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    A model case for old Gibson

    Whoís making a nice case that an old A model Gibson will fit in? Will the Collings vintage case work?
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    Rubner tuners are back

    After awhile of not having Rubners available theyíre back! My only complaint is that theyíre not on every mandolin Iíve ever made. Drop what youíre doing and order a set. Letís make sure they stay in...
  3. Re: John Reischman & The Jaybirds, Deep End Sessions

    Heres Patrick with his Vessel Loar copy mandola.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yMeebxH5A9A
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    Re: New White Face mandolin

    I’ve heard the concern before about a builder using a flawed piece of wood and hiding it behind black or white paint. But my problem with the scenario is, a builders reputation is founded on their...
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    New White Face mandolin

    Thinking about making my up coming octave mandolin a white face, paying homage to the beautiful Gibson A models of the teens. Whatís the general attitude towards them today? Does everyone love them...
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    Re: Glue for lose binding on finished instrument

    Thanks everyone, that’s about what I was guessing.
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    Glue for lose binding on finished instrument

    I have a very nice Guild guitar that wasn’t stored very well. It suffered some attic heat. The bulk of the binding has come loose. I’ve done small repairs like this using normal binding glue, but...
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    Re: New Vessel Mandola

    Shit, if I could play like Patrick Sauber I’d have a million sound clips available. I did have the Loar copy and the new one side by side this time last year. The one I have for sale was barley two...
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    Re: New Vessel Mandola

    I don’t have sound clips but maybe I’ll try to put one together.
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    Re: Truss rod soda straw?

    I stopped using soda straws after I had a Loar style rod spin inside the neck groove. I had assumed that the truss rod had broken somehow but when I took the fingerboard off the truss rod was...
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    New Vessel Tortoise Burst A Model

    Ready for delivery!
  12. Finally!, a mandola case for your aging H1/H2 case

    Here it is. The first one will be delivered to me relatively soon for inspection. Upon my approval these will be available thereafter. The price will be @ $270 plus shipping.
    gwvessel@icloud.com to...
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    Re: Martin guitar bridge reglue job

    I’d like to dump them all in the trash but people like them. But far too often the owner has no idea they’re playing a countertop with strings.
    As for making a new top....... that would exceed the...
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    Martin guitar bridge reglue job

    I have one of those unfortunate guitars from Martin with a Formica top. Itís bridge didnít stay glued. Whatís the best glue to use?
  15. Re: What an incredible day! Unknown Loar Mandola found

    She wins!
  16. Re: What an incredible day! Unknown Loar Mandola found

    Bump.
    I don’t think I’ll top this one.
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    Re: Tom Rozum and Laurie Lewis

    Tom was in the shop today and we picked a little. He has great taste and style. I agree that he should be more revered as a fine player, not to mention a great person. I’m happy and fortunate to...
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    Re: comercial mandos

    Iím 52, been making instruments for 35 years. My knuckles, fingers, back, elbows and forearms ache with each instrument I build too. Iím not immune to the repetitive movement damage. My eyes are...
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    Re: comercial mandos

    “My simplified understanding of how a mandolin is constructed”? Ummmm I’ve been building professionally for 35 years, I think I know a little about it. I watched machines almost 30 years ago make...
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    Re: comercial mandos

    Having a computer make parts to near completion nullifies my interpretation of hand made. Simply glueing parts together doesn’t qualify. It’s not much different than buying a kit and assembling the...
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    Re: comercial mandos

    They’re all using CNC routing systems. Not hand made by my definition.
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    Re: Mandola Hard Cases

    I am having some very fine cases made to fit the H2 style mandola. They will start production soon. I’m not sure when they will be available exactly yet but they are coming. They will be priced under...
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    Re: Great 48 next week

    Cool! Is there a Monroe jam this year?
  24. Re: Looking for Mandolin players in San Francisco/Sacramento area

    Come down to the Great 48 next weekend in Bakersfield. It’s my favorite event of the year. You’ll meet pickers from all levels.
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    Great 48 next week

    Whoís going?
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