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    Re: Tone bar placement on an A style

    You will probably be fine with either placement. I understand that when Collings first started making mandolins they had the bracing pattern reversed on their A models and a bunch went out the door...
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    Re: Tone bar placement on an A style

    Adrians A-5 plans don't show the tone bar placement? :confused:

    Stew Mac has A-5 plans by Don MacRostie that show the tonebar placement.
  3. Re: Weber Aspen: Please recommend an armrest

    Weber makes them.....

    https://www.montanalutherie.com/product/armrests/

    NFI
  4. Thread: Fossil pick

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    Re: Fossil pick

    Ah yes, clear evidence of Homo Plectrus!
  5. Thread: Vinyl!

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    Re: Vinyl!

    I have friends who like the sound quality of LPs much better than CDs. I agree that there is something special about the LP experience, the cover art, putting the record on the turn table and...
  6. Thread: Vinyl!

    by Charles E.
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    Re: Vinyl!

    Yep, had a number of those, in addition to Dawg LPs, Flatt and Scruggs, Hot Rize, Norman Blake, etc, etc. Sold them all to a small LP shop in Raleigh NC prior to our move to FL. I don't miss them....
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    Re: Avenue Guitars Shout Out

    I wholeheartedly agree. When ever my wife and I were visiting her family in Colorado Springs, I would make an effort to stop by. They used to be on Tejon st then moved to Manitou Springs. Salida is a...
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    Re: Astroturf Noise

    Well, that is certainly no part of nothing.
  9. Re: Sound difference between a 305 and a higher end Mandolin?

    Just a personal thought, I owned an Eastman 315 and a 314 at the same time, did tuner and tailpiece upgrades to the 315 and was happy. However when a slightly used Giouard F-5 came up for sale near...
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    Re: Thile can't chop chords

    True Dat.
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    Re: Apitius Mandolins

    Why in the world would someone alter the F holes of a well known and respected builder? If you have an issue with the build, move on.
  12. Re: Sound difference between a 305 and a higher end Mandolin?

    Depends on the individual 305. I have played a couple of 305's that sounded great and some just OK. Same goes for some higher end mandolins. If you want to upgrade choose your price range and play as...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    That is a shame James, it looked like a beautiful instrument. I really like your pine tree-mountain signature!
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    Re: New Mando Suggestions

    You might want to consider something like this.....

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/177040#177040

    NFI
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    Re: Early 1900s Gibson Catalogue

    JB The backs and sides would be "maple" the top would be spruce but you knew that. :)
    It has always been my understanding that the A models up thru the A-3, as well as the F-2 used birch for the...
  16. Thread: Zenison

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    Re: Zenison

    And I bet it only cost a Buck.
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    Re: Apitius Mandolins

    And the photo is up. :)
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    Re: mandolin with violin music

    While not classical, I enjoyed this duo....




    If you go to youtube and enter "mandolin and fiddle duet" you will be exposed to many, including some by Mandolin Orange.
  19. Thread: Zenison

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    Re: Zenison

    For $135.99 I would not expect to sound good let alone be playable. YMMV
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    Re: Apitius Mandolins

    A 2016 Apitius just hit the classifieds....

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/177624#177624

    No photos at this point but it might be worth looking into.

    NFI
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    Re: Eastman Vs. Morris

    Here is the link for the Morris A-5 in the classifieds...

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/176938#176938

    Basically brand new. Some folks think that the redwood top gives a warmer, more mellow...
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    Re: Ellis Through the Years

    If you are serious about getting a high end left handed mandolin, I would jump on this one. Just saying.

    NFI
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    Re: Early 1900s Gibson Catalogue

    Wow, 19 bids and it almost up to $225.00. Someone wants it.
  24. Thread: Wood ID

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    Re: Wood ID

    Whatever it is , it looks nice. Good find and good luck with your builds.
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    Re: Post a pic of your cat sleeping in your case

    Aw man, that's just cold. :(
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