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  1. Re: Article: State of Grace - Finding Your Place with Adam Tanner

    perhaps that is what Adam wants...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Same, but it was in Durham, NC. The one with the Chiquita Banana sticker on the tailpiece and a "Made in Japan" sticker on the back of the peghead!
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    Re: Ebay - American flag mandolin

    At least they dumped the ballast.
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Do you have your Ouiji board out convening with Harry?
  5. Re: What should I do with this interesting and great sounding man

    Unfortunately it looks like you might need a new neck block and rebuild whatever is there. If it is a Siminoff mortice, I've had luck converting them to bolt-on, but it's a mess to get out. It is...
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    Re: Curved truss rod?

    fairly well-known Australian builder...
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    Re: How do you rip the wood for your ribs?

    Do it the old-fashioned violin maker way: a block plane and a cabinet scraper.

    Plane flat. bandsaw. plane to very close to thickness. scrape with a sharp cabinet scraper.

    Yes, I have for years...
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    The Boswell Sisters.
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    Re: Martin Style 15 1934

    That's Leo and Kennard at Intermountain Guitar and Banjo.
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    Re: Eastman MD515 tailpiece replacement

    I've got one. contact me via pm if you like.
  11. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I see a business opportunity: Headstock Condoms. Simply cover the headstock of your instrument with one of a number of nicely colored devices so as not to offend Gibson. I have, in these latter days,...
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    Re: Not all Collings hold their value

    Yes, well, Bill is dead so there isn't really a case there. In the Musical Instrument world it really isn't that uncommon. You create things and tell your dealers what to sell them for. If they don't...
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    Re: Not all Collings hold their value

    Yes, but with Peresson there was a time when you couldn't sell them for what you had paid for them. There were issues with pre-carved plates and being thinned out a bit much in certain areas,...
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    Re: Not all Collings hold their value

    I wasn't going to comment on this thread until I saw your comment.

    I won't say who I was working for, but it was a major Acoustic Retailer. A customer called in asking about a Collings Guitar, a...
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    Re: F-4 in Colo CL. Point modified.

    I like how the picture of the back has the truncated point buried in the case, below the level of the case...It's not there, you can't se it, lalalala
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    Re: New Builders Help!

    Perhaps, but without a ouija board we won't know.
  17. Re: It's a Gibson but no mandolin content there.

    That would be difficult, Ren being dead.

    It is interesting that the seller states that Ren shops "often" at the Music Villa. They must have a functional Ouiji board at the front counter, or...
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    Re: A $45 million fiddle?

    It is indeed one of 10 Stradivari violas in existence. There are 2 composite instruments, but only this viola and one in the hands of the Rothschild family are in private hands. Only one of Strad's...
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    Re: Brush with a Loar

    I saw and played 2 at Harry West's place many years ago in Durham, NC, and I've had the pleasure of John Reischman's. My first was at a wedding party in Chapel Hill, NC, and at the break, I walked up...
  20. Re: Calton Cases: Anybody else having problems getting them?

    MojoMando,

    I'll be interested to hear if you actually get your cases.

    I've sent many e-mails, and made many calls, and the communication is just not there. Early on I did get e-mails from Jim,...
  21. Re: Calton Cases: Anybody else having problems getting them?

    I think that the problems with Calton may be more widespread, mrmando.
  22. Calton Cases: Anybody else having problems getting them?

    Hello All,

    I've been having a problem getting Jim, or anyone else for that matter, getting back to me a bout a Calton case that my shop has ordered.
    Multiple calls answered by the answering...
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