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  1. Re: 1930's Gibson AOO Mandolin, somewhat easy fix

    I have always been told, "It's cheaper to buy an item that has been restored than to fix it." However, If you can fix it yourself, sometimes you can do very well ...and sometimes not. It's a gamble...
  2. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    If a person calls the cheapest model Stradolin (Blue Comet) a "Rare Vintage 1930s Regal Gibson A Style mandolin", will that help fetch the ridiculously overpriced $300? https://ebay.us/nfV22J
  3. 1930's Gibson AOO Mandolin, somewhat easy fix

    Gibson Mandolin with a headstock/neck crack and the back needing work.

    https://ebay.us/gU3SoQ
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    Re: Eko Ranger 6 - 80's D50 guitar

    Oh, I'm not disagreeing with Ray(T).

    ...and changing out the metal adjustable bridge saddle for a solid saddle is not going to change a Pigs Ear into a Silk Purse. Though it couldn't hurt.
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    Re: Eko Ranger 6 - 80's D50 guitar

    200,000 Ranger Guitars were imported to the US from Italy by the LoDuca brothers of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. These are laminated top, back and sides that hold up fairly well. I've never seen one...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    Isn't that archaic Gibson F5 scroll is left over from Orville's goofy designs. Didn't they boot Orville from his own company for being too eccentric (that's another discussion)? Gibson stopped...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    No, I have never seen a stairstep fretboard extension like yours and there isn't one like it in any of the 438 Photos from the Strad-O-Lin Mandolins Group. That's the beauty of Stradolins. I've owned...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Sue, The center stripe of the neck is (more than likely) Brazilian Rosewood, as are the fretboard and bridge. Brazilian Rosewood was just another available wood in the 40's. Asymmetrical fretboard...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    I have thought about that ever since I first saw one of these (mid 1980's). How great that would be and you would think stewmac.com would make one, like the original "amplified peg" on the Ampeg Baby...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    There is an Acoustic bass EKO B.A / 4 fretless WITH FRET MARKERS Made in Italy. Ships from Munich for $52 ?!?!? https://ebay.us/JJ3NtS

    It's a LITTLE PRICEY AND BEAT UP BUT IT'S AS GOOD AS IT GETS...
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    EKO made a great acoustic bass (the model was the B/A-4) back in the late 1970's and early 1980's.
    They were 34 inch scale lengths which sound better than the more common 30 inch scale ABG's of...
  12. Re: PRETTY Collings Custom MF FLAME looks like a real auction on

    Your right again. I consider $975 a lot of movement, but at $3700 that's a real good deal. I haven't seen any priced that low.
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    Re: Kent wc26 mandolin pickup

    Hi Noah, Love your ((( OldFrets.com ))) site! Like my fat girlfriend, it's a ton of fun. Only thing missing is a STRADOLIN section (probably cause there isn't any info).

    I didn't think Kent pups...
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    Re: Kent wc26 mandolin pickup

    Yes the Japanese were cheaper but most of what they made was better. Japan put Italian guitar manufacturer EKO and VOX out of business and Gibson was beat down hard by them. I like my Kent pickups...
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    Kent wc26 mandolin pickup

    Can anyone tell me anything about these (made in Japan) Kent mandolin pickups?


    1950s Airline P4 Mandolin w/ Kent WC26 Pickup, Chipboard Case https://ebay.us/VemEDI
  16. Re: PRETTY Collings Custom MF FLAME looks like a real auction on

    It doesn't help that the DOW just lost 1000 points in two days and July, August and September are the worst months to sell on ebay. I can't imagine it will sell for $2,025.00 (the current bid with 2...
  17. Re: PRETTY Collings Custom MF FLAME looks like a real auction on

    I agree! The seller stated (in the auction description) that this has "high end Waverly tuners (the best you can buy!)" and "The tuning machines alone on this mandolin are worth over $500. This model...
  18. Re: PRETTY Collings Custom MF FLAME looks like a real auction on

    If this model (with cheaper tuners) costs $5,500 new what is this worth? Half of that?
  19. PRETTY Collings Custom MF FLAME looks like a real auction on eBay

    Collings Custom MF Mandolin Honey Gloss, Pickup, Waverly Tuners Flame NO RESERVE https://ebay.us/Rq8Ltc
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    Re: Strad-O-Lin Catalog Pages

    Mike, READ CLOSELY. The Deluxe Professional has a rosewood BOUND FINGERBOARD. Ours is The Artist (pictured at bottom of page).
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    Re: Received my Ebay Stradolin

    Were all Doomed , I tell ya! They are Waverlys! (My Bad) ...but any tuners could be replacements.

    I remember two distinct things happened in September 1970 while I was working in a music store......
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    Re: Received my Ebay Stradolin

    There is no way of telling the exact year of manufacture unless there is a date stamp. 1930's is likely by the straight slot (and adjustable) tuners but it could be 1941 or 1942 (pre-War). After WWII...
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    Re: Amazon warehouse deals

    Lubrication usually fixes tight tuners. ALSO, THE PRE-WAR STRADOLINS HAVE A STRAIGHT SLOT SCREW HOLDING THE TUNING GEAR ON THAT CAN BE ADJUSTED. It's rarely a problem.

    As far as teens and...
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    Re: Amazon warehouse deals

    I would rather own this all solid woods 1930's Vintage STRADOLIN https://ebay.us/Iatg5f and you could get it for $395 (I asked / he wouldn't take $350).
    I like the Kentucky KM-150 but I love...
  25. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Though it's not a mandolin, this 1980 Gibson Byrdland GUITAR w/ F5 Mandolin Headstock on ebay for $11,499.99 seems a little bit overpriced
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