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    Bruce Jones mandolin

    Anybody know what happend to Bruces CE Ward mandolin after he died it was a pretty good mandolin maybe some of you North carolina boys know maybe F5 Loar??:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Distressed Master models

    I played a brazilian rosewood Scofield F5 that thet wanted 750 dollars for at he old store sounded real good but I didnt have the cash back then. The new store does have the same mandos year after...
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    Re: Lester's D28??

    Bruce also had a real nice CE ward Loar copy F5 loar got any idea who ended up with it?
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    Re: Lester's D28??

    never saw Lester or Loretta play it but I have seen Bruce pick Just a rose will do many times. Think Josh Graves may have fingerpicked some of the old Flatt and Scruggs tunes at one of Bruces...
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    Re: Lester's D28??

    It was a very early attempt ov inlay by Ce Ward . He later did very nice banjo necks and the inlay was very good.Also CE ward f5s are verygood:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Lester's D28??

    I dont know who owns this guitar now but i am pretty sure It belonged to Bruce Jones. He had it for sale a few years ago for 9500. I know its a 48 but as I stated it was heavily modified by CE Ward...
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    Re: Lester's D28??

    This apears to be the late Bruce Jones d28. He was a prominant bluegrasser from NC who passed away november of last year. The late Ce Ward did all the work on this one. i HAVE PLAYED IT MANY TIMES IT...
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    Re: Bluegrass Album Band reunion

    You can see Richard sometimes playing at the gazebo in front of Ernest Tubb record shop in Pigon Forge. Ive seen him with Darrell Webb ,Matt Ledbetter,etc real fine pickin:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Bluegrass Album Band reunion

    I wonder how Tony feels about Richard. I think It would kinda creep me out to be copied so much. Ive met Richard he seems very humble and aprochable.He showed me a 70s martin that had been worked...
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    Re: Why did Tony Rice stop singing?

    I know exactly who you mean. But he is a good singer and very very good flatpicker:mandosmiley:
  11. Re: A 70's Gibson F5 or NOT! on ebay today

    Looks like an Aria PM780 to me. Seems like I heard that maybe Bob Shue might have done this for some one in the 70s or 80s but could have been someone else.
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    Re: Red Rector

    ?????????????:mandosmiley:
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    Re: The first song you learned

    Soldiers Joy:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Bruce Jones passes

    Never have it falls on my wifes birthday would love too though. These days i mostly pick and sing in church:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Bruce Jones passes

    It was Pageland ,my hometown. And That CE Ward was pretty Good it was C Es third build. The one that Bruce played for the last several years was a more recent build. The one you saw in Pageland was...
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    Bruce Jones passes

    Learned last night at Denton Farmpark that Bruce had died at the end of Nov. He was a good mandolin player ,good singer, good personal friend, super MC ,and a great promoter of Bluegrass. A real...
  17. Re: Japanese Mandolins from the late 70s any good

    Bruce Jones told me that all Aria pro s came into Tillmans Music In Charlotte wher CE worked I guess he could pick out the best:mandosmiley:
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    the early Aria Pro 2 mandolins were pretty good. Awhole lot of bluegrass was played on them in NC SC in the 70s and 80s. I bought one from CE ward it was one of the loudest ive ever heard.I wish i...
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    Last song Bill Monroe played

    Does anybody know what the last song Bill played?:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Mineral Springs Music Barn reopening

    If you can get there tonight by 7 SUPER band deeper shade of blue as good as any pro band out there . mineral springs music barn check the website for directions:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Songs Of The Mountains

    I believe he endorses Dearstone. I saw him years ago at Dollywood he was playing a Frayley then nice guy super picker
  22. Re: How to get a more bluegrassy tone out of my Eastman MD505?

    This is a very good setup for the eastman I have a 515 and use silk and bronze and a cmberland bridge pretty dogone woody for less than 1000 dollars. I use a dunlap 207 pick this helps too. I could...
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    Re: C E Ward mandolins

    Skip Kelly may know, CE has a son Chuck i think, I believe he plays banjo in a bluegrass band calle Destination bluegrass.I think he also does repair:mandosmiley: work. CE built some great...
  24. Re: Will have around $2500, any good F Styles in that price range

    Very nice Ratliff used at Janet Davis Music for 2400. Iwould much prefer over any Collings they are much too bright for my likes:mandosmiley:
  25. Re: Ok...so I have $2000 to spend, what should I do?

    Carlson signed A5L at elderly for 2100
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