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  1. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Jeff, I think you missed my entire point. The point is not that I or anyone else was sold a great mandolin. It is a push back for their bullying that has been taking place for many years now and in...
  2. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I think you are mostly correct, but I have dealt with the state of Tennessee over the issue of using a professional term. In my case it was attaching the term "architect" with a modifier, much like...
  3. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    As per a recent thread regarding a Gibson employee signing their mandolin labels as an "Acoustic Engineer" (which they are not), maybe it is time for all owners of signed Gibson mandolins to file a...
  4. Thread: Rice university

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    Re: Rice university

    I wish your son the best of luck. One of my friends fro Houston just told me a story of one of his buddies son's being accepted to Harvard ..... but not accepted to Rice. It is a great school but...
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    Re: Acoustic Engineer

    Mike .... I went back and read just about all of the posts on the thread you linked. Excellent information. One thing that I may have missed is who signed mandolins from 1924 to 1970 .............
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    Re: Acoustic Engineer

    Mike .... that was an interesting link. I should have read it earlier. Now that I think about it I owned two Monroe F-5's, one signed by Steve Carlson and one by Bruce Weber.
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    Re: Acoustic Engineer

    Thanks Aaron. That is exactly the sort of thing I was talking about. An acoustic or acoustical engineer is a "real" engineer and not just a made up title. I think, as you mentioned, mechanical...
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    Re: Acoustic Engineer

    Excellent point Aaron. I think the point here though is not that someone is practicing engineering who is not educated, trained, and taken the professional exam. I think it is the fact that a...
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    Re: Acoustic Engineer

    Duh! It never dawned on me that I could look it up! Here is what I found. This is from the state of Tennessee code.

    (c) A person is construed to practice or offer to practice engineering,...
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    Re: Acoustic Engineer

    I tell people the only criteria for being a golf course architect is getting someone to hire you! In a way that is true, as there have been some great golf course designers whose initial chosen...
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Sounds like we go after the same kind of stuff. Only my friends buy stuff that increase in price. I love jewelry (or at least my wife does) and the only advice I give people paying retail for...
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    Re: Acoustic Engineer

    Good explanations guys, but the reason I asked is that a number of years ago I was working in the state of Tennessee as a "golf course architect". I got a call from the state licensing board (or...
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    Acoustic Engineer

    I noticed a Gibson mandolin for sale in the classified that said it was signed by Danny Roberts, Acoustic Engineer. I had never thought about it, but my F-5 DMM is also signed by Danny as "Acoustic...
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    "All antiques are declining in price because of this."

    No exactly the case. Certainly many stringed instruments have gone down considerably, including Loars, but many antiques have remained...
  15. Thread: Appalachia Waltz

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    Appalachia Waltz

    Does anyone have a mandolin tab for Appalachia Waltz (Mark O'Connor)? Thanks!
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    Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    Bingo! I looked at a bunch of her other videos, especially those items which I know a good bit about. My mother was an antique dealer and I have been around them my entire life. I have also done a...
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    Re: Train from Edinburgh to Inverness

    Dagger .... Dornoch is indeed a lovely town and the golf course is one of my favorites in the world.There were about 50 of us in my group paying golf there that day and the pro shop had a banner day...
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    Re: Train from Edinburgh to Inverness

    I have taken the train from Edinburgh to Inverness and had a great time with much beautiful scenery. The train accommodations were great and I can't remember if we we served a meal, but I know we...
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    Re: Buying a Gibson Loar

    Jeff.....that was an excellent post and right on the money on every aspect. What you are saying is exactly why someone will sell a $5,000 widget to Rick on Pawn Stars for $2,500 (yeah I know that it...
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    Re: NMC Tony tries to play Shredanoah.

    I knew Rice wasn't very good, but had heard that Ricky Scraggs was pretty decent. That sucked!
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    Re: Buying a Gibson Loar

    Jeff......playing devil's advocate....why would a seller be willing to let his instrument (like a Loar) go to a dealer for 50% or less than what a potential retail buyer would pay? If someone had a...
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    Re: Buying a Gibson Loar

    One thing that hasn't been discussed and may or may not be relevant is what these instruments are really worth.....not in terms of "is a piece of wood with strings worth this much money", but in...
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    Re: Gibson head luthiers

    I guess though the years all of the signers have been called "Acoustic Engineers", yet I don't think anyone is sure that any of the signers are either engineers or professional acoustic experts. As...
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    Re: Harry West passes away

    Saw it many times - still trying to figure out what Harry was thinking about with that one!
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    Re: Harry West passes away

    Thanks Darryl! Just thinking of Harry brings a smile to my face. It has been a few years since I saw him, but when he was in Granite Quarry I spent many hours in his basement talking and sampling...
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