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  1. Re: C.J. Lewandowski has been diagnosed with COVID-19

    I hope it's okay to ask: Is C. J. sick?
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    Re: Lyon & Healy vs Gibson

    Jeremy, up until a few months ago, I had a super nice sounding L&H Style C (c. 1920; long scale) and found that the top thickness was, indeed, less than my Gibson oval hole F4 (measured with a...
  3. Re: Plating on a Lyon & Healy Model A tailpiece

    Those spots are to be expected on nickel silver items and shouldn't be anything else than corrosion, as nickel silver is not a precious metal.
  4. Re: Plating on a Lyon & Healy Model A tailpiece

    Don't know about the "brass with nickel plating" observation. The book on Washburn (by MC member Hubert Pleijsier) specifies "a nickel silver plated" tailpiece cover, which is misleading and must be...
  5. Re: Plating on a Lyon & Healy Model A tailpiece

    Tim, those L&H tailpieces (of models A, B, C) were never plated AFAIK. From what I saw on my own Style C, and according to the original sales literature they were made of an alloy commonly referred...
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    Re: 1907 Torch & Wire with Virzi?

    Several Loar-signed F5s and other Gibsons were retrofit with a Virzi. In order to do this, they just sawed the back off with a thin saw, leaving the back binding "narrower" than the top binding and...
  7. Re: An interview with the last Gibson Gal - NMC

    Are there also sour grapes involved in the story? :)
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    Re: Stew-mac prices

    Since I have no valid data, no access to StewMac files at all, I have no idea about StewMac's taxable profit, expenses &c. Hence, I'm reluctant to judge their prices.
  9. Re: Dumb and petty complaint (Doyle Lawson F-5 content)

    As you seem to like the Gibson sound, why not try and get a recent 75th Anniversary F10 or a Victorian? The latter even has a connection to Doyle.
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    Re: Wood identity question

    Quite possible, Peter. After some googling I did find a source for my claim, not sure, if that’s the one I referred to above. However, reliable or not, it does seem like the „white spruce“ was...
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    Re: Wood identity question

    I believe it makes sense to make a distinction between the wood species (usually one latin term), the trade names (many in some cases) and the growth pattern. "Quilted", "flamed", "tiger", "curly",...
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    Re: Wood identity question

    Tim, as to your question, your L & H is from "birds eye maple", a certain growth pattern of acer saccharum (= sugar maple, rock maple). In case you're interested, I read (in some forum with reference...
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    Re: Carbon fiber and fiberglass cases

    Those Musiccompo cases are fine, they touched upon a few years back: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/128115-Music-Compo-Cases

    A little problematic is the lack of room for a pick guard....
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    Re: Gibson F4...1924....1925...??

    Oh, I'm curious, what are the figures?
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    Re: Gibson F4...1924....1925...??

    I agree; this "conventional wisdom" (should have) replaced the earlier "traditional estimates" and is based on Joe Spann's thorough research on the matter (published in "Spann's guide to Gibson")....
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    Re: Eric Weissberg

    Yep!
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    Don, I fully agree. My comment was a general and sarcastic take on the matter, not at all aimed at anyone here on the forum.
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    Re: Gigs Cancelled - Health and Safety

    Thanks, Don.
    I'd suggest to isolate the panic makers.
  19. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Bill, with all due respect, I believe you're missing the point; please forgive my frankness. The scrolls may vary on the original F5s, but (e. g.) hardly any or even none of them has the binding...
  20. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    As for the „ugly scrolls” and a few other (for most people) minor aesthetical things, I believe Jan is right. Other than that many of the recent Gibsins are well made and certainly good sounding.
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    Re: Should I be insulted?

    Cats are generally not very likely to know much about Kant's categorical imperative. Hence, no, don't be insulted.
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Grant IMHO the mandolin pictured is an early '30s (non-Loar) F5 rather than the attic find. Worth's other F5?
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    Re: Chris Thile's Loars

    Loar's personal F5 (#75315) received its Virzi as a retrofit, which is obvious from the narrower back binding telling me that the back was sawn off at some later point, as with so many other Virzi...
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    Re: Chris Thile's Loars

    One is, indeed, #75316, the other one is #75318.
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    Re: Mandolin study

    Hi Slinky, it seems to me like there's hardly a way around Cologne; here's their website: https://www.hfmt-koeln.de/en/study-program/master-of-music/master-of-music-mandolin.html

    The mandolin...
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