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    Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    Even worse is the person that proudly shows you their latest "steal" and you have to tell them they were cheated.
  2. Thread: '17 A-1 Bridge

    by Capt. E
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    Re: '17 A-1 Bridge

    Now you have me wondering. I put a CA bridge on my 1919 A2 and like it, but maybe I should put the original bridge back on and see which I like best. The CA did lower the action. My A-2 is completely...
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    Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    There is (was?) a wonderful white-face A3 at Fiddlers Green that I have lusted over as well. Big sound on that one.
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    Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    My 1920 A2 has been my favorite for quite a while. There is something about the woods used and the craftsmen who made the A2 beginning about 1919 through the early 20's. My other mandolin is a 2008...
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    I'll stick with my tenor guitar....tuned like an octave mandolin. I also play: button accordion, penny whistles, harmonica.
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    Re: Original cost of a Lloyd Loar F5

    It makes me think about what my A-2 sold for in Jan 1920...$55.00. I have the purchase order. That may have been for many people two months salary. Sold by a Gibson rep in Chicago.
    The buyer paid...
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    Re: Go To Jams Now!

    In Austin Texas, we seem to have quite a few jams every month. The best place to keep updated is at the website for Austin Friends of Traditional Music ... aftm.us
    There is at least one jam...
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    Re: Del McCoury Band w/ Thile

    Del McCoy was great Friday night at Old Settlers Music Fest last month...night closed out by Shiny Ribs. Doesn't get much better.
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    Re: Interesting case

    Reminds me of a violin I saw at a flea market that was in such a case...only wanted $200 for it. Silly me passed on it. The "fiddle" was easily worth the money...the case probably a good bit more.
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    Re: Modern bridge on a teens Gibson?

    I replaced the original bridge on my 1920 A-2 with a Cumberland and love it. (kept the original bridge of course). I wanted a modified action and did not want to modify the original bridge.
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    Re: Gibson mandolin tailpiece cover

    That pineapple tailpiece may be worth more than the mandolin..(ha ha)
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    Re: Real Wear not Distressing

    And if there was not a finger rest (erroneously called a pick guard) there might be wear from fingernails. Does the pick ever touch the top beyond the e-string?
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    Re: NMD: Shiro ca. 1965

    I owned a Shiro exactly like yours for a number of years. It was my first "good" mandolin. Shiro is an alternative name for Aria. The founder of Aria was a man named Shiro Arai. He switched the last...
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    Re: Austin - where to go for music?

    Definitely try and visit Tom Ellis, you'll meet Pava as well.
    Of course go to Fiddlers Green
    BBQ: I agree you don't have to go out of town, there are many in Austin: Blacks (on Guadalupe, not the...
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    Re: Total Newbie Looking for advise

    I would go for a US made instrument. That would be Weber, Collins, Pava, Northfield, Passernig, Ratliff etc. Take a look at the offerings at Fiddlersgreenmusicshop.com here in Austin. They have...
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    Re: Would it be a dumb move?

    When it comes down to it, Kentucky mandolins are in my opinion among the best pac rim instruments. I would consider trading the 505 only for a small shop US made instrument. KM 505's have been near...
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    Re: Strap peg keeps popping out

    My pet peeve is the so called "pick guard". It is a finger rest. You might notice that your pick never touches the top of a mandolin without one. Top wear is caused by fingernails etc.
    Yeah,...
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    Re: Tempted by a Gibson 1920 A-3

    Never found out why it was returned...I don't think it had anything to do with playability etc.

    My A-2 was sold in Jan 1920. I think the 20-22 A's are pretty special. You can include the first of...
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    Re: Tempted by a Gibson 1920 A-3

    The temptation is almost overpowering...but not quite. Oh well, maybe give it time and hopefully someone will relieve me by buying it. It is a good price.
  20. Thread: 1913 a-1

    by Capt. E
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    Re: 1913 a-1

    I am still amazed that my 1920 A-2 came with the original purchase order/receipt
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=131390&d=1425595023
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    Re: What pick for a teens Gibson?

    I can't help but think of Bill Monroe and his comment that he uses whatever pick is around. Wonder what he would think about spending $35 on a Bluechip. Whatever...I do like the 3 I own.
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    Re: Tempted by a Gibson 1920 A-3

    Just to let people know, I just can't justify spending 2K+ right now, so it is still there at Fiddlers. My A-2 does me just fine, especially with the new flat wound strings I put on last week. The...
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    Re: Tempted by a Gibson 1920 A-3

    Why return it? That is the question. Can't get an answer to that. Need to ask Ben at Fiddlers if he knows. Probably won't get by till at least Monday. Who knows, it may be gone once more and help...
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    Re: Weber BigHorn 2010

    I have owned one for 9 years and love it. Big and booming with wonderful tone. I prefer over any Collins. Enjoy it. There is a great one for sale right now at Fiddlers Green Music Shop in Austin. I...
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    Re: Tempted by a Gibson 1920 A-3

    Ahhhh. The buyer returned the A-3. Probably back at Fiddlers today. Not sure why...temptation renewed!
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