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    Re: Buffing Out Marks in Nitrocellulose Finish?

    Can anybody recommend some good finish guys who specialize in nitrocellulose?

    I have no idea where to look.
  2. Best Replacement Case For A Flatiron Pancake?

    Hello. I am looking for a hardshell case for a Flatiron pancake mandolin. This topic has not been covered recently, and I know suitable older cases are not always presently available.

    Anybody...
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    Re: Buffing Out Marks in Nitrocellulose Finish?

    Good advice. I didn't know if Andy Poe was still working as a luthier. Somehow I had in my mind that he had taken a hiatus.
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    Buffing Out Marks in Nitrocellulose Finish?

    I have a great Poe Scout mandolin that arrived from a previous owner in a nice, protective looking gig bag. Somehow, though, it appears that a pattern in some of the material lining the bag has...
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    Pinched Nerves and Hand Tremor?

    I play the banjo/mandolin/guitar. I'm a rank amateur, but it means a lot to me. I have some cervical stenosis and have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel in both hands. Sometimes I get postural or...
  6. Re: Happy Birthday Dennis Vance, hoping for a transplant

    Best wishes to you, Dennis. I've enjoyed your input to Mandolincafe for years.
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    Re: Collings MT-O v Gibson A: Any Opinions?

    Thanks, Charley!
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    Collings MT-O v Gibson A: Any Opinions?

    Anybody have any opinions on the Collings MT-O compared to the Gibson A?

    Volume, sound, quality, playability, etc?

    Thanks for. your help.
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    Re: Collings MT-O Gloss Tops in Sheraton Brown

    Thanks, Charley. Yes that sunburst MT-O is a beauty.
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    Collings MT-O Gloss Tops in Sheraton Brown

    Anybody know if Collings still makes the MT-O Sheraton brown with a gloss top? I foolishly let one slip away from me and I sometimes think about getting another one, but I only see the Sheraton...
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    Reeltime Travelers

    One of my favorite old time string bands was The Reeltime Travelers, which, sadly, disbanded a few years back. Their second album is readily available, but their first one is very hard to find. ...
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    Re: Two More Quick Lacey Act Questions

    Thanks again, Pete. I appreciate you taking the time and trouble to help me out.
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    Two More Quick Lacey Act Questions

    I am contemplating purchasing an instrument from the UK. As I am not a wood expert, I am going to have to rely on the builder's expertise and accuracy regarding what kind of woods are used and what...
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    Re: Lacey Act Questions

    Thanks to all you kind people for your help.
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    Lacey Act Questions

    Hello All. Anybody have any dealings with The Lacey Act lately? The law has become very confusing to many people, especially because it seems to be amended it all the time.

    If purchasing an...
  16. Re: Flatiron Pancake v. Sawchyn Beavertail v. Poe Scout

    Thanks, pheffernan. I missed buying that Poe Scout on the 'cafe yesterday. I'll keep looking. They don't come up too often.
  17. Flatiron Pancake v. Sawchyn Beavertail v. Poe Scout

    Anybody ever do a realtime comparison between these? If so, could you please share your insights regarding tone, volume, playability, etc. etc?

    Thanks!
  18. Re: Help With Remembering Forgotten Term For List of Previous Own

    Remembered it: "Provenance" Thanks anyway.

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    Thanks for your help, Mike.
  19. Help With Remembering Forgotten Term For List of Previous Owners

    There is a term I've seen for a list of previous owners that sometimes accompanies used instruments for sale. Possible for other used items as well. I believe it is possibly a French word, but I...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Hello, Ivan. I am sorry to hear of your medical issues, but remain hopeful that you have many years of picking ahead of you.

    My first wish, of course, is that the biopsy is OK. But let me tell...
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    Re: Old versus New: Blind Taste Test

    Thanks, Mark. I have read such comparisons before, scientific and otherwise, which focused on other instruments. I found the article interesting as the evaluators, if I recall correctly, were all...
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    Re: Old versus New: Blind Taste Test

    Hashed and rehashed? Sorry for the redundancy.

    Please refer me to the scientific study done with concert level mandolinists under controlled conditions.
    I'd be interested in reading it.
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    Old versus New: Blind Taste Test

    Interesting experiment. Ever hear of anything similar being done with mandolins?

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/jan/02/how-many-notes-violinist-stradivarius
  24. Weber Bridger Octave vs Weber Bitteroot Oval Octave?

    Anybody ever have a chance to A/B these two instruments?

    I've wanted a Bridger Octave for years but they are very hard to find. Sometimes Bitteroot Oval Octaves become available.

    Any insights...
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    Re: Carpal Tunnel Surgery

    Interesting comments regarding carpal tunnel and mandolin playing. Michael: I hope your surgery goes well if you decide to go that route. Hope the people who commented all become totally healed up...
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