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    Sticky: Hi, this is Charlie's daughter Anna. I have...

    Hi, this is Charlie's daughter Anna. I have really enjoyed reading about my dad's accomplishments and want to read more of the things he has said here on the cafe. I am trying to learn more about the...
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    Sticky: Hey Brian (fellow FJ Cruiser and Loar owner)... ...

    Hey Brian (fellow FJ Cruiser and Loar owner)...

    Give me a call tomorrow. I need to talk with you.

    Charlie
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    Sticky: Good question. I know my July 9 (top bound) had...

    Good question. I know my July 9 (top bound) had that certain something. And, the grain was much tighter on the top with a slab back. I still contend they did something different with the finish on...
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    Sticky: Could also have been a "bad day". I've seen a...

    Could also have been a "bad day". I've seen a couple with sub-standard binding, but it's pretty odd. Also, it's hard to say as what I might think is a little off might be different in someone else's...
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    Sticky: And standard Waverly's did fit the 7/9/23 I used...

    And standard Waverly's did fit the 7/9/23 I used to own.

    I think the change occured close to the July 9 batch.

    Charlie
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    It had 29 rattles... certainly the largest I have...

    It had 29 rattles... certainly the largest I have ever seen.

    Charlie
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    Glenn, It still sounds to me like you were...

    Glenn,

    It still sounds to me like you were left with a bad taste in your mouth and I don't want that. Go ahead and PM me and we'll see what I can do to make you happier.

    Charlie
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    Glenn, As in any service business, our...

    Glenn,

    As in any service business, our estimates are rough guesses (at the start of the repair process), and once a job gets going, we often find other things that may alter the final cost of the...
  9. I always said if I were to win the lottery, I'd...

    I always said if I were to win the lottery, I'd just play bluegrass music until the money was all gone. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

    Charlie
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    Tommy... I remember the total instrument...

    Tommy...

    I remember the total instrument number being around 65 in 2000 (including Ferns, L-5s, K-5s, H-5s, etc.). I also think you're right in that the average is around $150K with the low being...
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    Actually Jeremy, The wear on the back scroll is...

    Actually Jeremy, The wear on the back scroll is probably the strap and on the top scroll from a pick/fingernail. Dan's right, the softer grain between compresses easily, the harder grain lines don't....
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    Sticky: Actually Jeremy, The wear on the back scroll is...

    Actually Jeremy, The wear on the back scroll is probably the strap and on the top scroll from a pick/fingernail. Dan's right, the softer grain between compresses easily, the harder grain lines don't....
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    No, he knew. He was just waiting for the right...

    No, he knew. He was just waiting for the right time to move it.

    Even if he didn't know what he had, it's only right to inform. I refuse to mislead anyone for the sake of a dollar. That sort of...
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    No, he knew. He was just waiting for the right...

    No, he knew. He was just waiting for the right time to move it.

    Even if he didn't know what he had, it's only right to inform. I refuse to mislead anyone for the sake of a dollar. That sort of...
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    It's a very interesting piece. Like Mon's, it has...

    It's a very interesting piece. Like Mon's, it has a guarantee label. Gold hdw., flowerpot, removed sig. label, 30's hdwe (except the tuners and pickguard which look Loar period but gold plated),...
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    It's a very interesting piece. Like Mon's, it has...

    It's a very interesting piece. Like Mon's, it has a guarantee label. Gold hdw., flowerpot, removed sig. label, 30's hdwe (except the tuners and pickguard which look Loar period but gold plated),...
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    I think you're right, Tommy. I believe this area...

    I think you're right, Tommy. I believe this area (Nashville and parts East) would have the most. No proof, just a guess. Thank goodness they're so easily identified.

    Charlie
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    Calm down, Ken... I was serious when I said I...

    Calm down, Ken...

    I was serious when I said I wasn't trying to be asinine, the smiley face meant I was trying to be funny. I apologize if I've offended.

    Darryl and I have always offered...
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    Darryl makes a grand point. I was also fooled...

    Darryl makes a grand point.

    I was also fooled (when I was much younger and hadn't worked on any), however, I don't think, after study, I could be fooled again. That's why I'd love to see one of...
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    Adam, I'm not being flip, but it's taken a few...

    Adam,

    I'm not being flip, but it's taken a few of us years and years to be able to distinguish the nuances between a good fake and an original. I'd be glad to tell you how to do it, but I can't...
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    Sticky: Neither do I, Darryl... there would have been...

    Neither do I, Darryl... there would have been bulk fingerboards available to all builders, and they would have used whatever was available out of the f/b bin.

    However, it is interesting to note...
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    Neither do I, Darryl... there would have been...

    Neither do I, Darryl... there would have been bulk fingerboards available to all builders, and they would have used whatever was available out of the f/b bin.

    However, it is interesting to note...
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    Sticky: That'd be a great idea, Tommy. I'll talk to the...

    That'd be a great idea, Tommy. I'll talk to the guys at the bluegrass division and see what they think.

    Charlie
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    That'd be a great idea, Tommy. I'll talk to the...

    That'd be a great idea, Tommy. I'll talk to the guys at the bluegrass division and see what they think.

    Charlie
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    Loose neck? Boy, would that be really rare !!...

    Loose neck?

    Boy, would that be really rare !!

    BTW, sure is easy to tell they're lacquer. I'd give an eye tooth to have that case.

    Charlie
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