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    Re: Gibson A5L last manufacture Year

    I wonder if Gibson does any by special order, a one off so to speak? Seems to me that Dave Harvey has done some one off Gibsons over the years, the Master Models for instance. A Griffith A-5 model...
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    Re: Where did you find your last mando?

    Through the Cafe classifieds...first a little back story. My '56 F-12 was in need of serious cosmetic sprucing up and fret work which would mean sending it off to someone (undecided who would repair...
  3. Thread: Wienman F-5

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    Re: Wienman F-5

    Yes he can and Mr. Ramsey is no slouch either. These sound samples will be a fun listen. Thanks Old Growth!!

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: String dampening

    Hi Jacob,

    I may have gotten the idea from you all these many years ago. I hope you don't mind if I attach a visual to your description. Thanks!!

    198575

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  5. Thread: To weep....

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    Re: To weep....

    So sweet, thanks for posting.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Pick Review for an Apollo Casein 1.4mm

    Overall, I prefer the Gilchrist over the Nugget. Oh wait, this is a pick review, not mandolins ;). I still like the Gil...Picks?, I couldn't discern much difference, the Wegan didn't project as well...
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    Re: Help identifying mandolin please

    Hi Patrick.e,

    Seems to me you are beyond "gateway drugs". It is an insidious delusion :)

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Eastwood Mando Magic - Opinions?

    That was my thought exactly. Why not a an upgraded custom shop to help out challenged e-mando players who want a little more than the standard offers, Just a thought.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Marty Stuart solo mando Tom Petty cover

    Marty and the Fabulous Superlatives played here in Clearwater on Nov. 12 and my wife and I had 2nd row seats. As always, they appropriately lived up to their name. As a bit of a gear head you get to...
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    With a dash of 60s, 70s, 80s rock; think Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Byrds, Mark Knopfler, British Invasion, Clapton, Pink Floyd, etc. I do love some electric mixed in with the acoustic.

    Len B....
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    Re: Eastwood Mando Magic - Opinions?

    Eastwood Guitars said "Eastwood started out to recreate funky, rare, vintage guitars."

    Agree to that EG.and a fine job they do. I just wish more attention could be applied to the mandolins. The...
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    Re: Eastwood Mando Magic - Opinions?

    I would like to add Morgan Monroe as among the brand names here in the US and the observations and critiques seem to be unanimous across the board. They are all identical suggesting a single high...
  13. Thread: Kimble Trio

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    Re: Kimble Trio

    F styles only have 2 points too ya know!! ;)

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Thoughts on abbreviated pickguards

    I generally like when it follows the contours of the treble side of the mandolin. The size can be adjusted to the tastes of owner. It should also be mounted with the top point lining up with the...
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    In Praise of Max Girouard

    I sent my beloved 1956 Gibson F-12 off to Max and Lauri's farm in rural Rhode Island for some very much needed maintenance and sprucing up. It was recently shipped back to me after a short 4 or 5...
  16. Re: Good news I found a Beginner friendly Vangoa Electric Mandoli

    I'm showing my ignorance here but I gotta ask, what is a "hooptie"?

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  17. Re: Can beginners learn on a 4 String Electric Mandolin?

    s11141827 , I think a 4 string mandolin is good for learning the notes on a mandolin fretboard. It would also be helpful with chords and positions. The caveat to my mind is if you want to go on to a...
  18. Re: Replacement humbucker pickup for Eastman El Rey Lollar

    Hey Andrew,

    How about some drop-in replacements for the Eastwood models. I like their emando designs (except for the MRG line) but think their pickups (and the electronic components) are rather...
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    Re: Aereoplane Bush and Douglas Live

    <Violates forum posting guidelines. Beyond tacky and inappropriate.>

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Stan Miller Brazilian rosewoods

    Just stunning!!! How do they compare tone wise to maple back/sides mandolins by Mr. Miller? Thanks for sharing.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Marty Stuart and Steve Miller Band

    We saw and heard Marty and the FS on Nov. 12th and they put on a great show (of course) here in Clearwater. All wonderful showmen and their sound is perfect. Everything is clear and balanced and just...
  22. Re: 2006 Collings MF: missing tuner button screw

    Maybe the gold plating can be lightly sanded off to look close enough to nickel. Just a thought...

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Ellis F5 Special

    While certainly a work of art, Tom Ellis mandolins (and everything else coming out of his shop in Austin, TX) is in a class of its own. Compared to the "top tier" builders (you know their names),...
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    Re: New Mandolin Day em8!

    I must also admit to being more inclined to the 8 string mandolin, even plugged in, as more of a "mandolin" sound. That doesn't mean that I'm not lusting after a nicer 5 string emando. It's just not...
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    Re: Two mandolins from the same maker

    We had a pair of Paul Duff instruments, an H-5 mandola w/Virzi and an F-5. Still have the H-5 but the F got sold to fund a household upgrade project. Come to think of it, the household got sold too....
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