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    Re: Mike Compton changed my pick grip

    David, would you consider this a classical grip?
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    Or how about these? Most of the right hands look pretty bluegrassy to me.
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    Re: Mike Compton changed my pick grip

    Guess I can relate to that; changed my right hand technique 35 years ago. So did Roland White in 1967 - well, through Monroe's influence rather than Compton's. Happens to the best. ;)
  3. Re: My new Price mandolin/Violin Combo case

    That Price case looks really fine. Gary’s older version was way bulkier and a bit heavier. My Calton combo case (s. the current Calton thread) weights 14.5 lbs. BTW Mainstage still makes those...
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    Re: Calton Cases

    Here's is another queen size (UK-) Calton made in the early '90s:
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    It's a similar shell to Alan's, but with different layout - French, if you will:
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    The case originally came...
  5. Re: how to get perfect compensation, tool perhaps?

    Kurth, just to make sure we're on the same page. On fretted string instruments (today) we strive for equal temperament. Hence, perfect intonation means that all notes are perfectly in tune with a...
  6. Re: Gibson's Historical Mailing Address

    ...plus another early street address: 515 Harrison Court.
  7. Gibson's Historical Mailing Address

    Most of us mandolin geeks are aware of the famous "225 Parsons Street" address in Kalamazoo. Reading through Gibson literature (Spann, catalogs, The Crescendo) several other Parsons Street addresses...
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    Mike Marshall on Fiddle

    Mike had a few friends picking with him last Friday in Wuppertal Germany; great fun! Enjoy:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw84SNAyzRQ
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    Re: Mandolin Try-out Etiquette

    In the past, I asked several players, if I could check out their mandolin. I never failed to mention that "I won't scratch it". Among the players I remember well were Kevin Lynch, John Reischman,...
  10. Congrats again to you C. J., great find, and...

    Congrats again to you C. J., great find, and wonderful mandolin. (Love that pearl TR cover as a nod to dear old Bobby Osborne.)
    As for Fern Loars, neither 71628 (the Lambert F5) nor 71057 nor 73485...
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    Re: A little F-4 information

    I find it just as interesting that #13100 doesn't only share its FON (1663) with 13092, another three-pointer, but also with F4 #13406, which is a two-pointer. Apparently, according to the FON, they...
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    Re: It has finally happened (HELP!)

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    Re: Gibson Teens Serial Numbers

    I'm interested in Gibson mandolins, Gibson serial numbers and their meaning and possible interpretationm, and I find this discussion fascinating. How did Gibson go about production, numbering and...
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    Re: Gibson Teens Serial Numbers

    This would make make sense, if Gibson started building instruments and left them on the shelves in various stages of completion. And in the case of the A2-z it would make extra sense, since it has...
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    Re: Gibson Teens Serial Numbers

    I find it interesting that all of those A2-z mandos were apparently built in 1923, except for #78974, which was built in 1924 - according to Spann. (#78977 remains uncertain.) A2-z #74987 was shipped...
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    Re: 'Radius" Bridge

    Okay, I admit, not all of them sag. :)
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    Re: 'Radius" Bridge

    I agree. But those bridges sag.
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    Re: Gibson Teens Serial Numbers

    I agree, that may well be what happened, and it really makes sense.
    Please forgive my persistency, but I still cannot understand, why this could not have happened in late 1923, as Joe Spann's list...
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    Re: '25 Fern on eBay?

    Please allow for reviving this thread.
    That F5 is still available at Guitar Exchange; just emailed with the owner. Like Bill guessed, the serial number is, indeed, 81490. It looks just like #81489,...
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    Re: Gibson Teens Serial Numbers

    Would that be something like a final statement on the matter? Hardly. (I'm glad some of us gave it a "thanks", none an "amen".;)) Shall we better not assume anything and better not at all have "this...
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    1923 F4 Blackface

    Has anybody ever seen a black 1923 F4? (They are guessing a '24, but it should be a '23 telling from the script inlay and the pointed back button.) Looking at the pics, I see some unusual lacquer...
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    Re: Gibson Teens Serial Numbers

    Not quite, I‘m afraid. The first post Loar Ferns seem different from the Fern Loars, and they have 1926 FONs (according to Spann), which would point to a real 1926 batch. But it seems fact that the...
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    Re: Gibson Teens Serial Numbers

    That would mean he left in 1925 or later, which is not the (hi)story I remember.
  24. Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    Please change my name to Hendrik Ahrend; thanks Scott.
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    Re: Gibson Teens Serial Numbers

    The data imply that F5s were sold between 1924 and 26, but were generally made in 23, except, I’m sure, for the Fern Loars. Spann quotes a Gibson visitor, who witnessed hundreds of instruments on the...
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