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    Re: Gibson inlays

    Gibson inlays were all GREAT and well cut by the same company for years and then they changed to a different company in the late 30's and they were a tad thick and very crude! I don't know the exact...
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    Re: Cases for Lyon & Healy model A

    If you want the ultimate case for a L&H mandolin "NFI" but check out the one at Gryphon Strings! I owned that mandolin a few years ago! Its a long scale, in about perfect/mint shape and has a one...
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    Re: Gotoh Replacement Tuner Buttons

    There was a seller on evilbay that sold real pearl tuner buttons for around 75 bucks a set? I got a few sets awhile back?
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    Re: An original tune on a Sobell mandola

    Looks pretty big for a Dola? More Mando-Cello type isn't it? Pretty sweet regardless.
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    Re: Tortoise shell pick alternative

    I've used the forbidden for years as I use very old pre CITIES material, its by far the best tone material. One can look on evilbay and find old antique pieces from busted old mirrors, tables, photo...
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    Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    Lets see if I did this correctly? This has some footage of my Great Uncle Dick Smith playing with the great Jimmy G. and at the end my Uncle Gene Johnson playing with the II Generation! Also many...
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    Personally I love imperfection and flaws? Hey to me there isn't anything that is pure perfection, instruments, humans etc...imperfection is life so embrace it, live it love it know it and enjoy it!
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    Re: Trading

    I always swap as its great to try new/old stuff! Sometimes its even sometimes I swap something worth less for something worth more and vise versa, as long as both parties are happy and agree that's...
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    Re: Apitius J Model just arrived

    Very Nice indeed, I love the look of the neck on your J! I'm oh so jealous as I'm still waiting on mine-funny! No I have patience but sure I'm pretty thrilled knowing mine's on its way.
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    Re: Apitius J Model just arrived

    Mine is scheduled to be delivered this Thursday, so if she arrives I'll have to wait awhile to open the box as well. Its been real fun working with Oliver on my build, pretty easy as all I did was...
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    Re: Apitius J Model just arrived

    Great looking one right there, too bad its backwards;)
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    Re: Waverly tuner repair

    Those tuners are not Waverly's, they look like older Gotoh's right?
  13. Re: Plating on a Lyon & Healy Model A tailpiece

    Yeah man don't even polish a tailpiece cover or base! I know a few guys who polished off the soft Gold plating of some Loar/Fern covers-not real good, expensive mistake considering one can tell from...
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    Re: Levin Model 42 (1948)

    Very Nice! You got a deal on that one!
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    Re: the Small Dog

    I was lucky as I contacted Small Dog awhile back "they had an add in the Café classifieds" and they were going out of business so they had some stock left so I was able to get 5 covers for Pag+Loar...
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    Re: the Small Dog

    The Northfield covers are pretty nice and work well if one can't find a used Dog.
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    Re: 3 Month Stiver Review

    Lou is a GREAT builder and super nice guy! A load of my friends play Stivers around Western PA and South Western NY.
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    I'm a mediocre player as well, and this all is interesting to me, think about all the original pioneers of the mandolin work you enjoy, Monroe, Duffey, Wakefield, Osborne, Dawg, McReynolds,...
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    Re: NMD - Apitius Classic

    I got a message last night from Oliver and yes the cases are in and he's working on them and will ship mine on Monday-God willing! Hey check out my profile page as I started an Apitius mando group!...
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    I do know that at the last Banjothon/Loar Fest down in Knoxville this past January that the Red Diamonds that Don had there were mighty killer! He explained his Torrification process that he does and...
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    Re: Mandola cases

    I snapped them up from Leo many days ago for my 24 TL conversions, the neat news is, I'll have an extra original 20's A Dola case and perhaps one of these?
  22. Re: Lyon & Healy Style A, B, C fretboard - all radiused?

    Yes Gibson had radius boards on some Loar F-5's! If I remember correctly Ronnie McCourys Loar has a factory radius board. And on their Loar L-5's they were radius, not positive on their other teens...
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    Re: '23 Gibson A2

    Yes I'd say if it was real whooped take it down but real clean original instruments should be left alone! I've had 3 1930's F-7's converted but all had issues and one was already converted, also 2...
  24. Re: instrument an offensive weapon (no mando)

    You want an offensive weapon-you should hear me play fiddle! Now if that don't get the point across I sure don't know what will!
  25. Re: Where is this exquisite Lyon & Healy Style A?

    188851 Here is the one I had, I found some old photos I kept! She was a nice one! 188852
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