Here they are again...
Here they are again...
I can certainly see you in both of 'em
Your daughters are beauitiful. They look about the same age as my boys, 12 and 15.
I did purchase a Calton case with Dan's assistance. I should have it some time towards the end of next week so stay in touch.
Big Joe, thanks to you also.
Wow! The oldest one even has your right hand pick hold
down pat. Bound to turn out to be mandolinist.
At least they get to practice on the cream of the crop.
Wished I'd had a daddy with 20's F5s.
76547. My daughters are 8 and 6 years old. They thank you for your compliments. Dan has kept in touch with me regarding your case. Sorry I have not called. I've been very busy here in the studio on various projects. We'll talk this coming week.
f5loar, My daughters both understand the value of my instruments and they really play these things, and know how to take care of them. They hunt for notes on their own now. I don't mind what notes they play as long as they work on good tone, taste, timing, finesse, and accuracy (TTTFA).
You never know what will turn up!! #Price will remain confidential.
we don't care about the price but do give us the serial
Oh Chris.. tell us the story! You beat me!!!
Is that what I think it is? I've never actually seen a Deitermier wicker-seat chair before. And they're just leaning a mandolin up against it? They obviously don't know what they've got there....
Well Chris beat me to it!!!.. Dadgummit.. I was a day late getting over there.. There was a rumor that it was over there in the store. The old lady said it was an old Gibson F-5 and I guess it ended up being the holy grail of all mandolins!!!!!
Hey Mav, It's still there. I didn't have the 200 dollars to buy it.
I couldn't resist putting the mando in the window and taking the pic. Sorry if I got anyone excited, I should have saved it for April 1st.
Sorry guys, I've been out a while...but Chris, I knew it was you messin' arounf here. Sorry I missed you.
You know darn well that if a Loar turned up 2 miles from my house in the Aiken Antique Mall, I'd but the laughing stock of the community
Darryl,We missed you at spbgma,many including I were looking forward to seeing you. Next trip down I will buy you a beer. Your town is very nice.Great antiques there too. 79837 Left 76792 Right
I thought that whole deal seemed suspicious Chris and Darryl. I was absolutely in shock that there was a Loar in Aiken and Darryl didn't get it! The joke's on me I guess!
If F-model mandolins have F-holes then why don't A-model mandolins have A-holes???
Chris left me a message right after spbgma, and I never was able to break free and make arrangements with him. I knew he was in the area....so this "joke" didn't hold alot of water on this end...f5loar bit though
I bit because I knew it was meant to be for you since it was
in Aiken. I was just going with the ride. However I did think there was some computer enhanced cut and paste going on with it. Who would have the balls to lean a $125,000 Loar up against an old wicker chair in an Antique Mall in
Aiken, SC of all places. Not me!
I tune in to this thread every day hoping for another fix! #Is it done? #Please bring back the LP of the D!
OK, I'll add some content to keep this thread at the top of the heap...
(Which is where it belongs--man, there's some great info here...).
Here's a pic from earlier in this thread of one of the points on a Loar...(great pic, by the way--thanks!)
I've had the good fortune to grok a half dozen Loars in the past month or so, and all of them display this quirk at the point.
What's the thinking and build order on this detail? #
Was the point inlaid into the binding or vise-versa? #
Is this supposed to produce a stronger point, or is it just a quirk of that eras build process?
Is this detail employed by any modern makers (Gibson?)...?
Every time I looked at the point on a Loar, I wondered about the thinking behind this detail. #It just seems so uhhh, logical, to flush the point to the rim and bind away...
As 1000's of Loar copies since have demonstrated....
That is a quirky detail Bruce and I never quite got it until this pic. I've seen the other disscussion on the matter earlier in this thread but my brain was no comprendo? so thanks for that pic.
I can't even begin to imagine why they would do that it just seems odd?
I guess with that little lip it might might give another ( or more) surface to bond #and maybe more gluing surface equals more strength? Or maybe that little articulation gave it more strngth? wierd for sure.
Hi Guys, I don't know either, but most every one is that way. I did bump one of the Loars I've owned while at a festival we were playing and knocked the piece loose. It certainly didn't fall off..and was retained nicely for several days by the scarf joint. I simply slid it out and reglued it when I got home.
I think a cutter may have been used to do that slot for the protector..based on how nearly identical they are all executed..only a guess though
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