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    Re: Help with identifying mandolin

    I don't know anything specific on this mandolin. But, in 1983 I met a man in Columbus, Ohio who was some kind of field representative for Harmony and made regular trips to Chicago to make reports,...
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    Re: Used Gibsons

    Also, along the lines of catch and release, sometimes life forces someone to downgrade even though the instrument has nothing wrong with it.
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    My impression is that it has been "relic-ed" to look like Bill Monroe's mandolin -- which means it probably has very little actual wear. I mean, it's an 2007, after all. Most of that was probably...
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    Re: Ibanez Buyer beware

    Allen is right, running a furnace can dry things out causing (lack of) humidity cracks and seam separation. A room humidifier or an in-case humidifier (damp sponge in a plastic baggie) can prevent...
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Not to change the subject, but I just realized how much Garcia looks like a young Col Sanders with the goatee and the bow tie! :cool:
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    I think all in all there is some great detective work and clues revealed. Especially, the kite string. Again, what are the odds? But, is it proof? That is the question, IMHO.

    Working at a...
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    A couple things caught my "ears" as the story unravels....

    The busted Loar in a box lends a fantastic quality to the story, but keep in mind an average guy in 1962 could own a Loar, maybe even...
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    Re: Bill Monroe's Actual Pick and Phone Number

    I had a similar situation, years ago, when I toured the James Dean museum in Fairmount, Indiana. Along with his Triumph motorcycle, photos, clothing, movie posters, etc. -- one item stood out --...
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Thanks for sharing your personal story, Grant. Heartbreaking, for sure, but an amazing story on so many levels. Best of luck to you and your sister.
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    Re: EM-150 CL. Pretty fair deal. NFI.

    Kinda beat, but cheap enough. Parts and case are worth that.
  11. Re: Flatiron, A-5 Artist Mandolin 1997 Thoughts?

    already covered in a previous post
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    Re: Advice for a pre-professional luthier?

    duplicate post
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    Re: Advice for a pre-professional luthier?

    FWIW, I had good luck finding project guitars by just casually asking music stores and pawn shops, "hey, by the way, I like to work on repairing guitars, do you happen to have any broken stuff in the...
  14. Re: Flatiron, A-5 Artist Mandolin 1997 Thoughts?

    The other problem I have with buyers returning something for "not being as described" is that it can put the buyer in a position of lying to get a refund. In other words, buyer's remorse is NOT a...
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    Re: Advice for a pre-professional luthier?

    Tools are tools, but I would focus on the instruments. I was lucky and started at a vintage shop as a salesman and watched the repairman there. That led to setups, bridge reglues, and some...
  16. Re: Flatiron, A-5 Artist Mandolin 1997 Thoughts?

    Not to derail from the original question, but yes, eBay's buyer protection will protect your money. But, it is at the expensive of the seller, if I may explain...

    As a longtime, 20+ years, 4000+...
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    Re: Genuine San Jose Artist Mandolin

    this is already being discussed in another eBay thread as the sunfish mandolin, fwiw
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Just for fun I googled "Hart Valley Drifters" and, lo and behold, there are a bunch of photos from 1962 online -- thanks to the Grateful Dead connection. Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter were in this...
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    Re: Kentucky unknown model

    There would be no profit in counterfeiting a Kentucky, unless you could get someone to do it who would work really cheap...........oops! :)
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    No, I wasn't offended. I think it is a fascinating story. I've been a flea market guy for most of my adult life and while I've never found a Loar, it is quite common, actually, to find things for...
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Thanks for clarifying, I missed that part of the story. OK, the guy who bought it for $25 sold it to the current owner, who is a vintage dealer. So, the guy who bought it for $25 did make a profit....
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Life probably got in the way or it wasn't important at the time, they might have been elderly or not playing anymore, etc. Who knows? As far as making money goes, NOBODY has made money unless you...
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    Re: Acoustic Engineer

    I don't think anyone is claiming to be an engineer in this case. It is merely a job title that comes with the job. And, looks like it has been grandfathered in, due to tradition.

    Sometimes in...
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    Re: Why So Few Resonator Mandolins?

    You're right, good stuff! Probably because it requires purchasing another instrument to get that sound, I'm guessing. Same with electric mandolin, not to pigeonhole, of course. Obviously, any...
  25. Re: “one announcement we're privy to that will rock the industry”

    I had a Zeta violin 20 or so years ago. It was a beautiful little metallic blue thing! Jeff Cook of the band Alabama was an early endorser back then -- keep in mind, Alabama had over 40 number one...
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