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    Re: Old F-Case Repair. Handle?

    Thanks. I've posted there. Looks to be a great resource.
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    Re: Old F-Case Repair. Handle?

    Thanks Mike. I'm in New Zealand, so I'm limited to what turns up locally. It's good to know what to look out for though. Thanks!
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    Re: Old F-Case Repair. Handle?

    Thanks, good tips. Definitely not aiming for "as-new". It's period correct for my '21 F4 which is in good player condition. I'd really like it to be a functional sturdy case that looks 100 years old...
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    Re: Old F-Case Repair. Handle?

    Okay. Not for the faint of heart....

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    Old F-Case Repair. Handle?

    I'm about to start restoring an early 20s F-Case. Among a myriad of things, it's missing a handle.

    Does someone do a replacement?

    Thanks,
    Bazz.
  6. Re: Stan Jay, Pioneer of Vintage Instrument Fame Fighting For His

    When I was a kid (11 or 12) my uncle used to get their mail catalogues - early 80s I loved visiting my uncle's place and pouring over them.

    When the time came I to buy my first real guitar, in my...
  7. Thread: Blonde F-4

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    Re: Blonde F-4

    That blacktop sure was stunning. Not surprised it only lasted a few days....
  8. Thread: Blonde F-4

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    Re: Blonde F-4

    There are 3 F4s at Carters currently.

    As well as the blonde, they have a 1935 model, and a beautifully refinished blacktop for $3250 - a great player's price and stunning looking too!
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    Re: Loars at Carterís

    Pre 1940 5-string banjos are rare. Five string banjo really wasn't a thing in the 20s/30s. The majority (by a long shot) of 5-string banjos from this era were originally 4-strings, with new necks...
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    Re: Loars at Carterís

    More to the point, there aren't 17 Martin D45s waiting out there to be bought.

    There aren't 17 1958-1960 Les Pauls waiting out there to be bought.

    If there's a glut in anything, it's Loar F5s....
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    Re: Loars at Carterís

    Without much effort I found 17 Loars currently listed for sale online.

    All 100K+

    Maybe there's 17 pickers out there wanting to spend that much, but judging by how long these have been listed...
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    Re: No frills vs fancier mandolins

    Do vintage Gibson A oval holes sound better than vintage Gibson F oval holes?

    No. 100% no. Despite being four times the price.

    Are they worth four times the price? Yes.

    I can't find one...
  13. Re: Made a Bone Saddle for my F4. Big Improvement!

    Here's a short phone clip with the bone saddle:


    https://youtu.be/hMC9OZC2Nc4

    And with the Stew Mac ebony saddle:


    https://youtu.be/WohCI62yOOk
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    Thanks! I'd read a few things on line about dying bone. This is what I could find at my local supermarket:
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    Re: New NMD - Collings

    That's one pretty gitfiddle you have there sir! :)
  16. Re: Made a Bone Saddle for my F4. Big Improvement!

    It helps that my city has been in lockdown for 7 weeks. WAY too much time on my hands....! ;)
  17. Re: Made a Bone Saddle for my F4. Big Improvement!

    The original saddle was a 50s Gibson replacement, and the saddle was quite short. And rosewood, so a softer wood. Fully understand that would warp over time.

    The Cumberland had the short "lowboy"...
  18. Made a Bone Saddle for my F4. Big Improvement!

    Thought this might be interesting to a few here like me who have recently bought F2s and F4s and not been completely wowed by the sound.

    When I first got my 21 it had this, with a major sag:
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  19. Re: Left forearm tendonitis? Or something else?

    Well a week without playing any mandolin has fixed things somewhat.

    Still a slight ache, but much better. Resting, icing.

    Now thinking I need to start totally fresh with the mandolin. I came at...
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    Re: ďThe gibsonĒ stencil or decal

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    Re: CITES Question

    Even with the stores who have the paperwork down to a fine art, it can take a long time. I bought a vintage mandolin from one of the big Nashville stores who did things to the letter, and the...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    I assumed it was referring to this:

    https://images.reverb.com/image/upload/s--l3PWsLhs--/f_auto,t_large/v1632158643/xh4iwsme4j0z9aqejwo1.jpg
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Ouch!

    "Peg head was cracked but fixed by a professional with wood putty"
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    Re: CITES Question

    Probably wise. I had a couple of nightmare international buying experiences in the past couple of years, after a lifetime of no trouble whatsoever.

    Worst was a guitar that arrived here in NZ, got...
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    Re: CITES Question

    You could try contacting the maker and asking.

    I had an old Gibson mandolin sent to New Zealand- they had to apply for a cites permit to prove the pearl used WASN'T the restricted version, i.e....
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