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    Re: Loar tailpiece Cover

    Don of course I remember. I will be at Merlefest again in a few weeks with my Loar-if you are going please stop by and give it a whirl.
    Same to you John, Alan and Steve.
    Rich
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    Re: Loar tailpiece Cover

    Thanks Mike and the rest of you folks for helping me out by answering my questions. As always, it's a pleasure to be part of this mandolin community.
    Rich
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    Re: Loar taiilpiece Cover

    Please ignore my misspelling of "tailpiece"
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    Loar tailpiece Cover

    Dear Cafers-
    I have recently acquired a February 18, 1924 Loar. The tail piece is different that other vintage Gibsons that I have seen. In particular, the detail on the top on the traditional...
  5. Re: So what is the "real" value of a Loar in today's world?

    I have followed this thread with great interest. As I said in an earlier post, I am interested in buying a Loar and have been gathering information on available Loars, prices, and tax consequences....
  6. Re: So what is the "real" value of a Loar in today's world?

    I want to put my toe in the water here. First, hello to Gary who knows me from prior mando transactions. I understand the high costs of the Loars, that there is a wide variety in condition and sound,...
  7. Picking at Mineral Bluegrass Festival

    I will be at the Mineral Virginia Bluegrass Festival for the first time-how is the picking?
    Is anyone else headed that way and wants to do some picking?
    I try to go to new (for me) festivals each...
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    Re: Which armrest maker do you recommend?

    Hey folks
    I have tried many armrests. I darted with the large ones and worked my wAy to the smaller ones. I found that smaller is better and serves the purpose well. You simply do not need much...
  9. Re: HIGH DOLLAR PICKS....Yea or Nay?? Do you Use One or No Way??

    The best pick I have is the yellow McCray pick that is no longer available. I have tried many many picks TS, Bluechip, ivory, stone, all the plastic picks and by far the McCray 1.5 suits me the best....
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    NEW DUDE TO BE-
    108700I hope that this is the right topic to post a new mandolin in progress albeit not Darryl's.
    I am super excited about a new mando that Lynn Dudenbostel is making for me. Here...
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    Re: Berklee Tribute to John McGann

    Yes, it is a Sobell. John was a friend and musical mentor. Simply put, I miss him and think of him often. Rich M.
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    Re: Berklee Tribute to John McGann

    Joe, As you know, I have John's octave mandolin. Please let Sarah know that if she wants to use it in the Tribute concert that would be fine by me. I live just outside of Boston and work in town. ...
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    Re: Rest in peace, John McGann

    Please note that the fund is not tax deductible. However, there are no administrative costs or overhead costs charged to the fund and 100% of the contributions go to John's family that has lost its...
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    Re: Rest in peace, John McGann

    Our mandolin world has lost a great one. I have known John and his family for years and would not be playing mandolin but for him. There are many great players but not all are great teachers and John...
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    Re: Which arm rest??

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    Here is my armrest on my Dude. RIch
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    Re: Which arm rest??

    I wish to add my two cents. I have tried many armrests. The smaller ones are the best. L. Dudenbostel makes a great one. Yes, there is a problem of imprinting the top with the cork-all the more...
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    Re: MerleFest-for veteran attendees

    I have had a great time at Merlefest for years. I recommend Sewerfest for the best picking in contrast to River's Edge and the VFW campground. All are good sites for camping but picking is clearly...
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    Joe Val Festival

    So the best thing going in the Northeast next weekend is the Joe Val Festival in Framingham, MA sponsored by the Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU). The pickin is great. Imagine 1000 or so players all in...
  19. Re: Puzzled by the high prices of high end mandolins

    I would like to weigh in on the high price of high end mandos. First, years ago, I went on a quest for a great mando. Having tried many, sold some, I now mainly play a Dudenbostel and have ordered...
  20. Re: All Gilchrist Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza

    Hey Goose-Since you were the original owner of my 2005 Gil fern, please shoot me an email to rbmlaw@aol.com. I would like to get the background to your purchase. I got it from Dwight McCall who got...
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    Re: Joe Val Festival 2010

    You will have a great time at the Joe Val Festival. There are pickers everywhere in the hotel. Approximately 280 rooms sold out in 7 minutes. 130 of the rooms are "picking" rooms rather than quiet...
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    Re: Skinny on 75319

    I am certain that it is the same instrument because I talked to the owner who is a very honorable person. The auction price was $60,000, the 62,500 number is, per my guess, the house bidding to get...
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    Re: Skinny on 75319

    I find it fascinating that it sold for 70K. Does that mean that a refinishing of an instrument reduces the price to one half the value of a clean Loar which I believe have been selling from 150,00 to...
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    Re: Skinny on 75319

    I went to Skinner's today to check out the Loar. There it was with new strings in slack mode. I turner her up, and sat there for about 45 minutes playing away having a blast. It is a great mandolin...
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    Re: Who's going to Rockygrass?

    I will be there looking to pick starting on Friday late afternoon through Sunday nite. This will be my second time at Rockygrass. Give me a call if you would like to pick a few tunes. I will have my...
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