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  1. Re: Article: Amid Constant Change The Mandolin Store Flourishes

    Best wishes and outcome to Dennis. I am slowly recovering from a recent heart transplant. It's a rocky road so stay strong and positive and look forward to your future.
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    Re: Add pick-up and strap to old Gibson C-1

    Joe Spann has FON 142 listed in his book as C1's from 1931. Yours looks to be in good condition so I'd hate to see you modify it. The C1 on the right also has FON 142.
  3. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    ... and at the very end, they show Taylor Swift????
  4. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    One of my favorite images. "Uncle Nabob, he ain't a failure. He just started at the bottom and liked it there."
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    Re: '17 A-1 Bridge

    You could sand down the top of the original bridge and reslot it to lower the action. I have a CA bridge on my 20 A model which I'm happy with.
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    I think these qualify as a joke...
  7. Re: Upside down "Whale" inlay on headstock - Where from?

    I always liked these Gibson A3 headstocks
  8. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    This first ad has been taken down and replaced with the identical ad from a different sponsor and website. Two of these Gibson counterfeits have shown up here locally that I've heard about. A local...
  9. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Here is what Gibson is up against... these just showed up on facebook marketplace. And free global shipping!
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    Re: Downloading photos to Social Groups

    Barbara, I tried again with no success. I followed the same procedure as before... sign in, click on Add Photo, click on Add Files, click on Browse, choose photo from my files, click on upload,...
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    Downloading photos to Social Groups

    FYI, I have been unable to post new photos to the Song of the Week Social Group photos.
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    Re: PBS documentary on the history of Bluegrass

    I watched the Bluegrass program last night and thought it was a very good documentary. I noticed a photo of Bill Monroe with his Loar and it had engraved Handel tuners on it. Another photo of a...
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Finally, a cure.
  14. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    This guy might really be in trouble.
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    Re: We're not so weird...

    Why be "Normal"? I know a very private collector who has a few stencil guitars.
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    1920 A model. My first good mandolin and still my favorite.
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    Re: Funny Banjo Content

    And now a request from the audience....
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    Re: Lefties Who Play Righty?

    R. Crumb plays his old Wabash right handed mandolin upside down left handed.
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    Re: Affordable melody banjo options

    In the vintage market there very few melody banjos available but a lot of reasonably priced mandolin banjos. I converted mine to a 4 stringer by making a new nut. I later altered the headstock.
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    Re: 1933 Gibson A50 with an Oval Soundhole

    Looks like a nice maple back on this one. Considering how hard it was to sell a mandolin during this time I think Gibson used nice woods on a lot of instruments. My '32 A0 has a quilted maple back...
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    How not to install a strap button

    Ingenuity at work.
  22. Re: How not to repair a headstock break (on Ebay)

    Metal straps can be used for all kinds of repairs.
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    Re: Show your wear...

    Here is the mandolin the kids played with.
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    Re: Show your wear...

    Too much moonshine at the barn dances I suspect.
  25. Re: Someone is going to be upset if they buy this Gibson,

    My response to my nice FYI was "If that's what you know then don't put on the mandolin Let It Go I know different have a great day."
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