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  1. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    I think it depends on whether you’re Canadian or not...;)
  2. Re: Information about Harmony H35 Electric Mandolin

    In all Harmony's or just Batwings? Because if it's the latter, it could be stains from guano ... :whistling:
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    Re: information needed for Gibson A4

    According to Spann's Guide to Gibson, the mandolin has a 1913 serial number.
    A well-known vintage dealer might be able to get as much as $3000 on a really good day, a private seller will probably...
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    Re: Unknown stringed instrument.

    Looks like it was made by Rorschach. ;)
  5. Re: Banner headstock Gibson J-45 at Goodwill, bidders go nuts

    The pictures of the top are clearer in the re-listed offering.
    5 top cracks are clearly visible. Despite visual evidence to the contrary, their staff "Evaluator" still claims "The bridge does not...
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    Re: What's up with this A4?

    The stainless truss rod cover was used in '22. My A2 has one too.
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    Re: What's up with this A4?

    "bridge base . . . glued to the top, possibly with cyanoacrylate."

    That's one I sure don't have an answer for.

    Acetone, which is a common solvent for CA, also dissolves shellac, and other...
  8. Re: Anyone have information on this very unique bowlback?

    Please, i miei amici are mincing words. This is a crusher mandolin. As wonderful as anything we have seen here in a long, long time.
    I'm far more the fan of the broader Neapolitan tone than the...
  9. Re: Yet another string thread, but for electric mandos!

    I just started using Emando.com’s 5 string flat wound set. Really like them so far.
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    Re: Funky logo placement on F4 headstock.

    A famous Gibson slogan: "Only a Gibson is good enough."
    A response in a trade magazine ad by a competitor: "When good enough is not good enough."
    A quip by a well-known professional: "If it's a...
  11. Re: Armenian (soviet) 1970's electric mandolin monstrosity

    What a beautiful mandolin.
    Is it left handed?
    The seller just needs to add that it’s being sold by Django Reinhardt’s grandson -that would add a couple of thousand to the price.
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    Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    She needs to have her appraiser certification revoked and needs to go back to selling used cars.
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    Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    I thought a "piece" was a gun or another weapon. Some say that the word is short for "Peacemaker" the famous Colt.

    As others have pointed out, it is a circa 1930 A-0 with a cloud tailpiece and it...
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    Re: Meet ... the Perfect Mandolin Player.

    Maybe he's spent too much time in the woodshed?
  15. Re: Ball end strings for an electric mando?

    Emando sells them custom online: Emando Strings
  16. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    I already have it, my Randy Wood F 5.
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    Re: 4- vs 8-string electric mandos

    With a four string, you can cut your tuning time and string costs in half!
  18. Re: F4 on ShopGoodwill with busted headstock scroll

    Goodwill is the one who made the profit.
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    Re: "Gibbons" 5-string electric

    Euell swore by them.

    "Many parts of a mandolin are edible."
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    Re: Abandoned instruments???

    Invite them to a classic Condino barbeque, double-feature style.
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    Re: Medieval v modern mandolin

    But the mandolin didn't exist in medieval times! The mandolin, as we know it, evolved during the 18th century, derived from a 16th century precursor instrument called the mandora, which was part of...
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    Re: Early Gibson A, but what is it exactly?

    "Possible heel repair" is kind of like saying "possibly pregnant" about someone who is in their eighth month.

    Reasonable market range for original finish paddle head A-4's in decent condition...
  23. Re: How much would Monroe’s mandolin be worth

    Apparently if you take it apart and sell it piece by piece it might be worth a whole lot more.
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    Re: Help, What model is this Gibson?

    That looks like an F-2 that had a neck replacement and body refinish at Gibson in the early 1970's....
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    Re: Undocumented Loar? Gibson Style H-5 Mandol

    NOTE - THIS WRITER IS THE CONSIGNOR OF THE GIBSON H-5 MANDOLA, SIGNED BY LLOYD LOAR (LOT 327) & THE GIBSON H-2 MANDOLA (LOT 328), BOTH OF WHICH ARE BEING AUCTIONED BY SKINNER THIS COMING SUN., NOV....
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