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    Re: Predicting the Future

    Actually, the basic design of the 1500s violin, and even the 1700s design, has changed significantly. There are very few few un-modernized Stradivarius violins in existense.
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    Re: Predicting the Future

    20 years after Loar left Gibson, the F-5 WAS passe' (i.e., no longer fashionable; out of date). Even in the 70s, folks were picking up Loars for peanuts. But I'm not talking about Loars. I'm talking...
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    Re: Predicting the Future

    I think it is a distinct possibility. Few fashions last indefinitely. The F-5 came to dominate because of Bill. Among those who are less influenced by him or the first generation of his followers,...
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    Re: Predicting the Future

    I remember watching the Jetsons and assuming that by now I would live in a bubble on a pole and have very cool clothes. The thread started with me pondering where the F-5 (now almost 100 years old...
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    Predicting the Future

    My prediction: In 20 years, the F5 will be passť.
  6. Thread: Cyber Tracking

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    Re: Cyber Tracking

    So does google just put up ads for anything I look at? Or is someone paying for information about what I browse and also paying to put ads up about what I browse? And why would someone pay to put up...
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    Cyber Tracking

    I was wondering how Google News knows what instruments I have looked at in the Mandolin Cafe classified section?
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    Re: 12-string Bowlback

    I saw this in Ishpeming, MI (upper peninsula). It was an iron mining town established in the 1850s, and there were lots of Italian immigrants. So that may explain how it got there. What were the...
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    12-string Bowlback

    Saw this in an antique shop last weekend. Unfortunately, it was falling apart. No label or maker's mark that I could find. I have not seen a 12-string mandolin. Does anyone know the history on this...
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