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    Re: Uh oh THE Gibson may have a problem

    la mandoline gibson
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    Re: How old is this Greek bouzouki?

    i have one thqt is almost identical, except original. i set it up as a trichordia. let us know the maker and age if you find out anything
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    Re: Bruno mandocello at Bernunzio's

    there have been a couple like that for sale on the classifieds or elsewhere but they are rare, and very beautiful. i doubt it would suit my style of music but just gorgeous. bernizzio gets great...
  4. Thread: Old Gibson

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    Re: Old Gibson

    1921 is a good year, next best to 1922 -25. definitely worth restoring. that's a minor gem. the A 4s are very pretty nd it should come out sounding great from that year. once refurbished it...
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    Re: My new Silverangel Econo A has arrived!

    looks beautiful. i recently made a trade for a ratcliffe el toro, and it's both beautiful and one of the best sounding f hole mandolins i have heard. i prefer oval or round sound holes but this one...
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    Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    i have two snake heads, a refinished 23, which i call the world's best busking mandolin and a slightly rough but original 24. i just priced up a 22 junior paddle head. it is also a great tone.
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    Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    the snake heads are the best
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    Re: Brazos A-style on eBay

    never heard of brazos mandolns. do they have some history?
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    Re: seagull dulcimer vs mandolin

    for the money the mandolins by seagull are excellent campfire mandolins. the merlin is almost a medieval citole, and a friend of fine turned his into a campfire citole by removing the fretts, adding...
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    Re: Affordable 10 string mandolin/mandola?

    there is a relatively insexpensive short scale cittern in the classifieds now--not mine-- by our long term friend nick appollonio from maine.
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    Re: Affordable 10 string mandolin/mandola?

    i love jacob do bandolin. i had a cassette years ago then flound a cd and a few years ago found a book of tabs for that cd. gotta learn a few.
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    Re: Looking for a flat top mandola?

    woah it doubled in the last few minutes!
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    Re: Wow, what a flip!

    yeah at the original price ok take a chance. might be a great tone. but at the new price. yikes. i have a great sounding 1923 snakehead refinished. i take it busking because it's refinished, but...
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    Re: Wow, what a flip!

    keep looking. there are a lot of great old gibsons that are waaaay under priced for the tone you get. you will develop an eye for what will be worth it, but until then make some friends here with...
  15. Thread: 1970's F5'S

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    Re: 1970's F5'S

    i met givens in spokane decades ago. i had just bought my long time friend a 1924 snakehead at the sound hole, in spokane. i was busking that downtown fountain area during the lunch hour when the...
  16. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    i think most people here are only counting the usa, and only the incorporated states. no french or spanish need apply
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    Re: Good buy on a lute

    the first one appears to have metal fretts, while the second seems to have a saddle rather than the traditional tie over loops. an odd ball lute the second but ren faire fine
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    Re: Good buy on a lute

    seems to have gone. if the second one as in the pictures it had tie on fretts, looks like a proper bridge placement, and ok top(most old lutes have top cracks, very thin tops). with work it would...
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    Re: cites rules on older instruments

    it seems i'll have to get the shipper to get the cites papers in their own country. it might be easier to fly to europe. i bet he will balk.
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    cites rules on older instruments

    does anyone know the rules for shipping indian rosewood instruments from europe to canada? made in the eighties. do you need cites documentation? and what kind? and how difficult is this?
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    Re: New Labraid (Brian Dean) Grand Concert - Jazz

    heart stoppingly beautiful. wish i could try a few dean mandolins. i met him at a festival a few years ago. nice guy.
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    Re: New Labraid (Brian Dean) Grand Concert - Jazz

    they enlarge for me when i click on them
  23. Re: What Should A Beginner Look For When Purchasing a GREEK bouzo

    i put up an ad for one
  24. Re: What Should A Beginner Look For When Purchasing a GREEK bouzo

    well watch ebay and your local craigslist or kijiji. decent ones turn up now and again. look for straight neck and no top drop. a lot of old ones have top drop from poor maintenance . realtively...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    so who made that mandolin?
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