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    Re: Favorite A style mandolin?

    If you like the Gibson A's...you can get a Montana-built Flatiron A-style from the 80's or early 90's. Gibson couldn't compete with Flatiron, so they bought the company in 1987 or so, and ultimately...
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    A Question for National RM1 Owners

    I have a National RM1 mandolin that I plan to put up for sale soon in the Cafe classifieds. But before I do, I'm seeking a bit of information to help me answer questions that might come up from...
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    Re: old Flatiron, old guy, some thoughts

    Thanks to you all for chiming in. It's great to hear from so many folks who care about the early Flatirons. Stay safe, and happy picking.
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    Re: old Flatiron, old guy, some thoughts

    Thanks to everyone who has chimed in so far. I really appreciate your shared thoughts. These most recent bits of advice make sense to me: clean it up, play it for a while, and then see if you still...
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    old Flatiron, old guy, some thoughts

    Hi folks,

    I recently came into a nice old Flatiron: an all-original 1983 A5-1, signed by Steve Carlson. A case queen: corroded strings, frets and tailpiece. Warranty card, strap, picks, pitch pipe...
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