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    Re: ebay Eastman violin, place your bets

    Good luck, Greg! I hope it is the good one!
  2. Re: PayPal fraud in prograess (have you smelled this one before)?

    Three thoughts....

    The term "courier" is not used by legitimate buyers.......(red flag similar to "inheritance from Nigerian Prince")

    If you send the item to other than a Paypal confirmed...
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    Re: Wow, what a flip!

    Yep, first rule of vintage instruments: Don't mess with original finish.
    Second rule of vintage instruments: Don't mess with original finish.
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    Re: Anyone Recognize This Signature?

    Yep, Marty Stuart it is!
  5. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    For those old enough to remember..........

    (actually, I feel like I should include that before most of my posts.....)

    Anyway, there was a brief controversy in 1968 when the "then new" Opel GT...
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    Re: Banjolin Identification and Help

    I don't think it looks that rough.....I've seen much worse, especially on a cheaper laminated instrument where the cut would be hidden by some kind of pot/flange. Certainly could be original, IMHO.
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    Re: Hardwood tops

    I've never made one, but birch was widely used for inexpensive guitar tops. Harmony brand, for example.
  8. Thread: 1970's F5'S

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    Re: 1970's F5'S

    This era has been discussed on this forum often with no firm conclusions. SURELY, someone is still alive who worked at Gibson who remembers what is up..........? Seems to me that Japan-made...
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    Re: eBay sales tax

    FWIW, I recently bought some strings on eBay from Musician's Friend. I really didn't care who the seller was, I just sorted by the best price with free shipping and clicked. Even though the seller...
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    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    I think the idea of owning more than one instrument at a time or collecting is a relatively new concept. I say that having interviewed many older musicians and asking about what they played at such...
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    Re: Banjolin Identification and Help

    I have no idea who made it or where it was made. There is probably zero chance of restoring it with the correct parts, unless you find another identical donor instrument, but if it were mine and I...
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    Re: The Bluegrass Store - Columbus OH

    Went to OSU in the 70's. Great town for music and music stores, back then. In addition to those mentioned, there was a short-lived shop at 13th and High, near the Agora, not the String Shoppe --...
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    Re: The Bluegrass Store - Columbus OH

    I've been there many times. It is tiny, basically a couple rooms in an old house. The jam is held in the basement. If four or five people are in the store it would be crowded. There are a lot of...
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    Re: Whew...some Reverb sellers...

    Great advice! And, you can bet if they are a jerk BEFORE you buy, they will be a bigger jerk if you want to return it. :cow:
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    Re: German 12 string guitar info needed

    If you can "unglue" the neck from the body, then you can shim the neck pocket just like an electric guitar and dial in the action to where you like it.

    I have done this before with Fender type...
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    Re: Long term band

    Timbo, I know what you mean, but I'm not sure that expression is as "solid" as it used to be......;)
  17. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    It seems a lot of people are confusing the politics with the product. I like my Gibsons. Granted, they are all vintage, but still. Also, I repair and setup a lot of recent Gibsons and think the...
  18. Re: Vintage banjo mandolin, banjolin, appreciate any info. TIA

    It looks very nice. The key to getting more than $100-200 for it on eBay is being able to identify it and find a collector of that brand. If you check eBay completed sales most of the unidentified...
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    Re: Renfro Valley Barn Dance Crew

    I enlarged the picture to read the names of the last two people in the second row -- Shorty Hobbs and Eller. I then googled that and found they performed as Roy Shorty Hobbs and Little Eller Long. ...
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    Re: Noisy finish ???

    Was it Michael Jackson? ;)
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    Re: Storage: Case vs Hanging on the Wall

    Third option, I've got a couple of those guitar case thingy's that unfold into a guitar rack that holds 4-6 guitars each, depending on if they are electric or acoustic or a combination. Like I say,...
  22. Re: Anyone near Camarillo want to make a few bucks?

    I'm impressed. Not only at the quality items you were able to buy, but that the sellers were willing to ship and intelligent enough to pack properly and address a package. The CL sellers around...
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    Re: Volume boost pedal question

    For $300 bucks I'd at least hope they'd take me to the Men's Wearhouse..................:cool:
  24. Re: Anyone near Camarillo want to make a few bucks?

    Back to something I've previously stated on this forum.......

    Why, why, torture yourself? My rule is only to look at Craigslist listings withing driving distance of where I live......
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    Re: Futura Mandolin, anyone heard of one?

    If you Google search for Future mandolin rather than Futura you will find a similar, but not exact mandolin discussed here last September. That one was for sale on eBay, made in Japan, 1997 year,...
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