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

    Wishing you the best and remember miracles due occur, Keep your head up and I know that things can and will bring you down but persevere brother! I had a rough 10 or so years some I couldn't even...
  2. Re: Old photos - a hodgepodge of musicians - folkies +

    I'll try and find a few more oldies that I have of my family, The one with Uncle Gene and Duffey was when Uncle Gene played with the II Generation-listen to those old records and you'll here some...
  3. Re: Gibson H-2 Mandola Serial 55405 Restoration

    The bridge is original as is the pickguard from the pix you sent me but your guard is missing the adjustable clamp-those clamps are hard to come by and can be very expensive-Check your email as I...
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    This is one from the late 1960's "The Smith Bros from upstate NY/Sugar Grove PA area with My Grandpa big Bill Smith on Uncle Dick's 37 Herringbone and Great Uncle Dick Smith on banjo...
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    This is from the early 1970's when Uncle Gene Johnson was joined by his mando/tenor hero John Duffey-I heard that John was poking fun at Uncle Gene till he heard him play!...
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    Re: What is MAS?

    The way I see it is we have diseases and syndromes for pretty much everything nowadays so when will MAS be considered a medical condition! Hell Hoarding already is but at least with MAS a majority of...
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    Its easier to remember the keepers for me as many low and high end have went to get what I know have!

    1923 Gibson MB-5-all silver plated and Loar style silver engraved A tuners with pearl buttons...
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    Re: F5 with an OVAL hole?

    Very KOOL David-love those pearl blocks man! There was a guy in Alabama who had one just like that but I suspect it was a teens F-4 with a early 60's refinish and neck!
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    Re: F5 with an OVAL hole?

    Keep a lookout for say an old F-2 or F-4 that has neck issues? I had a 1914 F-2 that was a mess-busted neck, that I was going to put a 5 scale neck on but I gave it to David Harvey toward some work...
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    Re: "tinny" A string?

    Even with a superb set-up, check your A slots in the nut and saddle-go for no slop! Also strings can be a problem! Try a thicker A string set? I guess I've never had a too thin top or back carved...
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    Re: Is this really worth $70k?

    Well it is priced very high considering! I've played this one and it really does have the coveted Loarish tone and superior volume! Its a monster sounding early Fern! But 70K is really reaching, I'd...
  12. Re: We got your Gibson snakehead mandola right here!

    I know a few years ago there was a similar thread but I believe it was shut down to a few saying this is what the TL's were and the conversions sold for a bunch of cash and some buyers were not...
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    Re: Kentucky Dawg Oval hole?

    No I never heard of an oval or seen one! Thanks for sharing the photo! Nice indeed but I would take the F-hole KM-Dawg any day!
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    My MAS progression can be scary as I've had 100's of quality mnadolins-some I sure wish I could've kept "like my old Paganoni F-5, a 2004 V-Fern- a few others" but its allowed me to get some killer...
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    Re: Early Gibson Advertisment

    I still have no doubt that many old F-5's are still in hiding! Every year or so a new one comes back into the light be it an attic find or such, a prototype or even a long lost Loar or Fern etc.....
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    Re: Shipping in 2020

    Most people charge for shipping when they sell an instrument, if you buy from a shop you'll have to pay shipping! I buy, sell and trade on a regular basis and I just pack really well and hope for the...
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    Re: Playing with wrist/thumb pain

    I've also had this issue with the left thumb palm area "the trapezius bone" I think anyway, I seen a Dr. and he gave me a cortisone shot but didn't help so I wore a hand brace every night at bed time...
  18. Re: We got your Gibson snakehead mandola right here!

    That's the Vessel Dola he was selling awhile back correct? That's superb man! I think Gary used a TL as a guide for that gorgeous beauty. I really think Gary is a top dog builder, there's no doubt in...
  19. Re: We got your Gibson snakehead mandola right here!

    I actually tried to buy that conversion a few years ago but my offer wasn't accepted, I wanted to redo that one myself as I'm pretty sure it has a busted neck if I remember correctly, so I wanted to...
  20. Re: We got your Gibson snakehead mandola right here!

    Those Tenor Lutes make GREAT Mandolas, I have one that Gary Vessel did for me, it was a basket case when I found it! It was in terrible shape so I didn't feel too bad about getting it converted as it...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Well I've said it before and I'll say it again, Loar signed F-5's, and all the other Loar family of instruments are the first of basically the greatness of stringed instrument building since the...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Yes, I was always under the impression that a refinished instrument is worth half of full value-that's what I was taught anyway, so even at 90K its pretty deep right? So if it wasn't refinished would...
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    Re: Finnish fiddle tune Kellarin kautta

    Nice Eric, that ole Gibson is sounding pretty darn good with ya! Happy its in great hands. That one is one of the better 30's models I've played, it has that classic Gibson tone from that era, love...
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    Re: Are All Lloyd Loars Dropping In Price?

    Well my take is anything is possible with prices with Loar's etc...Unless someone that has one seriously needs the money I highly doubt they'll take less than 100K for a clean, nice, well worn Loar?...
  25. Re: Gibson A2 Pickguard Patent Number Question

    I've owned many old Gibson models and for sure the patent date isn't on any models after 1928-1929 except I have seen them on the higher end F-5 models but I think they hung around the shop for...
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