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    Re: Gibson F-5 neck on Ebay

    Sold for $283.00 [ 24 bids ] plus Shipping of $9.75 (YMMV).

    His auction of 4 Gibson guitar necks (1980ish) Les Paul, ES-175, Acoustic J-45 and Byrdland - BUNDLE sold for $2,047.00 with 39 bids...
  2. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Can't carry a tune in a bucket? Try this! :grin:
  3. Re: My gut's telling me to get this Regal Tenor Guitar

    It's priced cheap enough at $150.
  4. Re: Know what this is? It keeps staring at me!

    Ahhh yes, the boys at Car Talk on National Public Radio. I have always wondered who turned off there color T.V. (remember black & white T.V.? pre-1964) to listened to talk radio!?!? Somebody might...
  5. Re: Know what this is? It keeps staring at me!

    Where do you think Robert Service got his story from! Well, no, it wasn't Lobachevsky, but quite often, these tall tails circulated until someone who could spell, wrote them down and took credit for...
  6. Re: Know what this is? It keeps staring at me!

    Should I have never started this thread? Damned if I do, damned if I don't. No regrets.

    Speaking of The Damned... https://youtu.be/jgqP0ez4qAM

    Betcha I'm not the only one with a search of...
  7. Re: Know what this is? It keeps staring at me!

    I Googled that six different ways to Sunday, not even a hint. So, I did what any red blooded amateur would do, I summoned The Great Lobachevsky and plagiarized! Knowing somebody would come up with...
  8. Re: 2-point Orpheum branded Strad-O-lin on eBay

    Date stamp is smudged on the month end. It is XXX 12 1935.
    Might be Nov. not that it matters. Knowing it's a 1935 is what matters.
    Most comma f hole SOL's were 1930's with very few made in the...
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    Re: Low End Strad

    If you start a new thread please add the link to this thread.

    Type 6 - Top binding ONLY (real), may actually be a completely different Maker, because this model does have a pickguard bracket hole...
  10. Re: Know what this is? It keeps staring at me!

    The story goes, a Floridian was working the Alaskan pipeline and he froze to death. Before dying he made his friends promise to cremate him. They dragged the dead body all over the tundra and finally...
  11. Re: Know what this is? It keeps staring at me!

    I should mention, I meant no disrespect. I know you don't have sled dogs (or do you) and you don't go mushing (or do you)? I'm proud of anybody who can survive a Vermont winter! Floridians are big...
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    Re: Low End Strad

    Type 2 - Bullet Hole standard f Holes
    Type 3 - Bullet Hole w/ lightning bolt f holes

    Type 1 through 3 could be made by different makers (no proof)

    ? Not sure if "Type 4 - Oval Hole" isn't...
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    Re: Low End Strad

    Finish chipping around the ferrules that make me think the hole was slightly enlarged for them AND Definitely can see the laminates through the f holes!

    Good Eye Eric... or maybe We should call...
  14. Re: Know what this is? It keeps staring at me!

    I am 100% sure it was a Harmony! I asked my brother what brand it was, without giving any hints. He agrees, "Harmony in big white letters". I will never forget that (my first) guitar. We wore it out...
  15. Re: Know what this is? It keeps staring at me!

    My Aunt got an F-hole archtop Harmony guitar for her birthday in 1942 that was all laminated (top back and sides). We pretty much destroyed it between the basement humidity and the abuse of 5...
  16. Re: Know what this is? It keeps staring at me!

    Oh come on Sue, get your sled dogs out and mush on over to Jake's with it. It's gonna be a long cold snowy winter and he needs something to do. :))
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    Re: Gibson F-5 neck on Ebay

    I asked for a picture of the back, and BINGO, it's on the auction.

    Also, Serial Number 968856 which shows a recurrent serial as a result of the 70's random method. So, probably 70's not 80's.
    ...
  18. Re: Know what this is? It keeps staring at me!

    Sue, You make me smile. M

    It needs work. Binding is coming unglued (neck near the nut). The last picture shows a damaged back edge and the (mentioned) back crack... and that's only what's not...
  19. Know what this is? It keeps staring at me!

    Looks like an elevated fretboard. Has a tight hairline crack on the back.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/165785987829?
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    Re: Gibson F-5 neck on Ebay

    In my best Jethro Bodine (Beverly Hillbillies) imitation: But Jeff, only $50 for the business end of a Gibson F mandolin! Now, all I gotta do is wait around for the other end to show up!:whistling:
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    Re: NMD - Another Strad-O-Lin

    Definitely solid woods! My guy is still working on that Weymann, The SOLID two-piece back has to come back off, again, because the binding was way off. The back fattened out since it was taken off at...
  22. Re: 2-point Orpheum branded Strad-O-lin on eBay

    From https://www.wikihow.com

    How can I avoid shipping taxes?

    Tell the seller explicitly that the item is for personal use. Import duties typically apply to items imported for commercial use...
  23. Re: 2-point Orpheum branded Strad-O-lin on eBay

    I made him a $200 offer and was politely turned down, with no counter offer.
    So, before I wasted 2 hours worth of gas, you might want to agree on a price.

    Picked up this...
  24. Re: 2-point Orpheum branded Strad-O-lin on eBay

    He has reduced his price from $395 to $350 (still too expensive for a laminated SOL, IMHO). He has probably seen the completed auctions of the two (sold) ORPHEUM 2-point MANDOLIN's (on ebay). The...
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    Re: Comparing Strad-O-Lins

    There must be a way to measure the internal volume with lasers.

    Now, I just sound like Dr. Evil from an Austin Powers Movie.
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