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    Re: Mandola string advice sought

    I will confirm that the D'addario mandola set is too heavy for old Gibson mandolas.

    I recommend the following set for these old-timers: 12-20-32-49
    Loop end singles are available from D'Addario...
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    Re: question on restoring an old gibson

    John gave you some good info in his first post.
    It would probably be necessary to at least remove the part of the fingerboard that covers the top.

    I also agree that the instrument has already...
  3. Re: Lost in my search of a mandolin for classical music

    Mandolins with "canted" tops [tops with a crease adjacent to the bridge] tend to have a sound that might be considered to be "traditionally suitable" for the classical repertoire. Good choices would...
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    Re: Mandola string advice sought

    I make up my own sets from singles-- 12-20-32-49.
    It's a good set for the old Gibson oval hole mandolas.
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    Re: Will CA Help on These Stradolin Cracks?

    Bill, thanks for considering me. And Mike, thanks for the referral.
    For the record, I'm in the Chattanooga area, not Nashville.
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    Re: Will CA Help on These Stradolin Cracks?

    The use of CA will make a correct repair impossible.
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    Re: Purchasing a good beginner mandolin in Canada

    Folkway Music in Waterloo, ON-- www.folkwaymusic.com has a dozen mandolins in stock, including several Eastman models, amy of which would be a good choice for a first mandolin. A model 505 would...
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    Re: Tell me why not: Carbon fiber bracing.

    All I know about it is that a friend of mine who has built a few instruments built a guitar with laminated CF/spruce bracings.
    A couple of the braces eventually split, and he said he would not build...
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    Re: Gibson F-5 neck on Ebay

    For the benefit of future viewers in case the julienslive link expires, the match for Jim's example is a Gibson F-12, serial number 964724, made sometime during the 1970's.

    Both necks have the...
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    Re: 2nd Mandolin. Ellis? Gibson? Clark? Weber?

    You can pretty much knock Gibson off your list unless you decide to buy an antique one. Except for a short run of flat top Army-Navy reissues and a very small number of custom order modern...
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    Re: Neck heel crack repair on beater mandolin?

    This is an example of what Don Teeter, who wrote one of the first good books on guitar repair [required reading], referred to as a Q & D repair. Quick and dirty.
    I only use such techniques for...
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    Re: Waxing the mandolin

    Disclaimer: "Paste wax may be hazardous to your finish's health. Wax at your own risk."
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    Re: Neck heel crack repair on beater mandolin?

    I agree with your wife.

    If I was going to try glue, I would not use CA. I would flex the joint gently while rubbing Titebond into it, then try to find some way to pull it into position so the...
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    Re: Gibson F-5 neck on Ebay

    My initial reaction was to say that if it is a Gibson neck, it's a prototype, but . . .

    I did a little digging. Checked Gruhn's Guide, and they noted that F-12's made from 1970 to 1980 had a...
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    Re: Washburn Bowl back neck re-set

    You can use a 1" x 5" 25 watt heat blanket, available from McMaster-Carr or MSC Industrial to lift a mandolin fingerboard. You can use the same heat blanket to lift flat top guitar bridges. A...
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    Re: Washburn Bowl back neck re-set

    I haven't done one exactly like this, but . . .

    1. Rather than using the guitar oriented techniques such as removing material at the bottom of the heel, you might instead consider installing a...
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    Re: What, when, where?

    You could call them antique.
    Interesting looking instrument.

    A digression-- A few years back, one of the Nashville stores had a Gibson J-35 guitar in their showroom that had been owned by a...
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    Re: Luthier in Central Florida

    Time for some of the younger folks to start learning the craft.
    At 66, I'm not yet retired, but am moving much slower than I used to, and find myself reluctant to get started on jobs that are...
  19. Thread: Finish cracks?

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    Re: Finish cracks?

    Most, if not all modern Gibson instruments are sprayed by robots rather than hand-sprayed.
    Depending on how the machines are calibrated on any given day, this can result in very heavy finishes.
  20. Re: lattice or x brace reconstruction on oval hole 1915 Washburn?

    Thin. Perhaps 0.100".
  21. Re: lattice or x brace reconstruction on oval hole 1915 Washburn?

    As a repair and restoration person, I will offer the following suggestions to ensure the structural integrity of the instrument:

    1. Loosen the fingerboard extension between the the soundhole and...
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    Re: Lyon and Healy mandocellos

    As far as I can tell from the information that is available to me, the L & H carved instruments were introduced in 1917.
    Whether or not the carved instruments were all under a single sequence of...
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    Re: Noob crack repair question

    As far as the bracing is concerned, you get to choose. If you go with ladder bracing, you can use the old bracing as a rough model, although you may wish to make some adjustments. If you use X...
  24. Re: Carter Vintage Guitars is now Carter Vintage Exchange

    The merger between Carter Vintage and The North American Guitar occurred several months ago.
    When I was over there a few weeks ago, Walter Carter was at his usual spot in the shop.
    Unless something...
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    Re: Lyon and Healy mandocellos

    The earliest mention I can find for a mandocello manufactured by Lyon & Healy/Washburn is the Leland #707, available in 1912. It would have been a flat top or canted top instrument.

    The carved...
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