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  1. Re: Considering a trade - is it me or the mandolin

    It may be a good thing that you're not looking for a pristine F, as you may want to have the neck profile changed. My preference is a narrow neck with deep V shape, and I had my Stanley A5 neck...
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    Re: Hot weather shipping concerns?

    I had an old mandolin shipped from the left coast in the middle of a big heat wave, and because the store was closed on Mondays it was shipped on Tuesday and arrived the next Monday. The weekend...
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    Re: Lyon and Healy warped finger rest

    rcc56 and pops1 - i can't thank you enough for sharing your expertise and showing me how to proceed when I'm ready.
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    Thanks for sharing your experience, Jim.

    The responsiveness of this model C is really quick and is close enough to a bowl back to scratch that itch so i won't be in the hunt for one. The thing...
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    Re: Lyon and Healy warped finger rest

    rcc5 - The more info you share, the more boiling water looks like the better option. i guess the notion of immersing a 103 year old unknown fiber material in hot water gives me pause.
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    An original L&H TP cover arrived yesterday and with the imprint on the back it looks like the design was stamped. With the base screw hole pattern, suspicion is high the cover might fit a Waverly...
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    Re: Lyon and Healy warped finger rest

    rcc56 - The original on this model C has curled like a potato chip toward the bridge and isn't very functional as is, which has me thinking there isn't much to lose. However, I wonder what caused...
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    All informative posts here. There does seem to be variation in the original looking bridges out there, like you're saying. My bridge may or may not be original. It's compensated for plain A...
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    Re: Lyon and Healy warped finger rest

    rcc56 - i'm worried about what water might do to the fiber material. i wonder if clamping dry would work any, but that idea didn't happen in your experience if you had to baptize in boiling water...
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    Lyon and Healy warped finger rest

    Is there a safe and reliable way to make a model C black fiber finger rest/guard flat again once it has curled up at the bridge end?
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    HA - i suppose L&H was first with the top thickness since the L&H models A/B/C preceded the Gibson F5.

    Would a new bridge be needed when TI Mittle strings are used, as the A strings are wound? ...
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    Pete Langdell

    i'm trying to find his current email addy. Could somebody out there PM it to me, please?

    With huge thanks...dan
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    Jim - Thank you for posting the L&H catalog pages. Since they took some liberties with the descriptions, it seems likely they would have trumpeted the notion of violin luthiers if it were so.
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    Heck, the things are somewhat on the large size anyhow. It would suit me to have a smaller flat one, with or without engraving. i wonder if L&H has the tooling in storage. Wouldn't it be a nifty...
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    peter - That's an interesting process that brings up a few questions.
    * Would it be possible to engrave when flat and then put a curve into the work afterward?
    * Or how about just making them...
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    Re: Jammin' with Sam

    Such wonderful but different sounds from those mandolins. Hoss's neck looks so much wider than the Gil. If'n I was forced to choose one, it would be the Gil, but with regrets.
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    peter - Thank you for the info. Whoever made your tail piece could sell quite a few if they would fit properly. I've seen the vintage covers go for 300 USD.

    Louise - I appreciate your kind words...
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    HH - Peter Coombe had one made for his model A that looks really nice. You might check out his web site and contact him. Let me know about the new purchase.

    I'm grateful for all the knowledge,...
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    HH - Sorry I let you down on that purchase! I want very much to hear how you like it. Some 11 years ago, Charles Johnson had one of those L&H TP covers, but he spoke highly of its value, and that...
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    HH - I hope it went to somebody with a big left mitt and it's a good one. I've been looking at it for sometime and it wouldn't suit me for a number of reasons.
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    BradKlein - I do play mandolins with both scale lengths but prefer a shorter scale. So far, most of the L&H's for sale seem to be the longer scale.

    Louise - I think I'm hearing there are some...
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    Re: Mandolin Pricing?

    There seems to be a lot of demand out there. For example, Girouard's wait list is 2 years now and there are others in the same boat.
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    lowtone2 - Yes indeed; the more I listen to Frank Solivan's playing the more that world seems to open up. What amazing tone and tremolo.

    rc56 - You've touched on some important issues...string...
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    Tim - At last, a really nice video of a Washburn/L&H. What a wonderful sounding mandolin! i've seen some of Melissa Carroll's playing, which surpasses the sound quality. But the first video of the...
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    Re: Lyon & Healy mandolin scales

    Tim - Thanks very much for the input and link. It's a good read and has been awhile since seeing it, so i'd pretty much forgotten about it. i wish the Coombe mandolins were made here in the CONUS,...
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