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  1. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    Weren’t some of the '20s Gibsons built with some of the frets off a bit?

    Teens too. I had a teens A that was off just enough to be really disconcerting. Bob Smakula put a new fingerboard on and it...
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    Re: Pre NAMM discussion

    Gibson Brands, Inc. to Announce New Line of Seven String Mandolins

    Hoping to continue the positive momentum started at the Summer 2019 NAMM show in Nashville where the company previewed several...
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    Re: Mandolin Set-up E-Book by Rob Meldrum

    I emailed Rob today and asked him to send me a copy of his e-book. He responded within a couple of hours with the book attached. Thanks Rob!
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    Re: "Jascha Heifetz of the mandolin"

    With due respect for the decedent Mr. Simon's uncle, there is truly only one "Jascha Heifetz of the _________" fill in the blank.

    Gloria Parker, the Yasha Heifetz of the musical glasses,...
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    Re: NMC rare relic (re-purposed autoharp body)

    For awhile my teenage daughter played a full sized, Lyon & Healy pedal harp. Hauling that beast around created several areas of my body where I had pain. Maybe if I had laid a Barbie Edwards therapy...
  6. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Nashport, Ohio is not too far from my office. If anyone is interested in the mando, send me $25,000 cashiers check and I will send you a Gibson A model. Heck, I'll even pay shipping.
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    Re: Shout out for Ronny Harrison straps

    I need a new strap for my old Gibson, thanks for the recommendation. With all consideration to Northfield, who I understand make fine instruments, I would rather not advertise a product that I don't...
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    Re: Damage to Loar A5???

    Maybe that particular spot on the upper rib was poking Mrs. Griffith in an uncomfortable place.
  9. Re: 10 high end guitars seized by Moose & Goose, find good homes,

    M&G is Alaskan for Fish and Game.
  10. 10 high end guitars seized by Moose & Goose, find good homes, NMC

    Some East Coast guitar dealer caught red handed-

    https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/anchorage/2019/09/23/how-10-high-end-guitars-on-their-way-to-hong-kong-wound-up-in-anchorage-classrooms/
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    Re: One more banjo question

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    Big vote for Tu-ba-phones. In center of photo, from left to right- 6 string, five string and plectrum Tu-ba-phones. No ringing overtones here- just beautiful, crisp, bright sound.
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    Re: F-Style Mandola case on eBay

    I bought one of the Michael Kelley mandola cases for a Siminoff H5 kit I built some years ago. Works fine, although to be honest that mandola has not traveled so I cannot say how the case would hold...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange: Music at the Mansion

    At the risk of overstating the obvious- that Loar sounds absolutely great in Andrew's hands.
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    Robinson Inlays can't touch the Consalvi banjo at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts-

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    And check out the peghead-

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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    I knew Ray Alden but did not know that his dragon design was on an F4. A great combination of a Fairbanks flowerpot peghead inlay and a Bacon Chubby Dragon. Ray's dragon has been working out.

    I...
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    Re: Meet ... the Perfect Mandolin Player.

    Now the mandolin is for sale.

    https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/msg/d/kent-mandolin-gretsch-new-yorker/6935418597.html

    But I'm holding out for that green chair.
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    Re: Meet ... the Perfect Mandolin Player.

    I work in Kent, so if anyone wants me to go by on my lunch hour and give you an "in hand" review, just let me know.
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    Re: Music Streaming service question...

    I subscribe to Google Play. $9.95 a month and they have almost every album and CD I can think of in a huge variety of music styles.
  19. Re: Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra Spring Concert

    Rats, can't make it on Saturday. Please give my best to Charley Rappaport, a prince among us paupers.

    Steve Roberts
    Cleveland
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    Re: Mystery builder

    This might be one of Roger Siminoff's kits. I built one of his A5s and it looks very similar.
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    Re: Live From Here show tonight

    My quibble with last night's show was that Dione Warwick did not have the hit with What the World Needs Now, in fact she turned it down when it was offered to her saying it was too country. That...
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    Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs on Netflix

    I really enjoyed Tom Waits as the prospector
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    Re: Odd Finish on 20's F-4

    This sentence did not end the way that I thought it would-

    "I am selling my late grandfather's 1917 Gibson F4 mandolin which he purchased in May of 2018."
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    Re: Vintage Vega electric in Massachusetts

    "And here is Eddie Playbody to pee for you, I mean Eddie Peabody to play for you."
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    Re: Gibson Mandocello

    I'm in Cleveland and just checked Craigslist for this very reason! No mandocellos listed.
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