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    Re: 1906 Gibson F-4 "tree of life" mandolin

    <violates forum posting guidelines>
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    Re: Waverly tuner repair

    Any competent jeweler should be able to silver solder those back in place for $10 and about 5 minutes effort.
  3. Re: Looking for a Sweet Sounding Roundneck Resonator Guitar

    I had heard that Rickenbacker supplied those wood bodies and some other parts.

    Beauchamp helped develop the Dobro resonator guitar, and co-founded the National String Instrument Corporation with...
  4. Re: Article: Mandolin Orange's Andrew Marlin Comes Out From Under

    I remember playing that Sullivan A mandolin several times while hanging out and laughing in John's kitchen when we lived a few blocks from each other, when Portland was still pretty ragged and...
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    Re: Finger Planes

    Your tired hands and fingers will give you endless thanks when add a handle:
  6. Re: Carbon Fiber Builder wants our input on a Carbon Fiber Mandol

    I've carried my favorite instruments all over the world, in cars and sailboats and planes and trains and kayaks, helicopters, on horses and Yaks and Naks, in all sorts of military aircraft while...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    Count me in; I had a white 1965 Volvo 122 wagon when I was an undergrad! There was a fellow in Eugene who had a specialty "you pick" old Volvo junkyard. I'd put a dead brake drum in my backpack, get...
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    Re: Buffing under the fretboard extention

    I make a little "cheater stick" out of 1/2" wide x 4" long x 1/8" thick scrapwood tapered and sanded smooth on all edges that will allow me to and wrap my application cloth, sandpaper, & / or...
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    From Bob's post, his pretty much sums up the entire thread:

    Cat isolation "condos".....

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Recent Kelley mandolin

    Lookin' good Skip!
  11. Re: Looking for a Sweet Sounding Roundneck Resonator Guitar

    The steel bodied National duolians from the early 1930s are always my favorites; the more rust the better! They have an edge and rawness that is different from the brass bodied ones. The "Knopfler...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    Of course. It is sitting right next to me and I play it every day!
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    Re: Eddie Van Halen RIP

    Given 40+ years of living the rockstar life, it is equally likely that he may have contracted throat cancer from HPV and his 1000s of lady adventures.;););)

    When I was an aspiring teenage guitar...
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    Re: Freshgrass video- Everybody's Talkin'

    I've played with a couple of those folks but can't claim that video shoot. 'Been a long time since my hair was that free of grey.....
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    About two months after I built my first mandolin, circa 1998, I was at another well known builder's shop. After about an hour, he causally mentioned, "Clear that junk out from under the bench over...
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    Re: Another prototype

    Lookin' good Graham! Once you move from building individual instruments to trying to create them as a complimentary quartet, it opens up all kinds of new possibilities and makes the building process...
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    Be glad you don't have to ship upright basses around the world.

    I could buy a car for what it costs to ship one.

    Imagine a six foot tall eggshell that takes up a whole refrigerator box and is...
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    Re: Mandola cases

    OK, so that is a bit odd. They are on the "swap meet" page. I was able to see it from their website, but when I copy and paste it here the link will not go. Maybe one of the more savy web folks or...
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    Mandola cases

    No financial interest here.

    I know that mandola cases are a constant struggle for builders. I just noticed that the folks over at Intermountain Guitar and Banjo in Salt Lake have a Cedar Creek and...
  20. Re: Stewmac shipping outrageously expensive and NOT eco-responsib

    I get a lot more frustrated when I pay good money for an item and they drop it in a 35 cent unpadded envelope that allows it to get destroyed during shipping than when I pay an honest price and they...
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    Re: Breedlove Quartz KO

    I had already built a lot of instruments for a couple of decades before I worked there and most of my approach to design was well established from a lifetime of playing, building, and international...
  22. Re: Do you know anyone who has fixed sunken Vega tops?

    Check with the guys at Intermountain Guitar and Banjo in SLC.

    http://www.guitarandbanjo.com/
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    Re: '23 Gibson A2

    If I can comment on the other original question...

    Depending upon your level of hearing sensitivity, yes there may be a perceived change in the voice if you remove mass from the neck. For many,...
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    Re: Alternative Neck Profile Shapes

    I've played dozens and dozens of them over the years.

    While they all have characteristic that benefit some playing styles and individual needs, at the end of the day I always go back to a more...
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    Re: '23 Gibson A2

    Please don't modify a 1923 mandolin. You are only the short term caretaker of this 97 year old.

    There are 1000s of other mandolins available with the neck profile you desire.
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