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    Re: Loar K-5 Mandocello

    MFG is entirely a consignment shop. Stevie never advertises for instruments because he says that they "just walk in the door." As Martin said, it is "more of a 'boutique' shop." You'll usually...
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    Re: What up with the fretboard on this Gibson?

    From Gruhn's Guide, 2nd edition:

    A 7 digit serial number format was introduced for Gibson mandolins in 1987.

    The format for that system is ynnnmmz.
    y = last digit of year of manufacture
    nnn =...
  3. Re: What up with the fretboard on this Gibson?

    doesn't look right.... scroll, and protector points look dubious
  4. Re: Comments on the Value of Gibson A4 Mandolin with hard case

    Factory order number 11129 also corresponds to 1918, using Spann's Guide to Gibson as a reference.
  5. Re: Never Returned (Stolen) Brilliantone Mandocello

    That explains why I couldn't find the one I was looking for. I've seen that tailpiece for years and couldn't remember where I'd seen it.
  6. Re: One of Mr. Stillion's products on sale at Bernunzio's

    Andrew is also a member, so he gets a shout-out too. :mandosmiley:

    Looks pretty darned nice, too. And I'll bet it plays and sounds great. Hope it sells.
  7. One of Mr. Stillion's products on sale at Bernunzio's

    Browsing through John B's latest e-newsletter, saw this one up for sale; "made by Martin Stillion w/ help by Andrew Jerman," according to the blurb. No financial interest, but wanted to give a Cafe...
  8. Re: Another misidentified Gibson mandola at Guitar Center

    Yeah, I wondered when someone else was going to spot this.

    I noticed it about 10 days ago. I considered taking a look to see whether it's worth making a replica bridge and guard for it, doing any...
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    Re: Vintage Fender Mandocaster on SGW

    It's been a long time since I had a custom color Fender in my hands, and I haven't studied them carefully.
    The color looks reasonable. So far as I can tell, the parts appear correct for the period,...
  10. Re: instrument listed as African mandolin on fb marketplace

    It's not a kora, but it is a harp.

    Four- or five-string (or more) bow harps are common in numerous central African cultures. This could be a adungu, domu, kundi, or something similar. My go-to guy...
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    Re: Mix/NewMAD A4 at Guitar Center

    On it’s way to the Boston area now. I assume it’s got one or more issues since it keeps getting returned, but I’ll check it out once it arrives and report back. At least this way Cafe members will...
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    Re: A Unicorn Walks the Earth

    Trekkies are aghast at this misspelling. Pon farr is part of the seven year reproductive cycle of Vulcans. Pong Farr is the lustful look you were giving the ladies in the bars in the late 70s while...
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    Re: Standard notation for Mandola

    Here is my take. Of all the things one can do with one's time, learning to read alto is among the least ridiculous. :)

    You will never, ever, ever, say: "Well, that was a total waste of my time." ...
  14. Thread: Vintage Gibson

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    Re: Vintage Gibson

    I beg to disagree with you, sir.

    I endeavor to treat the instruments with the same level of care whether I am repairing them for customers, for myself, or buying and repairing them for resale.
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    Re: so i may have purchased a Gibson F5G

    Reverb resets to original listing price after a sale is complete through their website. So, it’s not a good way to access what things are actually selling for.
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    Re: X.brace in old Gibson A3

    Structurally an X brace is stronger than a single transverse brace.

    Tonally, it will still sound like an old oval hole mandolin, but have bit more complexity & overtones; slightly more modern...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    I looked at the listing on that one before the "repairs" were executed.
    Because the old finish was so far gone, I believe that there actually would have been reasonable justification for re-doing...
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    Re: Walnut L&H Model A?

    The color differential between the back & sides concerns me. Unless it is due to a lighting quirk from when the pictures were taken, it is not normal for a carved L & H mandolin.

    The finish might...
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    Re: H.O. Brown!

    Or maybe heavily inspired by some pharmaceuticals.
  20. Re: Gibson is preparing to sell NFTs of its most famous models

    NFT: quite literally “ain’t no part of nothin’”
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    Re: Advanced Search---Help Please

    What is the exact phrase you're attempting to find? Or more specific and to the point as from what you've written above I'm unsure.

    I applaud the fact you actually went to the Advanced page for...
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    Re: Gibson H2 mandola at Guitar Center

    To me, the finish does not appear to be original.
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    Re: Franken-Gibson with added Virzi!

    If mandolins were movies, this would be The Exorcist.
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    Re: Franken-Gibson with added Virzi!

    Beautiful job on the headstock inlay, lol!

    Here are a few pics from the ad:
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    Re: Gibson H2 mandola at Guitar Center

    It looks wrong to me, so I'd say it was refinished.
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