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    Re: Looking For Chip Bach

    Looks like he is on facebook. You could PM Steve Sorenson, he seems to be in touch with Chip.
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    Re: Mandolin Cafe Milestones

    Oops, I meant to post this one with the cute pixie on your shoulder, blowing in your ear. ;)
  3. Re: 1930's Gibson AOO Mandolin, somewhat easy fix

    When I see screws in the head and tail block, it's a big red flag to me. I would steer clear.
  4. Re: Newbie looking to identify type/age of mandolin

    Use the "go advanced" option and then click on the paperclip icon. You can download images from your files.
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    Re: Mandolin Café Milestones

    Here ya go JB, my wife and I had a wonderful visit. Next time I hope we can play some.
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    Re: Dubova tenor guitar

    I made a tenor based on a Martin style 1. To me it is the best looking and best sounding.
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    ZETA acoustic mandolin question

    I noticed this ZETA mandolin in the classifieds and was wondering what the plastic "trapdoor" was below the button on the back. When I first saw this when they came out I assumed it was part of the...
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    Re: A5 build plans

    To back up what James said, read post #7 from Darryl Wolfe in a previous thread about the Loar A-5...

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/95713-Griffith-Loar-A-5-drawings
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    Re: More photos

    Not to diminish Skip's talent as a builder, I find the #2 pic a little telling. It looks like he did not have a perfect fit, hence the dark wood "shim" that I am seeing. As James pointed out, these...
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    Re: A5 build plans

    James Condino drew up a set of plans for a Gibson Snake Head mandolin....

    https://luth.org/instrument-plans/mandolin-family/

    That might be a good starting point for body outline, dimensions,...
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    Re: Dubova tenor guitar

    Beautiful! Whats the scale length on that?
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    Re: Mandolin Banjo?

    I always enjoy seeing that clip when posted! :)
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    Re: Collings Headstock and string winders

    Tim, glad you brought up this subject again. I just ordered the Music Nomad string winder for my self.

    If you google "mandolin string winder" you will come up with other options not mentioned in...
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    Re: Collings Headstock and string winders

    Recent thread here....

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/151206-String-winder?highlight=string+winders
  15. Thread: NC luthier

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    Re: NC luthier

    +1 for David and Greg, good guys that do good work...

    https://hansonandcrawford.com/
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    Re: Couple of tunes in calico tuning

    Ah, North Carolina fiddler, Marcus Martin....



    Thanks Amanda!
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    Re: Couple of tunes in calico tuning

    Very nice! Why is it called "Calico" tuning?
  18. Re: Advice needed for complement to my Weber Gallatin F Mandolin

    There is this Weber vintage F-4 in the classifieds at the moment...

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/165761#165761

    NFI

    It might make a nice complement to your Gallatin.

    In your price...
  19. Re: Definition of a good mandolin player’s spouse

    "She's a good hearted woman, in love with a mandolin picking man". ;)
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    Re: Mandolin Banjo?

    Here is one being played very well and in the type of music it is best suited for (I think).
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    Re: Apollo Picks !

    The only thing I wish is that the picks would have some sort of logo on them identifying them as "Apollo" picks. Nik is a one man operation so perhaps that would just add to the cost of production.
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    Re: Apollo Picks !

    I just received my Apollo "PEEK" pick today, style F 1.25 mm (although it actually comes in at 1.2). Over all I am quite impressed. The finish is very nice and the tone is click free. It sounds a lot...
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    Re: Apollo picks -- another option for you

    Buck, just out of curiosity, what is the thickness of the Apollo casein pick you are using?
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    Re: Old mandolins versus new a conclusion

    Nice wood in that Richmond!
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    Re: Apollo Picks !

    I Just got shipping conformation from Nick today. Looking forward to trying it.
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