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    Re: Old Woodworking Machines

    From what I've seen working on old Gibson mandolins, they apparently had some sort of bandsaw or scroll saw that utilized round profile blades of files. There is distinct evidence that suggests they...
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    Re: Gibson H4 Mandola numbers

    Historically, Gibson made instruments in batches. But some of the real questions were how many. On high volume instruments this was 12-24 at a time. In this case, I'm seeing 4-6 at a time, but...
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    Re: Gibson H4 Mandola numbers

    I did a quick study on mandolinarchive and there are 55 H4's versus 480 something F4's. Since mandolin archive is not a selective study like my F5Journal, I would accept that ratio as very accurate....
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    Re: Blue Chip meltdown

    I use BC Tad 40 and CT-55. I also keep Dunlop Prime Tones in similar thicknesses. I use the textured Primes when I have a bit of hanging on to them probs. I sand my BC's for a bit more grip.
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    Re: Sam Bush hospitalized!!!

    I've got Curtis Burch checking with him. Will report back
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    Sticky: Re: Post a Pic from the Past

    not sure when or where Appears late 60's
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    Sticky: Re: Post a Pic from the Past

    Here you go

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    Re: Building Pickguards

    I am still at it. Here are some recent photos. Yes, I am resurrecting some old threads

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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    It's nice to see this thread still alive after nearly 16 years
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    This is a reasonable price for this. It just needs a few parts to complete it nicely. I recently sold one of mine for considerably more.

    Those tuners are period correct, but I do not think they...
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    Re: Gibson F5 Identification Help

    Actually, the body is pretty nice and appears to be a '50's F-12. I'm seeing typical birdseye and a mahogany neck of an F-12 The neck work is not too good with respect to the proper curves and...
  13. Re: What an incredible day! Unknown Loar Mandola found

    You did quite well. But I believe my wife selling my Loar to make the house payment is right up there
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    Re: Gibson Teens Serial Numbers

    I hate to beat a dead horse here, but the reason for the discussion is to draw some sane conclusion between the relationship of FON's and serial numbers

    With all respect to Spanns research there...
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    Re: Gibson Teens Serial Numbers

    Because, in my mind, we would not have all the multiple batches of Loar signed instruments throughout 1924. There were over 200 Loar signed Style 5 instruments signed off at various dates in 1924. ...
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    Re: Gibson Teens Serial Numbers

    I agree with everything Walter Carter posted Several others here have made good points also.

    I would like to touch something that was also posted and relay my thoughts. Here is my theory, and...
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    Re: Gibson Teens Serial Numbers

    Now, let's approach the situation from a different angle

    We already know that signed Loars with December 1, 1924 dates and batch FON 11987 have serial numbers like 79835

    1923 and 1926...
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    Re: Gibson Teens Serial Numbers

    It's a very nice mando at a respectable price
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    Re: Gibson Teens Serial Numbers

    Henry,

    I would prefer to address your questions with some statements of generalities.

    Up until some point, which was post-Loar, all Gibson mandolin, mandola, guitar instruments had serial...
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    Re: Gibson Teens Serial Numbers

    I am not going to argue the origin or validity of any serial number list. BUT, one thing us old timers now have to realize is that the sequence was not linear. The numbers between say 1912 and 1920...
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    Re: Luthier Paul Hostetter has passed away

    I'm a bit late here, but I heard about this earlier

    Paul was very special. I've known him as an internet acquaintance for over 20 years. We swapped emails and then became moral support buddies...
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    Re: The only red burst Loar-signed F?

    That is the mandolin I saw. Henry called it a Gilchrist I believe Henry passed around 95 or 96 This was only a few years earlier
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    Re: The only red burst Loar-signed F?

    I remember the event and the Ramada and Henry being there with the red Loar and a Gilchrist. My recollection was that it was a Gilchrist and had been retopped. I could be wrong The pricing...
  24. Re: Gibson Snakehead FON/Serial Nimber Question

    Correct. I do not agree with that "exception" part either. 11985 seems to the be FON for the entire Dec 24 group and the unsigned Loars. We really, really need to know some FON's in the 23 Loar...
  25. Re: Gibson Snakehead FON/Serial Nimber Question

    This is an area where Joe and I respectfully disagree. I would like to suggest that he is correct in his thinking, but it only applies post Loar. I truly believe that prior to 1925/1926 the serial...
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