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    Re: This Gibson legit?

    Strangely enough, the color is the one thing I do like about this Gibson. Is the body much larger than a normal A? Could one swap the neck out to a mandolin neck? I realize it wouldn't make economic...
  2. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Then there's this one ($2995.00):

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-Style-Mandolin-with-original-case-Grandpa-Jones-Owned/114322493252?hash=item1a9e26cf44:g:ptIAAOSwUjhfHJIS

    Perhaps if it had been...
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    Re: Damaged teens Gibson A3

    A very talented luthier friend of mine repaired a Gibson A with a history of repeated headstock repair fails by making a replacing headstock and partial neck by cnc. He scarf joined the newly created...
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    Re: Buy without trying

    I too have purchased many mandolins over the years from dealers and private individuals. I've never had to send one back. My most recent trade ended up being with a fellow Cafe'er from the next state...
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    Re: Worst scroll of the last century?

    I love this thread. Here's a current one from Ebay:
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    Re: yamaha mandolins

    Here are photos of Tim's Yamaha:
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    Re: yamaha mandolins

    Interesting, there's a Suzuki model 601 for sale on Reverb:

    https://reverb.com/item/626042-suzuki-model-601-mandolin-1969
  8. Re: What F5 is Tim O'Brien Playing at Greyfox 2015

    It looks like a Sam Bush model, perhaps he was checking it out.
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    Re: Ebay - A model, lost cause?

    Funny, but I don't think I would admit that I paid $650 for this!
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    Ebay - A model, lost cause?

    This poor thing, it looks like it is wearing a cape as a result of black paint, an attempt to minimize the look of a repair?

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  11. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    I had no idea they could go for that much, lol!:

    $50,000
    A Morgan Monroe mandolin and case; used very little;

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/625340814752179/
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    Re: Tennessee Double Neck

    First impressions: laminate construction, not carved, imported Asian, novelty item
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    Re: project mandolin on Ebay

    I like the project mandolins if they're interesting and I can afford them. I picked up a Catalfamo a couple of years back that was fun to correct some issues on.
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    Re: F2 Serial number ,... what year ?

    or 1915.

    Nice looking!
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    project mandolin on Ebay

    listed as a project mandolin on Ebay: inlay looks a bit rough, ambitious to try to make one's own (replica) inlay.
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    Re: Possible Cracked neck?

    A number of the less expensive brands use 2 dowel sticks for the neck joint. They don't tolerate much in cases of impacts. Not sure about the Loar brand/model.
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    MC classifieds: The Shue dropped!

    Nice price on a Bob Shue mandolin. I like how his mandolins seem to have the wider grain tops. NFI

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/157329#157329
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    Re: 1957 EM200 disintegration of tuner buttons

    Of all the various repair/restoration tasks, I've always enjoyed pressing on replacement buttons (using method as outlined by Frank Ford). If replacing just one, it may be possible to age the button...
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    I have observed that timing seems impossible to teach to some. You may be able to hit all the notes but without timing, the hot licks aren't worth a lick. I wonder if someone is tone deaf, could they...
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    Re: Who is James Greene?

    I'm Greene with envy!
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    Re: Gibson catalogs

    I loved the "mandolin furnishings" in the catalog. Cool that you could select the various replacement parts.
  22. Thread: New F9

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    Re: New F9

    I think my (rebuilt) F-9 fits in well with my others.
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    Re: Clown Barf picks available

    I received an email notice today that the 1.02 mm picker were back in stock. I promptly placed an order for a quantity. I look forward to trying them out.
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    Re: Reverb Gibson 2 Point

    Shouldn't have a flower pot.
  25. Re: MAS: Remember, it's stronger than you and there ain't no vacc

    Last year I decided to rid myself of the electric guitar section of my collection. I found myself not being inspired to pick them up to play. I only play mandolin out but I kept the acoustic guitars...
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