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    Re: 2-point Orpheum branded Strad-O-lin on eBay

    Seems a little high to me. 3mm is about an 1/8". I would want it to be about about half that (or lower.) It looks like there is plenty of bridge available to sand down, provided the neck joint is...
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    Re: Low End Strad

    Also, tuner style/brands. This would only apply to original instruments with original tuners, of course.
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    Re: Low End Strad

    Along with the "comma" f holes we are working toward developing a Strad-O-Lin-specific vernacular. Handy...:cool:
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    Re: Tell me why not: Carbon fiber bracing.

    I guess the reason for asking this question is the idea appeals to you. For that I say, why not?, go for it.

    I thought about the Garrison acoustic guitar from Canada with its fiberglass bracing. ...
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    Re: Gibson F-5 neck on Ebay

    already $100 bucks and 5 days to go....~o)

    NFI
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    Re: Gibson F-5 neck on Ebay

    Looks like it must have come off a mandolin with a busted body and they robbed the neck, the tuners and the truss rod cover. Pre-Siminoff era. F-12 mandolins from that era don't bring tremendous...
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    Re: Gibson F-5 neck on Ebay

    Curious piece. It appears to have been mounted to a body and removed, yet there is no finish on back of neck -- at least as far as I can tell -- needs more photos of the back and back of peghead. ...
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    Re: 2-point Orpheum branded Strad-O-lin on eBay

    I have also seen more than once the empty screw holes on completely original vintage instruments. I, too, thought it odd the first time, but think it was just the maker thinking more screws would be...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Maybe it's just me, but it seems the 45 style pearl trim looks better against a dark wood, such as rosewood. The pearl against the lighter color Koa just doesn't have the contrast and doesn't seem...
  10. Re: Retailer: W & S 1920s- Any Info? Stromberg-Voisinet

    FWIW, I owned at one time a Weymann labeled 50's flattop guitar made by Kay.

    I bought it because Jimmie Rodgers played a Weymann guitar. Unfortunately, mine was not from the "golden era." A...
  11. Re: Carter Vintage Guitars is now Carter Vintage Exchange

    I know it is not the case, but to an outside observer from another planet looking at the cafe, it would seem most of the mandolin business in the world is controlled by 5 or 6 USA retailers? Sure,...
  12. Re: How often should my mandolin need to be tuned?

    I tune before I play each time, then check it between and during songs if something sounds off. Strumming a chord should tell you that without getting the tuner out each time...
  13. Re: Carter Vintage Guitars is now Carter Vintage Exchange

    How do you "sell" a business that has 95% of their inventory consigned? Are the consignments transferred to the new owners? Wouldn't the consignors need to be contacted and sign new agreements? ...
  14. Re: Carter Vintage Guitars is now Carter Vintage Exchange

    I'm really shocked to hear Gryphon wouldn't invest in a $10 set of strings to bring out the best in a $45K guitar.......?! :confused: (especially risking someone mentioning it on an online forum...)
  15. Re: Judge throws out Gibson's claim that Dean is in contempt of c

    This keeps getting brought up again and again in one form or another. A couple thoughts...

    First, $4K probably only pays for about a week of "big time" lawyer fees in a complaint that has taken...
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    Re: less heavy tuners

    A true test to see if lighter tuners would make any difference would be to remove the existing tuners and see if it still nosedives.....when worn with the strap. If it does, you are in trouble --...
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    Re: 2-point Orpheum branded Strad-O-lin on eBay

    This one ended today at $233 plus $14.85 shipping. Not sure how he can ship for $14.85 -- it usually costs me more than that. Plus missing tailpiece cover and binding issues -- than again, real...
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    Re: Extra long strap?

    I didn't know going to the gym makes you taller....:mandosmiley:
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    Re: A Different Busking Question

    We were playing an upscale bar about an hour from closing time and a wedding party comes in complete with bride, the dress, tuxedos, and the whole group was quite drunk. The most vocal of the bunch...
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    Re: A Different Busking Question

    I'm very confused. Are you saying the busker stops playing and gets out their phone to accept a tip, then starts back playing? Doesn't sound like it would be good for the musicality, stopping and...
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    Re: Consignment Advice

    Guitar Center is a good source for selling if you want a quick deal done in 20 minutes. I have done many deals with them and have no complaints. BUT, you have to know how their company works and be...
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    Re: 2-point Orpheum branded Strad-O-lin on eBay

    The last photo shows the serial/model number which appears to be a Harmony font, but a search of Harmony H327 or H827 doesn't show anything similar to it. So...not sure?
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    Re: 2-point Orpheum branded Strad-O-lin on eBay

    Agree, over the years I've had several 70's made in Japan copies of Martin dreadnought guitars. None were all solid. All sounded fantastic! The nicer ones were solid top with laminate back and...
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    Re: A Different Busking Question

    I like a story of windfall riches as much as the next guy, but I think stories of people throwing $20's and $50's in a tip jar are rare and somewhat misleading. I mean, why would any musician have a...
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    Re: Fingerboard replacement due to CITES

    I noticed Carter Vintage currently has a Gibson EM-200 for sale. NFI. They should be able to handle the paperwork involved.
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