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  1. Re: Seeking vintage tenor guitar neck for a project

    I'm sure you have checked eBay. I just did a quickie search. There is a 1932 Gibson tenor guitar neck for $600 or make offer. NFI.
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    Re: Distressed MD-315

    Kinda like a guy I once worked for. We sold guitars at all the vintage guitar shows, but he wouldn't bring an amp. His reasoning, "somebody might want to play one!" He continued, "strats sound...
  3. Re: Mandolin batch in the latest Skinner auction, incl. THREE Shu

    The difference I see between auction houses and consigning with a vintage dealer is that when selling at the auction house the BUYER pays the commission (auction fees) and when consigning at a...
  4. Re: Kalamazoo Mandolin Mystery--zippier sound hole binding

    Pictures make the discussion a lot more fun.............:)
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Congrats, Sue! Nice looking Strad. Mike, we discussed these tuners a couple years ago with regards to Stradolin, but made no definite opinions. I'm guessing they are original to the mandolin. ...
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    Re: Another backroom find

    That's awesome! In the 70's every music store had stuff like that hanging on the walls! Mostly because it would take too much work to fix it and when you did there was no market for it. Then along...
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    We've had these tribute/forgery/counterfeit discussions here before. Many times. Basically, the builder has the best of intentions -- to test the limits of his skill, etc. A noble goal. It is the...
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    Re: Should Bryan Kimsey scallop my guitar?

    Doc Watson mentioned in interviews his old Martin had the bridge reglued so many times they had to "inlay" spruce!

    Back in the days when heavy gauge strings were all that people played....
  9. Re: How important is having the original hardshell case?

    If you check old catalogs, the cost of a hardshell case was often as much as 25 percent of the instrument's cost, that is, in addition to what the instrument cost. Therefore it was often a...
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    Re: Should Bryan Kimsey scallop my guitar?

    Bryan Kimsey is a good person. I have emailed him questions and he is willing to share his knowledge.

    His knowledge and experience is in one specific area, 70's D-size Martins. You can read his...
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    Re: Dylan on bluegrass in the New York Times

    Besides being a poet and a songwriter, Dylan is a musicologist. I'm saying that as a fan. I think it is like the iceberg, only a small part of what he knows actually surfaces in his songwriting...
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    Re: Another backroom find

    Not mandolin related, but I'd like to see a picture of the harp guitar.......:grin:
  13. Re: How to Open a Vintage Guitar Store in Seven Easy Steps

    About 20 years ago I had the opportunity to take over an established local music store. The owners said I could even keep the name, if I wanted. Well, after many sleepless nights of trying to...
  14. Re: Are there any good vintage noname mandolins ?

    In theory, there was more good wood available back then, more solid wood instruments, etc. However, even a hundred years ago wood was graded, so the best wood was used on the more expensive...
  15. Re: The dreaded black A2Z question. With a possible answer...

    I have often heard that instruments were oversprayed in clear to "freshen them up" when sent back to Gibson to preserve a new appearance for musicians playing "tuxedo" gigs.

    Similarly, I seem to...
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    Re: Suddenly feeling old

    I'm not sure I how "sudden" it was..........I think it has been happening over time. I rarely hang out with young people, but when I do I usually need a translator.....way too many missed references...
  17. Re: Should I learn to make bridges while I'm at it?

    I look at the bridge the same way I look at the rest of the hardware. I wouldn't think of making my own tuners or tailpiece. Same with the bridge. I just buy one. They haven't changed much in a...
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    Re: Vintage DeArmond pickup

    Ebay seems to be the market. Three sold in the last month or so at $99, $115, and $147, so that seems to be the range. Two of those were imcomplete and missing the rod, so I would put yours at the...
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    Re: Deterioration due to closed case

    I should add that many of the modern "made in Canada" cases give off a very strong glue smell even years after they are purchased, annoying for sure, but nothing to do with the outgassing of old...
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    Re: Deterioration due to closed case

    has nothing to do with case. it is from the pickguard outgassing and being confined to the inside of a case for a long time. if the mandolin was hanging on the wall for years, it never would have...
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    Re: Suddenly feeling old

    I would introduce a cover song from the stage mic as being written by the great so and so.......

    Now, it seems, I'm introducing the same songs as by the late great so and so.....
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    Re: Why do people do this?

    I loved Stan's descriptions, all done in fun, of course, but OFTEN downplaying condition, I remember a certain $75K guitar (a lot of money, 25 years, ago!) that Stan described as having a nearly...
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    Re: Dylan on bluegrass in the New York Times

    Jim and Jesse's Chuck Berry album is fantastic! If you haven't heard it, go online and do it right now! Should be a life-changer for most people, IMHO.....

    Just to clarify my previous post, most...
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    Re: Dylan on bluegrass in the New York Times

    Made me think of New Grass Revival's first LP and "Great Balls of Fire" and how odd and inappropriate that seemed to me at the time -- keeping in mind, they were "new grass" and making a statement at...
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    Re: Mandolin Pandemic Isolation Mission

    Interesting research and thanks! Your thread title might also be a good song title.........I was thinking maybe a rambling, nasal-y, "Well honey, I got dem ol' talking mandolin pandemic isolation...
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