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    Re: Richter Patent Tuners

    How nice to see this thread revived!
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Grant, Thanks for sharing your story, and in such a sensitive and articulate way. I won't try and tell you how to feel about it, and I suspect that you know full well that you're not alone - even in...
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    Re: How Chris Thile spends his sunday

    Chris has been a part of the mandolin landscape so long, that it's hard to realize that he's just now coming to the broader public's attention as a significant entertainer, cultural presence,...
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    Re: Damaged Martin 2-20 ( I think)

    I would think this is fatal for the top. Not repairable in any normal sense of the word. I imagine that the bids are for the case, and to a lesser extent, parts.
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    Re: Gibson snakehead Jrs vs other snakeheads

    I agree, and I've not been able to find any consistent generalization about tone in relation to grain width of quartered wood. I'm not saying that some experienced builder would not, just that I have...
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    Re: Gibson snakehead Jrs vs other snakeheads

    I think that the lack of an adjustable truss rod is more of a factor in any tonal difference between the Jr and the higher models of that period. I do not remember offhand whether there is any...
  7. Re: Shocking revelation! Lyon & Healy Style C on eBay

    I'd have loved to see the finish shop at the L&H factory. If you've seen one in fine condition, it's obvious that their varnishing skills were somewhere beyond Gibson's. Just fantastic staining,...
  8. Re: Shocking revelation! Lyon & Healy Style C on eBay

    Not such a bad deal. Owner could sell the tailpiece, original case, and finger rest for $500. And with a few days of skillful labor have one of the finest oval hole mandolins ever made at a cash...
  9. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    The story of the DMMs is here in the Cafe’s forums along with some skepticism but also info from the luthiers closest to the project. You’ll need to search for posts from Charlie Derrington and Big...
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    Re: Loar’s Loar!

    Before getting too worked up over the cost of a 'golden era' F-5, it's worth remembering that there are many thousands of violin family instruments (and even bows) in that price range and above. It's...
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    Loar’s Loar!

    Posted on FB: “Roger has decided it’s time to sell his Gibson Loar mandolin. This was Lloyd Loar’s personal F5 dated Feb 18, 1924. It has a flowerpot inlay and a Virzi Tone Producer. Roger got it...
  12. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    I’ve played or stood next to half a dozen DMM or Skaggs DMMs. And every one has been a bluegrass hoss.
  13. Re: Shocking revelation! Lyon & Healy Style C on eBay

    Nice info. And a very nice instrument deserving of repair. I suppose that with the back off, the end block could be reglued, cracks repaired, broken rib rejoined. It would take some doing, that’s for...
  14. Re: Live From Here - Is There a Better Music Show ANYWHERE?

    And they just tweeted that it will remain available on YouTube all week! Until afternoon of November 30 I believe. That is fantastic news.

    American Tune (the second great performance on LFH) and...
  15. Re: Live From Here - Is There a Better Music Show ANYWHERE?

    Lovin’ the live feed. Here’s Thile w the Big Pancake!

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    and here comes Paul Simon!

    ...and now Baby Baby w Anaïs Mitchell! ��
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    Re: D'addario String Comparison Video

    I think the differences in that video are pretty subtle even listening through high end cans with outside D/A conversion. There is a difference but I don't know if I could say which is 'better' for...
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    Not to belabor the point but it helps to understand the transition. Garrison OWNED AND OWNS Prairie Home Companion. He hired Thile to be the new host in the show that he still owned at that time and...
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    As I understand it, PHC had a peak of 4M listeners, and was down to about 3M when Garrison neared retirement. And LFH claims 2.5M most recently. So I suppose the show's long term health depends upon...
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    Many of the other music shows mentioned are long distant memories - or recently ended, like Marty Stuart's show. Still wonderful to sample those oldies - even when the performers were singing along...
  20. Re: Lehigh Valley, PA - Jams and Clubs for the BG, OT etc newcome

    I'm not going to be able to catch the 'shindig' this weekend, but I definitely will check it out soon.

    By the way Cafe peeps, my wife and I will be looking for a place in or near Bethlehem, PA to...
  21. Re: Live From Here - Is There a Better Music Show ANYWHERE?

    I was discussing Live From Here with a knowledgable show producer the other day, and the first thing she says to me is, 'I love how generous Chris Thile is toward his guests and his band', and I...
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    Agree! Aoife did a wonderful job with Joni’s songs.
  23. Live From Here - Is There a Better Music Show ANYWHERE?

    Through an odd series of events, I helped the Cafe break the story that Thile was going to take over as host of Prairie Home Companion. I was excited, but I'd be lying if claimed to have realized...
  24. Re: Lehigh Valley, PA - Jams and Clubs for the BG, OT etc newcome

    Well that'll do! It looks like a really great venue, not unlike Jalopy here in Brooklyn. Thanks!
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    Re: Chris Thile's first mandolin

    In an interview with Grisman (Fretboard Journal), Thile says of his first mandolin, "I had a Sylvia. It was made by Kay."
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