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  1. Thread: Woodstock

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    Re: Woodstock

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    So, the latest issue of my AARP magazine arrived today and look who's on the cover...some kind of irony there....
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    Re: Uh oh THE Gibson may have a problem

    There's an old farmer in upstate New York named McDonald that I believe has prior claim to e, i and o.
  3. Thread: Woodstock

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    And they never collected my ticket..
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    Re: Woodstock

    So....50 years ago right now, I was sitting in the mud following the big rainstorm which stopped the music. After a while, the rain let up, the sun half came out and I was soaked. It was stinking,...
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    Re: Luthiers in Atlanta?

    +1 on Randy Wood
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    Re: Removing the Florida extension

    My DMM got the scoop treatment this past weekend (sorry Henry :grin:).

    I am SOOOO much happier without the constant background pickclick staccato.

    And a major shout out to Randy Wood who did...
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    Re: Mandolin Luthier Recommendations NY/NJ/PA

    Dave: thanks for the suggestion. The folks at Retrofret are good people. I got to Savannah today to visit my son and Randy Wood was kind enough to agree to do the work for me while I am here.
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  8. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Then maybe its time to close the barn door.
  9. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Is the horse dead yet?
  10. Re: Flatiron FG5 Sign by Michael Owens Information?Any body know

    About this time is when my wife comes into my home office and sees me poking around inside a mandolin with a dental mirror and surely thinks to herself that I'm nuts. :-)
  11. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Interesting commentary in this video about the old Gibson Showcase particularly from 00:55 to 01:13...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=37&v=G0vvoaHeyH0

    Cheers
  12. Re: Flatiron FG5 Sign by Michael Owens Information?Any body know

    Thread bump. I was poking around inside my October 11, 2005 Roberts signed DMM and found this written in pen on the underside of the top, just north of the bass FF hole: "Michael Owens Sept 2005"....
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    Re: Mandolin Luthier Recommendations NY/NJ/PA

    Hi Henry! Seems almost every mandolin that has been my main player for the past 50 years has either had a scooped, abbreviated or totally absent Florida. So, while I tried switching from a TAD60 to a...
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    Mandolin Luthier Recommendations NY/NJ/PA

    Does anyone have any first hand experience with a luthier for mandolin work (Florida scoop, fret ends, etc.) in or around New Jersey/New York City/Philadelphia that you can recommend? Last time I...
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    Re: Does Praying Help Find Your Blue Chip?

    Just remember: you always find something you lost in the last place you look. Save time and look there first.
  16. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Makes me even happier to play my Red Diamond.
  17. Thread: Ellis A5?

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    Re: Ellis A5?

    And out of the 7 Loars I've had the opportunity to play, I only liked the sound of two of them...
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    Re: Red Diamond Serial Numbers

    Thread bump. I own July 9 F5 #284R (dated Jan 13, 2018) and I would echo Jim Robert's sentiments, above, exactly.
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    Hi Kyle. Hope all is ok...haven't seen you here in a few weeks...hope you're still with us. My question: I don't see them on the D'Addario website or with any online vendor, but will/does D'Addario...
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    Re: D'Addario Monel Strings !

    I'm finding this thread very interesting and informative. I like hearing everyone's impressions and particularly appreciate the participation and input from D'Addario. One request: It would be more...
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    Re: Happy Birthday Charles Samuel Bush!

    Happy (one day late) Birthday to one of my personal heros, not just on the mandolin, but in life. Cheers and many more. 👍
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    Re: Too Quiet - Time To Start Something

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    Re: Mandolin in NPR Tiny Desk Concerts

    An absolutely delightful Tiny Desk concert featuring Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers with tasteful, as always, mandola and mandolin from Mike Guggino, can be found here:...
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    Heiden A50 (one of the 15 Heritage models made in 2009) lives here in NJ with me. All I can say is that it just sings. Beautiful workmanship, wonderful balanced sound with that hard to find mix of...
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    Re: UPS "Grind" Delivery

    Echoing Dhergert's post above, I am also of the mind that minimizing the time the instrument is in transit increases the survival odds.

    To that end, I always send/receive instruments via the...
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