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  1. Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    Steve, you are an amazing luthier! Innovative doesn’t even come close to describing you! Nice work brother!
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    Re: 1963 Gibson f5 custom mandolin

    How does it sound? If it needs frets, well then it needs frets. A good set-up would help it play better also.
  3. Re: What makes a "lefty" mandolin a lefty?

    I made an A model left handed; the tone bars were reversed from the right hand version. Nut and saddle were also for left handed to be correct. Now if it was an F model, there’s a lot different.
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    There has been some killer A models displayed on this thread. Here’s my new favorite A style:

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    Re: New to the cafe

    Welcome to the cafe'! Keep at it!
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    Re: RH anchor issue

    It’s better now than later!;)
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    Re: RH anchor issue

    Don’t anchor at all. My palm lightly brushes the strings behind the bridge.
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    Re: For Family. For Country. For Freedom.

    God bless all our veterans!
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    Re: Source for f style worm over tuners

    Yeah, I saw those too; after I had ordered the Gotoh tuners.
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    Re: Source for f style worm over tuners

    So, we have decided to go with Gotoh tuners from Elderly and save the original hardware. It should make a great everyday player. Thanks for everyone’s help!
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    Re: Source for f style worm over tuners

    There is certainly a good market for these. I wish someone would step up and make them. The customer has such a nice mandolin that needs this style tuners. The peghead veneer is original and...
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    Re: Source for f style worm over tuners

    Well, my customer has decided to go with some gold Gotoh worm over gears from Elderly. Now I have to get a James t/p with "The Gibson" engraved to match. He's got a real nice 34 f12 conversion that...
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    Re: Source for f style worm over tuners

    The tuners sure do, Mike!
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    Source for f style worm over tuners

    I need to replace some worn out nickel Waverly tuners on a 34 Gibson that are worm over. Does anyone know where some are available? I’ve looked with no success. Thanks!
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    Re: A short tune in GDGD tuning

    That’s one of the nicest tunes I’ve heard in a while! Thanks for sharing!!!
  16. Re: New Apitius Club Jazz Mandolin acquisition…

    That is so cool! Enjoy that mandolin!!
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    Re: International Violin F5 Kit Questions

    I can’t comment on the IV kit, but, I would get a good set of plans with graduations for the top and back. You would need to buy a caliper or fabricate some way to measure the graduations. Also a...
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    Re: Finished at last

    Jeremy, your mandolin looks awesome! Nice work!!
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    Re: Why no narrow nut options?

    Like Steve said, all you have to do is ask for it!
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    Re: Grieving Sally Goodin

    Bob, I’m sorry for your loss. It’s not easy to get through this. It takes time. I’ve been there. We lost the little pup in my avatar picture. I can’t think of anything that’s much harder to go...
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Steve that is a killer tone you are getting out of your mandolins! Nice work brother!
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    Re: My July 2016 LaPlant

    Lloyd builds some great mandolins. I met him a few years ago at SPGBMA; he’s one heck of a great guy!
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    Re: Clinch Mountain Backstep

    I really enjoyed that! Thanks for sharing! You guys sound great! Nice groove to your music!
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    Re: Show off your back side

    That back looks like mountain ranges! It’s an amazing piece of maple!
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    Re: Funny Banjo Content

    That’s the best banjo joke ever!
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