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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    It’s a combined sense on a cold instrument, I can hear it as well as feel it as it’s warming up.
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    Re: Collings MT2 Review

    I would agree with your conclusion. The greatest noticeable changes I’ve experienced with early playtime is increased depth and roundness in the lower and mid register.

    I’m a huge fan of...
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    Re: Collings MT2 en Route! ;-)

    Totally. Unless of course you’re into self-inflicted pain :crying: lets see it!
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    I mean c’mon.
    https://www.robinsoninlays.com/the-00-nouveau-guitar.html
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    Since you did say, ‘prettiest inlays ever’....Larry Robinson (the grandpoobah), Harvey Leach, and Grit (William) Laskin perform some of the finest custom inlay work anywhere in the world. It’s a...
  6. Thread: Woodstock

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    Re: Woodstock

    That’s exactly right, by the time the four of us got there after a 3-4 mile trek (over 3-4 hours time), the 7 foot fences were trampled and no one was entering through gates, everyone was stepping...
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    Re: Original cost of a Lloyd Loar F5

    To put things in perspective, Henry Ford sold around 15 million Model T’s from 1908-1927. In ‘23 the cost was about $350 each and as production increased the window sticker dropped to around $250 in...
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    Re: Gibson destroys hundreds of Firebird X's

    Henry should have consulted Fender first :))
  9. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    There are so many great electrics, Collings, John Suhr, Tom Anderson etc. that I honestly haven’t paid attention to either new Fender or Gibson guitars for many years so I have no dog in this. The...
  10. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Couldn’t agree more. I was certainly thinking this and alluded to it in the later part of my post above, but then that would have required some actual thought and work to achieve this on their part. ...
  11. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    After a quick google it appears they’re real. Not faulting them for eliminating the dog food not selling and writing down a million or so including the operator of the shovel but the lineup of...
  12. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I assume this was sponsored by Gibson but don’t know for sure. It seems to me there are better options to eliminate final inventory and take the write off, certainly more reverent ones than resorting...
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    Re: Gruhn's and/ Carter's?

    I worked with Christy and Walter only when they were with Gruhn. Believe they had a very loyal following then as well as now at Carterland. I can't vouch for George but the other two are first class...
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    Re: Waverly reversal?

    The modern Waverly's on the 3-F5's i've had from OZ have all been worm over.
  15. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Although $350 million is a mere rounding error in a very small corner of KKR's investment space, rest assured that shareholder value will take precedence over all else and there will be extreme...
  16. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Apparently it's been going on for a few years with Dean pre bailout.
    https://guitar.com/news/the-key-dates-leading-up-to-gibsons-lawsuit-against-dean-guitars/
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    I hate to be blunt folks but... that's exactly what you get when the company's majority owner (and COB) is KKR and the CEO running the joint is a guy who formerly worked in the jeans department at...
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    Re: Show off your back side

    No, but they'll see your amp. :))

    George A makes some of the baddest amps on the planet but they're also pieces of fine art. I love the looks of my mandolins besides being superb music makers.
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    Re: Mandolin Stand Recommendations

    I actually modified the Cooperstand angle of lean (it was top heavy) and use the as a table top stand. I wouldn't recommend it as a worry-free (secure) stand for heavier duty.
  20. Thread: Ellis A5?

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    Re: Ellis A5?

    I don't necessarily agree. Catch and release is a strong drug for folks who chase tone in their head, playability and aesthetics. We have some major 'offenders' right here at the cafe! :))

    Not to...
  21. Thread: Ellis A5?

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    Re: Ellis A5?

    Agree...ain't what it used to be. I think those big three are likely going to charge tax from somewhere. But, if you're armed with cash and some negotiating skillz, you never know what could follow...
  22. Thread: Ellis A5?

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    Re: Ellis A5?

    Nashwood is a happening town, with 3 great music stores and tons of mandolins to taste. My personal preference are the Carter's, great peeps.

    For a little more than the cost of shipping you could...
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    I'm a skeptic by nature! :))
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    My new mandolins have all gone through an adjustment period, they feel tight and not openly responsive...tone seems compressed, and they're definitely finicky about staying in tune. That changes...
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    Re: Cream-colored Golden Gate

    #1 Favorite pick. #2 ProPlec, #3 Blue Chip 55
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