolins

    Ah yes, back when a dollar was really a dollar! Good value for the money.

    About 35 years ago I found a Carson Robinson guitar at a flea market for $10. It needed some setup, so I took it to the...
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    I wonder if calling it an "unsigned Loar" made it sell quicker? :disbelief:
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    Just to clarify........it seems some members here are saying there are no such thing(s) as an "unsigned Loar" while others seem to use the term freely to communicate with others who seem to be "in...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange is now Watchhouse

    I'm glad to know that the Covid pandemic will be over by September 15, 2021......:whistling:
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    I noticed that. Nice!
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    First, please excuse my ignorance on the subject of signed/unsigned Lloyd Loars. I find the subject fascinating, like most of us. I also agree that gimmicks abound and some vintage dealers are...
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    Re: A very water-damaged bowlback

    My dear, departed father had an expression he used that covered things like this........"when you throw that thing in the trash, MAKE SURE you throw a dime in there with it -- that way you can at...
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    Yep, wonderful use of semantics. The old joke from my youth: Kid says, "My mother says I was named after George Washington. But, isn't your name Billy Thomas Jones? Yes, but I was born in 1959,...
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    I'm not offended by the term "hillbilly." In fact, it gave me a chuckle thinking of watching Bill Monroe on tv with my parents, Bill kicks it into high gear with his falsetto yodel -- my Dad's eyes...
  21. Re: Question about Vega Fairbanks Mandolin Banjo

    I've had good luck with eBay over the years, if you are patient and don't mind checking every week for a couple years -- amazing vintage stuff does show up from time to time.

    If you need one in a...
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    Re: Is this a serious concern?

    My two cents:

    OK, if you hate it for cosmetic reasons, sure, by all means seek a refund or repair.

    But, if you are happy with the way it plays and it isn't loose, then simply enjoy it! If it...
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    Re: Being pick-y

    I say go for it and have fun! Still cheaper than most addictions, IMHO.
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    Interesting stuff! Scroll down on that same Reverb page and you'll see a refinished signed 1923 Loar offered for $89K

    I can't recall seeing one that cheap for a while, FWIW.
  25. Re: Can anyone help me identify this unknown mandolin?

    You might have seen some of the so-called Serviceman's Fender Jaguar and Stratocaster guitars that were complete (yet, terrible) forgeries of Fender's current models in the 60's. These were built in...
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