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    Re: 1940's GIBSON f4

    The one that Bob linked to has mojo attached: Norman Blake and Harry West. I assume it has some good tonal character, too.
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    Re: A model case for old Gibson

    I think those are the ones I bought when they went on sale. Very useful for the ceaseless mandolins to protect them in my closet piles :)
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    Cary, you are amazing at finding some fascinating mandolins! Very cool. I assume you will go to take a look at it in person. I like the “echo” of the scrolled headstock with the scrolled body and the...
  4. Re: Help selling my mandolin in the UK (not an advert!)

    Just to advise: I would just look at various want ads in the UK, Mandoin Cafe, eBay and other online sellers plus any seller of used acoustic musical instruments, Hobgoblin for instance. This is a...
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    Re: Need help identifying please

    This resembles a lot of the British-made mandolin banjos I have seen. Sort of resembles this William Temlett one pictured here with the exception of the zero fret and that it has five strings. I...
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    Re: Epiphone Windsor in the classifieds

    $200 back in 1939 was a load of cash and this was decades after the mandolin craze was over. Likely there were a few folks who preferred Epiphone to Gibsons and ordered one sight unseen from the...
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    Re: A model case for old Gibson

    I have a few of those bought over the years and they are fine for my various vintage flattops and less valuable ones. For my vintage ones and luthier made modern As I prefer the arched cases usually...
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    Re: Gong from mandolin to mandola, tunes

    I took up mandola to play the instrument in a mandolin orchestra. Outside of that I used it to back up singers and instrumentalists on a few recordings. Never played the usual tunes that I play on...
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    Re: Neck joint on Martin bowlback?

    John: great work and it sounds so sweet a clear. Bravissimo!
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    Re: Howe-Orme mandolin video

    i thought I had seen those cylinder guitars in a catalogue reprint. I will check when I am home.
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    Re: Customs fees?

    My worst case was buying a vintage mandolin from South Africa. It cost quite a bit plus it was in customs for at least a week. What a pain. Buying from the UK there was no hold up or charges that one...
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    Re: Tale of the Burgin and the Phoenix

    Perfect matchup made even better by doing it in person. I haven’t had the in-person trades but did two over the years and acquired my National RM-1 and my Campanella that way. It worked out very...
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    Re: Ginny Hollon

    Sorry to hear this sad news. I was a subscriber for many years.
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    Re: Epiphone Windsor in the classifieds

    I am sure that all three of these—and I believe there may have been more than that anyway—have showed up in threads here. I recall one thread where someone inherited one.

    Frankly, this rarity is...
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    Re: Prototype

    Scrap box? What a beauty? I have a pallet you can use for your next F-5. :)

    Hah! I should have looked at the year this thread started… oops!
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    Re: Prototype

    Scrap box? What a beauty? I have a pallet you can use for your next F-5. :)
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    Re: Spencer Strickland #28

    Spencer should be listed in the builder database. I don’t see a website but he has a Facebook presence: https://www.facebook.com/StricklandStringInstruments
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    Re: Modernizing an A-4. Yes or No?

    I dunno… maybe I am one of the only weirdos out here who prefer the old short-neck, transverse brace, oval hole A style. My 23 snakehead A-2 is still in my posession and I always come back to from my...
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    Re: Howe-Orme mandolin video

    Autocorrect strikes again and compares Howe-Orme instruments to todays microwaves and air-fryers! :)
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    Re: Howe-Orme mandolin video

    Bob: I just watched until the end of the section on who built the H-O instruments. Years ago I acquired a Vega cylinder guitar. I was waiting to see if you mentioned those. I can’t say 100% but mine...
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    Re: Strings Question

    I like Monels but my preference it D’Addario NBs and they make them in most common gauges. They are a but warmer to my ears than Monels.
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    Re: Catania Creation? Very colourful.

    The seller does say, “not in playable condition.” You can also ask for additional photos if you (or anyone else) are truly interested.
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    Re: 1976 Epiphone BG440

    Are you aware that GC has a policy of shipping the instrument to your nearest GC. I did that with an old archtop. I did have to pay for it in full but they dipped it to y nearest store and if it was...
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    Re: Howe-Orme mandolin video

    Hey Bob… so nice to have you back if only for a short time but nice to see your image and hear you speak on the video. I look forward to watching it in its entirety soon.
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    Yes, and since this thread is going into multiple pages I point to my earlier comment here on that very subject of violin relicking:...
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