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  1. That Gregg fella really carries the unit. ;)

    That Gregg fella really carries the unit. ;)
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    Re: Cullng the herd

    I believe that Collings ovals join at the 13th fret.



    I certainly hope so. It’s been about four years since her last batch — ash89’s Griffith Loar A5, Darryl Wolfe’s A5-z, and Joe Mendel’s...
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    Re: Brentrup Mandolins

    Still is. That blonde is gorgeous, though I’d prefer it with a shorter neck (and asking price).
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    Re: Cullng the herd

    And marry your widow! :))
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    Re: Cullng the herd

    If they have somewhat similar sound, have you considered keeping the Collings and rehoming the Hester? :whistling:
  6. Re: What can you tell me about the Gretsch New Yorker?

    The only variable that I can imagine is that flattops are general lighter built (as Allen noted) and therefore lighter strung (typically with medium-lights).
  7. Re: What can you tell me about the Gretsch New Yorker?

    They’re really two very different instruments. The Gretsch is a ~$200 archtop built in an overseas factory and cuts cost through labor and materials (laminate back and sides). The Northfield is an...
  8. Re: Beginner mandolin U.K - Ozark vs The Loar

    As The Loar website does not specify the back and sides to be solid maple, I suspect that they are laminate: https://www.theloar.com/p/lm-310f
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    Re: Are Music Store Prices Firm?

    These two statements don’t seem to reconcile. On the one hand, you are saying that supply is low, demand is high, and prices are rising. On the other, you are suggesting that it’s not a good time to...
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    Re: Classified etiquette

    Certainly not if your name is recognizable from the fora, particularly if you have an interesting mandolin listed at an attractive price.
  11. Re: Thoughts on neck profiles and a mandolin upgrade

    daryl offers really good perspective here. There’s lots of advice repeated in this forum about playing an instrument before you buy it, and while that approach may work in some instances and for some...
  12. Thread: Gratitude

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    Re: Gratitude

    I struggle with the dollar point because it’s based on supply and demand and not necessarily “high quality in fit and finish, tone and playability.” Take our friend Gail Hester. I don’t know what...
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    Re: High Quality Short Scale Tenor Guitar?

    There are a couple of expired ads from Elderly and listings from Reverb (at attractive prices), but I don’t think that I’ve seen a live offer either. I ended up buying a used tenor built by David...
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    Re: Gassing for next Mandolin

    I’d also consider an offer on this one:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/167691#167691
  15. Thread: Gratitude

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    Re: Gratitude

    In your experience, what is that “point,” Tony?
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    Re: Music Store Etiquette

    Having followed this thread, I nearly the posted the same as Shaun once or twice. It's awfully hard to find "the one' -- I'm not sure that I have -- and extremely difficult to achieve with one's...
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    Re: High Quality Short Scale Tenor Guitar?

    That’s a beauty, Jim. Where did you score it? I don’t remember seeing a Fletcher used in three or four years of looking.
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    Re: Gassing for next Mandolin

    I might consider an American made Breedlove.
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    Re: Tax Day Cometh

    Depends on the state.
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    Re: Waiting for mandolin setup?

    You're probably right, but cooler air carries less moisture. I don't know where you acquired your mandolin, but the shift from a climate-controlled shop to your 35-50 degree Fahrenheit climate could...
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    Re: Waiting for mandolin setup?

    Are you humidifying? Colder winter air and dry forced heat can certainly affect your setup within a matter of a few weeks.
  22. Re: Stefan Sobell mandolins and other instruments

    Missy confirmed that it’s the 11.4” small body. I did not ask for verification of the nut width.
  23. Re: Stefan Sobell mandolins and other instruments

    Kevin has one over at MandoMutt:

    http://www.mandomutt.com/products-page/mandolins/1990s-stefan-sobell-mandolin

    Can anyone tell by eyeball test whether it’s a small or large body?
  24. Re: Some questions about optional features on mandolins:

    A 1-3/16” nut might give you more room for playing melody if you’re feeling cramped with a standard 1-1/8”. It might also make chording more difficult if you’re already struggling to chop a...
  25. Re: What is a 12-15 Year Old Eastman MD-915 Worth?

    If you bought it appropriately depreciated as a used instrument four years ago, there is no reason to think that it has lost any further value unless it suffered some damage or repair while in your...
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