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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    Back to the real subject at hand....at one point in time there were "Loars" and there were "Ferns". If you had a mandolin with f-holes and a flowerpot, it was a Loar F5. People did not pay...
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    Exactly. I had a power outage, so my post is late coming in
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    Gibson was very adept at tracking costs associated with production. The FON is essentially a work order that dictates how many and what do we need to build next. So, everything was tracked via the...
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    Hendrik,

    I should have further clarified. I am aware that Joe made that "reserved in advance" caveat for Loar mandolins. However, I disagree with that also. I say this because all mandolins and...
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    These are un-signed Loars. Flowerpot, proper look finish, FON number aligns with the last signed batch of Loars. The only difference is the lack of label, and the serial number are relative to Loar...
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    Re: Worm under, Worm over? A visual guide.

    Worm over/worm under, and the gears being pulled together or apart. REF: Hogo and Condino posts and differing opinions.

    I agree with both posts. They both make sense. I have always thought it...
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    Re: Worm under, Worm over? A visual guide.

    Hi folks, I apologize for forgetting about my post. The tuners I posted is a set of custom ordered worm under A-model Waverly's. Unfortunately for some reason the normal A-model Waverly's are worm...
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    Re: Worm under, Worm over? A visual guide.

    Here is a set of modern Waverly's from Stew-Mac. Who can tell me what is going on here. (the tarnish is not it) Hint, there is something wrong about them and right about them.

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    Re: Gibson inlays

    I can't confirm that Jim. But, I think whatever Spann has in print should be trusted information
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    Re: Gibson inlays

    I have studied this subject extensively over the years. My F5Journal, if you have ever seen the print version documents the entire metamorphosis for F5 Mandolin peghead inlay. In general, the...
  11. Re: 1923 A2- To Drill Or Not to Drill? That is the question...

    I am going to have to disagree with some of the posters here. The pickguard you have is Loar era. No, it would not have come on a 1923 like you have. I'm guessing your A2 is from the July batch...
  12. Re: How important is having the original hardshell case?

    I believe your question has been answered. But, I find the case to be equally important to a vintage instrument as the various parts attached to the instrument itself. Anything short of the...
  13. Re: Article: Photo Shoot: Po' Ramblin' Boys in Calgary, Canada

    Very good
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    Re: Damage to Loar A5???

    That spot has been there since I've known the mandolin(1966). I believe it came from the case. The A5 does not fit exactly right in an F5 case (which it came with) and rubs right there. ...
  15. Re: 1923 Gibson Mandolin Production Estimate - By Model

    This serial number is so close to '24 that it would be hard to argue whether it's a 23 or 24. The Loar mandolins signed on December 11, 1923 are about 300 numbers earlier
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    Re: 1923 A4 Gibson Value

    The prices are all over the place. I know for a fact that several snake A4's have recently sold for $6000 or a bit more. It requires the right person at the right time. The $4000-$4500 range does...
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    Re: 1923 A4 Gibson Value

    The crack sounds like a "heat bending crack" in the side. These are common and usually left the factory that way. They are like a layer of wood sticking up slightly. They were glued down and...
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    Re: A request of builders

    I would like to add this. Outside of a very few high end builders, most builders are not fantastic at everything. Whether it be frets, finish, fit, creating a specific sonic quality, following a...
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    Re: Machining/Routing Celluloid

    Max, I do this all the time. On a router table, with pattern bit, template and carpet tape. The trick is to work the celluloid down close to the pattern you are using via a spindle sander. This...
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    Re: 1918 f4

    You may be correct there. I can't see the texture in any photos, but the color is there
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    Re: '17 A-1 Bridge

    An accurate Loar style adjustable bridge will do the following to your mandolin: 1) Provide a better balance of bass and treble, 2) provide a tighter more attackable feel to the strings, for a bit...
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    Re: 1918 f4

    I agree on the assessment of the finish. I see no evidence of refinish. The bridge and pickguard appear to be original to the mandolin. There are no marks from a shorter smaller solid bridge. ...
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    Re: Rigel tailpiece replacement

    I may have one or two if that does not work
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    Re: 1915 Gibson A Pickguard issue

    I must ask this question here. Is there another set of holes in the fingerboard where the guard may possibly have been installed in another position?

    I ask only because the guard tip usually...
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    Re: 1915 Gibson A Pickguard issue

    Hogo and RC are exactly correct. They are at an angle and are usually somewhat corroded and very difficult to remove.

    I believe these were installed at like a 30 degree angle so the nails could...
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