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    Re: Should Bryan Kimsey scallop my guitar?

    My "no" response has nothing to do with Bryan Kimsey, I would simply not scallop the instrument.
  2. Re: How to Open a Vintage Guitar Store in Seven Easy Steps

    Jack Robert....

    Congratulations on your success. Nothing works as well as perseverance.
    Japanese made instrument ?
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    Re: Should Bryan Kimsey scallop my guitar?

    No.
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    Re: New Mando.........No Joy.

    Did you see photos of the mandolin before purchase and were these "marks" there?
  5. Re: Should I learn to make bridges while I'm at it?

    You might take the effort to learn how, then buy them.

    Would you make tires or spark plugs for your car?

    Parts are parts.
  6. Re: An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    <Violates forum posting guidelines. This is actually a discussion appropriate for this forum but your comment is apparently directed at national topics outside of this. You're welcome to post those...
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    Re: Renaissance wax

    I have been using it for 30 years. Works best on non porous surfaces.
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    Re: Am I being to Critical on New Mandolin

    My personal take,

    I would like the same model without the anomalies.

    Thank you.

    I do not think that is "bear claw"

    Those images with the buggered finish are indicative of wood flaws.
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    Re: C F Martin mandolin

    Rottenstone is N O T pumice...

    Rotten stone, sometimes spelled as rottenstone, also known as tripoli, is fine powdered porous rock used as a polishing abrasive for metalsmithing and in...
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    Re: Olga time again

    Excellent.
  11. Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    I do not remember where I saw this but, In the early 20th century, the majority of mandolin players were reported to be female.
    Of my 9 great aunts, 7 played mandolin. I have two instruments from...
  12. Re: August Watters - two books arrived today

    Already own book 1... New Solos arrived a couple days ago.
    Hope I'll have time to look through it later today.
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    "Givens is/was an important builder, but I see no justification for the prices that people seem to want for them..."

    I have owned a new custom A-3 built for me by Givens hinself, and owned a mint...
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    Re: Doubt about a banjo for Bluegrass

    Mandolin Mel..

    I suggest you look at this web web site discussion group

    banjohangout

    Post your questions there.

    Also consider this book:
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    Re: New flat top mandolin

    Peter,

    Always a treat to see your creations. Triple plus on this one.
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    Re: A real Gibson A two point?

    That is , at best, a cartoon.
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    Re: Classical Mandolin Videos

    Well done, thanks.
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    Re: Carl Minor's Red Diamond demo

    Me as well.

    BTW Carl
    Min E r.
  19. Re: Once A Week Jethro Burns Mandolin Playing Discussion

    Count me in.
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    Re: What do you use to lube your tuners?

    Tri-Flow
    is another favorite of bicyclists.
  21. Re: What Do You Think About This Unique 1 Pc. Back?

    You asked.

    Hideous and unsound structurally.

    There is so much good wood available, difficult to understand why this would be used.
  22. Re: Something unique: Phoenix Custom 'Blue Mahoe'

    Always admired his work. This mandolin is a true original, just like Rolfe.

    Thanks for posting this.
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    Re: What do you use to lube your tuners?

    Phil Wood Tenatious Oil for bicycles.
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    Re: James Tailpiece Opinions

    The James is far superior to the Allen/Monteleone (sp) in my opinion.
  25. Re: Looking for Mandolin Recommendations that hold their value

    "Mandolins do not 'hold their value'"

    Mandolins , and any other commodity, does hold its value. The "value" is established by the buying public when the item is offered for sale.

    Holding the...
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