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    Re: I found this…..

    I found it. Richard Hoover of Santa Cruz Guitars.
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    Re: I found this…..

    It is kind of interesting to see how the tree handled the damage caused by the bullet. I was never able to obtain the bullet that was pulled out of my leg but if I could have I would have made it...
  3. Re: Warped top. How worried should I be about this?

    Lack of humidity is the bigger enemy and you can't compare how a laminated inexpensive instrument will react next to a solid wood instrument. They really are two different animals. Beyond that the...
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    Re: I found this…..

    I have a picture somewhere of the owner of one of the smaller custom guitar builder shops using a metal detector on a log before they resawed it. I'm going to guess it's a common occurrence.
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    Re: Washburn serieal number 114030

    Your hand written number may have been a catalog number for one of the mail order companies. Get a copy of Hubert Pleijer's "Washburn Prewar Instrument Styles". The current company that owns the...
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    Re: how to change Thread

    OK, look at the title of the thread for the original message. It's changed. Any new replies will be the new title. Could I change the rest? Sure. Am I going to? No. That is the way the software...
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    Re: how to change Thread

    I changed it for you.
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    Re: Secure Endpin?

    Collings Endpin thread.

    This message contains a picture of how Weber did it for a while as well. You could assemble that at a decent hardware store.
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    Re: Secure Endpin?

    It's an unfortunate issue but there are literally dozens of answers as to what to do and they will all be posted over the next few days.

    My favorite is what I call the Hans Brentrup method as Hans...
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    Re: Help me date a Kentucky KM-1500

    I can almost hear Scott's answer right now. Here is what it has always been. This is a common misconception.
  11. Re: Care with old mandolins and modern cases...

    This has been an issue that comes around every few years. Years back the solution for the A styles was a $25.00 Musicians Friend hard case. Then they changed the design and ruined that. Jim Garber...
  12. Thread: Zenison

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    Re: Zenison

    No, I gave it to a young friend that wanted to learn to play.
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    Re: Zenison

    The same folks that sold this $30.00 A back in 2019. It's still being played.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/144219-Walmart-Mandolins-on-Clearance!
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    Re: Beware the mighty doubleneck

    Several years ago I bought a double neck mandolin and guitar that somebody in Oregon built. I couldn't get rid of that bad boy fast enough. This is probably a better instrument than that was :)
  15. Re: Vega cylinderback with no logo ... made for the trade?

    Unfortunately that happens at times when there is a generational change in ownership. It pretty much doomed Mandolin Brothers because Stan was a larger than life walking encyclopedia of knowledge. It...
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    Re: Old Gibson A case catch straps

    Cafe member Loudloar (Steve Kirtley) has a website and a Facebook group dedicated to vintage cases. There is a page on his website that has some suggestions about repairing old cases. It's here.
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    Re: Old F-Case Repair. Handle?

    Check out junk shops and second hand stores. I would be surprised if some of these type handles didn't make it to you in some form. Steve's site will give you some tips on repairing the other parts...
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    Re: Thile can't chop chords

    In the orchestra world that was popular as Bill Monroe came to prominence part of what the mandolin did was emulate the snare drum.
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    Re: Old F-Case Repair. Handle?

    Cafe member LoudLoar (Steve Kirtley)has a website devoted to vintage cases with history and some repair information. It's here. If you are on Facebook he also has a Vintage Case Facebook Group. The...
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    Re: Condition of Martin A style

    Unless of course you know Frank Ford at www.frets.com
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    Re: Wood ID

    Repurposing furniture into musical instruments is a long and proud tradition :)

    Orville Gibson was known to do it.
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    Re: Early 1900s Gibson Catalogue

    Somewhere here I believe we have a JPG of each page of one of the early catalogs near that age. It's been years since I've seen it.
  23. Re: Mando wall hanger at Paul’s Coffee and Tea in CO

    For anyone that might be interested the mandolin was made by Kay in Chicago.
  24. Re: Stan Jay, Pioneer of Vintage Instrument Fame Fighting For His

    I didn't get there that early but I was there when every instrument type had it's own little bedroom. I picked up a banjo and strummed it and was amazed at how live it was. I soon realized that every...
  25. Re: Remember that $199 MK mandolin from years ago?

    I do. I started that thread on Sep-21-2016 at 10:13am.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/126826-199-00-solid-F-style-mandolin

    By the way, mine ended up being gifted to my son-in-law....
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