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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
  7. 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?
  10. 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...
  11. 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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    Re: Monroe's strings

    Past discussion.....

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/6327-What-Strings-did-Monroe-Use

    Looks like you hit it in the first part of your query.

    Post #21 is quite telling.
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    Re: Monroe's strings

    Gibson makes a signature set....

    https://www.stringsandbeyond.com/gibimophbrwo.html
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    Re: Favorite Metronome

    This...

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/55589/455449/

    :grin:
  21. Re: Mandolins with violin-style construction are nothing new...

    I wonder if that is a repurposed viola neck attached to the body? That might explain the ebony "button graft".

    It would also help with the discrepancy I see with the skill of the scroll carving...
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    Re: A models rocking the classifieds

    Add a Gilchrist, Ellis A-Deluxe, Elkhorn and A couple of Zetas. :mandosmiley:
  23. Re: Mandolins with violin-style construction are nothing new...

    It is cool funk none the less.
  24. Re: Mandolins with violin-style construction are nothing new...

    The scroll looks nicely carved, the sound holes are too crude for Rocca. I doubt it will ever be attributed to a specific maker.
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    Re: Martin Tenor Constuction Plan

    This may be what you are looking for...

    https://cadguitarplans.com/product/cad-tenor-acoustic-guitar-plan-martin-style-size-0
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