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    Re: New case for a F2?

    The New Eastman fiberglass may be the right thing.. elongated head area for F4, F5..
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    Re: New case for a F2?

    That Golden Gate case looks nice. I keep my F2 3pt. in a Hiscox case. Plenty of room even with a tone guard attached. They are very solid cases if a little bulky.
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    Re: New case for a F2?

    That's a great looking case, if it will fit. I don't see why it shouldn't.

    Very rare, and you should edit your post to hide that link, because someone will buy it before you can blink
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    Re: New case for a F2?

    Good luck! It's a tricky one - you really want to go to a shop that has some and try them out. Then let me know when you find one that fits, 'cos I need one too :)

    Problem with most is that...
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    Re: Gibson A2Z refret with larger frets??

    Not a fan of the larger frets but I am a fan of refretting when necessary with whatever you prefer. Collectors who don't care about playability? It makes little sense. Reminds me of the seller who...
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    Re: Gibson A2Z refret with larger frets??

    Iím with Mr Condino on the one. My Rigel has the larger banjo frets as did my Silverangel econo, and those mandolins are very playable, sound great, etc. But my Kelley A5 has the taller but narrow...
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    Re: Gibson A2Z refret with larger frets??

    I sent Gail Hester my 1924 A2Z, and she suggested a refret with bigger frets. We discussed it at the time, and decided that any loss in value due to loss of originality was worth it for easier...
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    Re: Gibson A2Z refret with larger frets??

    Even with larger frets, wonít it will still have a flat fretboard and a narrow nut? I have a Kentucky KM900 with a flat fretboard, small frets and narrow nut and it just took longer to get used to....
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    Re: Gibson A2Z refret with larger frets??

    I am in the ICP camp but have done several refrets. My thought is that the mandolin is small and the scale is short, so small frets
    are in order. Here is a cut from guitarplayer.
    Bigger frets...
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    Re: Gibson A2Z refret with larger frets??

    One of my friends who is a long-time vintage dealer refers to these people as the ICP (I Can't Play) types. He doesn't have a lot of patience with them.

    I have gotten to where I value playability...
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    Re: Gibson A2Z refret with larger frets??

    I'm torn on this topic, especially the ease of play concept. I have big frets on my A3 - always have. When I've bought other Gibson a-models; however, I quite like the original fretwire. I...
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    Re: Gibson A2Z refret with larger frets??

    Fretboard leveling as part of a re-fret has been part of the job on 2 different mandolins..
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    Re: Gibson A2Z refret with larger frets??

    My preference is for the tall but narrow EVO mandolin wire; not a fan of oversized banjo or guitar wire for mandolins. The height is fine, but is all the extra mass that I don't like. I like the EVO...
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    Re: Gibson A2Z refret with larger frets??

    There will always be certain buyers who will not consider an instrument unless it is in 98.999% original condition, whether it is playable or not.
    My response to them is "do you want to play it or...
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    Re: Gibson A2Z refret with larger frets??

    I have an AJr from 1924. The original frets were so worn even regular mandolin frets made a huge difference, and I'm very happy with how it plays now.

    But if you really like big frets, it's...
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