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    Re: New Gibson Bill Monroe Hall Of Fame Model?

    I’m a longtime MM and DMM fan. These are a really cool idea but the back distressing is too much for me. As for the signed label, if Gibson has them why not use them? Kudos to David Harvey for a...
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    I agree that mandolin is not something I would want -- I like nice clean shiny, chip, dent, and scratch free mandolins and I try to keep them that way.

    If distressing wood and finish is your...
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    To me I've said it before as long as the mandolin delivers what you personally want in its sound overall voice, looks should mean nothing! It should be about the sound and this mandolin while it may...
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    Re: New Gibson Bill Monroe Hall Of Fame Model?

    First, I was only expressing my opinion. This is a discussion forum. That's all.

    Second, Gibson/Monroe are free to do anything they choose.

    Third, I am a huge Gibson fan as evidenced by my...
  5. Re: Gibson F-5 Lloyd Loar Signed December 1, 1924 Mandolin

    Some folks have called it, disparagingly, the "Virzi tone reducer." It was originally developed for the violin, and it's fair to say that it never caught on in the violin world. Most violinists...
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    Re: Was Bill Monroe The First?

    Well, here's what Monroe said about buying his famous Loar F-5: "I was in Miami, Florida, and I was just shopping around, you know, looking in store windows, things like that. I passed by this...
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    Re: Mandolin Secutity

    Two somewhat related anecdotes:

    One of my folk music friends had a set of Northumbrian smallpipes (like mini-bagpipes, only more tolerable) stolen from his Boston residence. They were in a nice...
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    Re: Mandolin Secutity

    The problem with gun safes is that they do tend to hoard humidity; with guns they promote rust. With mandolins or other instruments, who knows what you'll experience.

    There are lighter, thinner...
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    Re: Mandolin Secutity

    I'd suggest a good quality/capacity gun safe. Sporting goods and gun stores have them and there are excellent safe company's too. They can be bolted to the wall or floor and with enough capacity are...
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    Re: New Gibson Bill Monroe Hall Of Fame Model?

    I've got an authentic Barber Shop Edition. I will wait for the pre-poker 1979 edition (the peak of distress before Gibson repaired the headstock the first time). If I remember the price difference...
  11. Information about Weber, Flatiron and Gibson Instruments

    We recently discovered players can no longer obtain information on Weber instruments built prior to 2013 from the Weber company. Mary and I would be happy to help with any questions or concerns you...
  12. Re: Gibson F-5 Lloyd Loar Signed December 1, 1924 Mandolin

    That's the one I had to buy after I had them do a demo! I love it!

    For me it stood out from other Virzi Loars I've heard if that makes sense? Its not an in your face Loar like most gravitate to,...
  13. Emory Lester plays a Weber,Flatiron,Collings,Gibson A at G Boyds

    the main reason i clicked on this was because i saw Emory Lester holding a mandolin. I love watching and hearing Emory play a mandolin. Hope you enjoy these videos.
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    WGBH and mandolin

    Gordon, you are one talented dude. And that Stiver, sounds fantastic in my opinion...

    Enjoy!

    Dem


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXk7-7G48oY
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    Re: Old versus New: Blind Taste Test

    Hashed and re-hashed yes, in that the violin blind, double-blind, etc. tests have been posted about and lengthily discussed here over the years, and with articles and papers cited that go into...
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    Re: New Gibson Bill Monroe Hall Of Fame Model?

    Ya have to remember, their not building them for you.

    Their building them for the 1% who can barley discern the difference between 5k and 50k and If they want something it doesnt matter much if...
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    John, Steve Gilchrist never tried to copy the Loar sound, as lovely as his F5s are in most any respect. So if you prefer a Gibson F5 sound (sound spectrum, I should say), a Gil wouldn't be the mando...
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    Yes I wouldn't spend that much on a new/newish mandolin! I'd rather buy vintage, for just a few more bucks you can have a late 20's early 30's Fern? Or for that price a late 30's early 40's F-5...
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    Re: New Gibson Bill Monroe Hall Of Fame Model?

    The labels are authentic and actually signed by Bill Monroe, not a photo copy.
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    Ok I just talked with David Harvey and he sent me some emails, the back is about spot on as he sent me a Monroe photo as well as a comparison. Pretty close and I stand corrected!
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    Re: Namm 2019

    Info from Adrian on the new mandolin. I don't state things like this lightly, and you shouldn't listen to me because it's obvious I have a long-term relationship with Northfield both as a friend and...
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    Re: Namm 2019

    Had the annual Northfield/Mandolin Cafe taqueria extravaganza and unofficial State of the Mandolin Union meeting last night at a location we refuse to disclose, blew close to $30 on a gut busting...
  23. Re: New Gibson Bill Monroe Hall Of Fame Model?

    Here is a link to the listing at TMS https://themandolinstore.com/product/gibson-f5-hall-of-fame-mon-master-model/
    I am waiting for the Bill Monroe Barber Shop edition. One that looks exactly like...
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    Re: Namm 2019

    I have not seen this mandolin in person. Brian at The Mandolin Store sent this and since Gibson is at the show we'll share this. Brian tells me David Harvey sent the photos and the mandolin is at the...
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    Got me a Gold Rush.

    Looks like it might fit in fine. 174253

    Thanks for looking.. :grin:
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