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    Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    Bingo! I looked at a bunch of her other videos, especially those items which I know a good bit about. My mother was an antique dealer and I have been around them my entire life. I have also done a...
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    Re: Train from Edinburgh to Inverness

    Dagger .... Dornoch is indeed a lovely town and the golf course is one of my favorites in the world.There were about 50 of us in my group paying golf there that day and the pro shop had a banner day...
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    Re: Train from Edinburgh to Inverness

    I have taken the train from Edinburgh to Inverness and had a great time with much beautiful scenery. The train accommodations were great and I can't remember if we we served a meal, but I know we...
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    Re: Buying a Gibson Loar

    Jeff.....that was an excellent post and right on the money on every aspect. What you are saying is exactly why someone will sell a $5,000 widget to Rick on Pawn Stars for $2,500 (yeah I know that it...
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    Re: NMC Tony tries to play Shredanoah.

    I knew Rice wasn't very good, but had heard that Ricky Scraggs was pretty decent. That sucked!
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    Re: Buying a Gibson Loar

    Jeff......playing devil's advocate....why would a seller be willing to let his instrument (like a Loar) go to a dealer for 50% or less than what a potential retail buyer would pay? If someone had a...
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    Re: Buying a Gibson Loar

    One thing that hasn't been discussed and may or may not be relevant is what these instruments are really worth.....not in terms of "is a piece of wood with strings worth this much money", but in...
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    Re: Gibson head luthiers

    I guess though the years all of the signers have been called "Acoustic Engineers", yet I don't think anyone is sure that any of the signers are either engineers or professional acoustic experts. As...
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    Re: Harry West passes away

    Saw it many times - still trying to figure out what Harry was thinking about with that one!
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    Re: Harry West passes away

    Thanks Darryl! Just thinking of Harry brings a smile to my face. It has been a few years since I saw him, but when he was in Granite Quarry I spent many hours in his basement talking and sampling...
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    Re: Robbif's Recordings & Photos

    Really thankful for the tremendous volume and quality of work that Fred has produced for the music - particularly bluegrass - community. I am fortunate to have gone to college with Fred and although...
  12. Thread: Northfield F5

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    Re: Northfield F5

    I have two - both the traditional model and the model with modern specs. Both sound great and I can switch from one to the other and hardly know that I have changed either from their sound or...
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    Re: Anyone recognise this tune?

    Sounds like Nine Pound Hammer to me!
  14. Re: Does anybody watch one of those many pawn shows?

    Allen, you hit the nail on the head. If you do not take them too seriously and enoy the entertainment, you can learn a lot - except on the bozo pawn show from Detroit, that you pointed out!
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    Re: War Veterans and mandolins

    Michael and other posters - thanks for your service to this country. I am a USMC veteran of Viet Nam ('70 - 1st Engineers, 9th Engineers, 3rd Bn. 1st Marines). I had a banjo with me for most of my...
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    Re: Northfield mandolins

    Right on the money!!!! I would always first buy a mandolin based on trying it out in person, but if I were going to buy one any other way, it would be from reviews from folks here on the Cafe rather...
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    Re: Happy Birthday Darryl Wolfe!

    You didn't have to do that - I can take it (and dish it back out!):grin:
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    Re: Happy Birthday Darryl Wolfe!

    Happy Belated Birthday Darryl! Thought about you the other day while teeing it up at Palmetto!
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    Re: 1923 Fern Loar F5

    Thta's all true Kudzu - but Thile still had to shell out the cash for the Loar and after he depreciates it over ten years (or how many you can depreciate it over) and then sells it for 400K, he...
  20. Re: have gibson 8 string mandilin old need info please

    Allen - for it to be a Mastertone, you are right it would have to be a MB-3 or higher grade (1925 and later). However, I believe the early 20's trapdoors and non-trapdoor models may have had a...
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    Re: Unarchived Loar at skinner auction?

    I tend to agree with you. As the owner of some nice instruments (not a Loar however) I always want them to be worth more and usually like to think of them as being worth what Gruhn's, Mandolin...
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    Re: Unarchived Loar at skinner auction?

    Bob - I totally understand that sentiment, but in today's world that's just the way it is. I don't see what difference it makes as long as you factor the buyer's premium into your bidding...
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    Re: Distressed Mando in "Mint Condition"

    It's funny to me to sit here and read these comments and try to understand how so many people know why I (or anyone) would buy a distressed mandolin. The fact is that no one knows! Before I bought...
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    Re: Distressed Mando in "Mint Condition"

    Let me make sure I have this right. If you see someone on stage (or in a jam) with a great sounding mandolin with plenty of wear you just love it if you find out it is really an older naturally worn...
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    Re: 1923 Fern Loar F5

    Wow - a Loar owner who is realistic about pricing - but then again Glassweb always seems to have a realistic view of these things even though he is an owner. Hopefully I am that way regarding...
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