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    Re: Shutt mandolins

    Whoa... that one has Bradley Klein's name all over it. LOL.

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  2. Noting the anniversary of this. Real proud of...

    Noting the anniversary of this. Real proud of these articles that have appeared here over the years.
  3. Re: Article: A Brief History of Evening Prayer Blues

    Birthday wishes to the late DeFord Bailey, born December 14, 1899 in Smith County, Tennessee.
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    Re: Gibson head luthiers

    I started signing Gibson mandolins in 2007 and I continue to do so!

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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    Impressed by what he knows about bows and his urging of pick manufacturers to think outside the box. I have an idea of gluing horsehair to a solid plastic pick and including a stick of rosin in the...
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    Re: Gibson head luthiers

    Allen...
    I've not reviewed the six pages of this post so I'm not sure if this was mentioned before but... during the time Stan Rendell was Gibson president from around 1968 or 1969 to around 1973....
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    Re: 3-Part Chris Thile Master Class online

    My beer fridge freezer always has large ice cubes, though I'm actually partial to ice spheres made in Tovolo molds. Why not...it's fancy and I'm making them for my own pleasure :) I've gone down...
  8. Re: Stan Jay, Pioneer of Vintage Instrument Fame Fighting For His

    Andy was bonding with a new Aleyas when I caught his show at the synagogue in mid September, 2019 (I did not take this picture). He was pretty smitten with it and it sounded great, of course. Pretty...
  9. Re: Stan Jay, Pioneer of Vintage Instrument Fame Fighting For His

    I remember well their first store... Stan and Hap at the Bay Street location. One day they pulled out a MINT Gibson A2Z (actually a A-) to show me that was going to Statman... man, they had the goods...
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    Stan Jay of Mandolin Brothers passed away on this date 2014. Miss that guy. This was an amazing article put together for us by Bradley Klein. It resulted in the second or third time the New York...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Here is my new/old December 1st 1924 Loar signed L-5 serial# 80192, The next # after my Loar F-5 of # 80191! It has a 50's Gibson finish and partial neck replacement, but I'm penciled in for a 2022...
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    Re: Still cant play a break!

    Do you mean in a jam session, or alone in your practice space? The way you phrase this, I assume you mean in a jam setting. Whatever song you’re working on, make sure you have the chord progression...
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    The Gibson mandolins in recent years are reported to be fine instruments. It is a boutique shop overseen by one guy. At least since the mid 1990s quality has been good and since mid 2000s ...
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    Goat Rodeo Tiny (Home) Desk Concert

    I looked around for this on the forum, and didn't see it - so wanted to share. Nicely edited home "concert" by Goat Rodeo on NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts). The music is (of course) amazing, but if you're...
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    Steve Earle and his Gibson mandolins

    Pretty cool segment of Steve Earle discussing his Gibson mandolins.
    Also, is he George Gruhn's brother? Can anyone else see the similarity? lol


    https://youtu.be/oa8zJWVpm-0

    Best regards, ...
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    Re: 1934 F5 copy

    188140 Here is some photos I found of the 1934 Joe Wilson undergoing repair, I have a video but can't yet figure how to post?



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    George Gruhn with his favorite guitar

    This is a great video- George describes his personal Loar L5, and talks about what makes it special to him


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoM1EC7I3w0

    I don't have any pictures yet, though it...
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    Re: Sticky Handel Tuners on a 1915 Gibson F4

    I just recently had a similar mando with similar tuners in the shop. The tuners had been oiled over the years and the accumulated oil had hardened to something kind of like chewing gum. I took the...
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    Re: CEO Chris Martin IV Announces Retirement

    I thought it was going to be the D-18 Song(Thank You Mr. Martin) Oh well, The Weight works too! Thanks Brad and thank you Mr. Martin!
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    Re: NBD: 1895 Lyon & Healy (Banjo related)

    Brad

    yes, like these tuners very well.

    I like these older banjos I've gotten from Bob a lot, everything works as it should, they note as one would expect a brand new banjo to do, so its like...
  21. This date 1982 DeFord Bailey passed away.

    This date 1982 DeFord Bailey passed away.
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    Re: First attempt at heat bending: questions

    Home Depot electric charcoal grill starter; $16. 'Best secret heat source going for bending irons! You can bend it and mash it around to fit your pipe size.

    IMO, the Stew Mac electric bender is...
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    Re: Why do people do this?

    Stan was a true gem in the instrument sales world; I miss him too. I can remember first meeting him as a 15 year old with only a few hundred bucks in my pocket and he happily handed me a 1940s...
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    If you want the independence and autonomy and you feel like you will make a few dozen fingerboards, then by all means tool up for it. Do you have a tablesaw? If so, the LMI templates and fret...
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    Re: How to build a solo?

    Hey Brad!

    I did not choose to "re-watch" both of them, just watched a little of Don's that day ... but I have watched both those videos numerous times in the past. I was first acquainted with...
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