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    Re: Gibson inlays

    My old 35 F-12 is on GBASE right now for sale! Its about mint but it has 1934 F-7 tuners I put on it as I kept the worm over gear gold plated engraved pearl button Waverly tuning machines as they are...
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    Re: Gibson inlays

    I know Jim, I love being a Geek and before I know it hours have past-LoL! There really should be a Gibson banjo archive as the inlays for those are super neat and different! I've seen some great...
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    Re: Gibson inlays

    I personally love the look of the Loar F-5's with the open rather than the closed G!
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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: Stuck in customs

    Well I recently received my Custom Apitius Rosine F-5 from Oliver-What a mandolin but DHL was a hassle, it was about 2 weeks in limbo-they lost the Lacy Act Form so Oliver had to fill it out again...
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    Re: Gibson F12

    The rare pre-war F-12's were expensive, only the F-5 cost more! Then the F-10 and the cheaper one was the F-7! The 10 and 12 had the same fancy inlays in the peg head and board and "Florida"...
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    Re: Gibson F12

    Not too many pre-war F-12's left original these days, I had a very nice 1935 all original but I recently swapped it! It was nothing special sounding but very nice looking and rare! I'd say there are...
  8. Re: Should I put a Mandolin Cafe Sticker on my Vintage Lifton Cas

    I'd say if its one of the rare Lifton cases for an F-5-no way, I would put a sticker on any of my Loar cases and 30's Loar style cases, well even rare shaped cases but hey its yours but "for how long...
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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: Ebony mandolin

    That looks great! The body shape reminds me of a flat top L&H, I've always had a soft spot for back and side wood like that! How hard was the sides to bend? I know some use my ultimate favorite...
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    Re: 1920's Gibson Tenor Banjo info

    I believe yours had a trap door back!! I'd get one and make that TB-4 "I think" whole again!
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    Re: Bluegrass Gospel

    My band is a local in my area, we hope to put out a CD soon, We are the Bluegrass Misfits! We do a load of churches in our area and we, well get her done! Even with the Virus we have got really...
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    Re: Go America!!!!

    Its still pretty KOOL man! I think I seen that one on evilbay long ago?
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    Re: Go America!!!!

    Ok who owns that sweet Flag Gibson? That is super sweet, I'd play her with serious pride!
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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: 2020 Hlavaty A5 mandolin

    Very nice A model! Love the bound F-holes and the sweet fatty tone! Yep another builder that has it going on-way too many these days!
  18. Re: Looking for information on a Gibson mandolin

    Yeah buddy, a lot of guys love these so it would be an easy sale for you! What other goods do you have to post? enquiring minds want/need to know as yes we are all vintage mando geeks here at the TOP...
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    Well I'd buy if I could but just bought an Apitius Custom, I owe for a 24 TLute to Dola conversion, owe for my 1919 OO-18 that was rescued from the trash heap! Maybe a certain swap soon and a very...
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    I looked at that Gal and thought she was beautiful! What is the price in US dollars? I sure don't need another mandolin but yeah man its a serious mental illness I have!
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    Re: Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    This is such a neat old Video! Tony is playing the historic Clarence "Bone" Akira is in a shot with his "Duck", Lots of interesting things going on if ya really focus and know a bit of Grass history
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    Re: Mandola cases

    Out of the ones I scored I kept the Cedar Creek Dola case as that was perfect for my project, the original 20's Geib that came with my busted 2 TL to Dola convert just went bye, the NOS Weber Dola...
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    Re: Tortoise shell pick alternative

    Is Casein the stuff they used for some of the old buttons on tuning machines by chance? I used to love V-pick tremolo "just don't drop that at a night gig!" they sound pretty great, I liked the BChip...
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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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    Re: Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    Larrys F-5 was redone, not sure who but I'd guess Randy Wood! His also has a tree of life fret board inlay! His sounded like a pretty good ole mando!
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