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    Re: James or Allen tailpieces-anyone use these?

    That is funny dude! I was in a similar boat when it came time to change the strings on my new Gibson F5Gc. I was afraid I was going to destroy the top. YouTube and Mandolincafe to the rescue!
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    Re: My Gibson Master Model Story

    I can't get the pics to attach...ugh. Sorry I don't know what I am doing wrong. Will try again later.
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    Re: My Gibson Master Model Story

    I messaged Mr. Harvey on FB but he has not responded.
    Here are some pictures of my mandolin and the 2 inside labels. It was signed on 5/22/2017.

    Keep a song in your heart,
    Lisa
  4. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    My new Gibson F5Gc custom pictures attached. You can see the writing inside on both of the labels. Hope this helps.
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    Re: Tkl rectangular cases

    Jason do you still have the case you said you'd sell for $80? The case I have now is the original shaped case from Gibson and it has just enough space for the mandolin, picks and a tuner. I want a...
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    I want to upload photos of my F5g custom but am having trouble. Can anyone tell me how to attach a photo to a thread on Mandolincafe? Never mind I will figure it out eventually. Photos of label...
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    Re: Tarnished tuning machines

    Thanks will try it all if all else fails will consider replacing tuners. This is an entry level axe but has a really nice sound good intonation and plays easily too. She will be my beater mandolin....
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    Re: Tarnished tuning machines

    I have a 1977 Kentucky KM 250 S I'd like to restring but the tuners have turned Green and are difficult to turn. I don't know if they are silver plated. What should I do to remove the tarnish?
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    Re: Rag mandolins

    The more I play my new Rag F5 the more I like it! It plays like butter. The neck is radiused. I think the radius starts at 9.5 not sure if it is a compound radius or not. She doesn't have the bell...
  10. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    I found one! A limited edition custom Gibson F5Gc "Fire on the Mountain". I was able to test it out with 2 other Gibson F5Gs all three in the same room at the same time. They were all good a...
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    Re: My Gibson Master Model Story

    Do you have Dave Harvey's email address? I bought a Harvey signed F5gc (c for custom or limited run ?) this mandolin has "Fire on the Mountain written on the label inside. I love the mandolin but...
  12. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    Well I did it! I found an awesome deal on a new (as in I am first owner) Gibson Custom F5g! The mandolin was built in 2017 and signed by Dave Harvey. I was able to compare it to 2 other Gibson F5gs...
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    Thanks again. You all have given me much to think about and I will do my homework. I have been checking the cafe's classifieds every day usually several times a day just in case a new sneaks in or...
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I will check around to find some good "try before you buy" options by way of decent return policies. You are right better to be out the shipping cost than to end up with...
  15. How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from now

    I am in the midst of full blown MAS. I just have to have a great F5 style mandolin can't spend more than $4500.00. How do I get the right one when I can't go test driving? Advise appreciated.

    Lisa
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    Re: Rag mandolins

    I got number 48 he built her for me. True dat about the cost of the Gibson's compared to the Rags. Yes the base price for Roy's F style Rag mandolin is $1500.00. I sent a K & K pickup system to Roy...
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    Re: Rag mandolins

    Well I decided to take a chance on Mr. Gordon's Rag mandolins. Here is what I have to say so far...I just received it yesterday so these are first impressions. Playability is excellent! A for that...
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