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  1. Re: Open right hand to closed fist transition help

    I started out playing banjo and learned to plant my pinky when I got my new mando I did not want to mar the finish so I am constantly battling the dreaded plant. I might have to start taping my pinky...
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    Re: Apitius J Model just arrived

    I just spent the last 5-6 hrs getting familiar with 'lucy for short" and I must say the I am blown away with the neck profile. My fingers just fell in place and never seemed to get in the way of each...
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    Re: Apitius J Model just arrived

    No! Looking at pics is kind of deceiving, the J model is the same size as the A
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    Re: Apitius J Model just arrived

    My next one is a 2 Point, I simply love the design and look
    Keith
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    Re: Apitius J Model just arrived

    :grin:
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    Re: Apitius J Model just arrived

    Sorry about the pics I was just too damn excited I know about the picture flip, tried everything same results
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    Apitius J Model just arrived

    Well I received My Apitius Model J this morning! After spend all morning watching for any indication of the slightest temperature increase I finally went and thru up:)) My tension lessened some and...
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    Brad nice choice on both sides of the isle. I like my A end will eventually upgrade it but only once my girlfriend forgets about my Apitius J model. who knows how long that will take at our age month...
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    Brad;
    Just a thought, I am on the end of My wait for Oliver to deliver my Mando. From the time I told him to expect my deposit to him telling me the it would ship the 12th of this month was one...
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    Re: NMD - Apitius Classic

    Hi William just wondering if you have received your new Apitius yet. Oliver just told me my case was in and should be ready to ship on the 12th

    Keith
  11. Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    Please change My user name to Keith Johnston
  12. Re: Unexpected things/benefits about playing mandolin

    You are A LUCKY man
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    Re: NMD - Apitius Classic

    Hi Don,

    While I was initially looking at Oliver to build me a mandolin one of the contributing factors was the photo and and note from you and the ton of others on his website
    and then on...
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    Re: NMD - Apitius Classic

    She is a lovely thing is she not?

    Keith
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    Re: NMD - Apitius Classic

    Here is My finished left handed Apitius. I just got these today also what a beauty..
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    Re: NMD - Apitius Classic

    I think they were built at the same time mine is also done just calmly waiting for him to ship it... when I first saw his J Model I fell in love with the look and sound
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    Re: NMD - Apitius Classic

    set back and relax his list is long but well worth the wait.

    keith
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    Re: NMD - Apitius Classic

    I am a huge fan of Oliver's.....I am getting my model j from him about the same time William Smith is getting his
    waiting is hard however, especially when you have instant gratification syndrome as...
  19. Re: High End Left Handed Mandolin Sightings?

    I know of 2 Apitius mandolins one is an F style (his first) the other is my Model J that is almost finished.
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    Re: Apitius J Model

    Hi Mando

    \Thanks for the info I knew Oliver was the correct pick as soon as I talked to him. I am very excited about my J model and the closer it gets
    to coming home the more excited I get. It...
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    Re: Apitius J Model

    William I have been waiting for mine for almost a year. It will be done by the end of August. From everything I have heard the correct choice was Oliver. Not only
    is he a fantastic luther but is...
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    Re: Apitius J Model

    I can't wait for mine to be finished and in my hands. I feel lucky to have got in line when I
    did.

    Keith
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    Apitius J Model

    Hi All
    I just wanted to share a image of My Apitius J Model lefty in the progress of
    being built. For those who are not familiar with Oliver Apitius and his fantastic
    instruments here is a sweety...
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Phil,

    I don't very often login but I am here everyday. The post that I choose to read usually has a remark from you. I have always read and tried to collect everything
    I can and your posts have...
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    Re: New Washburn 'Timeless' F-5

    I have a timeless A for the last 2 years with Elixor light strings and have found no
    issues I like the looks and the tone. I had is converted to a lefty with a Cumberland
    bridge. I never went for...
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