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    Re: Jaybird Artistic Mandolin Info

    I would guess a one-off build but a photo may give some clues. Interesting name.
  2. Re: what glue to use on 70yo mando w/ previous repairs?

    I use hot hide glue for most everything in repairs and builds. The biggest benefit is if one has to undo a joint. I'm anticipating a heel repair on an upright. It's a 1855 with a previous repair. I...
  3. Re: Should I put a Mandolin Cafe Sticker on my Vintage Lifton Cas

    I've got a modern double case with stickers all over but my vintage A & F cases are sticker free. I believe stickers could pull off material from a vintage case if removed. The best surface for...
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    Re: Bragg Handmade Mandolins?

    Corey Eller/Willow Tree Stringed Instruments is located in Dallas, WV (Dallas Pike exit) near Wheeling. He is a friend who had done great work for me and many of my friends. I don't know where...
  5. Re: rarest of rare in the classifieds, great instrument, super pr

    This says it all:
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    Re: Epoxy pore fill and sunburst

    perhaps you could add powdered dye to the epoxy?
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    Re: 1960's Gibsons

    Yes, L was for Loar according to Roger Siminoff. I own an '81 F5L and a later Fern. I somehow reach for the F5L more frequently although both are great.
  8. Re: David Grisman - 'Home is Where the Heart is'

    Home Is Where The Heart Is & Here Today, both favorites!
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    Re: ID the wood on this Sovereign?

    Nice looking Sovereign! I was looking through my instrument photo file and recalled that I used to own a Sovereign (with pearloid fretboard):
  10. Thread: Trading

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    Re: Trading

    My favorite swap was this past year from the cafe' classifieds: a listing for an F-4 from a party in the next state to me. I asked if he was interested in trading and he stated he was selling to get...
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    Re: Fiebing's red leather dye

    I used it for this project. This is before adding tru-oil, which did darken it.
  12. Re: on Reverb: When a scroll isn't a scroll, or is it?

    True, although this is the 1st "Mickey Mouse" with a scroll relief carved or pressed (or glued on?) that I've seen.
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    Re: 1906 Gibson F-4 "tree of life" mandolin

    The condition and tree of life make it fairly rare. I'm not sure of the price either.
  14. on Reverb: When a scroll isn't a scroll, or is it?

    On Reverb, an Ibanez mandolin. I personally haven't seen one of these before.

    https://reverb.com/item/36221856-ibanez-528-mandolin-1982-sunburst
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    Ebay mandolin, slice of swiss anyone?

    I know there has been a thread of unusual shaped mandolins in the past. I guess this one belongs in that gallery:
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    Re: Eddie Van Halen RIP

    When the first album came out, a friend brought it over to our apt. with great excitement stating he didn't know what to call this style of music. I just remember turning the volume up a bit on the...
  17. Re: Microphone recommends for home studio recording?

    Has anyone tried an Ear Trumpet "Edwina"? ...asking for a friend,,,:)
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    Re: Not a Gibson

    This might help:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/827-How-to-post-an-image-in-your-post
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    Re: Happy Birthday Jim Simpson

    Awe geez, thanks Jim and Mike! I miss the jam in Sellersville too. I had a good run as host for 15 years before returning to West Virginia. I did make it up to Wind Gap last year and got to see so...
  20. Re: Stewmac shipping outrageously expensive and NOT eco-responsib

    It used to be that you needed a minimum to order from Stew-Mac so I would sometime check with friends who also needed stuff so I could put an order together to make it more economical. These days, I...
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    Re: Anyone seen this before

    As Mike suggests, taking some off of the bottom of the extension wouldn't hurt. It looks like the end of the fingerboard has come loose from the neck. Shouldn't be too hard to fix. Good luck!
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    Korina Korina (custom Gibson on Ebay)

    This Korina (back and sides) custom Gibson looks interesting.
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    Re: Brentrup Prices Up?

    I just love this particular design! I would want it to sound great too but wow! Not as radical looking as the Giacomel:
    https://giacomelmandolins.com/
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    Re: Exposed Bushings

    Firstly, I like long threads like this, lol! I changed out the sloppy tuners on my F5-L, I found the new bushings to be a close fit but not easy to push in. I put an oversize drill bit in my drill...
  25. Re: interesting pickguard hardware on Ebay Gibson

    Here's an early Gibson clamp that does utilize the chin rest barrel design:
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