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    Re: What's the best way to dust my fretboard?

    Paint brush.
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    Nice
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    Re: Mandolins as a work of art

    Without getting hung up on the definition of art, I've been lucky enough to have a number of great mandolins and they each stand out in some unique and positive way. I was blown away when I first...
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    Re: Cafe Classified

    As the saying goes, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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    Re: Case for 1988 Gibson F5

    Here’s one more.

    198555
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    Re: Case for 1988 Gibson F5

    198554

    Here’s one. The outside is plain, but I’m having trouble attaching a second photo. Good luck.
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    Re: Ebay Gibson F-5

    It's off the chart. It's from Gibson's worst period and might be worth a few grand, tops. I'm always surprised anyone would even consider a Norlin era anything.

    As a practical matter, my...
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    Re: NMD: 1988 Gibson F5L

    Congratulations. These Steve Carlsons are fabulous. I've had an F5L like yours and still have an A5L. I seem to recall reading about this mandolin in another thread, and I believe the Steve Harvey...
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    Re: New NMD - Collings

    That's a beauty. MF is a great mandolin. Big bang for your buck, and can last forever. Enjoy.
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    Re: The waiting begins: order in for Clark Octave

    The OM looks like a standout new member of the family. Congratulations.
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    Re: A style Kimble, Heiden or ...

    I don't think of the point as digging into my leg. I think it as anchoring the mando and keeping it from sliding around. All the above suggestions are great. Have fun; you can't go wrong.
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    I don't know about other members' experience, but I had a chance to play a '39 Gibson F5 that had been massaged by Randy Wood. Unreal! it was gone before I could close on it, but ever since then...
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    RIP Billy Joe Shaver

    Died yesterday in Waco, Texas. He wrote practically everything on the Waylon Jennings seminal outlaws album, "Honky Tonk Heroes". A Texas singer songwriter, he was a gentle soul who lived a lot of...
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    Re: First song to learn on mandolin

    Yeah, that's the same one I started out with. Piece of cake.
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