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    Re: The Loar White House Photo

    So this photo dated to October 7th 1922 popped up today on Facebook. It appears to show some of the same people as The White House photo but dates to at least 5 months prior. If you look closely it...
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    Pickguard clamp value

    What do you think the going price for teens style pickguard clamp is these days? I might let one go to someone. I’ve sold parts in the past but it’s been a while. Don’t want to let it go too cheap...
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    Re: Gibson Shipping Ledger - November 29, 1951

    I’ve posted this before but it would be GREAT if the original shipping records could be made public.

    Phil
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    Re: Visit to Rudy's Music in NYC

    If you are going to paint a mandolin the A-3 would be the right model to go for.

    Phil
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    Re: 1923 Gibson K-5 Mandocello Sighting

    Just in case anyone has been wondering for the past 4 plus years the K-5 in the original post IS a 1924. I just noticed that in the comment section the author of the blog page says he talked to the...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Stay positive and good luck with all in the future. While life is a combination of many things looking now that you have made over 14k posts I would think these instruments would be an enjoyable part...
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    Re: Was he really a lefty?

    Here are two examples of Orville’s handwriting. Notice the left handed lean.

    Phil

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    Re: Was he really a lefty?

    What pic of Orville with a Style U are you referring to?

    Phil
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    Re: Was he really a lefty?

    I’m probably not going to go too far into this discussion but I will say that I own what is probably the most fancily carved pre-company Orville Gibson made six string guitar and it has what appears...
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    Violin case for mandolin?

    This is just a random thought but I noticed a lot of really interesting violin cases available online. Would a Gibson mandolin be able to fit a violin case? I’m not jumping on any really more of...
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    Re: Identification of Gibson Mandolin-Guitar

    Yes it’s a 1905 Gibson. They had slotted headstocks for about a year in between the initial paddle heads and the later solid headstocks. Here is my 1905 Style 0-2. Yours has been refinished, has a...
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    Re: D'Angelico mandolin Registry

    I usually put some pieces on display at the Vintage Blues Guitars booth at the Philly show. My mandobass usually draws a crowd. Next show your at stop by and say hi.

    Phil

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    Just...
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    Re: Tenor Lute Blues

    Yeah, would love to see some pics when you can. Sound pretty interesting. I know someone looking for a cream pickguard if you ever decide to switch it out. In fact I think I have two 'dola guards...
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    Re: Early Gibson at GC Seattle

    It’s a 1904-1908 mandolin that has been re-necked in the 30’s. fingerboard inlays like this wide body A-50. No idea where they came up with 1918.

    Phil

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    Re: A2Z with birdseye back!

    FYI, I just tried to send you a PM but your mailbox is full and not accepting new messages until space is cleared.
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    Re: A2Z with birdseye back!

    Are you interested in it? If so, we can go to PMs to conform to the rules.

    Phil
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    Re: A2Z with birdseye back!

    Not Birdseye but here’s the flamey back on my Snakehead A-4. Pretty nice.

    Phil

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    Most appropriately finished L-3 Guitar

    We all know that the white top finish was a standard feature of the A-3 mandolin. This finish has popped up on less than a handful of other instruments. Here it is on my Snakehead L-3. Pretty cool. ...
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    Link to Awesome “1902 Gibson” thread

    This thread on the restoration of the earliest known Gibson Co. labeled mandolin was in the video subsection of the forum. For those who may not look there here’s a link
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    Re: 1922 Gibson Mandocello

    Roughly $10k. (+/- $2k)

    Phil
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    Re: Gibson 1902 Mandolin Repaired & Playing now.

    Here is it’s slightly older very similar brother. Ca. 1897 Orville Gibson made and labeled.

    Phil

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    Re: Gibson 1902 Mandolin Repaired & Playing now.

    Great mandolin! I remember when you found it. Yes, Orville was left handed. I’m not so sure that is Orville in the photo with the mandolin in his lap though.

    Phil
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    Re: 1923 Gibson K-5 Mandocello

    I will try on getting some kind of recording out once I get access to some adequate recording equipment and a player who would do it justice (aka..not me).


    Phil
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    Re: 1923 Gibson K-5 Mandocello

    Yup that’s the one
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    Re: 1923 Gibson K-5 Mandocello

    For some reason I can’t seem to edit the above comment. The headstock is distinctive not destructive. Thank goodness.

    Phil
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