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  1. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    Joke time.
    Can't say for sure who was the first to name them, but any more some dude named Vern Acular gets all the credit.
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    Re: Have you ever seen anything like this?

    I enjoyed this music.
    I also enjoy the group that frequently posts on YouTube - Trio Mandili. There appears to be a similar instrument being played. I'm way, way, over my skis but it seems like the...
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    Re: Griffith Loar A-5 drawings?

    Don,
    It might look good from 2,000 miles away...but thanks.
    It is still very young. It will need a proper set-up. I'm using a persimmon nut at the moment while the thing settles in...But I like it....
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    Re: Griffith Loar A-5 drawings?

    Bump.

    "Back to the original story: Griffith A = very cool mandolin. Build one; don't sweat the little stuff!" James Condino
    Here's my 'Field Grade' interpritation of the Griffith. No little stuff...
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    Re: Modern F4 options?

    Mike Black?
    John Hamlett?
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    Re: Jade mandolin with a strangely shaped top

    I would be surprised if there isn't a real luthier to support orchestral instruments somewhere there...that might enjoy this diversion.
    Have you had to adjust the bridge height in the time you have...
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    Re: Jade mandolin with a strangely shaped top

    Can you describe the bracing design? Typically either "parallel" tone bar bracing or "x-brace" tone bar. And you have determined that they are still attached to the top?
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    Re: New June A style

    I went by Walter's new shop the end of August to meet him and visit.
    I got to play the three new mandolins and two others of his on that day! The 3 were still in the white, but they were strung up...
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    Re: Gibson finally fixed their fretboards

    I have noticed that and decided it was more of a flare to match the A and E strings path...
    Where's Don on this item?
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    Re: Gibson finally fixed their fretboards

    Yeah, but. Once you see it you can't un-see it.
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    Re: Gibson finally fixed their fretboards

    Well, Don, I 'preciate the thread. Maybe if it had come a week earlier...
    I'll have to just think of you every time I see my un-registered fret-scallop error. Thanks man.

    No, really. This is...
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    Re: Monroe Mandolin Camp 2021

    I also wanted to give a shout out to Heidi and the Monroe Gang.
    They had an excellent event.
    Instructors, classes, jams, cooks and pit masters and visit from the Blakes. Top shelf stuff.
    FYI, the...
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    Re: What's up with that truss rod?

    In his post, #11, Willi said the neck was okay for now.
    Play it.
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    Re: Persimmon mandolins?

    Didn't "Bryce" (his name escapes me) make some mandolins out of it? Maybe that was just finger boards though...
  15. Re: Mandolin Tasting: Gibsons, Buckeye, Duff, Northfiled

    Gabriel, what fun! Thank you.
    I really like the twin mando work you showed with Tom. Looks like he plays further from the bridge than you. No shortage of tone from either of you.
    What will be...
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    Re: Hamlet Two-Point Review

    Sunburst can 'Bring It.'
    Briggs can 'Send it.'
    And Briggs' family made it so we can all enjoy it.
    I do enjoy it.
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    Re: My first scratch build f5

    Looks to me like there has been some wood removed but it seems like there is enough for the arching...
  18. Re: Mandolin Tasting: Gibsons, Buckeye, Duff, Northfiled

    Number 4, followed by number 1.
    Great work on your part!
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    Re: Neck reinforcement vs a truss rod

    This gets to the question I wish I knew enough geometry, math and engineering to ask: What is the magic in such a design? Is there some angle here that ends up with the neck being in a central axis,...
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    Re: Road trip music

    Heading West across South Dakota and Wyo-Montana I found "Gallop Across Georgia" a surprising fit. Go figure.
  21. Re: JUNE mandolins and guitars now in Virginia

    Ooof !
    Don't you know MAS has a 'proximity' component?
    I'll be visiting...
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    Re: Helical head jointer

    Someone wrote a song about my plate joining skills: Planish Misfortune...
    If Condino put me on some bass wood-- by the time I was done he'd have two sticks that would be good for a go-bar deck....
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    Re: Building a Ukulele - NMC

    Thank you for this.
    It was in this 'movie' or one very similar that was posted here before I noticed the fret installation that ended with a horizontal tap on the fret.
    As a nobody novice I had to...
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    Re: Bridge location on an A5 build

    "Here it is!" Indeed.
    I had to poke the bear, twice, to get it.
    (Don't misunderstand my ribbing. I enjoy the stories and geography. I would love to get to Northern Italy. Or Banska Bystrica - the...
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    Re: Bridge location on an A5 build

    Bob - The world is your oyster (or bag of popcorn)!

    The "15th fret" on your new mando will be where you put it, or the nut, or the bridge. They are related and cannot be considered separately....
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