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    Re: Opinion on nickel vs. gold aesthetics

    My preference used to be Nickel, but on a whim I had Ken put Gold stuff on my Silverangel and now I'm leaning more that direction than Nickel. For the classical-tenor conversion I'm doing, I'm using...
  2. Thread: NMC, but WOW!

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    NMC, but WOW!

    Stumbled across this on YT and was duly impressed!


    https://youtu.be/KkJTmwHdOjo

    What an impressive performer
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    Re: A Pointless Repair

    Wow, I feel dumb!... I read through this thread and thought to myself "why is this repair pointless?... is it because it keeps breaking?" HA!... what a dummy.

    Well done repair on a likely...
  4. Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    Thanks! Yes that's the plan. In fact I just received the strings I ordered from Just Strings.
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    Over the last few days, I have cut all the fret slots, shaped the fretboard, glued it down to the neck:

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    Last night I used a forstner bit and some scraps of Ebony to make the dot markers....
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    Re: Remembering Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni

    Sad news! I had a very brief interaction with Evelyn a couple years back when she bought my Flatiron 1N. She was super kind.
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    Got back earlier than usual from the Jam tonight and just had to finish up the headstock. Wiped it down with mineral spirits to get a look at what it would look like all finished ... I am pleased
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  8. Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    Futz'd around with the headstock a lot this evening:

    First I cut the "bump" off to make it more Martin shaped;

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    Then worked up a nice veneer with more scrap Ambrosia Maple (very curly...
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    Last night I spent time with the Fret spacing calculator on the Stew Mac website and laid out the fret lines. Tonight I tested my my fret slotting saw and worked on filling in excess space in the...
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    Re: Maybe it's just me...but I like this

    I felt like that was a perfect speed for that tune. An outstandingly done old hymn.
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    Update:

    I've been pecking away at this a little bit here and there when I can and I've bought some tools and things needed to complete the project (Amazon):

    Frets
    Fret wire cutters
    Fret slot...
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    I don't name my mandolins, but I made a canoe in college and named it Bob... does that count?
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    Re: Toning down a bright instrument

    So FYI; if you read through the this thread, you'll notice that back in the spring I determined to try out different strings to change the tone and I did by utilizing Flat Wound strings. Which I...
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    Re: Toning down a bright instrument

    I'm honestly very surprised, but it just took overnight for them to settle. Playing it today, it's sounding much better. The FT's were really nice, but maybe a little too dark (if that's possible),...
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    Re: 2019 Satin Silverangel A

    Beautiful, Ken! Continue to feel better!

    Still loving my Silverangel!
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    Re: Toning down a bright instrument

    Just wanted to come back to this. I've had the Flat Wound strings (EFW74's) on the Jacobson since May and decided to give something different a try. I still have the Flat Tops (EFT74's) so I...
  17. Re: My New Picking Porch (limited mando content).

    Thanks Bob, the T&G is just the standard issue nominal 1x6 (3/4" x 5 1/2") V-groove stuff you can find at any big box home improvement place.
  18. My New Picking Porch (limited mando content).

    You may or may not remember that last year my wife surprised me with a weekend trip to Nashville as a thank you for completing 17 years of renovations on our house... details here if you're...
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    Re: "Dark" Fiddle Tunes?

    Maybe not technically a "Fiddle Tune" but is frequently played amongst them: The Wayfaring Stranger is a minor tune that is "dark":... Barron has a great lesson on Mandolessons. I play/sing that one...
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    Re: cheap external pickup

    I had a JJB Marcado and it was great, but when I custom ordered my Silverangel, I had Ken put in a K&K and thought the sound was magnificent. I also found the JJB to be quieter than the K&K. I ended...
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    Thanks Richard for those ideas, I actually thinned the neck last light with a combination of spoke shave, scraper and block plane.

    A little google-action and I found that an average nut width on...
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    It's an ugly job, but someone had to do it.

    The heat gun did the trick. It still took a little work, but it's done.

    Considering scale: if I reduce the scale length by an inch or 2,...
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    Thanks guys,... I've already gotten the bridge off and the fretboard is about 1/2 way pried off. I borrowed a heat gun from work and that is doing the trick. I have a lot of scrap maple from my...
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    Re: Your average $150,000 guitar

    I've got a birthday coming up; I know what I'm asking for! :))
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    Thanks Cary,... I considered doing the same with a floating bridge, but thought a tailpiece would likely have to be custom made and be difficult or awkward with the nylon strings. I also thought it...
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