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    Re: Harmony Shutt style mandolin, maybe?

    Just to update everyone on this. I cleaned up the mandolin, restrung it and adjusted the bridge as best as possible. It plays and sounds great, but the action is still a little high for my liking....
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    Re: Harmony Shutt style mandolin, maybe?

    I believe it's almost certainly a Harmony built instrument on the Harmony/Schultz patent D45968. That clever "out-to-beat-Gibson" finger rest is the Albert Shutt giveaway. The latest development in...
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    Re: Ginny Hollon

    Oh no. I hadn't talked to her in some time but we had become friends, first through the magazine and then she had contacted me about building her a blue mandolin. I sent her my personal one so she...
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    Re: Gibson Master Models

    Former Gibson employee Charlie Derrington had this to say (https://www.mandozine.com/media/CGOW/derrington.html)

    "The reason all Gibson mandolins have the Master Model label is a bit cumbersome to...
  5. Torrefied, thermally cured, "roasted wood" for the home shop

    Some very good friends of mine have been getting excellent results in their instrument builds using some variation of the torrefaction process whereby they basically cook the wood for specific times...
  6. Re: Monteleone F5 - #4 of his original 10 Loar copies

    202789

    Iím that friend! Hereís the back of #6.
    Pete
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    Re: 20's-30's Regal tenor guitar bridge

    I believe this is a similar model. It's from the 20's and has mahogany back and sides. If this is the style of bridge you are looking for I will take dimensions and post the drawing.
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  8. Re: 1929 Martin Style C Mandolin with side crack - Worth fixing?

    Just a thank you to everyone here. The Martin was repaired by Jake in Vermont. He did a nice write up, too!

    https://jakewildwood.blogspot.com/2022/06/1929-martin-style-c-flatback-mandolin.html?m=1
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    Re: The Origins of Tone Bar Archtop Bracing

    Now that I've seen pictures that give me some idea of what's in there I'll say it is not a particularly good design for head block stability, but the block is incorporated into those hump/points so...
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    Re: The Origins of Tone Bar Archtop Bracing

    Sorry, Brad. That is not Fred Oster's site but your link goes directly to Lowell Levinger's Player's Vintage. Here's his description:



    And for your entertainment Banana has more Shutt's on his...
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    Re: The Origins of Tone Bar Archtop Bracing

    Brad, thank you for the link to Gregg Miners research. A festinating read.
  12. Re: Hawktail announces new album coming August 12 - Place of Grow

    Saw Brittany and Natalie Haas last night on the Peniche Anako in Paris. Holy smokes. Just holy smokes. Geniuses. And kind and fun and friendly and my little world was rocked... in the best of ways.
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    Re: Doug Unger Mandolin??

    Way back in the Plasticine Era, 1979 when I was a young fella, I spent five weeks in Elkins WV taking a luthiery course at Augusta, taught mainly by Paul Reisler. In that length of time our group of...
  14. Re: Hawktail announces new album coming August 12 - Place of Grow

    Tomorrow we'll release a streaming copy of "Updraft" from the album.
  15. Hawktail announces new album coming August 12 - Place of Growth

    Wanted to share this announcement from Hawktail in the forum instead of as a news release so we don't get asked by lots of band to do a full News release... happens... in case anyone wonders. One of...
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    F5 Neck removal

    Dunno if this falls under the category of closely guarded trade secrets, or who might be willing to share same, but how the heck does one get the neck out of the dovetail on a traditional-design F5....
  17. Re: Holding on to your personal Holy Grail mandolin

    I have been fortunate to have a couple mandolins that were my holy grail. Unfortunately, they had to go because of medical issues. After 35 surgeries and disabilities that have made keeping my holy...
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    Re: 1945 F-5 at RetroFret

    I think it's a 1941. https://www.retrofret.com/product.asp?ProductID=10812&name=Gibson-F5-Carved-Top-Mandolin-1941
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    Re: 105 year old neck joints

    I'm cleaning up a century worth of other lame old repairs like this yellow glue mess and approx. 1 linear foot of cracks for a very nice local older gentleman whom I didn't have the heart to say no...
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    Re: 105 year old neck joints

    AFAIK, yes, more or less perpendicular.
    On F styles grain was slightly angled towards scroll. There are some other pics of open dovetails in the quite recent F-4 thread.
    Vertical grain, like...
  21. Re: Treating Trigger Finger - My First Cortisone Injection

    Brad, looks like you've gotten lots of advice here. Just to add my 2 cents, I tried the injection once. It was painful and was not long lasting. My next 2 trigger fingers were treated with...
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    Re: Squirrel Hunters - Which version?

    https://youtu.be/SmpG-g_jrww
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    Lark Street Music

    Went into Lark Street Music passing through town yesterday for some business. Buzzy had a couple Gibby's that particularly caught my eye; an A2Z, and a 1928 F-4. I spent about 25 minutes between...
  24. Re: Treating Trigger Finger - My First Cortisone Injection

    For those considering the tumeric supplement approach, please be careful. Tumeric is a blood thinner, so if you are already on blood thinners or other medications, be careful. While it can be quite...
  25. Re: Treating Trigger Finger - My First Cortisone Injection

    My symptoms were mild with only "soft" triggering and popping. The cortisone shot was not too painful. I was mildly sore that evening, but by day three the pain was gone and so was the pop. I'm two...
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