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    Re: Substitutes for ebony?

    https://www.wood-database.com/itin/

    Here's a candidate.
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    Re: Question about glue

    My choice of instrument glue for over 35 years is fish glue. No heat necessary.

    All the advantages of hide glue and none of the disadvantages.
  3. Re: Article: Bill Monroe's Spiritual Daughter - Lauren Price Hews

    Wonderful player, excellent article. I applaud her use of a fully fretted instrument.
  4. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    A Seiffert bowl back made by Seiffert, not his apprentices.
    A Pierre Lajugee.
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    Re: Leon Redbone - RIP

    RIP

    Dickran Gobalian
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    Re: Torrified wood

    I first heard about this process about 30-40 years ago. The Finnish luthiers were doing this.
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    Re: Pecan as tone wood?

    FYI I had about 600 Board feet of aged , highly figured, instrument quality white oak stolen from me here in So Oregon about 2 months ago.
  8. Re: Cripple Creek Music in Ashland OR closing

    Old news, well known locally for months.
    Agreed, too bad.
    I have been a loyal customer for well over 20 years.
    As to good deals, the best have been cherry picked.
    But if you are local, still...
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    Re: What makes Chop?

    My opinion
    Chop?
    Chop is no kind or part of music.
    YMMV
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    Re: Richlite bridges

    Compressed paper and glue. Swell.
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    Re: David Grisman's Dawg pick

    "The day I need a particular pick for a particular tune or venue will be the day I take up the trombone. "

    Ditto
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    Re: Ashland Oregon?

    Contact :

    Glenn Freese
    String Instrument Repair
    Talent, Or.. 10 minutes from Ashland.
    541-482-8984

    He has been in the Bluegrass/old-time/etc music scene there for years.

    He is a...
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    Re: Shellac finish problems on new mandolin

    https://www.guitarsint.com/article/Introduction_How_To_French_Polish_Classical_Guitars
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    There truly is a light at the end of the tunnel. With your tenacity and will power and technology you'll do fine.

    While I did not endure Chemo therapy I enjoyed 34 radiation treatments over 7-8...
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    Re: Shellac finish problems on new mandolin

    "spirit varnish"

    Alcohol based ?
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    Re: Shellac finish problems on new mandolin

    I am with Peter here... it would be unusual for shellac to chip unless there was some type of hardener added.

    Lacquer chips, some varnishes chip and some of the newer
    plasticized" finishes can...
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    Re: Shellac finish problems on new mandolin

    I am curious, did you ask the builder how the "shellac" finish was applied.
    Sprayed? French polished? Other ?
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    Re: Wide Nut Question

    My opinion:

    What is a "no brainer" is why all nut widths aren't 1 3/16ths as standard and "wide" is , wider.

    Anything less than 1 3/16ths ( in my world ) is absurdly narrow and unplayable.
    ...
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    Re: western redcedar

    Rick,

    Very interesting mandolin.

    Who built it.

    Jeff

    Williams, Or.
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    Re: If you only knew it back then...

    I started playing mandolin a year before I started playing guitar back in 1961.

    I was teaching myself to read music and play the mandolin (a gift from a great aunt) and along came the "folk...
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    Re: Wilson Mandolins at Wintergrass.

    Looks great, love the 2 points. Wish I could be there to "road test"
    Best of luck

    Jeff
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    Re: A mandolin/violin relative price story

    All pernambuco is "pao brasil"....

    Not all "pao brasil" is pernambuco.
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    Re: A mandolin/violin relative price story

    Full disclosure:
    I hustled violins and bows, and sold pernambuco from 1979-1984. I was known for the finest available pernambuco blanks and had customers come ( actually show up at my door step in...
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    Re: Redwood Tops????

    Some years ago, at a dealer's suggestion, an A style mandolin, (waited 4 months for it), from a nationally known instrument shop from an up and coming maker.
    I specified maple and spruce. It came...
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    Re: Redwood Tops????

    Out of curiosity, what is the age of the instrument.?
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