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    Default Darryl Wolfe selling off stuff

    Looks like long time Cafe member, Darryl Wolfe, is going to be unloading some mandolin related items. This should be interesting...

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/214057#214057

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    First up and its hitting on all cylinders ...
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    Default Re: Darryl Wolfe selling off stuff

    I just heard about some of the TL conversations of the past and the surrounding feelings. I apologize if anyone is offended, I did not know. I will have a few instruments, many parts and pickguards, books and any other stuff that has run its course as far as geniune need to keep it. Thanks. Darryl
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darryl Wolfe View Post
    I just heard about some of the TL conversations of the past and the surrounding feelings. I apologize if anyone is offended, I did not know. I will have a few instruments, many parts and pickguards, books and any other stuff that has run its course as far as geniune need to keep it. Thanks. Darryl
    Darryl, I don’t see how anyone can be offended in the conversion. Who plays lutes these day anyway? The mandola coversion is perfect.

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    If someone has a problem with that conversion they might have too much time on their hands. I can't remember the last time anyone asked where they could find a tenor lute because they were looking for a tenor lute to play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    If someone has a problem with that conversion they might have too much time on their hands. I can't remember the last time anyone asked where they could find a tenor lute because they were looking for a tenor lute to play.

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    Plus the conversion was done by Bill Halsey, top notch expert on Gibson mandolins. Not to mention a world class violin family bow maker and all around nice guy.
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    Default Re: Darryl Wolfe selling off stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    If someone has a problem with that conversion they might have too much time on their hands. I can't remember the last time anyone asked where they could find a tenor lute because they were looking for a tenor lute to play.
    IIRC, Scott T is no fan of these conversions. You may want to consider who you might be casually insulting, just because they hold a different opinion from you about the historical significance of these rare instruments.

    With all due respect to his opinion, I think this conversion was beautifully done and I would love a chance to play one and see how it compares/contrasts to my H1.
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    I'll take my chances and I rest my case. I looked and couldn't find a single message for someone looking for a TL to play. That doesn't mean there isn't one, that means I couldn't find one. Just because some people feel the need to be the caretaker of these instruments not everyone is. I simply look at instruments as tools and the last time I looked this was still a free country. I'm not worried about what I think insulting anyone. Have a nice day, really, honestly.
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    Hey Darryl... In reading your ad, I notice you say: "I am going to be listing a bunch of stuff for sale. Mostly tuners, cases bridges, tailpieces and such. But at 72 years old there will be so much more."

    So... Is the connotation that by the age of 72, one would normally be expected to have collected lots and lots of mandolin related stuff?
    Or should it be read that by the age of 72 it's normally expected that everyone unloads a bunch of their stuff?

    I'll be closing in on that 72 mark soon enough. My wife and I have differing opinions as to your meaning.

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    As an owner of a TL mandola conversion I’ve poured over all those threads. The previous contention with the TL was the marketing and pricing. Quote;
    “slapping a neck with a Gibson logo onto one does not make it valuable, rare or particularly interesting, except in the mind of one seller who will never be peddling his misrepresented wares on the Cafe again... Charging any more than $2-3K max for such a Frankenstein contraption is Brooklyn Bridge for sale territory. The mandolin community has never been and is not going to turn into the banjo world where folks routinely snap a few vintage parts on and suddenly have a $40K banjo”

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    I know Darryl and consider him a friend, admire him and Tom (F5Loar) for their tireless work on the F5 Journal and know for a fact that he knows more about mandolins and related material (new and old) than most of us here on the Cafe could imagine.

    I have not seen or played the tenor lute/mandola he is offering for sale, but I would assure you that the conversion done by Bill Halsey is stellar as I had one of his amazing F5s for awhile. Some of the best workmanship I have ever seen.

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