Search:

Type: Posts; User: pheffernan

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds; generated 43 minute(s) ago.

  1. Replies
    6
    Views
    184

    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    I have typically used the Mittels (mediums) on lighter built flattops and Starks (heavies) on archtops and a resonator, but I don’t think you’ll have any problems with the set you’ve chosen on your...
  2. Replies
    6
    Views
    184

    Re: Thomastik-Infeld Strings

    I do, Dan. I first tried them on a Gypsy flattop and now typically install them on your cousin’s early National RM-1. They feel great on the fingertips, last a long time, and add a different sound to...
  3. Re: Mandolin batch in the latest Skinner auction, incl. THREE Shu

    In the case of Skinner, they charge 23% in auction fees and 6.25% in sales tax before you arrange pickup, boxing, and shipping by a third party. It adds 30% to your bottom line pretty quickly.
  4. Replies
    27
    Views
    8,713

    Re: Hogue mandolin in Classifeds

    Ben hasn’t logged on to the Cafe since February 11, 2019. You might consider PMing him in which case he might receive your message to his email.
  5. Replies
    83
    Views
    6,173

    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    I think I am making the point that the absence of an intent to deceive nullifies the definition of forgery which you shared.



    You did introduce introduce the term to the conversation:


    ...
  6. Replies
    83
    Views
    6,173

    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    It seems to me that you are making an argument of definition — that Gary has produced a “forgery” — only the definition that you introduced does not support your argument.
  7. Replies
    83
    Views
    6,173

    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Not speaking for anyone else, but for me, this part of the definition renders the term (and therefore the characterization) inaccurate.
  8. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,577

    Re: Help with upgrade, please

    Have you considered a flattop mandolin? Since they take less time to build, and therefore cost less to produce, they are more affordable to purchase, making it possible to buy a solid wood instrument...
  9. Replies
    83
    Views
    6,173

    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    If you’re not cooking up something else to part me and my money, I sure would love to hear/see an audio/video sample of this mandolin, Gary!
  10. Replies
    18
    Views
    2,347

    Re: Amazing Mandola Alert

    Did you change your mind? Or did someone else finally consummate a long-held wish? The “new” 2017 Passernig F5 from Reverb has finally sold (and it wasn’t me!):
    ...
  11. Re: How important is having the original hardshell case?

    If it is being sold as a collectible, I think it’s very important. If it is being bought as a player’s grade instrument, it’s a little less so.
  12. Replies
    83
    Views
    6,173

    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Gary, without having the instrument in hand, can you share what materials you did use to study Mrs. Griffith? I have the red spruce topped Hester A5 from this thread (when Gail had not yet handled...
  13. Replies
    83
    Views
    6,173

    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Answered in the OP.
  14. Replies
    13
    Views
    619

    Re: Can anyone identify this mandolin?

    Do we know where the instrument is located, 1939Dodge? There was an H. Russell Truitt in the Pittsburgh area:
    ...
  15. Replies
    13
    Views
    619

    Re: Can anyone identify this mandolin?

    Where would that neck have been sourced (or built)? It looks like a 1930’s Gibson oval headstock with an F5 Florida extension. Did H. Russell try to make a Mrs. Griffith oval A00.5?
  16. Replies
    13
    Views
    619

    Re: Can anyone identify this mandolin?

    186705

    That 12th fret looks way out front to me compared to my snakehead anyway.

    186707186706
  17. Re: Recommendations for a quality but affordable mandolin

    You’re going to have to get a little lucky to find a “professional” level archtop mandolin below $1K, although they do happen. There was a Lafferty listed earlier this week, and you’ll occasionally...
  18. Replies
    13
    Views
    619

    Re: Can anyone identify this mandolin?

    It looks to me like someone might have tried to long neck a short-necked Gibson oval.
  19. Replies
    83
    Views
    6,173

    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Gary, you are my spirit animal.
  20. Replies
    4
    Views
    477

    Re: The Gibson. F2 84689

    Use this icon to upload pictures from your device.

    186689
  21. Replies
    56
    Views
    3,474

    Re: Suddenly feeling old

    I thought you were played in, opened up, and had acquired some real vintage mojo!
  22. Re: Please talk about your experience with the Mandola.

    Those years seem to have passed. Lawrence has a used A-style mandola in the classifieds for $5500:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/156111#156111

    And when I asked him a year ago about an...
  23. Replies
    4
    Views
    477

    Re: The Gibson. F2 84689

    Is there a Factory Order Number (FON) stamped on the neckblock when you look in the tonehole up towards the headstock? That set of digits is usually more accurate in determining when your mandolin...
  24. Replies
    9
    Views
    1,983

    Re: Mule skinner Mandolin info?

    The blacktop is also listed in the classifieds: https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/156111#156111
  25. Re: What is Today the best Tenor guitar between 500$ => under 100

    If a thin soundboard and lighter bracing are your preference, then you can probably safely eliminate the Blueridge from consideration. Its reputation is to be overbuilt if anything.



    Do you...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4