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    Re: NMD Pava Pro

    That top is stunning, Dan, and I know the sacrifices you were willing to make to acquire that Pava. I hope that you play the frets off of it in good health! :mandosmiley:
  2. Re: Video Northfield Big Mon Engelmann vs Red Spruce Top - help?

    It is posted here as well: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/151163-nice-comparison-of-two-NF-Big-Mons-englemann-vs-Red-spruce-tops
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    Re: Weber Custom Vintage

    The Mandolin Store just had one listed for $2499. Now asking and getting are two different things, and they’re an established shop rather than a private seller, so I’d expect something a bit less...
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    Harptone Cases

    Does anyone have any experience with the current Harptone cases? Iím kind of wondering if they are TKLís version of the Collings traditional line of cases:

    http://www.harptone.com/currentmodels
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    Re: Old vs New Oval

    There isn’t much depreciation built in for an instrument that was $2400 new:

    http://pomeroyinstruments.com/pomeroy-258-a-style-oval-hole-in-oil-varnish/
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    Since you so often remind us of the realities of factory building, Iím surprised you expect a witchís cauldron of finish brewing in Kalamazoo. One of the most interesting threads in the archives here...
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    Re: EM200 Gibson Date

    1962? https://www.guitarinsite.nl/serienummers-gibson_eng.php
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    Re: Sobell Banjola in the classifieds

    He would! https://pegheadnation.com/featured-videos/back-room/martin-simpson-hills-shiloh/
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    Re: Your thoughts on this old Kay?

    I like the old banjo headstock.
  10. Re: How did the "curl" on the mandolin body evolve?

    Yes, old Gibson’s bad taste in design is at fault for creating some of the most iconic mandolins, banjos, and guitars (acoustic and electric) over the last 120 years. Gibson has had (and continues to...
  11. Re: How did the "curl" on the mandolin body evolve?

    The modern mandolin as developed by Orville Gibson borrowed heavily from the violin tradition at the end of the Victorian Period in which ornamentation was an important aesthetic consideration. It...
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    Re: Breedlove American 00

    It’s one of the Crossover models made overseas.
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    Circle Strings Tenor

    Adam Buchwald has listed a new tenor in the classifieds, featuring an Adirondack red spruce top over Madagascar rosewood.

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    ďMadagascar Rosewood Back and Sides
    Adirondack Spruce Top with...
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    Re: Griffith Loar A-5 drawings?

    If you ever build one to stock, let me know. While I’ve spent this year’s budget, I haven’t blown next year’s yet! :))
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    Re: Old vs New Oval

    I have both a vintage Gibson snakehead and a modern Black A2-z. The former has that dried out, ancient tone, but it arrived needing some work and has older playability features (narrow nut, flat...
  16. Re: Hello All. I'm new here, first post. Loving the mandolin.

    One axiom often shared here is that you should expect to pay twice as much for a carved archtop mandolin as you would for a flattop acoustic guitar. So a $1000 archtop mandolin should be roughly...
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    Re: Griffith Loar A-5 drawings?

    So James, with your measurements of the snakehead H2 mandola #75109 discovered at ETSU, do you have any plans to build a tribute to Loarís ten string #70321?
  18. Re: Playing a collings - what would an "upgrade" really get me?

    I had an Engelmann-topped MT which I have described as the first instrument Iíve ever owned that didnít limit in me in any way. It is still the benchmark for build quality and playability against...
  19. Thread: Dammit!

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    Re: Dammit!

    Flea would close something like that with super glue and keep playing.
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    Re: Dammit!

    I had a similar wound (if not accident) several years ago, so I spent a couple of weeks subtracting the index finger from the equation. My middle finger masqueraded as the pointer, the ring subbed in...
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    Re: If you are a fan of block inlays.....

    As a rule, I don’t particularly like two-points, blondes, or block inlays, and yet I like that mandolin. Lawrence is a master.
  22. Thread: Smart Tenor

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    Smart Tenor

    For those who wisely avoid the classifieds, Lawrence Smart today listed a beautiful tenor:

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    ďThis tenor is fresh off the bench and I made it just because I think tenor guitars are cool....
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    Re: Hollow Body Electric Tenors

    Thatís the price from Joel new. I was wondering about the cost from Steve used! :grin:

    Of course, Iíve already spent my summer budget. :crying:

    Before I did, however, I eyed this...
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    Re: String recommendations

    Popular brands include Elixir, John Pearse, DR, GHS, etc.



    I like Curt Mangan, because I can find sets in a range of materials and gauges for different instruments with periodic promotions and...
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    Re: antique banjo mandolin restoration

    Jake Wildwood does lots of restoration work out of Rochester, Vermont: https://jakewildwood.blogspot.com/
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