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    Re: Luthier in Cleveland, OH?

    I’m not in Cleveland but, I’m now living in Mount Vernon Ohio. I’d be glad to help if I can. Send me a pm if you are interested.
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    Re: In case someone needs to hear this...

    Nice work! Thanks for sharing; I like your song!
  3. Re: PLEASE HELP! ABS Binding Bending Problems First Time Builder

    Things are looking great! I like your personal touches; they look very nice! It’s going to be a good looking mandolin! I think the problems that I had with heat bending abs binding in the past is as...
  4. Re: PLEASE HELP! ABS Binding Bending Problems First Time Builder

    From my experience, I cannot bend binding that I’ve laminated. I’ve bent the black/white binding to shape and the then the tortoise or whatever binding to fit and then glued them in place. If you buy...
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    Re: Waverly Tuners?

    Here’s some Alessi tuners in the classified ads: https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/154310#154310
  6. Re: Could this be real? Martin guitars $90. NO financial interest

    If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.
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    Re: Cherokee Lady - Bobby Osborne

    Greg, great job! You play that perfectly in Bobby’s style!
  8. Re: Another in a long line of stupid questions

    I've never used a capo on the mandolin and never will. But I use one on the guitar. Some songs lay out better in some chords than others so a capo is great for that.
  9. Re: Appendectomy: Trust Your Gut (some mandolin content)

    Drew, I'm glad you are doing okay. Things can turn bad quick with your appendix.
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    Re: Custom mandolin finish?

    This is solid advice.
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    Re: Can builders reproduce a tonal profile?

    I feel most of my mandolins have a very close sound in tone. Is that what you are referring to?
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    Re: New to the forum

    Welcome to the cafe’!
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    Re: Easter surprise

    Doug, that’s cool! Our church is having drive in services too. We are all required to stay in our cars, but it works.
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    Re: How to inlay my logo

    Check out these guys for cutting inlays... https://custominlay.com/
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    Re: Fretwire and slot help?

    It’s not very noticeable. The Evo gold frets are awesome.
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    Re: old Flatiron, old guy, some thoughts

    I bet it’s a fine mandolin. Get someone to check it out and do a setup and you’ll be good for quite a while
  17. But, now I want a green blue chip pick!😉

    But, now I want a green blue chip pick!😉
  18. Re: Mandolinists RIOTING over unfair String License fee

    That was funny! Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: C E Ward mandolins

    41199-52 would be 4-11-99, 52nd mandolin built . He did not number per year but consecutively.
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    Re: Happy 75th Birthday Today, David Grisman!

    Happy Birthday Dawg! Thanks for years of wonderful music and inspiration!
  21. Re: A song of hope... that I needed to hear.

    Thank you for your music! Please keep the songs coming! Be safe and healthy!
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    Re: Neck fall away at 12th fret HELP?

    You’ve been given good solid advice. You want it dead flat. Since it falls away from the 12th fret to the joint, you could glue a small shim on the neck and then make sure the fretboard extension is...
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    Re: Bridge problem

    When I fit a bridge to a top, I always have a slight lean towards the tailpiece. That way over time and after string changes, it won’t move.
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    Re: A new prototype mandolin

    Graham, that mandolin is awesome! I love your style! When I was playing out a lot, I usually had some one refer to my mandolin as a “little bitty gee-tar”. That would fit the bill nicely!
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Steve, that’s the nicest looking quilt I have ever seen! Your sunburst is perfect and it really highlights the figuring!
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