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  1. Re: interesting old flat top with a 'scroll'

    Well, Jim, it's called too much internet. It's actually a couple of hours away and I don't plan to buy it so I won't go see it. Though I'd love to try it. I think he might send me some more pics and...
  2. Re: interesting old flat top with a 'scroll'

    It does. It looks to me maybe the work of a furniture maker? The scrolls are rather well done and the curves of the body. Looks perhaps heavily built.
  3. interesting old flat top with a 'scroll'

    This is for sale locally, I haven't seen it myself but just the pic. Looks handmade, I'd guess. Anyone seeing anything resembling it? Sort of a take on the reverse scroll Regal. 203480
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    Re: Finish Flaking off on Neck

    I did the same with mine. It isn't hard to do a speed neck yourself, but you can also have a repair person do it. There are other threads her on how to. If you do, try and do a neat job. Tape off...
  5. Re: Looking for recommendations on a 20s Gibson oval A

    I went on the same hunt and had 4 different mandolins sent to me. I particularly liked the sound of the early 20s sheraton brown A1s (I think) a lot. But each one ended up having a problem--sinking...
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    Re: Old photo(s) with mandolin

    I like old photos that show how the mandolin has long been a part of 'old time' music. This one I recently acquired was sent from Plevna, Kansas, in 1914.
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  7. Re: Holding on to your personal Holy Grail mandolin

    To me it's a matter of finding the right mandolin for oneself. And then playing it enough so that it feels like home. I found it after going through a half dozen or so, and mine happens to be a...
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    Re: Tenor guitar in bluegrass?

    In our jam a good guitar player started playing tenor (GDAE) and played both rhythm and good breaks on it. He traded it for a tenor banjo and now he brings that sometimes. It has worked fine. I...
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    Re: Old S.S. Stewart mandolin

    It looks very similar to a Martin. I wonder if it was made by then. Very nice mandolin. Here's a photo of a Style B Martin

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  10. New Kentucky KM950 on Amazon Canada price drop

    I just thought I'd alert people that there's a KM950 on amazon.ca. For some reason, Amazon starts dropping the price every day or two if it hasn't sold after a few months. The one I bought started...
  11. Re: Oval hole mando comparable to a Kentucky KM-505?

    I also like an oval hole for old time and Irish and save my F for bluegrass. I think it's worth taking various factors into consideration. There's a difference between the hybrid oval holes (Morris...
  12. Thread: A Stradolin

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    Re: A Stradolin

    Those Strad necks are usually very easy to re-glue. And in my experience, they are thick enough not to bow.
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    Re: Primer on buying vintage mandos online

    I have brought several mandolins back from the u.s. with me and have never paid taxes at the border. But perhaps you are a more honest soul.
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    Re: Primer on buying vintage mandos online

    I think it is doable but you need to be careful. I live in Canada too. When I was in the US for a while I had a vintage Gibson A J shipped to me from a reputable store. The action turned out to be...
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    Andrew Collins' 'Love Away the Hate'

    I'm loving Andrew's200795 new recording. It's quite different from his other work, (relatively) simpler in approach and quite beautiful. In the music/tab book he writes that for one tune, 'A Pony...
  16. Re: 6 Vintage Gibsons on the cover of Norman & Nancy album

    I remember Carl saying that someone gave him his A4, wish I could remember who. He teaches a lot (I believe he's at Mars Hill and Swannanoa this year) and performs and records with his wife Erynn...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Just a waltz I made up.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvTqwXkEdYQ
  18. Re: Sharing my incredible thrift store find with you fine folk

    May I ask what town or city in Canada you found it? I want to know how near a miss this was to me!
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    Re: Sucks being a Canadian sometimes

    At the start of Covid I wanted to buy a Pomeroy from the Mandolin Store. At first they said they wouldn't ship to Canada but I just said, "Are you sure?" a couple of times and they gave in.

    Maybe...
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    Re: Roland White death?

    Roland was a lovely man. He was my instructor at the Nashville Bluegrass camp years ago, just after he'd received that new Gibson mandolin. On our breaks he put the mandolin in the trash can. Much...
  21. Thread: Kasuga F4

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    Re: Kasuga F4

    Yes, I meant to mention that, Jim.
  22. Thread: Kasuga F4

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    Re: Kasuga F4

    I don't know if there is a going price, since there aren't really examples of recently solds like it. But it does certainly seem pricey. I'd say $1500 tops? Would be nice to know what it sounds...
  23. Thread: Kasuga F4

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    Re: Kasuga F4

    Yes, I saw them. But none about a mando that looks like this one. Which looks to be superior to the others.
  24. Thread: Kasuga F4

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    Kasuga F4

    I thought this was interesting. Actually a hybrid. It reminds me of some other labelled Japanese F5 but can't remember which.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Jonesboro. I think it should be more uptempo. Anyone know?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6kxibPEGsI
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