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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Right on, I remember this Fern and it was a 29 by the looks and #'s, I think its in the archives but no PIX yet? I'm hopefully remembering correctly but the leaves were drilled through the Fern outer...
  2. Re: Grover? Gotoh? Schaller? Golden Age Mandolin Tuners?

    Golden Age makes some fine vintage replacements for your old Gibson's! They just need to start making the late 20's-early 40's bump end, worm over gear mandolin tuners! They already have the bump end...
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    Re: Burtenshaw Mandolin #15...

    I have to say but yeah man that Baby's got back! Looks fantastic-the whole package! Some people have a bad allergic reaction to using Black Walnut, I built a table out of it once and had no issue...
  4. Re: Earliest G&S Co. Case? Earliest M&W hard case?

    Here is my 1916ish Rare M&W H-4 Mandola case! Anyone seen one besides his one? I showed my old Fern so you can see how it swims a bit in the case!

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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Every year or so a newly discovered Loar or post Loar Fern or even a late 30's-early 40's Gibson F-5 comes back to the light and for us geeks its very exciting! Prices seem down right now as compared...
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    Re: Finally playing again

    Its always great to play after an illness! I was laid up for years being very sick but at least I can still remember a few chords to beat on!
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    I noticed that myself before Henry "Henrik" mentioned it! But didn't want to ruffle feathers. That one is more than likely a late 1929-early 30's F-5, you can see the post through the fern leaves as...
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Thanks for sharing that story! We all go through hardships "some more so" So another Loar busted in a box-there is a song in there folks!
  9. Re: Anyone tried a Virzi Tone Producer on an oval-holed mandocell

    Yes with any modifications very well said "Disassemble at your own risk!" I'd go for it if the owner wanted to do it! My old saying "nothing to it but to do it!"
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    Re: Chris Thile's Loars

    Because Loars personal mandolin is more than likely a killer F-5! Extra care was probably taken-Loar invented the pickup and it was installed in his Loar plus Lloyd was a Virzi advocate, Loars is...
  11. Re: Anyone tried a Virzi Tone Producer on an oval-holed mandocell

    Just take your time and you can pop the back off and try your Virzi project! Just don't rush it-that's the problem with many do it yourselfers-you get in a hurry and that's when bad mistakes happen,...
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    Re: Chris Thile's Loars

    I'd take any of those first batch of 18th's all were special!
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    Re: Chris Thile's Loars

    Hey Scott, I'm looking for a beat worn Loar, virzi free! I'have feelers out and have excellent trading material is there any that fir the bill from this group by chance? Thank, Will
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    Re: New acquisition

    Looks like an A-3 with a bunch of finish work? Also it looks like tortoise top binding? Is that correct? Gibson sporadically in the late teens and more so in the 20's used tortoise binding on mainly...
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    Re: New Kentucky KM500

    Nice, I like that peg head inlay! Does anyone know if its just the KM-900 and KM-950 that have the F-holes up on the body like the only known Loar A-5? Are there any older solid wood models say from...
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    Re: Snacks for Super Bowl party

    I bet those chips are really dry so each person best have at least a case of cold beer to wash her down with! "That's how I roll anyway!" Beer used to be all my food groups and pretty much took over...
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    Re: Gary Vessel F5 #94

    Gary's work I believe harkens back to the ancient days of old! I'd be surprised if he made anything that sounded terrible! Hell he could put strings and nails on a 2x4 and get some sweet tones out of...
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    Re: Chris Thile's Loars

    I think Chris would sound just as gnarly with a Kentucky or the like but I'll trade him my stuff for one of his Feb 18th's!Yeah man no problem on my end!
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    Re: Tailpiece cover for 1914 Gibson F2

    There out there but not too cheap! PMessage me and I maybe able to help!
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    Re: To Gibson or not?

    I agree the pre-truss rod Gibson's "with a few exceptions" are superior sounding and a bit brighter + you can adjust the neck with the Truss rod! While I'm no fanof the round hole Gibson's some sure...
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    When I was on the hunt for a nice Loar I was seriously looking into this one, "but at 165 I thought tht was a bit too much!" but I'm thrilled with the one I was able to get, now I'm thinking if I can...
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    I agree Gary and their price these days is out there! "why its still sitting over two years later!" Maybe 10-15 years ago when all were 250K or about?
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Thanks for the info Gary, unfortunately I doubt he'll get it back! And at 165 in two+ years and no takers it'll stay there for a long while! What a bummer!
  24. Re: How many of you knew or knew of Don Brown?

    The Don Brown Loar is a very good one! Well worn and played in "makes me want one!" I got to play a bit on it at the recent Loar fest as the new owner brought it but I will not mention who owns it...
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    Re: problem with an ebony fret board

    That's a bummer, my uncle grids his tines/teeth off his frets before fretting and glues them in so with a little heat they come out with no damage to the board! He says he's done this for years. This...
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