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Jesse Harmon
Mar-04-2011, 11:01am
Ran across a listing of used mandolins that was called Parlor and can't find this now. Can anyone enlighten me, I know it should be easy but the gears are grinding a little slow this morning.

GDAE
Mar-04-2011, 12:05pm
http://www.theparlorknoxville.com

Jesse Harmon
Mar-04-2011, 12:16pm
Thanks, guess it was "the" that got me. Doesn't take much with this cyberworld stuff.

delsbrother
Mar-04-2011, 1:36pm
Awful lot of Ronos listed there. So I guess if he wants to be found it's not hard to find him..

barney 59
Mar-04-2011, 1:48pm
Nice collection of Givens mandolins!

allenhopkins
Mar-04-2011, 3:12pm
And eight Strad-O-Lins and Strad-O-Lin Jr.'s!!

mandroid
Mar-05-2011, 8:24pm
having used stock resold and knowing where Ronno can be Served, as in court papers,
is 2 different things I suppose.

jackisme
Mar-10-2011, 8:11am
Hmm... I was thinking about heading over to the Parlor at some point. But I feel like you guys are speaking in some kind of code about something I should know about before I make the visit.

Goodin
Mar-10-2011, 8:20am
The owner of The Parlor is a good friend of mine and I've bought a few instruments from there. He's a great guy to deal with and the prices are very reasonable. The store is upstairs in an old brick building he is currently restoring. Nice place. And you will be in instrument heaven for awhile. He could quite possibly have the largest Givens collection on the planet right now.

JeffD
Mar-10-2011, 8:23am
Hmm... I was thinking about heading over to the Parlor at some point. But I feel like you guys are speaking in some kind of code about something I should know about before I make the visit.

Nothing to do with The Parlor.

Rono = Ron Oates see this thread (http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?119-Ron-Oates-Lack-of-Customer-Service)

JeffD
Mar-10-2011, 10:51am
I see a Calace arch top guitar. I did not know such a thing existed.

Jim Garber
Mar-10-2011, 3:11pm
I see a Calace arch top guitar. I did not know such a thing existed.

I am not so sure what that thing is, tho I like the oddball look. It sort of reminds me of the ones on this site (http://www.fetishguitars.com).

I have commented on these on a previous thread, so I will quote myself:


That Calace guitar needs work -- neck is bowed or might need a reset. In addition...there is some oddity about these 1930s Calace instruments. What is esp confusing is the existing of similar archtops made by the Ibanez company in Japan. Also I think that those are laminated instruments. it is possible that they were made to be sold in the shop but not necessarily sold there. I am not doubting that there might have been some Calace-made guitars but I am not 100% sure that this one , or any others, were necessarily made there. One of these days someone has to interview RC, Jr and get the facts about his company.

In the meantime, check out a few relevant links:

Acoustic Guitar Forum (http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-181103.html)

Mandolin Cafe - Ibanez (http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?10964-Ibanez-Salvador-Raffaele-Calace)

Ibanez Forum (http://www.ibanezcollectors.com/forum/acoustic-guitars/old-ibanez-salvador-raffaele-calace-guitar-t20308/)

Calace - Nagoya Japan (translated) (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://boro.nukenin.jp/calace.htm&ei=NUzETJePCYGC8gbC0PXXBg&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CC4Q7gEwBDge&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dcalace%2Bguitar%26start%3D30%26hl%3De n%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1G1GGLQ_ENUS297%26prmd%3Div)