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  1. Cured Unwanted Ringing and Buzzing

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    Ludwick, Mandolinist of A2ZZ Band writes:
    Bruce did an amazing job on my harmonic suppressor! Not only did it cure unwanted ringing and buzzing, but totally added fashion to function by inlaying my signature in Abalone."

    Thanks, Z.Z.!!
  2. Flatiron 1N Just Keeps Going

    Right now Bruce is reconditioning an 1988 Flatiron 1N and it should give many, more years of playing-Good Bones.

    Radiused the Fingerboard
    Refret
    Radiused Nut and Bridge Saddle
    Fix Seam Seperations on Back
    Cracked Top *not being refinished

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    I will be posting several used MAC Instruments in the Classifieds, and on our website, if you're interested.
  3. Buying and Selling Used Mandos

    I don't usually post this often but we have a lot going on with the new website, or it could be today's eclipse...it got down to 66 degrees!

    You may have noticed that we are introducing a new service called Mandolin Authority Certification, or MAC, for short.

    You can send in your mandolin family instrument to be checked out, tuned up, and evaluated. Bruce has worked on many different brands of instruments and we welcome them all (not just for Webers in other words : ...
  4. New Website

    Montana Lutherie's website went live- take a look when you get a chance:
    www.montanalutherie.com

    Still have a few parts and accessories to add but the platform is there!
  5. I Love My Mandolin But...

    No reason to not to love it completely...
    Many players who have sent their instrument in for tweaking, a refret, (or more) say they are so happy their irritant is taken care of. Contact Bruce and talk it over.

    My 1990 Gibson A5-L has been with me since new, and for those 27 years I liked it (once it opened up, anyway), but never loved it. Until Bruce got ahold of it, that is.

    The problem was the uncomfortably sharp V-profile of the neck. Other luthiers told me
    ...
  6. Flaming Patterns and Prototypes

  7. Always Insure

    Re-top on a 2012 Gallatin F that was damaged in shipping. Always a good idea to insure, even though it doesn't happen often.

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  8. Weber Instruments 20th Anniversary!

    We often wonder where many of the instruments we made over the years are right now. We see a picture of a custom instrument on our computer and think, I remember that one! For instance there were three red, white and blue mandolins (VERY distinctive) that were made, bought, shipped and never heard from again and we wonder (although while I was writing this Bruce heard from somebody on another issue and they have one of these- weird world). Bruce and Junior will hear a serial number and often remember ...
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  9. 1994 Flatiron Big Horn Banjo

    Just kind of fun to see this instrument (signed by Eric Lange) even tho it suffered a common banjo injury. It belongs to a friend so don't be telling anyone that MtLutherie does banjo repair!
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    Pretty Peghead!
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    Hey- what's that in the background : )
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    Signed by Earl Scruggs. Cool.
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    Shop dog taking Saturday off, obviously
  10. This Shows a Great Dentist

    I laughed when I found this pick on my desk- Bruce was using it yesterday while working on his new project...
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