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    Re: Oval Hole Heaven at Greg Boyd’s

    I live about 2 miles from Greg's shop, but he's closed for walk-ins. I'm dying to play those mandolins, and he also has two early 60's Epiphone Texans that I'd like to try.
  2. Re: WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals...

    You've heard me play...?
  3. Re: WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals...

    Well, I'm screwed then...189956
  4. Re: Looking for information on a Gibson mandolin

    It's 11934
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    Re: Pickup for a '22 Gibson A-2

    A truss rod and "paddle" peg head would indicate 1922 or 1923.
    If you don't want to enlarge the endpin hole, you could use one of these: http://www.tapastring.com/Vintage_Jack_for_Mandolin.htm
  6. Looking for a repair person, north Jersey, NYC

    A friend of mine contacted me, looking for a recommendation for a luthier that can repair a serious top crack on a teens Gibson mandolin. From the look of the picture they sent, there's probably...
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    Re: NMD Pomeroy Oval

    I had a chance to play one a few years ago, and it really knocked me out! Congratulations.
  8. Re: looking for Ideas in adding pickup coils to an old mandolin..

    As far as a magnetic pickup goes, I don't know of anything specifically for mandolin. The one exception is a vintage Dearmond pickup, which are rare and expensive There are numerous floating pickups...
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    Re: D'addario strings (Consistent breakage)

    I think that, in 40+/- years of using D'Addario mandolin strings, I've had 2 that slipped at the loop end and broke. I used the J74's up until a couple of years ago, then switched to the J73's. I...
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    Re: Howard and Jethro

    Did you go to the Jethro workshop in '83?
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    Re: 30's Oval Hole Gibson - Model?

    According to Gruhn's Guide to vintage guitars, the A50 had an oval soundhole in '33 only, and had a silkscreened logo that year. The A4 from that period had no inlay, other than the Gibson logo. Both...
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    Re: 30's Oval Hole Gibson - Model?

    1934-35 a4?
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    Re: Amanda Lynn

    I met a girl named Amanda Lynn in Atlanta years ago. She was a friend of the teenaged sister of a friend of mine, and didn't even know what a mandolin was. She didn't appreciate me teasing her about...
  14. Re: Help identifying the Gibson Mando in this YouTube performance

    It's a style A from before 1917, when they started staining them brown. An A1 would have the Gibson logo in pearl on the peghead.
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    Re: This Gibson legit?

    Afew years ago, someone posted about one of those that they had converted to a 5 string with fanned frets. It was a really cool thing to do with one.
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    Re: Rogue mandolin has no braces

    I have a 10 year old Epiphone MM-30a/e that has one brace running right down the middle of the top. It seems to be fine.
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    Re: 1901 Gibson?

    They were't using truss rods until 1922, so if that is the correct FON, maybe it got re-necked at some point.
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    Re: gig bag for Tiny Moore Bigsby style mando

    I have a 16" scale electric mandola that fits perfectly in one. It's 28" long and 11" wide187103(The mandola).
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    Re: gig bag for Tiny Moore Bigsby style mando

    I carry my electric mandola in a tactical rifle bag. It's nicely padded, has a shoulder strap, and a bunch of pockets. It cost less than $40.
  20. Re: Autumn Leaves - Mandolin Chord Melody [Tab]

    Nice! Here's my version:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdILhHcoSbs&feature=emb_logo
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    Kentucky Dawg Oval hole?

    A member of the Facebook mandolin page that lives in Japan posted this picture of his Kentucky Dawg oval hole F. I remember when the Kentucky Dawg models came out, but I don't remember ever seeing...
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    Re: 1924 Gibson A-jr

    If the finish had been put on with the bridge in place, it would have been strung up to hold it in place, so I don't think that's what happened. I'm also unsure if a varnish finish was sprayed on in...
  23. Re: We got your Gibson snakehead mandola right here!

    Looks cool, but if I had the money:...
  24. Re: Once A Week Jethro Burns Mandolin Playing Discussion

    I learned this version of Autumn Leaves from Jethro. A couple of the chord forms are a little difficult for my arthritic fingers these days: ...
  25. Re: Once A Week Jethro Burns Mandolin Playing Discussion

    I'm in!
    I went to a week long mandolin workshop with Jethro in 1983, and it changed my life.
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