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    Re: Question About Northfield Model M Tone

    The only real way to evaluate tone is to play the instrument personally or at worst ask someone you really trust in his tone assesment/judgement and who has similar taste as you. YT videos or other...
  2. Thread: Cost for refret

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    Re: Cost for refret

    I bet I would beat you all on price as well :-)
    BUT.... I'm not in US so shipping would cost way too much and I generally do refrets or repairs only for local picker friends and owners of my...
  3. Thread: Wood ID

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    Re: Wood ID

    Thanks Peter, I thought the cuban mahogany is on appendix I with Braz. RW.
  4. Re: New mandolin question. (eastman, the loar, richwood)

    I've played few of the Richwood mandolins, one of them was the model in the link the other was kind of f style with simplified scroll.
    The A was pretty much generic chinese pressed wood mandolin...
  5. Thread: Wood ID

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    Re: Wood ID

    I'm afraid it doesn't work that way... You cannot take e.g. brazilian rosewood antique and make it into guitars. Or better said you can make the guitars but they would be seized at borders. The only...
  6. Thread: Cost for refret

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    Re: Cost for refret

    Nickel frets (and also EVO) in my experience tend to clog files much more than SS and good steel file will stay sharp for a long time. I don't use crowning files but ordinary square or triangular...
  7. Thread: Cost for refret

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    Re: Cost for refret

    I was writing just from my memory, knew Martin used them few decades longer than the rest.
    BTW, I've used the 039x040 SS wire almost exclusively on my latest mandolins and I don't find it any harder...
  8. Thread: Cost for refret

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    Re: Cost for refret

    No bar frets here I guess. The old Gibson wire had extra slim tang.
    Martin is known for use of bar frets way into 40's or later.
  9. Thread: Wood ID

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    Re: Wood ID

    The sticker mentions mahogany from west indies, south america and west africa so it can be actually anything from true (cuban) mahogany if it was still available back then, honduran mahogany to any...
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    Re: Apollo Mike Marshall picks

    I wonder how will they wear. The glass filled plastics tend to wear into somewhat grainy surface and will be hard to polish back to smooth without some special abrasives because of the glass fibers....
  11. Thread: Intonation woes

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    Re: Intonation woes

    It is impossible to judge your setup from the pic. You can fret the string at 2nd fret and notice gap between the string and first fret, ideally it would be zero (meaning the nut slots are at the...
  12. Re: Need you to rebuild a special 50's Gibson mandolin-just a nec

    Doesn't look like 50's to me. More like 90's...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Optical illusions.
    The lightning and background color make it appear different. On darker background or changed lightning it would look tighter. Also looks like the pics were taken from some...
  14. Thread: Tight Waverly's

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    Re: Tight Waverly's

    There's always possibility of drilling imperfection if the holes are out of square. On mandolins there are two possible problems. one is alignment/squareness other is spacing between posts. Third...
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    Re: New Newson F style

    Ditto! Photos or it didn't happen.
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    Re: No frills vs fancier mandolins

    Different producers do it differently. Most small makers do the same quality of work on all instruments and save only on bling and fanciness of wood. big companies can be different.
    I can say from...
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    Re: Back contours for an A5

    The traditional Gibson arch was always high towards neck block and didn't strictly follow the outside shape. This implied the thickness above neck block and sudden dip in inside carved area where the...
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    Re: Suitable for a neck?

    I've made some necks from pieces just like that. Two pieces with black strip of ebony glued in between. No problems. I actually prefer wood with radial (quartered) surfaces facing the player, not the...
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    Re: Case Hygrometer Thermometer needed

    +1
  20. Re: How to repair a gap between back plate and binding on 1914 A3

    Agree, it looks like full separation from block and/or back. Lining may still be attached to top or side but the binding was stuck to side well so it took it with. If it is glued together in this...
  21. Thread: chisels

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    Re: chisels

    I have old Narex chisels (they are local to me so logical choice) and they are good. Not the best in world but not bad. I have very old version with indestructible black hard rubber/plastic handle...
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    Re: Kentucky Mandolin Pickguard Attachment

    The metal piece functions just like the more standard plastic block glued underneath the pickguard. In this case the piece is screwed onto pickguard and the bracket rod is inserted through the two...
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    Re: What's your preferred staining or dying method?

    If you apply too much dye some may be left on the surface and if it is suspectible to the solvents of the finish it may cause the OP problems.
    Sealing with "dry" coat or two of shellac makes...
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    Re: Atypical top wood?

    AFAIK, linden basswood and lime all refer to the same species of Tilia. in EU it's mostly Tilia cordata, in US Tilia americana. Soft easy to carve wood, favored by woodcarvers.
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    Re: Kentucky Mandolin Pickguard Attachment

    I think, the OP believes the bracket should sit on the top of mandolin. This is not the case, the bracket (U saped or simple block style) should float ABOVE the top and NOT touch it at all otherwise...
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