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    Re: Making Real Wood Buttons for Gotoh Tuners...

    Looks like the custom buttons I made for the Ellis folks for one of Pava's A5's have made their way over to Carters!

    https://cartervintage.com/collections/mandolins/products/pava-a5-namm-model-new
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    Re: Replacement Tuner Buttons

    Mike is correct. Current Saga knockoffs do not feature the new design that Gotoh switched to many years ago when they ditched the square posts.

    You can know that they are older Gotoh's if they...
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    Re: Great Lakes Music Camp - 2018

    I will be there again this year :)
  4. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Is this connected to this story by chance? Anybody know more info on why this happened? :)


    https://youtu.be/dd7ySopIwog
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    Re: Solved a buzzing problem on my Ratliff

    Matt--I promise I'm working on it. Have that rosewood on my desk here. Have to retool a little for the thicker Waverly shafts.

    After this weekend the festival I'm helping with will be done, and...
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    Re: Making Real Wood Buttons for Gotoh Tuners...

    Thanks everybody for your interest and encouragement of my shenanigans here. I'm sure I'll track some of these down eventually :)
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    I've *really* liked my Eastman Octave--picked it up earlier this year. Hopefully your experience was an outlier, Steve.

    It will hold me over until that Clark Octave shows up on my doorstep one of...
  8. Re: THANKS! to Denver Folklore Center and Eastman Mandolins

    Now that's an awesome outcome. Bravo. Thanks for sharing :)
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    Are you looking for one? Reverb seems to always have some around....
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    Re: Making Real Wood Buttons for Gotoh Tuners...

    Mike--yeah, I am looking for an arrow end with removable pearl buttons, and some handels (a or f is fine). I'll track some down eventually, but I might not like the price ;)
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    Re: Making Real Wood Buttons for Gotoh Tuners...

    William--I met with George Gruhn last week and he let me mando-handle his loars to get a button off and get measurements.

    If anybody has a loose set of loar-era tuners I could buy, a loose lore...
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    Doc--It's very hard to find a mandolin that sounds better than my Pava A Pro... Go play some!
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    I can find out which shop it is going to after NAMM if you really want it...
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    Don, I’m just reporting what they had on the info cards hanging next to the instruments at the show. I can confirm that IS what they said, mahogany.

    Here are the cards (hard to read, sorry)
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    Ok, I think all I'm missing at this point is The Loar...

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    Left to right...

    Professional Series
    All Solid F-Style Mandolin
    Hand-Carved solid spruce top
    Hand-Carved solid figured...
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    Here's a couple shots of what Eastman brought to the show. I still favor well set up Eastman 305's as the best sounding entry level mando out there--really really great builds in my book. Also their...
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    Ok, Kentucky! I only got one photo of their stuff (sorry). I think I have enough info to give you a rundown of everything in it:

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    KM-1050
    Mastermodel Series
    Graduated, carved...
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    And then my absolute most favorite mandolin find at Summer Namm 2019 is these fine folks:

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    You may have seen some of their guitar stands in the high-end room at Carters, but I noticed the...
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    Ok, so let's talk about the cases next. What I saw there were the TKL Vectra cases. Which, while new to me, have been in existence for at least a couple years now (though when I was doing a lot of...
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    There was a lot of interest in the twin point oval, it sounds as good as it looks. I donít know which shop it is headed to after namm....
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    Heading back to the show--will post Eastman, Saga, and The Loar stuff tonight or tomorrow.

    Going to get some hands on time with that new Weber Octave, looks neat.
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    Weber, continued:

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    Weber - Yellowstone "F" Mandola F-Holes
    Top: Sitka Spruce
    Back/Side: Flamed Maple
    Binding: Ivoroid
    MSRP: $5599.00
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    Ok, and on to Weber next. They brought a lot of nice mandolins, a couple octaves, a mandola, and a mandocello.

    I'm also attaching all the info provided on the display cards in the booth--though I...
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    And here are the Pava instruments that came along for the trip:

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    Pava A5 Pro - Blonde with Koa Binding, Koa Iris Inlay and Koa Tuner Buttons
    This is a pretty neat one, the koa binding is...
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    Ok... let's start with my favorite, Ellis & Pava. (I apologize in advance for the cell phone photos--I wasn't planning on doing this...)

    Here's a look at their sweet booth:
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    Starting...
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