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    A request of builders

    Once again I find myself in this situation:
    Someone contacted me about bringing in a mandolin for a set up. It in a known brand, considered to be a good quality hand made instrument, but the frets...
  2. Re: The Guitars (and Mandolins) of Ken Burns' Country Music

    You da man, Mike!
  3. Re: Article: The 1978 Bob Givens Interview from The Guitars Frien

    ....Back in roughly 1983, I was visited by a friend, a woman that had lived near me in the Northwest Nowhere previously. At that time she was married to Bob and they just showed up in my front yard...
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    Re: Bourgeois Guitars Partners with Eastman

    hmmmm......I have lived long enough that $3K is now what a "cheap" guitar costs.........:(:(

    I better stick with the pawn shops and yard sales, I guess..........:crying:
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    Re: Gibson A50, odd neck

    It looks similar to the one in this thread?
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/144861-Help-please-dating-A-style-Gibson?
  6. Re: Article: The 1978 Bob Givens Interview from The Guitars Frien

    User elephantrock sent this MP3 of Givens talking about mandolins and guitars.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/mp3/mp3/givensexcertonloars.mp3
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    Re: What kind of tuners are these?

    As far as I remember, the newer style Waverlies became available some time after 2005.
  8. Re: Article: The 1978 Bob Givens Interview from The Guitars Frien

    In my most humble admission, the photo you refer to is not Tut. That is the author of the article, my much younger self, and I cannot explain what this is doing in the article. I have uploaded to the...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Even if the seller replaces the missing string?
  10. Re: Article: The 1978 Bob Givens Interview from The Guitars Frien

    Here is the interview elephantrock put together for Bluegrass Unlimited. Not sure if Bluegrass Unlimited will have issue with this but I'd think since those issues are no longer in print nor for sale...
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    Re: But it said it was a Gibson!

    No Mike, it's definitely not one of those . . . :)

    Remember the thread on the 2 point flat back octave mandolin with the Gibson/Virzi label pasted in it, probably reproduced from an old trade...
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    Re: Guitar to mandocello conversion idea

    He did it on at least two. One was a Vega and I think also on an Epiphone archtop.

    I think the LH300 would probably be an excellent conversion candidate. Solid top, too. Probably would sound very...
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    But it said it was a Gibson!

    https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/77512617

    180390
  14. Re: Article: The 1978 Bob Givens Interview from The Guitars Frien

    This was a really, really interesting project I felt strongly about and there was so much that could have been included here, but if you even read the two PDFs attached it's a lot of content. Ostrow...
  15. Article: The 1978 Bob Givens Interview from The Guitars Friend

    You can view the page at https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/content/590-The-1978-Bob-Givens-Interview-from-The-Guitars-Friend
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    Re: Michael A Lewis Mandolins

    My apology to all for dropping out but my Life circumstances dictated that I must. Six years ago my wife was diagnosed with lung cancer, and the ensuing medical issues and doctor appointments...
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    Re: Pick “spinning” while strumming

    I keep the same in my case for those super dry points during winter when I get droppy with my pick.

    Stuff is great. Just sticky enough, washes off easy, only need a little.
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    Re: Calton case tip over fix

    Looks like the tie-wrap keeps the lid from opening quite as far.
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    Re: Suzuki Mandolin

    $400-500 is far too optimistic. Those old Suzuki usually sell in the vicinity of $100-$250
  20. No mando content: Remembering Ginger Baker

    He was a fantastic musician and widely disliked, but did I mention his music?...
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    Calton case tip over fix

    I recently came into possession of a used Calton mandolin case..an early copy from Austin Texas... Seemed to have an issue that i'm told was later fixed ..
    It would tip over like this when you...
  22. Thread: Thomann tenor

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    Re: Thomann tenor

    Nylon strings! Is it a tenor or a large Uke?

    I’ve bought stuff from Thoman on a couple of occasions and have no complaint about their service.
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    Re: Harmony H35 Mandolin Chicago

    I never saw him play any instrument nor did I ever see any around his house. To be fair we only saw them a couple times a year. He lived in Chicago at the time, Hinsdale to be exact, and we lived...
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    I used to play the Zu Zitter Carzay and the Trum Tupers. Very difficult. You don't see them much except in the Whoville area
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    Re: Your average $150,000 guitar

    Hey, doesn't antoniotsai put instruments on eBay with similar ornamentation -- but significantly lower prices?
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