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    Re: Best strings for 1929 Martin Style 20

    I just set up a recently acquired style 15 with GHS medium lights. 11-16-24-38.
    Itís the gauge the previous owner used. He owned the instrument for thirty years and other than being well played it...
  2. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    Led Zeppelin IV
    R.E.M. Green
    Garcia/Grisman
    Cowboy Junkies The Caution Horses
    David Grisman Quintet(first album)
    Bill Monroe and Doc Watson /Live Recordings 1963-1980
    Butch Baldassari, John...
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    Re: Martin Style 15 repair

    Thanks, I think it get. Density over origin. Seems like an easy choice to me. Thanks so much for your help.
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    Re: Martin Style 15 repair

    Well, I would consider myself a bottom dweller when it comes to mandolins. For the most part I’m looking at and buying instruments in the $500-1000 range. I don’t mind spending the money on Gaboon...
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    Re: Martin Style 15 repair

    Thanks for the information. I was looking at Gaboon and wasn’t sure if that would work. Fortunately I have access to a planer, band saw, and a lot of other good tools so I don’t need to find...
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    Re: Martin Style 15 repair

    I really appreciate the offer. For now I just want to celebrate the fact that I was able to make it more playable. My long term plan is to make a one piece bridge. My dad is a cabinet/furniture maker...
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    Re: Martin Style 15 repair

    I talked to Fred at Vintage Instruments over the phone about a month ago. We had a nice little conversation and I couldnít help but imagine that we were on the set of Antiqueís Roadshow. He is a very...
  8. Re: Help identifying the Gibson Mando in this YouTube performance

    In my quest to help the OP I forgot to mention what a great video this is. Andy Irvine, Paul Brady, and I believe thatís Donal Lunny on bouzouki. Good stuff!
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    Re: Mandolin Set Up Ebook and Mandolin Users

    Thanks Rob! I appreciate you offering this book to anyone interested. Itís a very kind and generous thing to do. I look forward to digging into it. Thanks again!
  10. Re: Help identifying the Gibson Mando in this YouTube performance

    Oops! I guess I have an A! No pearl on my headstock. I'm pretty sure mine is from 1912.
  11. Re: Help identifying the Gibson Mando in this YouTube performance

    Patience is the key word. I found mine for under 1k. Iím not an expert in valuations, but thereís a lot of factors that go into pricing a vintage instrument. Iím sure if you hold tight for the night,...
  12. Re: Help identifying the Gibson Mando in this YouTube performance

    I would say that it is an A-1. I have one and I highly recommend it for your style.
    I would also recommend to be patient and a bit cautious when buying one. Youíre dealing with a hundred year old...
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    Re: Fingering Technique

    It might be strange. I donít know. I think I might agree with you. The strange part for me is analyzing two seconds of my playing when I can go a few hours without thinking twice. I was just trying...
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    Re: New owner of Pomeroy #243 Oval Hole

    Thatís a beauty Russ! I was trying to buy it myself, but you beat me to it! I love the violin edges, the headstock scroll, the finish! I hope it plays like butter!
  15. Re: Hello All. I'm new here, first post. Loving the mandolin.

    I ditched an HD28-V with no regrets when I decided to get more seriously into mandolin.
    I have a D-15 that I donít think Iíll ever part ways with because of sentimental reasons, but
    Iíd like to...
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    Re: Martin Style 20 Interest

    I need to get that book! That cross references with Mike Longsworthís book. There were two Style 15ís made in 1929, but they werenít in the catalog until 1930. Martin went all in with the Style 20 in...
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    Re: CEO Chris Martin IV Announces Retirement

    I thought it was going to be the D-18 Song(Thank You Mr. Martin) Oh well, The Weight works too! Thanks Brad and thank you Mr. Martin!
  18. Re: Please help! Newbie looking for bowlback to learn on!

    Yeah, I kinda figured others had a similar experience, but it’s nice to know I’m not the only one. At least now I know what to look for in tuners on these old bowlbacks. I do like playing mine, but...
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    Re: Martin Style 20 Interest

    Thatís a real beauty George! I have great respect for your patience in the acquisition. Enjoy!
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    Re: Martin Style 20 Interest

    Oh, and the serial number and style might be on the neck block, not on the inside of the back like other Martins. It might be hard to see in poor lighting.
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    Re: Martin Style 20 Interest

    Congrats! If you click the little picture of the tree in the toolbar you can upload photos from your phone.
  22. Re: Please help! Newbie looking for bowlback to learn on!

    I looked into this one when it was first posted. Unfortunately I didnít save the additional photos. It looked to be in decent shape, but I didnít like the tuners. I have a similar Washburn with the...
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    Re: Strings for Nerve Damaged Hands

    I lot of old time fiddlers use alternate tunings like GDAD or GDGD and many other combinations. I think itís worth experimenting with. I think you can also cross tune without necessarily having to...
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    Re: Help with case color

    I like black, but I donít let my cases/instruments do much sun bathing. Heat is unavoidable if youíre playing and traveling in the summer. I donít think the color matters that much. Maybe hot pink or...
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    Re: Martin Style 20 Interest

    Whoís the carrier? I donít think UPS has mechanical failure as a delivery exception, but I could be wrong. Hang in there, it might show up tomorrow.
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