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    Re: DiMarzio recommendations please?

    Not going to build something that's already been done. :)
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    Re: DiMarzio recommendations please?

    I'm getting ready to broach 100. Need to come up with a cool 100th instrument to build.
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    Re: DiMarzio recommendations please?

    Pete will make them to whatever pole spacing you would like.
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    Re: DiMarzio recommendations please?

    ProTrack DP188 has been the go to for a lot of builders. I have used the DP184 for those that requested a heavier "rock" pickup. I believe the DP188 is standard on a Mann instrument. Personally, I...
  5. Re: Replacement bridge for Epiphone MandoBird VIII?

    Let me see what I can come up with. I have your email and will be in touch in a couple days.
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    Re: C G D A tuned electric mandolin

    That's why I use a 14.5" scale. You can tune CGDA or GDAE without issue.
  7. Re: Replacement bridge for Epiphone MandoBird VIII?

    Roger,
    I can make you a brass one but I haven't any plans to have bridges plated anytime soon. The minimum cost is so high now that it puts the price out of reach based on demand. I could also post...
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    Re: Case for mandocaster

    My go to case for almost all my instruments is a hardshell rectangle from Access bags and cases.
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    Re: Stew-mac prices

    It depends on the product, the amount of the increase and my customer, but my point isn't about having to make those decisions. My point is about putting speculative information out there about a...
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    Re: Stew-mac prices

    Personally, I don't like bashing, or even putting speculation out there, about any business simply because I don't agree with their pricing. If they had terrible customer service then I could see...
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    Re: Refinishing a Flatiron F5?

    When I was doing a lot of trading, I had Mike refinish the F5 as well as a Gibson Sheraton A. I don't know if he is still taking on that type of work but if I were to get another one then he'd be...
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    Re: Ready built electric mandolin necks?

    I tried buying out Tom Morici's(Moongazer) shop, tools, jigs etc but just couldn't make it happen. Last I heard, it was all still sitting in his shop. I also gave serious thought to filling that...
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    Re: Refinishing a Flatiron F5?

    To the naysayers. This was a 1992 Flatiron stripped by previous owner and refinished with varnish by Mike Black. It sounded excellent when done and the value went up since it was a varnish finish...
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    Re: First build - sanity required!

    Why not use the old mahogany mantelpiece? That's probably the best piece of lumber that you have mentioned. My suggestion would be to start with reading Melvyn Hiscocks book on building an electric...
  15. Thread: New Tenor

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    New Tenor

    Finally got this wrapped up last night. I've had it 90% done for sometime but been doing final tweeking on it and learning to play it for the last month or so. 23" scale, Almuse soap bar pickups,...
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    Re: 5 string tenor

    We discussed it quite a bit. He isn't happy with the one he has now which is 1.625" wide. Its a 3/4 guitar minus one string.
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    Re: 5 string tenor

    Electric. I did not but I will. I completely forgot about that. I'll let you know what he says.
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    Re: 5 string tenor

    I assume these are yours? Do you have a preference? That last one seems pretty wide. Is it a converted 3/4 guitar? The ones I have seen with that wide of spacing tend to be conversions.
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    5 string tenor

    I have been commissioned to build a five string tenor guitar. The buyer originally asked for a 1.5625" nut but that seemed wide to me. I was thinking between 1.375 and 1.5". Anyone presently play...
  20. Re: Tenor Guitar Question: Convert an old guitar or pull the pick

    I'd find an existing electric tenor guitar and swap the pickups in to it. That would be the quickest and easiest thing to do. You could then sell the intact body to fund the project or recoup some...
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    Re: Jerman Four String

    I can't say. This one is unique. It has a block glued in right under the bridge and tailpiece. Normally, I would have a strip that connects to the the aft end of the body as pictured. I am...
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    Jerman Four String

    Thought I'd share a recent project. Dropped it off at its new home last night. Bubinga top and back. Chambered maple/purpleheart body. Maple/purpleheart neck with ebony fretboard. 14.5" scale All...
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    Re: Building an electric tenor...

    My bridges are 11.5 mm and 12 mm spacing. My tenor guitars are 12mm. Most acoustic mandolins are 12mm on center between the paired strings. Standard guitar spacing is 10mm to 11 mm. I had...
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    Re: Covid-19 is keeping me busy in my shop!

    Looking good John. Glad to see you still at it.
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    Re: Building an electric tenor...

    I decided to have a go at building some. I have two in process right now. Anxious to see how they come out. I can run a Tele body and neck for you on my CNC and you can do the remaining work.
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