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  1. Re: First Video of The Mandolin Store new location

    How exciting!:grin: Glad to see them in Nashville, just a couple hours drive away! :mandosmiley:
  2. Re: String suggestion for Flatiron Performer/Festival series

    I have used J74's, GHS A270's and DR MD11's on my Weber and Pava A5's. I liked them all. Try the DR MD11's some time, if you haven't tried them. Congrats on your new to you Flatiron!
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    Re: Happy Birthday Norman Blake

    I bought several of Norman Blake's albums back in the early 1980's. "Full Moon on the Farm" was one of them. This is one of my favorite albums. Norman is a National Treasure. His rhythm and playing...
  4. Re: My Thoughts Are With Nashville

    Our prayers are with those who have lost Loved Ones. I have a Niece that lives in Bellevue, TN., just west of Nashville. She said the tornado missed them. She said she was ok. Such a tragic loss of...
  5. Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Dan! That mandolin will be there when you are better :-) Prayers!
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    Re: Thank you Scott and Dan!

    Thanks Scott and Dan for the hard work you do to keep this Forum going! You guys are the Best!!! I check in everyday to see what is going on in the Mandolin Cafť! SALUTE and Thank you!!!
  7. Re: Old Program from Crescendo with Loyd Loar spotlight

    That's an incredible piece of Loar history. Worth having! BTW, I would love to hear a recording of Lloyd. Are there any out there?
  8. Re: String recommendations for Collings MF

    D'Addario J74's will work very well with your Collings MF. I use them on my Weber and Pava.
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    Re: To Gibson or not?

    I've NEVER regretted buying any Gibson I have owned. They will hold their value better than most, as long as they are in good condition. This one looks like it has new frets. That adds value to it,...
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    Re: Gibson A 1916 mandolin case search

    Thanks rickbella :) The quality, Retro look and feel of the TKL case is impressive. I’m glad to hear your 1914 A-1 is well protected. I’ve been enjoying the Gibson A, it has a really nice old...
  11. Re: What's Your Favorite Instrumental-Mandolin Album?

    183177 I have an old vinyl copy of this album by Bill Monroe that I purchased in the early 1980ís. Itís still my favorite.
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    Re: Sold my Collings and got a Pava

    I’ve owned an Eastman 305, 315 and 515, and all the necks were similar to the Pava A5. I have smaller hands too.
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    Re: Gibson A 1916 mandolin case search

    Hello Mike, and I would love to read the threads. I did find a Gibson A mandolin SN 25863. That is two numbers apart from mine. It has an OHSC and has a blonde top as well....
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    Re: Sold my Collings and got a Pava

    The Pava A satin that I have has the pronounced "V" shape, which doesn't stress my hand, but the Weber Yellowstone HT has a "D" shape that fits my hand perfect. I love both mandolins. Each has it's...
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    Re: Gibson A 1916 mandolin case search

    Charles E.. This is the first three piece back Gibson A that I have seen. It would be interesting to see how many more are in the Mandolin archive. Time to do some research :-) I feel very lucky to...
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    Re: Happy 100th Birthday 1920 Martin Style A

    That's a beautiful old Martin, It looks like it has been well taken care of. :cool: Here's to another 100 years of music making. Enjoy the history and vibe!
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    Re: Gibson A 1916 mandolin case search

    This is an excellent website of the history of the old case makers. http://www.stevekirtley.org/bullshead.htm
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    Re: Gibson A 1916 mandolin case search

    For the Mandolin Archive: This is an update on my 1916 Gibson A SN 25861, FON 2626 with original Bull Nose case and pick guard. I bought a TKL A style case for it, for better protection when...
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    Re: Gibson A 1916 mandolin case search

    That's a nice looking case Vernon ;-) 1922 was a very good year! My Dad was born in that year! Thanks for the link, enjoy your A-2 :-)
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    Re: Gibson A 1916 mandolin case search

    Thanks Rick, I will post some pictures of the Gibson after it is strung up, in its Case!
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    Re: Gibson A 1916 mandolin case search

    Rickbella, Thanks, I have one ordered. I got it for $145 from my local music shop. I am going to have a back seam reglued by a local Luthier with Hyde glue. This is SN 25861, and came from a Cape Cod...
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    Gibson A 1916 mandolin case search

    I need a new case for my Gibson A made in 1916. It came with an old "Bull's Head" case. I've been eyeing a TKL 8851 A model arch top case. Any ideas? Thanks and Happy New Year!182706
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    Re: Thinking About A Pava

    Congratulations on your new Pava! I bought a Satin A a year ago and love it. It has a beautiful finish, very well made, and has the tone that I was looking for. My Pava A has a V Shape neck, which...
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    Re: Happy fourth of July!

    Happy Independence Day everyone!
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    Re: The Mandolin Store

    I'm glad to hear you like TMS! I bought my Weber Yellowstone A HT from them back in 2015. They were very nice to me on the phone when I was asking about the mandolin I was interested in. They are...
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