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    Re: NMC - Vassar Style Head Fiddle

    https://www.facebook.com/susannah.cadle/videos/10155412286180041/ There was a question on where Vassar's fiddle is, it's in in Middlesboro, Ky. I own it and also Kenny Baker's red fiddle. Here's a...
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    Re: The only red burst Loar-signed F?

    I have no idea if it was the retoped one. It was the first Gilchrist I had ever seen. The next one I heard of--some time later, was Ronnie Mcqourys . I was at a festival with a cousin of mine, Doyle...
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    Re: Hindsight

    I can't remember the exact year but it was at a guitar show at the Ramada Inn in Nashville. I went with a couple friends who weren't that interested in instruments but other things. We took a cab and...
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    Hindsight

    I could have bought this mandolin one time at a guitar show in Nashville. A gentleman from Pa had it and a Gilchrist for sale. He wanted 1200 for the Gilchrist and 2800 for the Loar. How many times...
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    Re: Unusual brown paddle head A2z

    Wow, alot of history here. Doyle Sowers is still picking in the East Tennessee area. Like the rest of us he's age a little. I see him every year at the Museum of Appalachia home coming. He's a nice...
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    Re: Loar tailpiece Cover

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    I thought I'd throw these into the discussion, not that they are great but I guess if you had a Loar and needed a tailpiece one of these would do til a better one came along.
    I found...
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    Re: 1908 3-Point F-4

    Walked in a pawn shop in Buffalo N.Y back in the seventies, I was kinda get the mandolin bug. I saw one almost identical to this, except it didn't have the torch and wire inlay. The fellow wanted...
  8. Re: So what is the "real" value of a Loar in today's world?

    I probably bought the Skaggs Loar your referring to, not sure exactly when I bought it but I paid 32k for it. It's listed in the Journal with a crack under the pickguard. It's there but hardly...
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    Re: A case for locking the case

    I came thru Canadian Customs a few years ago, with a vintage case. The idiot that inspected didn't know to how to open it, it wasn't locked, they broke both latches off. :(
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    Re: Gilchrist Restoring the First Loar

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    Steve is a fabulous person, you guys are sure putting the pressure on him. His reputation has been well earned. As far as anyone else doing as good a job as him, you would have had to have had a...
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    Bad rap

    Giving all Pawn Shops a bad rap is like saying all musicians are lazy and will never amount to anything. Pawn shops are as individual as musicians, it all depends on whose in charge and their...
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    Re: Wanted: Prewar Martin D45 & '30s Martin D28

    I have a 37 AJ, it's a great guitar, I also have a few bones. Just setting around picking I'll pick up the AJ about every time. It's smooth as silk with a lot of volume. Then I'm an old man with bad...
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    Re: eBay Loar Tailpiece Cover

    I don't think 2 grand would buy an original , I would happily pay that for one-probably more. There were several of these look a likes popped up a couple years back. I got all excited thinking they...
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    Re: Did Lloyd Loar sign anything but the F5s?

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    In the above picture you'll notice the A-5 Loar surrounded by a brace of F-5 Loars. This photo was taken a few years ago at a gathering of some Loar owners from East Tennessee.
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    Re: Loar at Greg Boyd's.

    Sorry eyes aren't what they should be and the label is a a little smudged . I think it's 80728 or 80722. I can't see the fon, it may have been removed. Hershel Sizemore had some work done to it years...
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    Re: Loar at Greg Boyd's.

    I have a late 1929 Fern and was told by a couple people that know, that the Fern originally came in a shaped case with a red line around it. Interior color is reddish purple-fushia or some such....
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    Re: Original Lloyd Loar F5 Case $$$$$$$$

    Not trying to lowball George, but I have three I would sell for 2500. each. None pristine all a little doggy, but all original. If you need one for your Loar or Fern, I can fix you up....
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    Re: 1923 Loar Fern on Ebay? Is this for real?

    I can't add much to the the discussion on this Loar but can add to the defense of Mitch. I bought several thousands of dollars of instruments from Mitch in a two years period. All of our transactions...
  19. Thread: 81489 f5

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    Re: 81489 f5

    By the way it doesn't seem to have had a Virzi.
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    Re: 81489 f5

    The last digit is hard to read, FON is 8225 or possibly 8223. Hope this helps.
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    81489 f5

    Darryl these are some pictures you wanted to see of the Unsigned Loar 1925, I purchased this in 2002.
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    Re: Unsigned Lloyd Loar mandolins

    Darryl, I kinda got the mandolin by accident. Most people knew who owned it and that he also had a Loar. At the time he priced the Loar at something like 55,000 and the 25 at 30- or something similar...
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    Re: Loar Cases Colors/Attributes

    Don't know if this helps you fellows that keep up with it or not. Kinda agree with Darryl, ratty cases go first, hard to tell what the original case was in a lot of instances.
    72054 green lined...
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    Re: Unsigned Lloyd Loar mandolins

    Is 81489 too far out to be considered an unsigned Loar? Probably is.
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