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    Re: Mike Marshall's Loar?

    I played Mike's Loar several times in quiet situations (e. g. at my home) switching back and forth between his Loar, a couple of recent MM Gibsons and another Loar at hand. While Mike is a fantastic...
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    Re: Earl taylor's f5

    Absolutely right, Glassweb. Wonderful F5; I checked it out 2 years ago.
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    Tony Rice passed

    David Anthony Rice passed away on the 25th; very sad.
  4. Re: Gibson Master Model F5 @ the Mandolin store

    FYI, the F5 James is playing in that video is not the one pictured on the MS website (telling from the different flower pots).
  5. Re: Plating on a Lyon & Healy Model A tailpiece

    Those spots are to be expected on nickel silver items and shouldn't be anything else than corrosion, as nickel silver is not a precious metal.
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    Re: 1907 Torch & Wire with Virzi?

    Several Loar-signed F5s and other Gibsons were retrofit with a Virzi. In order to do this, they just sawed the back off with a thin saw, leaving the back binding "narrower" than the top binding and...
  7. Re: Dumb and petty complaint (Doyle Lawson F-5 content)

    As you seem to like the Gibson sound, why not try and get a recent 75th Anniversary F10 or a Victorian? The latter even has a connection to Doyle.
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    Re: Wood identity question

    Quite possible, Peter. After some googling I did find a source for my claim, not sure, if that’s the one I referred to above. However, reliable or not, it does seem like the „white spruce“ was...
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    Re: Wood identity question

    Tim, as to your question, your L & H is from "birds eye maple", a certain growth pattern of acer saccharum (= sugar maple, rock maple). In case you're interested, I read (in some forum with reference...
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    Re: Carbon fiber and fiberglass cases

    Those Musiccompo cases are fine, they touched upon a few years back: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/128115-Music-Compo-Cases

    A little problematic is the lack of room for a pick guard....
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    Re: Eric Weissberg

    Yep!
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    Don, I fully agree. My comment was a general and sarcastic take on the matter, not at all aimed at anyone here on the forum.
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    Thanks, Don.
    I'd suggest to isolate the panic makers.
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    Re: Chris Thile's Loars

    Loar's personal F5 (#75315) received its Virzi as a retrofit, which is obvious from the narrower back binding telling me that the back was sawn off at some later point, as with so many other Virzi...
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    Re: Chris Thile's Loars

    One is, indeed, #75316, the other one is #75318.
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    I don’t know for sure 100%, but the Hornex company advertises their vulcanized fiber, as it it is still quite traditional. Here is a link:
    https://www.hornex.de/html/products/vulcanised-fibre.html...
  17. Re: How does this happen to a 1924 A-2 at the factory?

    In book, they are the "wrong" tuners. Those wiggle end tuners were largely passé by early 1923 and are thus untypical for 1924. Not sure, what the story is here. If they were installed at the...
  18. Re: edit of the bluegrass album with only bobby hick's solos

    Keep practicing the fiddle break on Blue Ridge Mt. Home in both the key of Bb and A.:)
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    Re: Lyon and Healy 1890s Advertisments

    At least „Lyon & Healy“ remained on the tail piece.
  20. Re: Help appreciated! My old Loar blueprints burned up.!!!

    Bj, as far as I know, the blueprints available from Elderly are more accurate than the StewMac version. They were drawn and at least updated once by Adrian Minarovic, HoGo on the MC.
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    Re: Confusing Gibson Flatiron

    In 1987, Gibson bought the Flatiron mandolin manufacturing company, located in Bozeman/MT, from the owner, Steve Carlson. In that facility, Gibson continued to make both Gibson brand and Flatiron...
  22. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    Skaggs' Loar (#76778) didn't have a finish, when Ricky bought it. So John Paganoni varnished it. Don't know, when the neck shaving occurred. Today it has a new neck made by Gibson. And, of course,...
  23. Re: 1924 Gibson Mandolin Production Estimate - By Model

    Well, in 1923 Gibson started offering to install the Virzi into sent-back-to-the-factory instruments. At the same time, there is a chance that Gibson took a few ready-to-ship F5s from the shelf and...
  24. Re: 1924 Gibson Mandolin Production Estimate - By Model

    Please allow for a different take on the estimated production of F5s in 1924.
    Joe, you did excellent research in this field and, to my knowledge, were the first to point out that - generally...
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    Re: Straps

    Simon, I actually have two of those leashes. My "boys" haven't needed a leash for several months now. They always behave and do just what I tell them to, using simple commands, such as "rosebud"... :)
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