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    Re: Shipping Costs

    Exactly. Insurance is another matter entirely. You are best to go with a separate policy, such as Heritage. If you insure with USPS or UPS the rates are quite high, over $300 value, the insurance...
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    Re: Shipping Costs

    Good example of what I call "false economy." Whatever they saved in shipping could have caused a nice instrument to be ruined, IMHO. Instruments need to be double-boxed with peanuts, bubble,...
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    Re: Shipping Costs

    The other thing I've been noticing about USPS is the amount of "upselling" the counter personnel have been "coached" into doing. A lot of small packages can be sent first or ground and they always...
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    Re: Shipping Costs

    20 years ago I worked for a store that shipped about 100 guitars a month. At the time FedEx was charging about $30 to ship a guitar coast to coast. With our FedEx discount it was $9.........

    So,...
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    Re: Shipping Costs

    FWIW, I live in a rural area where the "small towns" are about 8-10 miles apart from my house to the "city" where I work. I pass about 6 towns in the 50 miles to work. The USPS employees like to...
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    Re: Stradolin Seeks Glue

    It deserves to be repaired and played again, but, there is a ceiling to what you can put into one of these, IMHO.

    Certainly has a lot more character than a Rogue, for example.....
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    Re: Does anyone have a case like this?

    That's the beauty of a forum like Mandolin Cafe. Money doesn't enter into it. Just people using their experience to help others solve problems, some minor - some not so minor. :mandosmiley:
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    Re: crack in top, F model

    Believe it or not, sometimes the wood cannot be clamped and glued flush without leaving a gap, if you don't humidify first.

    This summer I was working on a bellied-top on an acoustic guitar that...
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    Re: Stradolin Seeks Glue

    If it goes for the minimum bid and the repair goes well, it should be a nice clean instrument for not much money.

    I wonder how they came up with the starting bid?

    Usually when a seller...
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    Re: Sarah Jarosz playing a Nugget Mandolin

    Great performance and delivery -- singing-wise -- but that song doesn't really show what the mandolin sounds like, due to the "plinky" nature of song, IMHO.

    I would like to hear the Nugget on a...
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    I think the students will be encouraged by those great guitars!
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    Re: its only a Dollar..

    In a sense it is what the seller says it is.......a reissue of sorts......however, it is an unauthorized reissue made by a hobbyist by "converting" an Epiphone....

    We don't know the intentions of...
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    Re: Does anyone have a case like this?

    Nothing further to add in regard to the lock......

    But, it did occur to me that if the medical community has similar forums with multitudes of brainstorming minds at work -- we should be able to...
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    Re: A request of builders

    I don't doubt you Marty, but for the record a 1/4 of a mm is less than 1/64 of an inch........closer to but not quite 1/128th of an inch.....

    but I guess we are on the subject of "fine tuning" a...
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    Re: I have a superton, what next?

    I think it looks cool. Have fun!
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    Re: A request of builders

    John is right, if somebody is paying $10K for an instrument, they are basically paying for perfection -- something the average builder cannot achieve. It should be beyond nice. Perfect as possible...
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    Re: Does anyone have a case like this?

    This part does not make sense. It should be about 10 seconds work to open it if you have the knowledge. Less if you have the right key....:confused:
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    Re: Harmony H35 Mandolin Chicago

    And a month later, the rent was due and he pawned the Gibson!

    I interviewed a bunch of old obscure blues musicians and asked them about the instruments on their records covers and all had the same...
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    Re: Does anyone have a case like this?

    And, it should go without saying -- ONCE YOU GET A KEY FOR THE LOCK, UNLOCK IT AND LEAVE IT UNLOCKED AND NEVER USE IT AGAIN!!!!

    I never understood what security people think they are buying with a...
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    Re: Bourgeois Guitars Partners with Eastman

    FWIW, I was thinking of the 70's when Alvarez was promoting their "handmade, small shop, guitars made by master luthier K. Yairi in Japan" -- these guitars have held up well and still sound great...
  21. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    :)):)):)):)):)):)):)):)):))
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    I get some hate mail occasionally regarding my eBay prices.........they usually show up first thing in the morning and when I check the time they were posted it is usually 3:00am or so......you know,...
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    Re: Bourgeois Guitars Partners with Eastman

    hmmmm......I have lived long enough that $3K is now what a "cheap" guitar costs.........:(:(

    I better stick with the pawn shops and yard sales, I guess..........:crying:
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    Re: 1919 gibson a3 #mandolin

    You're right, and it's sad IMHO. I still long for those early days of vintage guitar collecting -- 35 years ago and before eBay -- I would see an instrument listed on Gruhn's monthly list, then...
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    Re: 1919 gibson a3 #mandolin

    A couple days ago the bidding was hovering around $260 and I thought I could get excited at that price.......

    Today it is over $700 with no signs of stopping......with 11 hours to go......

    At...
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