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  1. Re: Bourgeois M5A Mandolin - Anyone seen one in the flesh?

    Eastman Strings owns Bourgeois now and I haven't seen anything from this partnership as of yet. Hopefully it won't be similar to the partnership between Gibson and Epiphone or Gibson and Flatiron.
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    Re: Should I Resist Waverly Tuners?

    I resisted the temptation for years. Folks will tell you how there's no reason to buy them and there might not be but when I finally bought two sets someone here posted a statement on my thread that...
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    Re: Any ideas on what this is?

    My first thought was that the original posted mandolin might be a Kay but I'm leaning more towards a United product but still can't call it because there are no full pictures of the front or back....
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    Re: Can anybody tell me what I have?

    And that in itself has always impressed the heck out of me. Growing up in Porltand, Oregon Roy Smeck was just a name on the song books and later on a Gibson model guitar. I stand in awe.
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    Re: Can anybody tell me what I have?

    It was part of the Charles Lindberg craze. It wasn't the only one.
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    Re: Can anybody tell me what I have?

    Yup. I've never seen the case but I'm sure it was original. Pretty cool.

    It was built by the predecessor company of Kay in Chicago.
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    Re: Shopgoodwill . Com, says Gibson

    Those were sold at the Gibson Opry Mills store as a tourist souvenir. They are basically a mandolin shaped object. They were using a cut down Epiphone truss rod cover screwed onto the headstock that...
  8. Re: Dark trails appeared on the neck of my mandolin

    I keep looking at this and wondering if that is some sort of reaction to the finish or a wood filler used due to exposure to sunlight. Kind of like the way varnish can get darker after years of...
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    Re: cheap build kit

    https://www.internationalviolin.com/ProductDetail/mk0_mandolin-kit-a-model

    The IV A style kit is the Saga kit. If he has it in stock that would be a good price.
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    Re: New style Armrest

    Generally armrest manufacturers use viola chinrest hardware to attach their products
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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    There is a movement within the American hot rod community to build cars that look like they are total rust buckets. Rat Rods are what they are called. Not my cup of tea.

    I'll also note that people...
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    Re: Bowl back id

    Some or all of those tiny Martin dots were clay.
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    Re: cheap build kit

    Ken sources his F kits from an unknown source but if you're looking for some experience before you start that kit consider a Saga AM-10 A style kit. You can get some useful experience and still send...
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    Re: Bowl back id

    They went to a whole lot of trouble to make it look like a Martin if it isn't. I think Martin would have branded it one way or the other like they did with the rest of their private label stuff.
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    Re: Commemorative

    I think you're right Jim, why else would you refrain from putting that obviously new bridge into the middle of the nice painting they did on the top. The mandolin label is very similar to one that I...
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    Re: cheap build kit

    The IV F style kit?
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    Re: cheap build kit

    That would be an F style mandolin shaped object. The top is flat and not carved. The back is flat and not carved. If you're going to go to the trouble you might consider another kit.
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    Re: Gibson Master Models

    Sorry to hear you've found yourself in this situation and I hope things pick up for you. As for what Gibson has done or will do in the future, that has been anyone's guess since the beginning.

    I...
  19. Re: Looking for replacement tuners for Gibson 1980 F5L

    Actually you're looking for a set of Worm under F5 style tuners. Gibson used the old Schaller models after this and then had Grover build special F tuners to the same spec that are referred to as...
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    Re: Gibson Master Models

    Charlie's explanation is as good as any I've seen over the years and it comes up every few years.

    Past threads
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    Re: an aesthetic question

    It's a snakehead with worm over tuners so they should be the modern spacing, so yes, they should fit.
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    Re: Wagon Wheel help?

    I think you may have to blame Ketch for that verse.
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    Re: Strad-O-Lin, United and Homenick Bros

    Perhaps something showing a large number of in process instruments in a identifiable photo taken while the instruments in question were being manufactured, not someone trying to remember where a...
  24. Re: Larson Bros. Harp Mandolin on Antiques Roadshow

    More than I would have expected as well.
  25. Re: Article: New Owners of Weber Mandolins Announced

    Best of luck on the new chapter for this mandolin brand.
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