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  1. Re: What information is there about JWW Mandolins?

    I believe JWW mandolins were made by James Wilson before he started Red Valley Mandolins. If you go the Red Valley website you can contact James directly. Heí still building, but heís in Idaho now.
  2. Re: I put new strings on and positioned the bridge myself

    I know 3-in-1 sounds a little crazy, but itís actually been recommended by Martin on their guitars. Iíve been using it for over 20 years on all of my rosewood and ebony fretboards. I guess food grade...
  3. Re: I put new strings on and positioned the bridge myself

    I use 3-in-one oil at least once a year when I have all the strings off. A few drops on a cloth and work it into the fretboard. I like to do the bridge too.

    Some like to use lemon oil. There are...
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    Re: Metal-Clad Fretboard

    Travis Bean built electric guitars with an aluminum neck that ran through the body. The bodies and fretboards were wood, but the pickups were mounted into the aluminum creating a unique tone. Jerry...
  5. Re: I put new strings on and positioned the bridge myself

    I wouldn’t worry about the scuffs. To me that’s honest playing wear. Good Mojo!
    String changes are a matter of preference, though three years seems like a long time. But that’s just me.
    My concern...
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    Re: 1924 Martin Pickguard

    I should have stated in the OP that Iím not asking the pickguard question because I want to purchase this mandolin. Itís out of curiosity and to make myself more knowledgeable. I added the Reverb...
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    Re: 1924 Martin Pickguard

    It does look similar, but I think the one in the Carter photos is possibly a Washburn.
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    Re: Help ID approx date on L&H bowlback?

    Thanks Nick, I see now that the OPís tailpiece is a slider, a bit of an oversight on my part.

    There is a picture of a L&H ad from 1905 on page 18 of Hubertís book that shows and mentions use of...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange on today Show

    Hey, can I get my BC back?

    Just kidding, I wasnít at this festival. I do love the performance of this tune, itís a bit different from the studio recording(Em on violin, Andrew on guitar.) I get...
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    Re: 1924 Martin Pickguard

    I agree that it looks rough and appears to be on top of the finish. I did notice in the Martin book that they did do some non inlaid pickguards on guitars for Montgomery Wards (Like the one in post...
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    Re: 1924 Martin Pickguard

    I just found some interesting information in the Martin books. They did do some different shapes for some retailers(Montgomery Ward) on some of their guitars. So I guess itís possible Dyer could have...
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    Re: Help ID approx date on L&H bowlback?

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    L&H used this style of tailpiece on some of their College Line instruments (1905-08)
    It was advertised as a “combined hinged wrist-rest and tail-piece.” Not sure if your mando is...
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    Re: Dots or no dots

    What an interesting question. I think I mostly use muscle memory, but I think when I move up the neck and need to check position I lean over and look at my fingers and see where they are on the...
  14. Re: Anyone have experience with Brier Road Guitars?

    I donít have any experience with this builder, but Iím very impressed with what Iíve seen. Unique designs, nice use of non traditional woods, and quality workmanship. He had a flat top mandolin for...
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    Re: 1924 Martin Pickguard

    Thanks for your responses. I just heard back from the seller and she thinks it’s original. She and her husband are retired music store owners so I respect her opinion, but I still have my doubts.
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    1924 Martin Pickguard

    I was wondering if anyone has seen a pickguard like this on a Martin.181321

    The seller mentions remnants of a Dyer label on the headstock and the only information I can find about Dyer pertains to...
  17. Re: Sirius Radio Replaced Bluegrass station 62 with 24/7 Dolly Pa

    I guess Iím in the minority here, but I thoroughly enjoy my SiriusXM subscription. For me itís money well spent, but I donít subscribe because of any one channel in particular. If youíre only...
  18. Thread: 1910 Mandolin

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    Re: 1910 Mandolin

    Thanks Jim. I kinda figured that, but I wasnít totally sure. I have neither the knowledge or power to do it, so thatís one less worry in my life.
  19. Thread: 1910 Mandolin

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    Re: 1910 Mandolin

    Thereís more pics on the other thread showing two holes between the bridge and sound hole. I donít have the knowledge to merge the threads. Iíd like to see this all come together if someone knows...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange on today Show

    Reposting this because I just figured out how to embed!:grin:
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    Re: Mandolin Close Ups

    I would call Collings to see if this is a warranty issue. You don’t want to try to fix something that you can’t diagnose.
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    Re: Good idea / Bad idea ?? Suede back

    I would have no interest in something like this for an acoustic mandolin. I do think it would kill the tone. On the other hand if someone made a ďmandocasterĒ that was a replica of Waylon Jenningís...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange on today Show

    I wasnít trying to compare Thile to oranges. :))
    Just seems when he gets mentioned people have strong opinions for or against what heís doing. Not sure why that is.

    I like what MO does. What you...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange on today Show

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-O1IcP6TT0

    I didnít realize Mandolin Orange was as polarizing as Chris Thile. Hereís more fuel for the fire.
  25. Re: Live From Here - Is There a Better Music Show ANYWHERE?

    I’m not going to get into the Thile debate. There’s another great show that I don’t think has been mentioned. Bluegrass Underground. Definitely worth checking out!
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