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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    And there we have it!
    With the advice of two people who's opinion I respect rcc56 and Bob S. I am sure that I am on the right path with this Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor. Now if I can learn to make...
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    After the guys over at the Banjo Hangout advised me about the head I now have it off and can answer the questions.
    It does have a metal tube around the top, not sure of any more than that.
    The...
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    Thanks Mark,
    My guess would be that the usual cover is for a Mandolin and might need to look at Banjo Covers? anyway if I need to have one made for the 100 year birthday then so be it
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    It looks to be 1 5/16" wide, I will give a more exact dimension a little later when I can get some calipers in hand.
    187615
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    Guess the question is what tailpiece did the MB-1 come with (thanks Mark for the '23 catalog). Here is a copy of a '20 catalog that Jim Garber sent me. It shows the MB-1 without engraving, but then...
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    pops1 ...can you send a link?
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    That is what I was thinking!
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    I am now on the hunt! For now it would be good to find something that would fit
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    Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    New Mandolin Day! or is it a New Banjo Day~~~or is it both?
    Sold to me as a 1922 Gibson Mandolin Banjo, from catalogs shared to me by members it looks to be a MB-1 Trapdoor with FON 11628-19. It...
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    Re: Weymann Model 85

    PM sent
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    Re: Weymann Model 85

    Turns out there was more wrong with it than just the bridge, the Tailpiece is also damaged. I am getting a full refund and will have to start over looking for one of these
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    Re: Weymann Model 85

    The seller is willing to refund the cost of a new bridge so after reading as much as I could I found a replacement at Elderly. I should have it soon and hopefully will be able to make a repro from...
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    Weymann Model 85

    Been wanting a Banjolin for a while & finally got one! Problem is that the seller didn't state the condition of the Bridge! Not completely disappointed but would like to know the direction to head...
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    Re: Is this really worth $70k?

    Fair Market Value? What a willing Seller and a Willing Buyer!
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    Hope he's going into town and having a vodka & ginger ale
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    We play his songs at our Jams at the River, sad news indeed!
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    1917 A-1 replace frets?

    I have a 1917 Gibson A-1 that is in wonderful original condition. The frets show minor wear but not too bad but are small.
    I am considering a re-fret but concerned about value. Thinking it may or...
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    Re: Info about Gibson A12 71385

    Sally,
    Sounds like you should post a couple of pics. Since this has been in the family for so long how cool would it be to have it repaired and learn to play it?
    PS rcc56 is a knowledgeable...
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    Re: '17 A-1 Bridge

    Always like Ford in a Ford, Chevy in a Chevy and I have a '52 Pontiac with a Pontiac. Now for the Model A today they never had a Flathead V8 that happened in '32 but a Model A today with original...
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    Re: '17 A-1 Bridge

    The bridge had a shim (a forum member suggested that I look for it) and appears to have a piece added to the top/saddle of it, possibly to help with intonation. I decided to keep the original bridge...
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    Re: '17 A-1 Bridge

    The neck is straight. I just was curious about an adjustable bridge for it. Not now though after hearing back from the other owners since it appears to be a mixed bag when modifying. Guess that is...
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    Re: '17 A-1 Bridge

    Thanks guys!
    With the mixed results I am thinking I should stay with an original bridge. I just need to lower the action to make it easier to play.
    Appreciate you advice from your experiences....
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    Re: '17 A-1 Bridge

    Thanks,
    The action is a bit high right now & I wanted to lower it. I would like to keep the original in original condition at least until I make a decision about those small original frets. Knowing...
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    '17 A-1 Bridge

    Curious if any have changed their Bridge to a Cumberland Acoustic adjustable on these Gibson A Mandolins. Knowing they could change the sound wondering if many or even any have been happy with this...
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    Re: Collings MT2- Two Weeks in

    Nice! Love my MT2 even though I am still on that learning journey
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