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    Re: Instrument Appraisals

    What William said about Heritage is spot on. I've been with them for years and they're great to deal with. Fortunately i've never had to use the insurance but discussions from a sadly gone guitar...
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    Re: Who makes custom strings?

    Newtone: https://newtonestrings.com

    Ryk
  3. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    In a discussion with a very highly regarded luthier, his take was the adage should have read: "Only a Gibson Isn't Glued Enough".

    Ryk
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    Re: Getting into Jazz Tenor Guitar?

    Are there any developments with this idea Ted? There certainly seemed to be a fair amount of interest in the book.

    Ryk
  5. Re: Mando Acquisition Syndrome and the Mandocello

    Whatever you do .... do not ... i repeat .... DO NOT ... search for the video from the Music Emporium of the Girouard mandocello. Abandon all hope upon viewing.

    Ryk
  6. Re: So...what would you do with an octave mando?

    I'd like to be able to things like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFqThPZejTA

    Ryk
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    Re: An open letter to Classifieds users

    Not only is it a bargain ... it is wonderfully safe. Scott does a phenomenal job policing the classifieds. There's a recent thread over on the Banjo Hangout that addresses problems folks have had...
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    Re: Smokey Smelling Mandolin Case

    There's a product called 'Nature's Miracle' that is available lots of places ... especially places that deal with pet supplies. (Think cat piss odor.) I've used it in all kinds of situations with...
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    Re: Luthier Paul Hostetter has passed away

    Many thanks for this Mike

    Ryk
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    Re: Luthier Paul Hostetter has passed away

    Many ... many emails and phone conversations with Paul as he worked on my '28 L-5 and afterwards. Always a joy to talk with someone whose sense of humor was much like my own. His site was a...
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    Re: If You Were Famous . . .

    I hope i'd be as class an act as Don Stiernberg is here.

    Ryk
  12. Thread: Condon

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    Re: Condon

    Don is right that Condon played a tenor guitar tuned plectrum C G B D. He did end up having a plectrum guitar from Gibson, an L-5, but i've never seen a picture of him playing it. A great read is...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Ivan,
    As we all have said ... i'm sorry about the news and will hold you in my thoughts and prayers. And i'd like to echo what Bob said in post #64 ... hang onto a mandolin or two. A dear friend...
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    Re: Instrument Insurance Help

    Heritage is much less hassle setting up a policy and i've been told by others ... MUCH ... less hassle if you should need to make a claim. Great people to deal with.

    Ryk
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    Re: what would you do

    I wouldn't go back. Wouldn't even consider it. There are businesses here on the Cafe that support the Cafe with their advertising. If you're not comfortable buying without playing .... then...
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    Re: Harmony 1965 tenor

    I really like the Acoustic Archtop Pickups at Archtop.com. I have three guitars with them now ... the last was just fitted yesterday on a Grimshaw 4-string plectrum.

    Ryk
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    Re: Practice strategies

    Pete,
    Many thanks for the videos. I've been floored by how well the 10 minute thing works!
    Ryk
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    Re: cross-border travel

    Jill,

    Don't sell it!!! You may want to check out the info in this Fretboard Journal link: https://www.fretboardjournal.com/columns/have-guitar-passport-will-travel/. It may be the same info you...
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    Re: P.H Kirk Mandolin

    Phil and Pattie have moved back to Vermont. I'll try and get in touch with them and have Phil check out this thread.
    Ryk
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    Re: Visit to Schoenberg guitars, Tiberon, Ca

    I was quite happy with the work of Paul Hostetter http://www.lutherie.net who did work on the above mentioned L-5 for me.
    Ryk
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    Re: Visit to Schoenberg guitars, Tiberon, Ca

    You're right Steve ... Eric was the founder and the Emporium has never been the same since he left. Fortunately the '28 L-5 that was there and stayed after my visit ... i was able to find a few...
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    Re: My New Girouard Oval !

    Lynne's Girouard is treasured here as are the memories of meeting Max and Laurie when they were still in New Hampshire. My only problem is that i can't go to the Music Emporium's site anymore. ...
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    Re: Case question

    I find it interesting and a bit amusing to hear fellow mandolin players complain about the weight of a case. Walk over to a bandmates dreadnought case and heft that ... then wander over to the banjo...
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    Re: Cat smell in a mandolin case

    There are gallons of things that say they will remove odor ... and a lot of them work for a lot of odors. I have tried them all to remove cat odor or that musty smell that cases can get. The ONLY...
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    Re: Cat smell in a mandolin case

    All 10-thumbs up for Nature's Miracle. Mike's suggestion of leaving it open is spot on ... out in the sunshine if at all possible. That combination saved a vintage guitar case for me.
    Good luck,...
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