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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    I have enjoyed your postings over the years, Phil! My thoughts are with you.
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    Re: Old F4 Mandolin Neck- Bonus Cheap Body

    Currently at $500 with less than 24 hours to go........NFI.
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    Re: Orville Gibson in sartorial splendor

    Elton John would be envious.....
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    There have been a couple previous threads about how many Cafe members have hearing loss and wear hearing aids -- many members do, IIRC. I was trying to be clever and compared a hard of hearing...
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    Re: Orville Gibson in sartorial splendor

    I think one of Jackie Gleason's characters wore something like that............:cool:
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    Re: Old F4 Mandolin Neck- Bonus Cheap Body

    Great way to dress up an import! :grin:

    I'm guessing things didn't line up well or they would have strings on it? Too bad the original tuners are gone....

    a little bit of a stretch to call it...
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    Wow! That brings up an interesting level of tweaking. Basically, we want a fret material that is hard enough to wear well, but "soft" enough to sound good! I never even thought of it before. ...
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    Re: JS on headstock

    I don't know, but you could tell people it stands for Johann Sebastian (Bach!) :)
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    Re: Slot tuners Stiffness Problem

    I do a similar thing to ProfChris and pops1.

    If you take the plastic cap from a Bic pen or similar it can be cut into "slices" to make a peghead shim. It is somewhat conical in design, so you can...
  10. Re: Gender and age distribution of mando players

    I think a lot has changed in the last 25 years. In a time, before there was a functional internet, George Gruhn made a bold statement in one of the guitar magazines. Something to the effect of,...
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    Re: Wurlitzer mandolin

    FWIW, you responded to a 14-year old thread.....:cool:

    Not that the info isn't still valid, but doubtful the OP will ever see your response.....:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Fret Files and Other luthier tools?

    Agreed, you match the size of the crowning file to the fret size, but for smaller size frets you can still finesse the tool to work fine by pushing in toward one side of the fret and then doing the...
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    Re: 50's Kay Jumbo Restoration

    If you search on eBay for "decorative head screws" you will find something very similar that is sold for the restoration of antique radios.

    Keep in mind, if you reglue the bridge the screws are...
  14. Re: Waylon Jennings Personal Martin Mandolin A Style w/documentat

    Hat's off to a seller who can write a good ad and find a buyer willing to pay 5X what a Martin A style sells for to own Waylon's, cracks and all! Of course, they are Waylon's cracks and they didn't...
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    Re: Northfield is simply nailing it lately

    Very pretty mandolins!
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    Re: Bizarre attic find. Any guesses?

    It sure is a cutie! Fortunately or unfortunately the bridge is the coolest thing about it, IMHO. I would probably just stick two strings per hole and loosely tighten them and make it a wall-hanger...
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    Re: Fret Files and Other luthier tools?

    Basically, that's where you use a Sharpie to mark the tops of the frets. The Sharpie is used twice in the leveling process. First, the tops of the frets are marked black and the frets are leveled...
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    Re: Fret Files and Other luthier tools?

    That tool is still being made and sold by Thomas Ginex on eBay. I remember them advertising in the back of guitar magazines 30 years ago....

    StewMac sells a lot of gimmicks, but they also sell a...
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    Re: Is this Washburn worth anything?

    You might get away with lowering the bridge and trying some light gauge strings. Or, saving the bridge for future use, and lowering a similar new bridge. Worth a try and only takes a few hours and...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Good point -- I would agree they sell for less than their worth....that is, when you can find a buyer! But, yes, the "intrinsic worth" is still greater, both historically and musically, IMHO.
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Just speculation on my part, based on my experience with the vintage guitar world.

    The vintage guitar corollary to the signed Loar would be a 1958-60 Gibson Les Paul sunburst, affectionately...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Here's my take. Yes, they have been dropping for years, from, let's say when Chris Thile bought his at the top of that market. And, not to say it was a bad investment, but you usually don't buy in...
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    Re: Gibson F5 custom 1966 help advice

    You have to get a feel of how questions are answered around here.......if you ask, I want to buy a vintage USA Gibson F5 -- the answers is: "A new, pac-rim A-style is a better mandolin!"

    It took...
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    Re: Gibson Mandola Restoration

    So true, especially with the shelter-in-place and social distancing, which basically translates to people having too much time on their hands -- therefore -- hey, call the repairman and say, "when is...
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    Re: 1930 Stradolin

    We've had this conversation before, but even in beautiful, unbelievable, fantastic condition -- there is a limit to what somebody will pay. Also, less demand for a Stradolin than let's say, a...
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