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    Re: Man....I had a blue guitar...

    Well didn't Buzz Busby or Frank Wakefield spray paint a Loar F-5 Blue once upon a time? This is something I heard through the proverbial Bluegrass grapevine?
  2. Re: Article: Stephen Moore and G.T. Keplinger Release John Duffey

    It's a great book, but will take me longer to finish it than expected as my Dad drove up about 900 miles to stay for two weeks so unless I get some free time, we usually just watch stupid movies late...
  3. Finally got it in the mail yesterday and read...

    Finally got it in the mail yesterday and read about half last night, its great, written with quality! And love all the other peoples quotes and takes on John! This is a must have for any Duffey fan!...
  4. Re: For Family. For Country. For Freedom.

    That was one tough generation! My one Grandpa was at Pearl Harbor when we were first attacked and luckily it was on a Sunday as he told his mother on every Sunday morning he would go to church! Also...
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    Re: 2006 a Golden Year for Webers?

    Thanks for the info, I needed $ at the time for getting my property ready for a house etc...Mine was gorgeous! Had very nice all varnished woods-bluegrass mando for sure, all maple and spruce topped!...
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    Re: 2006 a Golden Year for Webers?

    I had a Custom Elite from around then, it was very nice but not my sound so off it went-MontanaMatt did you get your Elite from me?
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    Re: Vega Repair

    First I thought he meant that one of the string tines on the base was busted off-there are many for sale on evilbay but just the missing bottom screw, easy repair, just follow the above...
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    Re: Older Find

    NickR-I've bought many of those Waverly tuners that came on budget banjolins-they are the same for say 1923-24 Gibson mandolins just change out the posts with period posts! A lot of those banjolins...
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    Re: Brought home a Buckeye!

    Those are some mighty fine horns man! I love the looks and the ones I've heard are awesome! Another great builder, no doubt about it and from what I've heard they are very affordable and well worth...
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    Re: Ellis A5?

    Yes that's so true, working with a builder is the best until I remember when I had 2 birdseye blonde MT2-V's and wanted an F-5 but I hated the necks! Well Collings wouldn't do a neck to my specs back...
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    Re: Lyon and Healy, Washburn????

    All it takes is one sucker to pay the price and there are many out there that don't do their homework! Bowlbacks aren't any interest to me so I wouldn't pay much for any of them unless I could get...
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    Re: Ellis A5?

    Your right a guitar show is no place to confirm a mandolin or acoustic instrument! Thank god they usually have a room somewhere where you can go and try something out and not hear people beating on...
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    Re: Gibson A-50

    Its very common that those buttons of that era disintegrate due to time and heat!
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    Re: Kel Kroydon KK20. Early 30s

    Ok I have no idea why there is 3 of the same photo? What did I do, I didn't hit the button 3 times? Anyway this 35 F-12 is super clean and all original with the original shaped case also in almost...
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    Re: Kel Kroydon KK20. Early 30s

    Here is a rare bird, my 1935 F-12, not exactly a Gibson budget brand but this is not seen everyday, there may only be 3-4 left original, more rare than the period F-10 as the 12's were more...
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    Re: Kel Kroydon KK20. Early 30s

    Nice Harmony NickR! I like those segmented F-holes, you see that on loads of budget friendly depression era mail order mandolins and guitars! I gave my dad a 40's Harmony Monterey that he took the...
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    Re: Source for f style worm over tuners

    Hey Skip, the 34 F-12 tuners are the same as an F-5 of the period, My original 35 F-12 has the worm over engraved pearl button set! I know the 29-32 F-5 with the 39 re-neck that's at Carters was...
  18. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    I agree guys like Dawg who have honed their tone will more than likely sound the same on any fine instrument!
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    Re: Mandolin of unknown origin

    Sorry Jim, My mind was thinking of another one I was looking at "somewhere", Da,Da,da-DAAAA
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    Re: Source for f style worm over tuners

    I know Mike a lot of people want/need these replicas! They would sell I have no doubt about that!
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    Re: Source for f style worm over tuners

    David Harvey and myself have been trying to get stew-mac to make them as Waverly and Golden age have the exact replica bump end plates for guitar restorations "exact plain and engraved"! The plain on...
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    Re: Mandolin of unknown origin

    I dug out some of my mid 30's elevated board F-hole A-50's and the color and lacquer checking/crazing on the back at least is spot on with them/and yours? It was built by someone who had some...
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    Re: Mandolin of unknown origin

    the back finish/color/lacquer checking sure looks right for the period 30's Gibson's, but for sure not a Gibson, maybe worker who worked for them? One of his projects, Martin has many employee made...
  24. Re: Article: Stephen Moore and G.T. Keplinger Release John Duffey

    Yep again can't wait, mine should be here Monday by 11AM! If my year old will allow it, I'll read that in about 2 nights before bed!
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    Re: Mandolin of unknown origin

    Never seen one like that, I'd say it was somebodies homemade mandolin or made by a competent builder in the 30's-40's? Neat!
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