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  1. Re: Where is this exquisite Lyon & Healy Style A?

    188851 Here is the one I had, I found some old photos I kept! She was a nice one! 188852
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Here is my new/old December 1st 1924 Loar signed L-5 serial# 80192, The next # after my Loar F-5 of # 80191! It has a 50's Gibson finish and partial neck replacement, but I'm penciled in for a 2022...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Actually the photo in the heavy frame was an article on that first Loar Fern! Propped behind the Loar! It was just pure luck I dove and saved it as the photo kicked out, hit the Fern Loar and I dove...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Yeah buddy if I wasn't close it would've been very bad, as I literally had to dive to save it or it would've hit the floor for sure! Net time I highly suggest no photos in heavy frames behind any/all...
  5. Re: Where is this exquisite Lyon & Healy Style A?

    I just seen a nice L&H on evilbay about 5 min. ago? A style A and a C!
  6. Re: Where is this exquisite Lyon & Healy Style A?

    I believe I sold mine for 4500 or 5K? Its been awhile but mine had the neatest L&H case I've seen, It looked like a Loar F-5 case but purple and fit the points perfectly so that alone added some...
  7. Re: Where is this exquisite Lyon & Healy Style A?

    I had an earlier A long scale that was awesome, had a Loar type style oblong case with purple interior! sounded just like the demo above but since I play the grass/country it went fast to a classical...
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    Re: NMD - Apitius Classic

    On mine above you can see the mis-matched top grain-wider on bass side and real fine on treble side, My baby's got some serious back! I love the overall look of my build! Man that Jazz type model...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Not many people know this or seen it happen but at the last Banjothon/Loarfest I was standing close to the first Loar Fern, and was playing my Loar with another picker "Josh Gooding" who was playing...
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    Re: NMD - Apitius Classic

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    188784 I just got these about an hour ago from Oliver, here is my new Gal, just waiting on the case before he can ship so...
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    Re: NMD - Apitius Classic

    I'm very excited for my build to arrive! Its pretty sweet Oliver offers his LS "Loar style Voicing now" That's what I went with but there sure isn't nothing wrong with his voicing so it was the...
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    Re: NMD - Apitius Classic

    Well worth the wait! I've waited a bit over a year, I have serious patience though as I've been waiting 2 years for my 1919 OO-18 Attic find to get repaired-Yes they're still out there! Mine was...
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    Re: NMD - Apitius Classic

    I wonder if he built ours together? Oliver is done with mine but waiting on the cases so he can clear coat them after he applies his logo to them. Those J's are pretty neat!
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    Re: NMD - Apitius Classic

    Oh Yeah, yours I seen when I was seeing if any were used or "NOS", I think yours was on Reverb?, I loved the look-very stunning but the neck profile wasn't for me. I should be getting mine in a week...
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    Re: NMD - Apitius Classic

    What voicing did you go with for yours? Also Cremona or Black Cherry or? I sure didn't need another mandolin but hey I have a problem and it requires splendid instruments! Life's short-Pick hard!
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    Re: NMD - Apitius Classic

    Very nice John, I bet mine was built along with yours! Mine should arrive soon as well, at least I hope! Its a custom wood LS Voiced Rosine with a Black Cherry stain/varnish finish! I always wanted a...
  17. Re: Article: Comeaux Collection: The Fretted Instruments of Dr. T

    Another great book of splendid eye candy!
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    Re: '77 D.Wm Halsey F5

    Does anyone know how many mandolins Bill made by chance? It almost reminds me of the look of John Paganoni's ultra fine builds! I love Paganoni's and regret getting rid of mine about 8 years or so...
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    Re: '77 D.Wm Halsey F5

    OH YEAH! That 5 has it going on, what a looker! Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Vega Cylinder Back

    Man if I had those 10 string Handel tuners I'd be inclined to slap them on a beat 24 Tenor Lute I have for conversion man! SWEET!
  21. Re: Ken Cartwright loses home in Oregon fires

    That's terrible, keep him and everyone in your thoughts and help if you can in some little way.
  22. Re: Today in Mandolin History - September 8, 1931, Lloyd Loar awa

    PURE GENIUS! Way ahead of his time in many ways:cool:
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    Re: Cortez Mandolin F-Style

    Looks like she has possibilities! These can be great mandolins if re-worked only if bought cheap enough, looks like some nice wood! I like that old school Gibson style double flowerpot:cool:
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    Re: 1907 Torch & Wire with Virzi?

    I love Virzi's! I sure would like to play this old Torch! I'm not big into oval holes but the Virzi tends to tighten up the top on these/adds tone and gets rid of the usually tubby sound, I had a 24...
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    Re: Advice on a Mandola?

    OK who sells a quality mandola case! It seems that these things are very elusive! I seen on Amazon they had one but for an Octave Mandolin? I need a nice modern one for a 1924 Gibson Tenor Lute that...
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