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  1. John, Thank you for this great recording! The...

    John, Thank you for this great recording! The sample sounds great and I appreciate the link to your arrangements.
  2. Brilliant! The second variation has long been a...

    Brilliant! The second variation has long been a favorite of mine to play on harpsichord and it's funny now to think about how many times I've played it's melody on mandolin whilst "noodling" around....
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko Passes

    Garrison Keillor has posted a great tribute to Peter on his website. Lots of stories of the Prairie Home Companion days, video clips, and good photos of Peter. Check it out here: ...
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko Passes

    Peter's mandolin playing was foundational for me when I was learning mandolin. His later soundtrack music for Ken Burns and others remains atop my listening/playing along list.

    A fond...
  5. Re: Gibson F-5L from '78-'82 Serial numbers and information.

    Hi Sergio,

    I was back rereading my favorite article "The F-5L Mandolin - A turning point in the history of Gibson's acoustic string instruments" by Roger Siminoff, and came across your post about...
  6. Great post. Thanks!

    Great post. Thanks!
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    What strings are you currently playing?

    Just curious about what strings are your current favorites. I'm using the D'Addario Flatwounds EFW 74 on my early Gibsons. I like the feel and the tone is great for the old oval-hole instruments. ...
  8. Re: Grover? Gotoh? Schaller? Golden Age Mandolin Tuners?

    Agreed. I need a set for my '27 H4. The second D string tuner is nearly impossible to turn at pitch. Feels like you're going to twist the button off. No one seems to be able to solve that one...
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    Re: Your MAS Progression

    Off we go...

    1909 Gibson 3-point F4 Mandolin (torch & wire)
    1914 Gibson K1 Mandocello
    1915 Gibson H2 Mandola
    1919 Gibson F4 Mandolin
    1924 Gibson A2Z Mandolin
    1927 Gibson H4 Mandola
    1980...
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    Re: Gibson H4 Mandola numbers

    Thank you, Daryl. This is really great information and I enjoyed learning more about the way the numbers are calculated. This makes the most sense to me as well in terms of quantities produced. It...
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    Re: Gibson H4 Mandola numbers

    Thanks to each of you for your replies. I loved reading your information and learning new things! My love of the H-4 goes back to the early 90's when I was learning mandolin. (i'm a converted...
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    Gibson H4 Mandola numbers

    First time posting...

    Just wondering if anyone knows a the number for how many H4's Gibson produced? From the Mandolin Archive, it seems like the first one appeared around 1910 and maybe ended...
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