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    Re: Distressed Mandolin and Regular Playing

    Trigger has been repaired, reinforced and worn through again.
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    Re: Interesting Gibson F-10 at Retrofret

    Recently I had just read some old threads on this mandolin. I'm curious if it has sat there for 10 years or sold and made its way back.
    Sounds great in the video clips, looks amazing too price...
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    Re: Mandolin Pricing?

    Good news about Weber. I can only hope they continue to offer the F20 Octave, those are just awesome!
    Bad news about Gibson, it felt like they where very good offerings lately.
  4. Re: Mandolin Orchestra Liner Notes - Suggestions?

    I would also add when mentioning orchestra players in the track list that they should be introduced before with a personnel list.
  5. Re: Mandolin Orchestra Liner Notes - Suggestions?

    I would suggest moving the track list to the end and opening with the the mandolin orchestra introduction.
    Most concert programs I receive are that type of format.
    Good Luck and look forward to...
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    Re: Marty Stuart cd recommendation

    Huge Marty fan here, and I will say the only sensible recommendation is to listen to everything and buy what you love.
    You said it yerself he’s one of the greats!
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    Re: Original Bluegrass/Oldtime Tunes in "Bb"

    How about “Don’t Give Your Heart (to a Rambler)”
    favourite of mine to play.
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    Re: Lafferty (again...)

    Congrats on a belated NMD!
    I had seen that sell almost as fast as it listed the other day and was slightly disappointed. Sounds like I may get a second chance!
  9. Re: David Grisman licks from his interview 'The Story of Crusher'

    Name of the tune is “Dawg’s Waltz”.
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    Re: Advice on purchasing my next mandolin(s)

    You want two mandolins. I don’t think that’s the end of discussion.
    A great bluegrass mandolin can serve an adept player well in other styles.
    Consider the different tones available with...
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    Re: Gibson F-9 sinking top

    Didn’t mean to diagnose your mandolin based on my previous instrument.
    Would agree with Don about a sound post and had considered that with mine.
    Post some pictures if you can please.
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    Re: Gibson F-9 sinking top

    Unfortunately I do have experience in exactly this. I bought my 2015 Dave Harvey signed F-9 new from a shop with a great warranty so I had double.
    After starting to develop issues. Noticed the...
  13. Thread: 2021 Gibson F9

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    Re: 2021 Gibson F9

    That looks like a fat boy to a T; your probably right about HD seeing them and offering them in 90.
    If your the type to name your instruments maybe you just picked up your (little) “Fat Boy”.
  14. Thread: 2021 Gibson F9

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    Re: 2021 Gibson F9

    Congrats! The flame on the neck is beautiful. As well as the curly maple back piece.
    I indeed hope they stepped up their game. I had a 2015 Harvey signed that was a dog; carved at 3mm on the bass...
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    Re: Apitius Mandolins

    Was the sympatico email in an above comment the correct one?
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    Re: Kentucky KM 800 - Japan - (1985)

    That Dawg was “the one” that got away from me Kirk!
  17. Thread: 1987 Gibson F5L

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    Re: 1987 Gibson F5L

    I’m going to retract my previous comment. In fact if I get there this week I can offer to take a video of it for you!
  18. Thread: 1987 Gibson F5L

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    Re: 1987 Gibson F5L

    Do as you will; BUT I will add I’ve been saving up for this one as its a few minutes from me, and mandolin are extremely hard to come by in Canada. Being able to play before and avoid import fees/...
  19. Re: seeking advice/connection to builder to re-top an F5

    John what would the approximate cost be for a retop? Just wondering what the cost to keep something alive would be. That maybe a warranted cost to some, around a certain threshold.
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    Carmine Coppola is absolutely Francis Ford's father.
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    Re: A couple of new mandolins

    Love these! Seriously cool design of the side / fret markers.
    Looking a your site I may want to order your F model. Is there any sound clips or video available of one online?
  22. Thread: Repair Ontario

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    Re: Repair Ontario

    Thanks Canuckle,
    Thanks for the suggestion, I will look him up.
    I'm in southwestern Ontario (Wellington County). I'm willing to travel though. I would hop on a plane to Georgia (R.W.) for that...
  23. Thread: Repair Ontario

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    Re: Repair Ontario

    Thanks 1957Martins
    Last year I had inquired with them and they didn't take it past the door. Mine has some slightly sunken but stable f-holes that I don't think they wanted to deal with.
    That...
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    Repair Ontario

    Hello Café Members!
    I figured this would be the place/ resource to get the most informed answer.
    I have a mandolin that requires a little bit beyond just a general setup. I'm looking to replace...
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