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  1. Re: Introduction and my new to me Gibson Fern

    Hi. Nice to meet you. What part of Tokyo are you in? Iím over in Zempukuji.
  2. Re: Introduction and my new to me Gibson Fern

    I knew about some of the banks and such sending teams of buyers over to scoop up old strats, teles, and les pauls. Also there is a shop in another part of town that has one of the most amazing...
  3. Re: Introduction and my new to me Gibson Fern

    thanks. I am already finding this site to be a treasure trove of information.
  4. Re: Introduction and my new to me Gibson Fern

    No idea how it ended up here. I ran into a Ď48 L-5 a few weeks back. Same shop had 4 late 50ís- early 60ís Es-175s as well. I often come across old Martins and the handful of old Gibson flattops too....
  5. Re: Introduction and my new to me Gibson Fern

    I looked up his shop and it is less than 15 minutes by bicycle. I am planning on giving him a call sometime soon
  6. Re: Introduction and my new to me Gibson Fern

    That she is.
  7. Re: Introduction and my new to me Gibson Fern

    Thanks for the tip. I had to look up Moon Stomp and found out it is just about 10 minutes from my house. I live in Suginami-ku too. I have heard of Iwamoto. One of the old guys here knows him. I...
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    Re: Why do you like the picks you like?

    I tried a lot of picks while I was playing my mandolin in the shop before buying it. They had the usual rack of maybe 30-40 different ones and a stand that had a handful is sealed packets for a much...
  9. Re: Introduction and my new to me Gibson Fern

    She sounds real good so far. I can tell she had sat for a while because she keeps opening up more and more. She sounded good in the shop but after getting a good 15-18 hours of play in the last few...
  10. Re: Introduction and my new to me Gibson Fern

    Thanks.
    Also, if anybody out there could give me any more info of my mandolin I’d be much obliged.
  11. Introduction and my new to me Gibson Fern

    Hi guys. New user here just popping in to introduce myself and join the fun. Iím a player from rural TN, somewhere south of Nashville and north of Muscle Shoals, living in Tokyo for the last 15+...
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