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    Re: I am totally bummed out

    http://www.frets.com/FretsPages/Luthier/Technique/Mandolin/BrokenScroll/brokenscroll.html
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    Re: Sellerís Remorse - 2008 custom Weber Fern

    I feel your pain, or at least almost. In 1967, I had just purchased a brand new Martin D-35 guitar,. It was a Saturday morning and I was at a guitar class at the store where I had bought the...
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    Re: Removing the Florida extension

    I lucked out and got a nandolin with no Florida extension. Mine ends at the Georgia line.

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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    Why own a Lloyd Loar Gibson? Well. just because. :)
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    Re: Jerry Rosa & Rosa String Works

    I like his work as well. I know he does mandolins but he also does nice repairs on guitars. I recently watched his video on correcting the intonation on a Martin D-35 guitar. It was very interesting....
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    Re: Gibson destroys hundreds of Firebird X's

    It's possible that the video was leaked.
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    Re: Gibson destroys hundreds of Firebird X's

    I regret not buying one of those in 1964 when I looked ot one in a music store in Hollywood. That's a beauty.
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    Re: Anyone with a Martin Style A

    I measured the body on my 1964 Martin Model A. It is 9-1/2" across the body at the bridge area. The body is 2-13/16 deep at the bend on the top. I don't know the brand of case, but it is similar in...
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    Re: Gibson destroys hundreds of Firebird X's

    You could sell tickets for that and have vendors with beer and peanuts as well.

    I don't know much about the guitars that were destroyed other than the fact that they were designed and built under...
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    Re: Pickguard clamp value

    I bought a used one from a fellow on the banjo list about ten years ago. It had a crack in it and I paid $50. I managed to silver solder it so that it looked OK. I've never seen one for less than...
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    Re: stew mac sale on tuners

    About a year ago, I bought a new Rhodes F style mandolin direct from the builder in South Carolina. He used Grover 309's on it. They are nickel plated and have the worm under the post design. They...
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    Re: Headstock Scroll repair?

    Here is a good description of a headstock repair on a Mandolin by Frank Ford of Gryphon Guitars.

    http://www.frets.com/FretsPages/Luthier/Technique/Mandolin/BrokenScroll/brokenscroll.html
  13. Re: PayPal fraud in prograess (have you smelled this one before)?

    This is definitely a scam. The OP doesn't mention why an insurance company would be involved, but the whole deal is a non-starter. Run away.

    :popcorn:
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    Re: cites rules on older instruments

    That's right. Nowadays, it's just not wise to ship anything with rosewood (or ivory). I have several Martin guitars built with Brazilian Rosewood. I wouldn't dare ship them anywhere out of the US...
  15. Re: Can we talk about tuning mechanisms for a sec?

    I certainly agree. My new Rhodes Mandolin came with nickel-plated Grover 309s. They have the "worm under" design and the instrument stays nicely in tune.
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    Re: How to repair this broken head stock ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owbEThXSACE
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    Re: 1916 Pumpkin Top A1

    You are welcome.

    I really think that lighter strings are the best for these old mandolins. I got mine in 1982 or so and I've always used the lighter strings on it. The neck is still very straight...
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    Re: 1916 Pumpkin Top A1

    Nice Mandolin! I have a 1917 A-3 and I use Martin M400's .010 -.034 or D'Addario EJ73 .010-.038. Both sets are phosphor bronze wound. They have plenty of punch for a 100 year old instrument.
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    Re: NMD: Rattlesnake F-5 "Loar"

    Good question. Makes me wonder how the family of Lloyd Loar feels about their family name having been trademarked for commercial use?
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    Re: Need some help with this Old Gibson

    The closest one I could find to your serial number in the Mandolin Archive was S/N 3787, 1905.
    This mandolin appears to be in wonderful condition. It's an A-1 with the original Waverly tuning...
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    Re: Mandolin Set-up E-Book by Rob Meldrum

    I just received the info. Thank you very much. It will be a great help to me.,

    Regards!
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    Re: 1918 Gibson A 47968

    My 1917 A-3 Gibson has a FON of 11009. It's stamped in ink inside on the rear of the neck block. Serial No. is 38861 in pencil on the paper sticker inside. Mine appears to have a one-piece back since...
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    Re: Pickguards, or not?

    Obviously it is a matter of preference if you have a mandolin with a pickguard and either leave it on of take it off. My original reason for starting this thread was to wonder about the fact that...
  24. Re: Think I found a nice "take everywhere" mandolin.

    This is some very sage advice. For the record, I've heard some wonderful music played on some very inexpensive instruments. A while back, I decided that it's much more important to work on my playing...
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    Re: Pickguards, or not?

    Thanks, Mike. Those threads really answered my questions. With my apologies to the many Bluegrass mandolinists here.:whistling:
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