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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    Its easier to remember the keepers for me as many low and high end have went to get what I know have!

    1923 Gibson MB-5-all silver plated and Loar style silver engraved A tuners with pearl buttons...
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    Re: F5 with an OVAL hole?

    Very KOOL David-love those pearl blocks man! There was a guy in Alabama who had one just like that but I suspect it was a teens F-4 with a early 60's refinish and neck!
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    Re: F5 with an OVAL hole?

    Keep a lookout for say an old F-2 or F-4 that has neck issues? I had a 1914 F-2 that was a mess-busted neck, that I was going to put a 5 scale neck on but I gave it to David Harvey toward some work...
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    Re: "tinny" A string?

    Even with a superb set-up, check your A slots in the nut and saddle-go for no slop! Also strings can be a problem! Try a thicker A string set? I guess I've never had a too thin top or back carved...
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    Re: Is this really worth $70k?

    Well it is priced very high considering! I've played this one and it really does have the coveted Loarish tone and superior volume! Its a monster sounding early Fern! But 70K is really reaching, I'd...
  6. Re: We got your Gibson snakehead mandola right here!

    I know a few years ago there was a similar thread but I believe it was shut down to a few saying this is what the TL's were and the conversions sold for a bunch of cash and some buyers were not...
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    Re: Kentucky Dawg Oval hole?

    No I never heard of an oval or seen one! Thanks for sharing the photo! Nice indeed but I would take the F-hole KM-Dawg any day!
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    My MAS progression can be scary as I've had 100's of quality mnadolins-some I sure wish I could've kept "like my old Paganoni F-5, a 2004 V-Fern- a few others" but its allowed me to get some killer...
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    Re: Early Gibson Advertisment

    I still have no doubt that many old F-5's are still in hiding! Every year or so a new one comes back into the light be it an attic find or such, a prototype or even a long lost Loar or Fern etc.....
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    Re: Shipping in 2020

    Most people charge for shipping when they sell an instrument, if you buy from a shop you'll have to pay shipping! I buy, sell and trade on a regular basis and I just pack really well and hope for the...
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    Re: Playing with wrist/thumb pain

    I've also had this issue with the left thumb palm area "the trapezius bone" I think anyway, I seen a Dr. and he gave me a cortisone shot but didn't help so I wore a hand brace every night at bed time...
  12. Re: We got your Gibson snakehead mandola right here!

    That's the Vessel Dola he was selling awhile back correct? That's superb man! I think Gary used a TL as a guide for that gorgeous beauty. I really think Gary is a top dog builder, there's no doubt in...
  13. Re: We got your Gibson snakehead mandola right here!

    I actually tried to buy that conversion a few years ago but my offer wasn't accepted, I wanted to redo that one myself as I'm pretty sure it has a busted neck if I remember correctly, so I wanted to...
  14. Re: We got your Gibson snakehead mandola right here!

    Those Tenor Lutes make GREAT Mandolas, I have one that Gary Vessel did for me, it was a basket case when I found it! It was in terrible shape so I didn't feel too bad about getting it converted as it...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Well I've said it before and I'll say it again, Loar signed F-5's, and all the other Loar family of instruments are the first of basically the greatness of stringed instrument building since the...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Yes, I was always under the impression that a refinished instrument is worth half of full value-that's what I was taught anyway, so even at 90K its pretty deep right? So if it wasn't refinished would...
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    Re: Finnish fiddle tune Kellarin kautta

    Nice Eric, that ole Gibson is sounding pretty darn good with ya! Happy its in great hands. That one is one of the better 30's models I've played, it has that classic Gibson tone from that era, love...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Well my take is anything is possible with prices with Loar's etc...Unless someone that has one seriously needs the money I highly doubt they'll take less than 100K for a clean, nice, well worn Loar?...
  19. Re: Gibson A2 Pickguard Patent Number Question

    I've owned many old Gibson models and for sure the patent date isn't on any models after 1928-1929 except I have seen them on the higher end F-5 models but I think they hung around the shop for...
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    Re: Replacement Tuning Machines

    Waverly tuners should work.
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    I believe right after the Loar era-late 20's.
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    Its a very fine thing to have the so called forever "keeper" we live in possibly the greatest mandolin building era ever as there are so many fine builders out there that make such mighty fine...
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    Re: Gibson F5 custom 1966 help advice

    Yes retrofret is a shop in nyc-they have a website just type the name in.
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    Re: Gibson F5 custom 1966 help advice

    there is a 1938 f-5 at retrofret-way overpriced but has the same type back, one side is plain the other has some flame.
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    One mandolin forever huh-now thats funny! Myself i have many, have gotten rid of many and will continue to get many! I just love all the differences in each one, different builds etc...i have had one...
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