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    Re: Mandocello Mystery of the Dead C Strings

    Having had a lot of experience in the past with pre-1921 Gibson K-1 (& K-2) mandocellos (think I have owned three of them in the past) I am going to say most likely you are starting to get top...
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    Re: Making a Measuring Wheel

    I have one of these that I bought many years ago (earlier model) for work to compute stream distances from USGS topographical maps. It would work great for luthiery but I've only used it one time. ...
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    Re: Block in-lays.

    I think that it would be tricky to inlay blocks on an already radiused fret board. In the past I have added a 10" radius to a flat board which already had block inlays and that was another set of...
  4. Re: Canadian sparrows are ditching traditional songs for a new tu

    Well let's put a little mandolin in this string.

    Are you familiar with the work of Elmer Deagle from PEI? His Celtic mandolin CD project is plain out of this world. His fiddling is great too --...
  5. Re: Canadian sparrows are ditching traditional songs for a new tu

    The part on Canadian music my wife and I used to go to the Maritimes almost every summer. We especially like Cape Breton but would go to PEI too. Newfoundland was on our list but that won't happen...
  6. Re: Canadian sparrows are ditching traditional songs for a new tu

    Ha ha. Well we are both in North America it's all good!

    Actually bird song is something I have been keenly interested in for many decades - -since the 1950s or so? The use of memorable phrases...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL_YJC1SjHE
  8. Re: Canadian sparrows are ditching traditional songs for a new tu

    Well as every birder south of the 49th parallel knows the White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) does not sing "Oh sweet Canada Canada Canada" anyway rather the bird is actually singing "Old...
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    I think you are making the point that there was no attempt of deceive?

    In fact, I would agree that is probably the case -- the builder was not trying to deceive anyone. Likewise, I don't believe...
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    So I can clearly see the logic in allowing intellectual discussions about the craftsmanship/quality of copy or tribute instrument versus permitting advertising of that same instrument for a...
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Matter of opinion of course but your argument is with Merriam-Webster not me? :)
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    I'll also point out that I have no personal axe to grind in the discussion and what you build in your shop is clearly your business. My point was that regardless of your intent was it seems that...
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    forgery fr′jə-rē► n. The act of forging something, especially the unlawful act of counterfeiting a document or object for the purposes of fraud or deception.
    n. Something that has been...
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    I'm sure mine is a minority opinion and I will affirm that I have the greatest respect (and no ill will at all) for the skills of the builder.

    That said, I have to confess that I do not...
  15. Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    You are lucky! I don't think I was ever fortunate enough to be under forty but I do play mandolin.
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    I have exactly no interest at all in knowing the sex or age of any poster on the forum. Why does it matter? Just saying
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    Re: "tinny" A string?

    I'll throw an additional possibility on this twangy, buzzy, tinny A-string. That is how you are fretting and/or pehaps the state of the callouses on your finger tips.

    I have osteoarthritis and...
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    Re: 50's Kay Jumbo Restoration

    Nice! Sorry I sure don't. I have parts for old Harmony guitars around here some place. I seems almost certain that somewhere there has to be a person who specializes in rebuilding/restoring old...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Very little chance of that IMO. And really what reason is there to expect it? Look at old violins.

    Besides even now MANY people do choose to buy great mandolins for less money but some people...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Humans won't be here in 100 years. I hate to also be pessimistic but I have to say the odds on that statement are more likely to be TRUE than false. If any of you are also interested in human...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    That is another thing. Almost every old classic violin from the 1700s has been taken apart and worked over numerous times and the value keeps going up anyway -- not sure why repairs to a mandolin...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Why would that be so? It has been at least 2 generations already since the first Gibson Loar signed F-5s were made in 1922. The prices did not drop like a rock they have gone up dramatically --...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    OTOH the fact that very high end modern violin makers are producing instruments so good that in blind test they cannot be distinguished from a Stradivarius has not put a dent in the prices of these...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    That's pretty funny!! In fact he has two of them right? :)
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    Re: My aquisitions since one year ago

    The guitar in the center looks like about a 1945 L-50 (or maybe L-48) what is the year and model of the arch top on the far right in the photo?
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