Search:

Type: Posts; User: danb

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.09 seconds.

  1. Thread: RIP Arthur Stern

    by danb
    Replies
    37
    Views
    61,701

    Re: RIP Arthur Stern

    Very sad news. Condolences to his family and friends. I really enjoyed chatting cats, cars, and mandolins with him over the years!
  2. Re: Strings for a Gibson 1924 A-1 in "player" condition

    J74s are perfect for a vintage gibson. The original string gauges were quite close to them too!

    I've used them on at least a dozen old gibsons over the years never any problems from the string...
  3. Replies
    77
    Views
    24,982

    Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    Good stuff Aidan. I've been hitting the Howl at the Moon in Hoxton now and again, let me know if you're up for one in a couple weeks
  4. Replies
    8
    Views
    1,524

    Re: Can't connect to the MC server

    Hello Graham- sent you a chat on FB messenger.

    Short version- We do block some regions where spam/scams are rife. Over the years we've fine-tuned it pretty well though every so often we find a...
  5. Replies
    13
    Views
    4,091

    George Gruhn with his favorite guitar

    This is a great video- George describes his personal Loar L5, and talks about what makes it special to him


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoM1EC7I3w0

    I don't have any pictures yet, though it...
  6. Re: Gibson opposes Collings' headstock trademark registration, ci

    This is not a company that is interested in making anything, this is simply a soulless corporate husk trading on a purchased name.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd7ySopIwog

    Owning a...
  7. Replies
    9
    Views
    3,047

    Re: Gibson F4...1924....1925...??

    Controversial I think, but I'm using a hybrid of Joe's dates and some of the loar labels, receipts etc for my archive dates. 81xxx may well have left kalamazoo in the late 20s, though the indications...
  8. Replies
    81
    Views
    16,332

    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Yes, definitely down from the peak days. There was a period where the market was quite flooded with Loars for sale. Prices have definitely crept downwards even further, and I'd bet a fair bit that...
  9. Re: The dreaded black A2Z question. With a possible answer...

    It's a beauty, and I bet it sounds great.

    I haven't seen another with orange finish under black, so I scanned through the archive.. at least I can tell you that I don't have another one showing...
  10. Replies
    29
    Views
    5,987

    Re: 3 Point F-4 Torch and Wire

    Hey Vernon.. that's one of only 2 I've seen like it. What happened there to my eyes is a refinish job at Gibson around 1915-1924 or so, as that would be a time that such a color and such a case could...
  11. Thread: Out of my league

    by danb
    Replies
    33
    Views
    6,326

    Re: Out of my league

    About 15 years ago (my my), I wrote this story about the experience of having time on a Loar:

    Loar Diary

    Have a look-see! As to what remains from that experience 15 years later..

    I...
  12. Re: Long shot - any tenor guitar owners on the forum in Bucks, UK

    I've got one not far from Harlow Town
  13. Re: Nava Archtop #3; with a nice smattering of Brazilian rosewood

    Which bit of the Fens Gary? We're not far off Aylsham
  14. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    In Honor of Mr Bill Monroe's 73987 (celebrating it's 96th birthday today!), I think this is an image worth sharing.

    178154


    This scratched logo should remind us all something very important...
  15. Replies
    23
    Views
    8,456

    Re: 10 Questions for Dan Beimborn

    Hello Rush- I'd still go 1922 (ship date) for 70050. The FON looks like you could be right in the middle of Ajrs with similar serials.. here's a sampling (note lots of incomplete data!)
    ...
  16. Replies
    1
    Views
    1,367

    New detail on early Style O neck block

    "The Gibson" over the order stamp- this is the first one of these I have seen

    177349
  17. Re: Mandolin Mondays #172 w/ Special Guest Jack Pearson

    :redface:
  18. Replies
    9
    Views
    3,404

    Re: A little F-4 information

    13100 is also interesting for using the earlier scroll carving style (C-shape instead of S)

    There are a few more scattered that come after 11694 too.. some quite interesting ones to see in there!
  19. Replies
    9
    Views
    3,404

    Re: A little F-4 information

    inline correction
  20. Thread: Gibson?

    by danb
    Replies
    21
    Views
    4,161

    Re: Gibson?

    Good advice right here.

    The truss rod and adjustible saddles both let you fine-tune the set-up a bit more. I make little adjustments to mine when I travel, seasonal changes etc.

    Most...
  21. Replies
    12
    Views
    3,095

    Re: 1907 Gibson F 2 in SF Bay Area Craig's List

    looks close to Larry Ellison's place.. or maybe Neil Young's :)
  22. Replies
    12
    Views
    3,095

    Re: 1907 Gibson F 2 in SF Bay Area Craig's List

    I'd say go scoop up unless there is serious damage not shown in pictures. That's like 40% below what they normally go for
  23. Replies
    10
    Views
    3,905

    Re: 1909 Gibson F2. Worth it?

    They aren't too rare, I bet if you check

    Elderly
    Gryphon
    Carter vintage
    vintage mandolin
    Mandolin Central
    Gruhn
    Intermountain Guitar and Banjo
    vintageinstruments.com
  24. Replies
    10
    Views
    3,905

    Re: 1909 Gibson F2. Worth it?

    The price is high compared to market that I've seen.. these can change hands around $3k-3500. Crack under scroll very common on these. The back appears to be maple or unusually figured birch. In my...
  25. Thread: 1923 F4 Blackface

    by danb
    Replies
    11
    Views
    3,144

    Re: 1923 F4 Blackface

    does seem possible indeed :)

    175682
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4