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    Re: Interesting bowlback on ebay

    it says melon wood back. i do not think that is mellon wood(whatever that is) looks like rosewood. but it is way to cheesy for me, but i have never played a bowl back for very long. i toyed with a...
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    Re: Oddly shaped mandolin identity

    lonesome for life
  3. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    well the extended godin family are nice people, i'm sure you know that. boucher is one of their cousins or nephews. but granddad godin had trained a dozen or more relatives. he wasnted to build...
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    Re: Attention Silverangel owners

    i always tell people with hand aches that when i had serious hand pain, nothing worked, BUT the hand movements from tai chi some reiki treatments, and now i do flexiblity exercises with my finger...
  5. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    the best mandolin i every played was an apitius oval hole two point body they had at the 12th frett in toronto. only $5000 cad, but i didn't have it at the time. it was sweet, loud , rich, punchy,...
  6. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    well i play celtic harp(both wire strung and nylon strung) guitar mandolin and cittern on a regular basis. my go to now is mandolin and guitar. but it changes. last december i had all the...
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    Re: 10" body on octave mandola?

    i have one that small. it was an 1890 ish vega mando/guitar , but sounded terrible as a guitar so i had it converted to an octave mandolin. the back and sides are brazillian rosewood. it is very...
  8. Thread: Used Gibsons

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    Re: Used Gibsons

    if you live out on the edge. like the north atlantic , where maine appears urban. then you have to buy mandolins to try them for a while. and of course, a lot of acoustic players are getting older....
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    Re: Should I be insulted?

    we had a ground hog that lived under our garden shed. she came out when i played mandolin on the patio. so get a ground hog183502
  10. Re: If you always wanted one of those sunfish style mandolins

    ha, you think that's fishy183501
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    Re: bohman mandolins

    the beautiful bohman's are back on the classifieds individually. just beautiful, and i found the videos. they sound great as well. if i won the lottery(i'd need a second house for instruments)
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    Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    i have played A 2s and 1s that sounded as good as A 4s but those A 4s just look so beautiful. if only they had made a two point version and i'd be in heaven
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    Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    those white faced As are so cool. never owned on and i may be mandolined up, but they are so cool
  14. Re: If you always wanted one of those sunfish style mandolins

    a local country music mini star asked a lutheir friend of mine to make him a lobster shaped guitar. (we are on canada's east coast where we have much better lobster than maine lobster--the colder...
  15. Re: If you always wanted one of those sunfish style mandolins

    yes a sunfish after plastic surgery
  16. Re: If you always wanted one of those sunfish style mandolins

    i howled with laughter when i first saw that one. but it is the grand daddy of the ratcliffe el toro183129183130
  17. Thread: Octofone

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    Re: Octofone

    i have never heard one of those i liked the sound of.
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    Re: 1909 A4 Gibson Factory Revamped

    i did ogle that that one for a while. it might be a great player, but not original. i have a totally refinished , and possibly replacement carved maple back,gibson 1923 snakehead i use for...
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    Re: 1909 A4 Gibson Factory Revamped

    yeah but if it's a gibson laquer it wouldn't really affect the tone much
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    Re: Is this too junky (ebay find lol)

    a used eastman would be a lot better.
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    Re: Damaged Martin 2-20 ( I think)

    might be nice re topped with an oval sound hole. my local lutheir could do that. hmmm, but i shouldn't
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    Re: 1909 A4 Gibson Factory Revamped

    french polish
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    Re: Gibson snakehead Jrs vs other snakeheads

    there is no comparison. brazillian rosewood in a great lutheirs hands has extra umph that no other wood has, but paddle head gibsons can be as good as snakeheads. however i found the two i own and...
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    Re: Restored Gibson A jr on FB marketplace

    it's so ugly it's beautiful. like a pugdog. for one hundred dollars i'd buy it just to gross out my friends.
  25. Re: Armenian (soviet) 1970's electric mandolin monstrosity

    was it signed by lloyd loar?
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