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    Re: Info about Gibson A12 71385

    Sally,
    Sounds like you should post a couple of pics. Since this has been in the family for so long how cool would it be to have it repaired and learn to play it?
    PS rcc56 is a knowledgeable...
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    Re: '17 A-1 Bridge

    Always like Ford in a Ford, Chevy in a Chevy and I have a '52 Pontiac with a Pontiac. Now for the Model A today they never had a Flathead V8 that happened in '32 but a Model A today with original...
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    Re: '17 A-1 Bridge

    The bridge had a shim (a forum member suggested that I look for it) and appears to have a piece added to the top/saddle of it, possibly to help with intonation. I decided to keep the original bridge...
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    Re: '17 A-1 Bridge

    The neck is straight. I just was curious about an adjustable bridge for it. Not now though after hearing back from the other owners since it appears to be a mixed bag when modifying. Guess that is...
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    Re: '17 A-1 Bridge

    Thanks guys!
    With the mixed results I am thinking I should stay with an original bridge. I just need to lower the action to make it easier to play.
    Appreciate you advice from your experiences....
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    Re: '17 A-1 Bridge

    Thanks,
    The action is a bit high right now & I wanted to lower it. I would like to keep the original in original condition at least until I make a decision about those small original frets. Knowing...
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    '17 A-1 Bridge

    Curious if any have changed their Bridge to a Cumberland Acoustic adjustable on these Gibson A Mandolins. Knowing they could change the sound wondering if many or even any have been happy with this...
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    Re: Collings MT2- Two Weeks in

    Nice! Love my MT2 even though I am still on that learning journey
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    Help with Timing

    Sorry posted this elsewhere buit didn't get any responses;

    Guys and Gals, I understand that the Mandolin in Bluegrass is on the 2 & 4. But then is it the same when playing say Country or Swing or...
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    Help with Timing

    Guys and Gals, I understand that the Mandolin in Bluegrass is on the 2 & 4. But then is it the same when playing say Country or Swing or Irish tunes?

    Thanks in advance!!

    Learning! and near 70...
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    Re: Case for Gibson Oval

    I pulled the trigger! thought to get the Guardian for now but afterwards a Fiberglass version. The current owner may need to move the neck block to suit and that should bE easier on the Guardian.....
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    Re: Case for Gibson Oval

    Curious if the Guardian 020MA works for these
    Thanks in advance,
    Steve
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    Case for Gibson Oval

    I am getting ready to pull the trigger on a '17 Gibson A-1. Bummer is that the original case is no longer with it. Looking at cases that it will fit in and came across this Superior Fiberglass Case;...
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    Re: a little help here

    Thanks guys sounds easy enough
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    Re: a little help here

    Waiting for the owner to get home & send a pic but he stated no seam separation. Supposed to be only a very small crack on only the back. Just trying to get ahead by knowing how to correct. I know...
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    a little help here

    OK guys/dolls what is the best way to correct a "Small" Back Crack on an early Gibson?
    Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Crack~say it isn't so!

    Maybe I will look at fiddles later but for now a mandolin (not smart enough to try more that one instrument!!!)
    But then your replay is appreciated!!!
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    Re: Crack~say it isn't so!

    I started wondering how many get one home to find that there is a crack somewhere after the humidity is lowered. Not saying anyone would do that but if exposed to a higher humidity could that help to...
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    Crack~say it isn't so!

    Still on my hunt for a Vintage Gibson Oval, looking for a ~ hundred year old instrument is challenging.
    With great advice from a forum member I am looking at a very nice A-1 but when discussing it...
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    Re: James tailpiece on a Collings MT2

    I have a James Tailpiece on my MT2. It was ordered with it but look at how cool their engraving is on this!
  21. Re: The Mighty Cozart! New 8 string electric

    So are the strings ball end or loop?? Bummer mine didn't show today~~but the MAS kicked in and I now have a Gibson Oval showing up soon~~~shhhh! don't tell wifey!!!
    thanks in advance
  22. Re: The Mighty Cozart! New 8 string electric

    Following, mine should show up today. Looking forward to hearing what others have done. I like the idea of shaving the neck.
    Curious about strings?
  23. Re: SummerGrass, San Diego (Vista), California 8/16-8/18 (THIS WE

    We were there. Fun time & great to meet Steve Sorensen and get my hands on a couple of his A models. WOW!
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    yep!
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    If it hasn't shipped yet ask Brian to add a String Winder. It would really help with changing the strings. Glad you went with The Mandolin Store and Brian has always been a great resource....
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