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    Re: Is this a real Larson?

    The flat-back was not made by the Larsons.
    Some shots of the bowl-back showing the purfling, rosette, peghead, and fingerboard inlays would be helpful.
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    Re: Is this a real Larson?

    And that is a Larson.
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    Re: Late 30s A1 Gibson

    In the picture it can easily be mistaken for an "H", but the seller lists it as a "B" in his title. We'll assume that he can see it better in person than we can on a screen. [At least in this case...
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    Re: Late 30s A1 Gibson

    The factory order number 732 B indicates an instrument built in 1936 [A=1935, B='36, C='37, etc., through G in 1941].
    It will be interesting getting the old duct tape glue off the neck without...
  5. Thread: 75 Gibson F-5

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    Re: 75 Gibson F-5

    The finish is most likely some form of nitrocellulose lacquer, though I wouldn't be surprised if Gibson was monkeying with the exact formula to reduce drying time or cut cost. I've seen yellow,...
  6. Re: Why are good mandolins more expensive than good guitars?

    In many ways, yes. Mandolins with carved tops and backs are carved to shape out of thick pieces of spruce and maple in the same manner as violins.
    When this is even partially done by hand, it is a...
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    Re: Can someone ID this mandolin tune for me?

    "Evening Prayer Blues." Adapted by Bill Monroe from the playing of DeFord Bailey.
  8. Thread: Older Eastmans

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    Re: Older Eastmans

    I don't know how an older one might compare with this year's product, but I had a 2008 or '09 model 505 come through here a couple of years ago, and it was quite a good mandolin.
  9. Thread: upgrade thoughts

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    Re: upgrade thoughts

    Yes, instruments of the same make and model can vary considerably in tone and projection.

    In your budget, you can add Gibson oval hole A's to your list. Some are brighter than others, some are...
  10. Thread: What do you see?

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    Re: What do you see?

    Upon a second look at your picture, what appears to be an irregularity in the wood or finish directly in front of the bridge base is merely a reflection of the bridge top and the adjusting wheels. ...
  11. Thread: What do you see?

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    Re: What do you see?

    There is an irregularity in front of the bridge.
    It might be only in the finish, it might be in the wood.
    Finish damage in this area is not uncommon.
    Call them and ask.
    Or if you're not...
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    Vega Cylinder Back in rosewood.

    We don't see these in rosewood very often.

    http://bfstrings.com/store/p74/Vega_Cylinder-Back_Mandolin.html


    I have no connection with the store and have not seen the instrument in person.
    ...
  13. Thread: The Mando Boys

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    Re: The Mando Boys

    I spoke to him today. He is hanging in there. He is able to walk short distances with the help of a walker, and is picking out tunes on the piano with his right hand.
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    Re: Is this a real Larson?

    I wouldn't mind seeing some pictures of Scot's bowlback mandolin, including one of the label. And a couple of his Stahl flat-back also.

    I also would like to see a clear picture of the purfling on...
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    Re: Is this a real Larson?

    The majority of Larson mandolins have the distinctive semi-triangular body shape. Despite design variations, all that I have seen have a peghead with radiused sides and without a concave curve at...
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    Re: F-4 owned by Norman Blake

    There are other reasons for letting an instrument go, especially for a person who is over 80 years old.

    And in my personal experience, I've never kept an instrument that I disliked for more than a...
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    Re: Is this a real Larson?

    Real Larson:
    http://www.sprucetreemusic.com/product/muarer-style-15-mandolin-c-1910
    This is a very plain model. Note the rather triangular body, although they also used other patterns.

    There's...
  18. Thread: knot in top

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    Re: knot in top

    You could drill it out, hide glue a piece of violin soundpost spruce in it [paying attention to the grain], sunburst the top, and nobody will ever know it's there until you point it out to them.
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    Re: Is this a real Larson?

    No.
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    Re: Confusing Gibson Flatiron

    Gibson serial numbers . . . [sigh]

    From what I've read, there were at least two numbering systems for Gibson Flatirons made in the US. And they are both different than the system used on Gibson...
  21. Re: Shocking revelation! Lyon & Healy Style C on eBay

    If it finds its way into the hands of someone with enough skill, that instrument can be repaired well enough that the cracks will not be very noticeable.
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    Re: Ivoroid picguard material

    You could call Axiom and see if they will sell a smaller length.

    Or, Rothko and Frost sells it. They offer it in sheets 1.5 mm x 100 mm x 200 mm, which works out to .060" thick by just under 4" x...
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    Re: Damage to Loar A5???

    "Must 'a been sperits." [Jim, in Huck Finn]
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    F-4 owned by Norman Blake

    Thought y'all might like to know:

    An F-4 owned by Norman Blake is available at Greg Boyd's House of Fine Instruments.
    http://gregboyd.com/product/1917-gibson-f-4-mandolin/

    A little history-- I...
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    Re: Damage to Loar A5???

    Possibilities:

    1. Wear from something in the case.
    2. Tut [or somebody else] wanted to find out what the finish was and scraped some off. The perpetrator might have been under the influence...
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