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    Re: what is the best selling mandolin

    I second the $50 Rogue? Just guessing.......due to price, a lot are sold. Same with Squier stratocasters --- they are everywhere, again due to price. But, in both cases, best selling is not always...
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    Re: Disappointment

    It's a tough call, especially since you can't hear it until you spend the money -- cost of mandolin plus repairs. If it turns out great, it could be a bargain, both soundwise and...
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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    Reminds me of those urban legends of a homeless person being arrested and the police find $20K cash in his pockets! :disbelief:~o):whistling::cow:
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    Re: Woodstock

    A former boss had a similar story. They left Ohio for Woodstock, got halfway there, found out Dylan wasn't playing and turned around and came back home. For years he had his unused tickets framed...
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    Re: Cleaning up an old bowl back

    When loosening or tightening mandolin strings, wear eye protection or keep your head turned. Sounds like overkill, but strings often break and have hooked themselves in people's eyes.........FWIW.
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    Re: Woodstock

    I know how you feel.......when my 12th birthday was approaching, someone advertised in our local paper, a 1957 Chevy for sale for $50........I begged and begged, pushing the angle of a father/son...
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    Re: Refret for Gibson F9

    Last time I checked, steel guitars don't have frets...............:whistling:
  8. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    Aside from the fingering, I also think they sound like a capoed electric guitar.....

    But, they look a lot cooler than a capoed electric guitar....

    And the fingering somewhat dictates the...
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    Re: Starting Left-handed or right

    When I took lessons over 50 years ago, there was no choice, learn right-handed even if you are left-handed......now people are more open to the question....

    Whatever you decide, just stick with it...
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Sign me up! :grin:
  11. Re: Check out this mandolin...... Thoughts, comments, concerns

    Amazing condition for being 43 years old!

    A little flashy for my tastes, but looks like quality work.
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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    1. Pride of ownership
    2. To be one of the cool kids.
    3. Good sound.
    4. History
    5. Some place to "park" your savings.
    6. Bragging rights (see #1)
  13. Re: What is the most mandolins you've owned at one time?

    Great picture, Darryl! It looks like you live in a treehouse! :mandosmiley:
  14. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    If the tuners and pickups were replaced they could be used as a normal electric guitar. Pretty simple stuff.

    Some active guitars use passive pickups and are only active in the sense that the eq...
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    Re: General Mandolin Post

    Hi Joe,
    You are correct. It doesn't have to be perfect to sound good or play ok. Nobody knows that better than professional musicians, who often neglect or delay maintenance on their instruments....
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    Re: Gibson destroys hundreds of Firebird X's

    There would be some REAL outrage if Gibson destroyed a couple hundred 335's!!!
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    Re: mayhem in the music room

    It is also smart business to turn a refund into a sale, IMHO.

    Plus, the customer receives a new instrument, rather than a repaired one. :)
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    Re: Gibson tenor guitar neck

    You could stick it on a The Loar archtop body and have HALF a 1932 Gibson tenor! Hopefully, a playable half....

    Granted, you would also have more in it than it would be worth......
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    Re: Original cost of a Lloyd Loar F5

    Hard to put into perspective because cost of living today is so high and people's spending habits were fairly conservative back then. And, as previously stated, some people made more money than...
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    Reminds me of my made in Japan high school acoustic. The action was too high, so I lowered it, but then it buzzed on certain notes/frets -- I still loved it and played it everyday and learned to...
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    Re: Original cost of a Lloyd Loar F5

    Also, that was during the era of the oft-quoted phrase, "what this country needs is a really good five-cent cigar!" -- attributed to former Vice President Thomas A. Marshall during a senate debate....
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    Re: The world's most precious gig bag?

    That is some real fine protection!
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    As I mentioned before, I think the Waterloo mandolin looks very nice.

    One thing I learned is, you can't make a "new" buyer into a "vintage" buyer or vice versa. Separate markets with separate...
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    Re: Found this old mando in a bookstore

    A few years ago I had a StewMac Eagle banjo that somebody had built. Great sound!
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    Re: Becoming a Luthier-How?

    I'll give it a try....

    First, you have to be somewhat of a "handy" person and like building and taking things apart to see how they work. Dad had tools, so I was always watching him and learning...
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