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  1. Re: 1935 Gibson A-75 (listed in MC classifieds)

    mahogany back and sides
  2. Re: 1935 Gibson A-75 (listed in MC classifieds)

    you didn't I added it after you made the recommendation!
  3. Re: 1935 Gibson A-75 (listed in MC classifieds)

    thanks your_diamond
    I posted the elevated fretboard.

    Also this luthier made an interesting point about alignment etc and not cog lubrication -
  4. Re: 1935 Gibson A-75 (listed in MC classifieds)

    The mando arrived safe and sound on Thursday. It has a lovely deep sound and balance. The tuners are a bear to turn once you get close to the target note - any recommendations on replacements? The...
  5. 1935 Gibson A-75 (listed in MC classifieds)

    I'm new to the hunt for a nice player and this instrument seemed like a value for me after looking at a Fern and MM at Gryphon this weekend.

    I committed to buying John <Removed by Moderator. The...
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    Re: Gibson head luthiers

    196722196721Found this listing for an F5-L

    Serial No. 80551083

    Signed by Gene M Rufel, 5/27/1981

    Great history in this thread!

    Laura Alber
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    Re: NMD: 1988 Gibson F5L

    What do you think a reasonable price would be for a 1988 F5-L - I'm headed to look at one in a week (if its still around - hoping)? I'm hesitant to pay pandemic inflated prices.
  8. Re: Central Oregon - I need to try a Weber Yellowstone

    Thanks Mitch - sounds like the neck shape is more important than radius.
  9. Re: Central Oregon - I need to try a Weber Yellowstone

    I saw that on MC - mandolins take a lot of labor to make compared to guitars - bigger bang for the labor investment.
  10. Re: Central Oregon - I need to try a Weber Yellowstone

    Thanks Ky - so true it doesn't need to be a Yellowstone - did you like the fretboard change?
  11. Re: Central Oregon - I need to try a Weber Yellowstone

    Thanks for the offer Richard - It is a long way. I'm headed to the SF Bay Area next week but it might get sold by then. Then again maybe my "playing" and being blown over by a Gibson Master Model...
  12. Central Oregon - I need to try a Weber Yellowstone

    Hi All
    I am trying to decide if a Weber Yellowstone is the mandolin for me. I'm eyeing one online but really need to see if the fretboard is comfortable. The problem is there are no shops in my...
  13. Re: Gibson F5-G with bottom edge damage (need advice Buy or Pass)

    Thanks - the seller didn't describe the damage but he also didn't send it out before letting me know about it. I canceled the sale.
  14. Re: Gibson F5-G with bottom edge damage (need advice Buy or Pass)

    Sorry about the photos - I haven't received the mandolin these are screen shots from the video the seller sent me last night. I've asked that the sale be canceled since the damage wasn't described...
  15. Re: Gibson F5-G with bottom edge damage (need advice Buy or Pass)

    This is a custom black top 2011 F5-G signed by Harvey
    Iím looking for a player but definitely donít want it to lose value because of this damage. The price needs to reflect the preexisting...
  16. Re: Gibson F5-G with bottom edge damage (need advice Buy or Pass)

    I paid 3700 for it - the sale was through Reverb so I can back out. He said a shop offered him 2500 but he chose to put it on Reverb to get a higher price. Right the resale value would be affected....
  17. Gibson F5-G with bottom edge damage (need advice Buy or Pass)

    Mandolin Cafe and you all are amazing! What a resource this is. Thanks all for the help!

    Yesterday I pulled the trigger and bought this Gibson F5-G mandolin - I wasn't able to see it in person so...
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