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    Re: Headstock Scroll repair?

    Jonathan McClanahan, Master Luthier of McClanahan Mandolins

    http://www.mcclanahancustommandolins.com/?fbclid=IwAR2W_5YtHdGx-g067NSS26sQObAScBvduS5-DbiRSLe2TxT2s-hl_0fjvdQ
  2. Re: Cutting an F4 sound hole - Walkthrough?

    I cut an oval hole in my current build, an F-4 style. I printed out a variety of oval holes that I created on the computer. I found the one I was satisfied with and taped it to the top. I drilled a...
  3. Re: Franken-F2 on CL, but nice price! In Reading, PA!

    What was the original price on craigslist?
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    Re: Abramusic Mandolin

    clearly this mandolin shape was inspired by a jigsaw puzzle piece, lol!
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    Re: Takamine mandolin

    How does one pronounce Takamine? Is it "take - a - mine". "take - a - minnie", tack - a - mine or minnie?
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    Re: Metallic String Buzz

    Try taking the strings off or making them really loose then try lifting the leading edge of your James tailpiece a little to increase the string pressure against the rubber grommets that dampen the...
  7. Re: Newbie wondering about "The Loar" F-style mando quality

    I bought a Honey Creek Loar this past winter for the express purpose of taking it to practice during our single digit period of winter. I didn't want to expose either of my Collings to the extremes...
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    Rare resonator on Ebay?

    It's so rare that it doesn't have an actual resonator cone, lol!
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Here's the start of a neck re-set on a little Supertone guitar. Note the high tech heating device to remove the fretboard before steaming the neck out the body.
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    Re: Long term band

    My best friend and I have been playing together on & off since we were teens in the 70's. We've been playing in the same band for 12 years now since I moved back to the town we started out in.
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    Re: Rigel on Ebay

    That's interesting (and a great price!). I don't recall that tailpiece, early, I guess?
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    Re: rigel mandolins

    I alternate between my two F-Collings mandolins but I like the A Rigel for it's feel and different voice. I got mine at a good price so won't be so worried about taking it out to practice in the...
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    Re: Bridge for a solid body mandola

    Here's one for $6.96 on Ebay if you don't mind waiting a month:
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  14. Re: So, I have to bend this tailpiece I bought?

    Is it like this one? https://www.amazon.com/WINOMO-Mandolin-Tailpiece-Replacement-Triangle/dp/B01I3GH5VO

    If so, it shouldn't require any bending, just mount it on the side where an endpin would...
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    Re: Gerald Anderson, Rest In Peace

    Sad news indeed! My first good mandolin was made by Gerald, a #24. Here's his obituary:

    https://seaverbrown.com/tribute/details/2031/Gerald-Anderson/obituary.html#tribute-start
  16. Thread: Necks

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    Re: Necks

    I've found this thread's discussion of joints interesting, it made me wonder about a joint that I have seen in furniture and noticed it's use in some guitar neck construction. I wonder what the...
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    Re: Adventures in Clip-On Mics

    Jonathan, I enjoyed your well documented journey with the clip on mic. I have probably contributed to one or more of the threads you have noted. I have been using the Pro 35 AT mic for several years....
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    Re: Best Banjo joke I've heard in a while

    This is stolen from another joke:

    There's a fine line between playing the banjo and not being able to play at all.
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    Re: Truss rod soda straw?

    Now Mike, that's the last straw!

    News Flash, members of Mandolin Cafe banned from Olive Garden.
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    My Rigel A ( a recent find) is my current favorite A model.
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    Re: Futura Mandolin, anyone heard of one?

    This one is new to me. It looks very nice. Can you tell us how you came about to buy it? How does it sound and play?
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    Re: Question about glue

    Do you buy it made up like what StewMac offers?
    https://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Supplies/Glues_and_Adhesives/Glues/Wood_Glues/StewMac_Fish_Glue.html

    Or do you have to make up your own?
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  23. Re: Non-mandolin question (electric guitar)

    A tele is a good suggestion. Here's one I built, I call it the cowcaster, lol!
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    Re: Collings MT vs MF vs Stivers F

    I used to own a black top MT, I called it my poor man's Tim O model, lol! Later I was fortunate to get a MF5 that I still own and love, I had to sell the MT to accumulate funds to do so. I was again...
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    Re: Brought home a Buckeye!

    I had the pleasure of meeting Pete and playing one of his mandolins - two good experiences!
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