Re: Mike Marshall's Loar
I think Apollon vids have been part of all the M. Symposia (if that's the right plural). I know we saw one the first year -- how the gypsy makes a violin (or mandolin) cry. ...
Meanwhile, back at the modified Loar lodge, I saw a vid of John Reischman and it looks like his Loar has a radius fretboard. Is that a common mod? Are the fretboards commonly swapped? Does Grisman have a radius board on his?
I guess, to loop back to the start, I'm surprised -- not shocked or appalled -- at the modifications.
And maybe this is its own thread, but Is a radius so superior that's what a top-flight pro would install on a Loar? I felt guilty replacing the wornout tuners on my '21 A Jr.
"Practice every time you get a chance." -- Bill Monroe
"Style is based on limitation." -- John Hartford
'21 A Jr.; '24 Snakehead; '12 Duff F-5; '13 Black A2Z repro; '82 D-35; Nikes; that watch that keeps getting mentioned in the Gibson/Nike thread