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  1. Re: Building the Double Top Mandolin in the Israeli Style

    Tukanu, it sounds good, I think better that the Flatiron, and they get a lot of praise around here. Thanks for the sound file.
  2. Re: Building the Double Top Mandolin in the Israeli Style

    Yes, I am curious as to how it sounds. It looks Great.
  3. Re: Building the Double Top Mandolin in the Israeli Style

    Thank you, that is very interesting!
  4. Re: "H" Bracing for a flat-top Octave Mandolin

    Yep, that sort of idea. I am thinking that you want to support the longitudinal arch but have some control over the transverse stiffness.
  5. Re: "H" Bracing for a flat-top Octave Mandolin

    Should work just fine 8-)

    Cheers
  6. Re: Help with identifing the age of a J-45 Gibson Guitar

    If he neighbor wants to prepare it for sale, it would be worth it to replace the tuners, even if the replacements are modern reproduction Kluson style tuners. Also, rotate that truss rod cover 180...
  7. Re: Help with identifing the age of a J-45 Gibson Guitar

    At any rate, a very desirable guitar.
  8. Re: Help with identifing the age of a J-45 Gibson Guitar

    With a split 3 ish
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    Re: Gibson Army Navy Reconstruction

    Nice job!
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    Re: Gibson Army Navy Reconstruction

    Birch bears a close resemblance to unfigured maple. It can be hard to tell the difference sometimes. It was frequently used in American made mandolins and guitars before WWII. Probably the...
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    Re: Gibson Army Navy Reconstruction

    Following this with great interest.
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    Re: Gibson Army Navy Reconstruction

    I'm impressed that you found two basket cases to buy :)

    Nice work.
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    Re: Gibson Army Navy question

    Now finished. Has been a bit of a marathon, but the end result looks quite good. With light strings, sounds ok. I have also finished my copy and here was the surprise. Mine sounds way better...
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    Re: Alrite Total Makeover

    The mandolin is incredibly loud and the tone is fine. Very impressive. Lovely looking instrument.
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    Re: Alrite Total Makeover

    That is one Alrite job!
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    Re: Alrite Total Makeover

    I used something we have in UK called Liberon Burnishing Cream, applied with an old toothbrush. It's a very mild solvent and abrasive, designed for perking up antiques without destroying the patina -...
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