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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    I have an update on this attic find Loar. Everybody was shocked to learn that this instrument was purchased at a flea market two years ago for $25. That story is true, sadly. This morning I received...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Dug my 'guitar bodied' mandola project out of storage over the holidays and finally got back to work on it. Got the box closed yesterday.

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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    There's a bunch of black magic going on with these bridges. I don't want to hand out information I'm not 100% sure on but I was like, "it'll do WHAT?" when I heard. I may be seeing Steve again late...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    My plan is to accentuate the depth with a deep 'Burst like this --

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    or this --

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    or this --
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Someone took some cell phone video of myself and J.P. Cormier, the well know Canadian guitar great trying out the new Zeta models. Wasn't aware he played mandolin. J.P. has chops!
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Never get tired of looking at Eastman's El Rey mandolin. They were taken by surprise by how popular they were so more are in the pipeline. Sharing this one out here before it goes on social media.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Steve in the white it looks eerily like human skin under magnification. I wonder what angle of cut made this effect? Are you gonna stain it or leave it blond?
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Paul,

    I figured I had done enough high-end builds that I wouldn't accidentally screw it up!

    This little billet of extraordinary quilt was so petite that I had to slip the bass side slightly...
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Agree. Many collectibles are going up, up, up. One area I have noticed is old Universal monster movie poster from the 30's. I've seen some priced more than this Loar and it's just an old piece of...
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    I can't wait to bring all the parts on this sweet VX together. I've been saving this piece of wood for about 8 years --

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    Steve
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Just a note that cell phone cameras don't always tell the truth. There appear to be some imperfections in the one face shot but those are reflections or something not part of the instrument. Whatever...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    One thing I can share that I can think of is price for the A and that's in the neighborhood of $3K to $3,500 with the difference being what kind of electronics are installed. He gave me an F price...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

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    This is Steve Carlson, the man that founded Flatiron Mandolins, worked for Gibson for 5 years, now owns Zeta Violins and does a ton of CNC programming and manufacturing of parts for a lot of...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    My daughter took this picture I put on social media a few minutes ago. Kind of a sweet moment I thought. This is long time Saga/Kentucky Mandolin employee Bryan Uhlenbrock on right showing an...
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    Re: Pre NAMM discussion

    Case in point, er rather point in case...
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Just an observation, but it seems they sell quicker at $20 than they do at $165,000
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    Re: Pre NAMM discussion

    All of my mandolins are hit or miss on whether they have a C in them on any given day.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    A baroque mandolin and a Brescian/Cremonese mandolin resting on top of my home-made thickness sander...
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    ...and the same two instruments, with a renaissance lute in...
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    Re: Northfield mandolins

    I love it. Sounds great, feels great, and is super fun to play. The varnish finish and Nugget tailpiece are two appointments that I especially like. I went through a guitar upgrade process over a...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    No, it is a one piece with a few distinct grain lines.
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    Re: Pre NAMM discussion

    <Oh, and of course it wouldn't be a NAMM thread without the fun of tossing out some red meat. There's one announcement we're privy to that will rock the industry that's not on anyone's radar. Nope,...
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    Re: Pre NAMM discussion

    Actually, now that I think of it, sitting on another huge event that will rock the retail world for mandolins. Exciting stuff, don't think this new one will happen by the end of NAMM though but...
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    latest sinker Redwood topped mando soon to be strung up.
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    Pre NAMM discussion

    Headed to the Winter NAMM Show tomorrow. Have a few things on my list to visit but always interested in what others than can't attend might wish to hear or see.

    Visits I make every year, not in...
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    62' Benedetto . Still haven't gotten the story on how this happened but pretty sure I can do better than the last guy ! :))
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