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    Re: Loarfest 2020

    I believe the number of Loar signed instruments was 24
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    Re: Sarah Jarosz Tab

    Bump on this. I worked this out years ago, but have lost it from my brain and from my tab files. Anyone have this?
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    Re: New case option

    $50 if you go to outfit directly ProRockGear + $10 shipping *-
    PRG Armour Guard Mandolin Case
  4. Re: Is this a Normal curl? for a F5 Gibson? 1993 era.

    NOT a Gibson peghead scroll... that is all one can say
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    If you ever get the chance to AB two Loars with and without Virzi, don’t pass up the opportunity.
    That goes for Mandolas as well, although I think there was only one Mandola built without a Virzi...
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    Re: Original music for SOLO Mandocello

    I certainly have downloaded and am currently working through material.... anything mandocello is appreciated, for sure.
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    Re: Monteleone Mandolins

    I think the cello was more of a one off. The set he made were appointed differently I think.
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    Re: Mandolincafe Restoration Challenge

    This mandolin is now in the hands of a new custodian/owner. After a couple of false starts a transaction was completed and I can proudly say that this mandolin has now generated another $500,...
  9. Re: Mandolincafe Restoration Challenge Mandolin Resale

    This mandolin is now in the hands of a new custodian/owner. After a couple of false starts a transaction was completed and I can proudly say that this mandolin has now generated another $500,...
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    Steven's Mandolins

    I have had my Steven's mandolin for many years and I have been amazingly happy with it. One thing that I have not some across is much comment here in the Cafe about these great instruments.

    I...
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    Re: Mandocello Right Hand Technique

    Initial bits of that piece are commonly played down, down up....for the sound rather than for any facility. Same is true for other parts of the piece where third and second string are played...
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    Re: Work done on the Rybka mandola

    The Great Grand nephew of Joseph Rybka auctioned this mandola and I stepped up.... I have been in contact with him since the auction, and he was most pleased that it went to someone who loves old...
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    Re: Mandolincafe Restoration Challenge

    Wanted to correct this last post.... There was a personal issue with the previous high bidder, and it was best to relieve him of his commitment. So, currently, the bid on this great mando, custom...
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    Re: Is This Top Sunken?

    not by a lot ?
    way too much for any mandolin let alone a new one
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    Re: LeosWood Armrests...PLEASE READ

    Leo, I am so very pleased for you that you have recovered to this point.... Where you find yourself presently.... able to gather yourself to the point of communicating to your customers, and offering...
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    Re: Leoswood Armrest

    Leo, I am so very pleased for you that you have recovered to this point.... Where you find yourself presently.... able to gather yourself to the point of communicating to your customers, and offering...
  17. Re: Mandolin Brothers Book of Vintage News/ Photos?

    Well I agree with all the thoughts expressed above, and would be a purchaser myself for sure. Regardless of all the great suggestions ref publishers, kick starting and the like, I would think the...
  18. Re: Amazing duet - classical music on 2 Les Paul tenor guitars

    Wow....technical chops they got.
    All seems rather joyless though.... Anyone have any idea of what piece they are playing? I'd like to know. So, if I ever saw it in the program nots of a concert,...
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    Re: Replacement key for 1924 Gibson A4 case?

    you can check this older thread... https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?87318-Loar-case-keys
    the oval key shown in one of the posts is the shape that I have ususally associated with...
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    Re: Vintage Case handles

    164791Here are some of his pics of a few of his handles....164789164790

    Like I had mentioned above, they are about as vintage looking as I have come across.
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    Vintage Case handles

    This is a bit of a product review, for a modern replacement case handle that I found from another Cafe member, Mark Lynch. He advertised it in the classifieds, and I took a chance at getting one...
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    Re: Undocumented Loar? Gibson Style H-5 Mandol

    As per promise I will try to post some pics of the binding which to me appears very tortoise ish.... judge for your self
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    Re: Undocumented Loar? Gibson Style H-5 Mandol

    I am traveling at the moment but will see the Rybka Mandola after the holidays...I will get some pics of the binding a post when I see it again
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    Re: Interesting Gibson F2

    Btw the link provided is indeed correct....to a F2 with tortoise back binding
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    Re: Interesting Gibson F2

    It would be interesting to know how many instruments of this period had such binding. The Rybka Loar Mandola, recently surfaced and sold has tortoise binding front and back.
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