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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Where would it place this copy if the The Gibson inlay was removed? I personally like the F holes put back 1/2" by shortening the body by the same amount. I just would not put the Gibson label on...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    You can't go much wrong with a Collngs MT2. I put off having one for years till now. Plenty of bling, sustain, and volume. I prefer it's brighter sound. I can play just about every genre of music...
  3. Re: comparison: Ellis A5, Northfield F5 Artist VIE, Collings MF5

    Well I had an Ellis A-5. It was a beautiful mandolin inany respects. However it would not cut in a jam. Collings MTs or MT2s have that sonic ability to do that.

    I finally a bought a Collings MT2...
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    Well My Collings MT2 is the probably the best sounding and playing mandolin I have had yet. I like ti because it falls in tone somewhere between a Collings MT-O and a Collings MT. It looks pretty...
  5. Re: Mandolin born during coronavirus pandemic in Spain

    My son's mandolin in a second hand TKL case.185783
  6. Re: Mandolin born during coronavirus pandemic in Spain

    It now has a nice fitting custom made case made by Antonio Manzano as good as a Collings MT case. Perfecto!185782
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    Re: help me build a pick set

    Hi Daniel,

    I really appreciate your thread although my pick set would be built on a budget of 50 Euros. I currently have

    Wegen M150 round pick
    Dunlop 1.0 black plastic pick (an all rounder...
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    Re: Again with the picks

    Thanks Pat, I will check out the TF120 Wegen picks.
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    Re: Again with the picks

    I actually don't mind the brightness at all with the Collings MT instruments whether an -O or a MT equivalent. I was just checking to see if anyone had tried a 1.2 mm pick somewhere in between. As...
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    Re: Again with the picks

    I use both a Wegen M150 bluegrass pick and a Jim Dunlop 1.0 mm standard black guitar pick on my Collings MT and Collings MT2. I also use the Jim Dunlop 1.0 mm pick on my Irish Bouzouki. I use the...
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    Re: Curved truss rod?

    Pretty sure it is Steve Gilchrist. He is a purist at heart.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Getting ready for staining.

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  13. Re: Some old-time/bluegrass from Spain during the lockdown

    ¿Donde vives en espana Xavier? Estoy en Orgiva en las Alpuharras.

    I liked your playing too. What music do you usually play?
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    Re: Northfield F5S On the Way

    Sometimes the angle of the slot makes a great difference as to whether the string buzzes or not. If the slot is not cut downwards away from the fretboard side of the nut, one can get intonation...
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    Re: Northfield F5S On the Way

    Putting my luthier hat on. When I first got my used Collings MT there were some slightly worn frets 1-5. So I took off the strings and carefully removed the slight divots by using 400 sandpaper...
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    Re: Northfield F5S On the Way

    Oh you could have gone for a torrefied top back and sides Collings MT Mandolin.
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    Re: Northfield F5S On the Way

    Sorry to hear about the buzz on the Collings MT2. I wonder what caused it since you were happy at the start with it. Look for what it is worth a very good bluegrass musician made a comment to me...
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    Re: V joint question

    I agree Jim. I did my first one and was very impressed. Took quite a a bit of time to do though to get it right. Loved the process though right to the end.
  19. Re: Confused about a spirit varnish over a sunburst on first mand

    So Hogo what is in your varnish recipe? So you are using one base varnish coat and six coats of spirit varnish in your finish recipe?
  20. Re: Mandolin born during coronavirus pandemic in Spain

    Thanks for the nice comments Buckhorn. I don't have the reputation of Steve Gilchrist because he has a head start of 40 years or more. But I am quick on the update having made a few mistakes in my...
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    Thanks for all your comments. I am hoping to sunburst it and finish it in shellac. What ever tap tuning means to anyone, it has come out as C# spot on. I am following roughly an Ellis A-5 design...
  22. Mandolin born during coronavirus pandemic in Spain

    Hi everyone,

    I have built two mandolins and one ukelele whilst in Spain. The last one here shown was born during the corona virus pandemic in Spain. I am living on a cortijo in the Alpuharras...
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    Re: Collings MT2 vs MF-GT?

    I would go with the MT2

    I am finally getting my used MT2 after it spending three months in Barajas warehouse with ADTPostales in Madrid. Boy did I have to lots of phone calls and messages on...
  24. Re: Stefan Sobell mandolins and other instruments

    The best version Of Sobell bouzoukis in Asturian music is by members of the band Felpeyu. Sadly Igor a principal founder of the group died in a car accident while travelling to a gig. His playing...
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    Re: Sold my Collings and got a Pava

    It all comes down to what works with you. I had a Pava or two in the past. They just did not have the punch and projection of a Collings. Same goes with an Ellis I had. I tried to like em but I am...
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