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    Re: H5 Mandola Case question

    I also believe the H-5s to have come with shaped cases only. They are hard to come by but Gary Vessel found one on ebay a couple years ago. I had a fitted case custom made by Ameritage a few years...
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    Wilson Mandolins at Wintergrass.

    Brought two-point mandolin and mandola along with a dreadnaught guitar to Wintergrass. If you are attending the event stop by for a shake and howdy at the Music Caravan booth on the 1st floor.
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    Re: Andrew Mowry article

    Me too!
  4. Thread: Wilson TP-5 #24

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    Re: Wilson TP-5 #24

    Got the finish cured and buffed for the most part with a few pending touchups. Here are some shots of the front, back, and peghead. The abbreviated pick guard and the truss rod cover are out of...
  5. Thread: Wilson TP-5 #24

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    Wilson TP-5 #24

    Last coat of finish applied to #24, a 2-point that will be going with me to Wintergrass in a few weeks. This one has birdseye maple back, sides and neck and a WVA red spruce top. It was strung up in...
  6. Thread: Great 48

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    Re: Great 48

    I was the director of the event for a few years and remain on the committee as an advisor. It has gotten to be a huge Bluegrass jamming event held indoors at one of the area's biggest and nicest...
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    RIP Billy Ray Lathum

    I just learned from my friend, Leroy McNees an original member of the iconic west coast Bluegrass group, the Kentucky Colonels that his old band mate Billy Ray Lathum passed away this morning. Billy...
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    Re: Wilson Dreadnaught #2

    Here is a link demoing the guitar:

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/yudenGW7HWKQZJc99
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    Re: Wilson Dreadnaught #2

    I thought should add some shots of the adjustable neck assembly prior to and after the glueup. The player can adjust the guitar's action when needed "on the fly" by removing the threaded strap button...
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    Re: Wilson Dreadnaught #2

    I'm adding a couple of shots that show the guitar after adding the pickguard and of the birdseye binding. This has a somewhat unusual neck joint. It's a bolt-on with a floating action adjustment bolt...
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    Re: Wilson Dreadnaught #2

    Really liking the sound of this one! Very loud and resonant and sounding a heck of a lot older than two days. I just fiddled with the action and have it pretty much dialed in with possible exception...
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    Re: Wilson Dreadnaught #2

    Got to give a shout out to John Preston of Old World Tonewood for supplying the really cool bear claw Carpathian top. This one may have been out of the same tree as my 1st Dreadnaught but the claw...
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    Wilson Dreadnaught #2

    After building 23 mandolin family instruments I was able to build my 1st Dreadnaught guitar last year and just followed up with #2 dred, stringing up for the 1st time this afternoon. This one has a...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    This is my latest mando family build, Wilson WH-5 #23 mandola ready to be shipped tomorrow to a client in Georgia. This took a lot longer than I anticipated due to a lot of travelling last year and...
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    Re: San Luis Obispo Mandolins?

    I have a couple of my older F-5s that have been demos that I can discount. I'm just over in Bakersfield (about 125 miles away).
    If you are interested you can message me here or email at:...
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    Re: Doyle's Wilson HTP-5 Mandola

    Here is a shot of Doyle on stage at 2017 Wintergrass with his mandola.
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    Doyle's Wilson HTP-5 Mandola

    In March of last year Doyle Lawson purchased a WTP-5 mandola from me at the Wintergrass indoor festival in Bellevue, WA where he was headlining. This past June Doyle was performing (also a headliner)...
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    Re: Birdseye - How Does it Affect Sound?

    Nice discussion! I'm getting ready to carve my 1st birdseye back for a 2 point. I might be looking at graduating a little on the thin end of the spectrum depending on how it taps out. I visited Lynn...
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    Re: New Vessel February 18 1924 replica

    Right down to the dovetailed point protectors! Awesome!
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    Re: Question about using Tru-Oil Varnish

    Yes, you need to apply 15 to 20 coats but you can apply at least 3 if not 4 a day. You'll need to get an early start and wait at least 4 hours between applications! I wait a couple of weeks and...
  21. Re: Grass Valley (CA) Father's Day Bluegrass Festival

    I'll be there from next weekend on. Once the fester starts I'll be displaying my mandolins at the Music Caravan booth directly across from the main stage. Come on by for a shake and howdy!
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    Re: Wilson WF5 strung up i"in the white".

    Got strung back up last night and played around with setting the action this morning. It sounds and plays great. Good and loud with clear tone all over the board and nice old school woof!
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    Re: Wilson WF5 strung up i"in the white".

    The finish process was completed a few weeks ago and buffed out a few days ago. Over the last week I made what I believe to be an accurate Loar era replica pickguard and fitted it today. All I have...
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    Re: Wintergrass 2017

    Be there or be square!
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    Re: Wilson WF5 strung up i"in the white".

    Ivoroid/black/white/black. The inside black is .020 and just enough to scrape to. I'm going to do an aging toner on the binding when it's all said and done.
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