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  1. Re: NMC looking for info on a "Wilson" guitar

    I’m a long time Guild player and I agree with the folks above; these Wilson guitars share many features with Guilds. It made me wonder if someone in the Guild factory did a little business on the...
  2. Re: A tune in remembrance of a loved one's passing..

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful and interesting tune. It’s curious how some music can make us both happy and sad at the same time and trigger memories of those we have loved and lost.
  3. Re: Another misidentified Gibson mandola at Guitar Center

    Yes, I’m in Bakersfield, so it needed to be shipped from the San Bernardino store. According to their rules, I had to buy it first and would have to pay shipping costs if I returned it. I figured...
  4. Re: Another misidentified Gibson mandola at Guitar Center

    I returned it before I left the store. And the top has been refinished as well - it’s pretty obvious when you have it in your hands. And I was obviously mistaken about the binding, but there was...
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    Re: Tree planting

    If you’re interested in promoting birds on your property, plant native trees. All birds, even seed-eating birds, feed caterpillars to their young. Native trees are virtual smorgasbords for birds,...
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    Re: Stradolin?

    Also, Nick - Apparently you’re the expert on old tuners. The ones on this Stradolin seem to be of an unusual type. Do you know what years they were used? Thanks!
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    They are on this mandolin....
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    Re: Stradolin?

    My two Stradolins have position dots that look like they’re made out of metal. Was this common or only for a period of time? Never have seen this on another brand.
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    Re: Guitar flight case in overhead?

    That’s why I have a nice little seagull artist series parlor guitar that I use for traveling. It’s got a full size neck, plays like a dream, and has a nice sound (but not very loud). Don’t know why...
  9. Re: Mandolin stand food multiple mandolins

    Three potential issues: earthquakes, children, and inebriated friends and family. That being said, it is pretty cool seeing all the mandolins displayed!
  10. Re: Another misidentified Gibson mandola at Guitar Center

    Well, I ran across this thread last week and decided to take a chance on this mandola since since the price of admission was only 18 bucks for shipping from San Bernardino if I decided I didn’t like...
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    Re: Asleep at the Wheel

    Ah, yes, Asleep at the Wheel - Danced to them a few times in Austin while we lived there, once Dolly Parton sat in for a set since she was filming nearby. We also were regulars at the Broken Spoke;...
  12. Re: This just showed up in my inbox re: Gibson guitars

    This “win” for Gibson is only for their V and explorer guitar models and against Dean. Will be interesting to see if they try to go back and claim exclusivity for the early 20th century A & F...
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    Re: listing of rock songs w/mando

    Being someone whose curiosity often gets the better of him, I checked the hat definition in my OED and, although section 5. “Phrases and locutions: a. Referring to the custom of uncovering the head...
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    Re: Finders Keepers

    “ Alrighty then. Let's see if this works. And whether the effort was worth it. ” - Journeybear

    It was well worth the effort. Thanks for sharing it with us. Listening to it added some joy to my...
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    Re: listing of rock songs w/mando

    Sorry for the misplaced ‘

    Hats off to the Bear.
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    Re: listing of rock songs w/mando

    Could this list of “mandolin in rock songs” be located somewhere under the Cafe’s Learn/Listen section? It would be easier to check before posting and also easier to update. Maybe with song/band...
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    Re: Harmony Batwing tuners

    Mike, I still keep the original Strad-O-Lin tuners with the mando and the installation of the Rubners involved no alteration of the headstock. After I cleaned and reassembled the original tuners,...
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    Re: Harmony Batwing tuners

    Ah yes, I figured that my comment might strike a few nerves. I wasn’t talking about instruments that are basket cases, but perfectly good instruments that have been played, have produced music for...
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    Re: Harmony Batwing tuners

    I don’t have a problem with folks making a reasonable return on their investment, it’s the ones that cannibalize perfectly good instruments because they figure they can make a little more money by...
  20. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Agreed, with the refinish job, it just looks wrong. There is something almost disquieting about the way it looks. Kinda like the “uncanny valley” condition with computer-generated face images.
  21. Re: An O'Carolan tune on mandola: Eleanor Plunkett

    Yes, a very nice rendition. Thanks for sharing it with us!
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    Re: Keep Mandolin in OHSC?

    Because of the high potential for earthquakes here on the left coast, I keep everything except a pawnshop Gibson A50 in their case unless being played. Also, I’m too klutzy to have expensive,...
  23. Just wait until the time machines are available....

    Just wait until the time machines are available. The Gibson Company of the 20”s will sue today’s Company…… And Win!
  24. Re: Strad-O-Lin mandolins - which, when, how good?

    Sue, please add me to the folks that would proudly wear a Strad-O-Lin t-shirt!
    My late 40s-early 50s two-pointer is now back in operation. A fun little instrument, even if it does have f-holes.
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    Re: Instrument Insurance Help

    I also have my car and house insured by USAA and talked with their representative yesterday. Although the website says everything must have an appraisal, he indicated that, for items under $15K, this...
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