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  1. Re: interesting pickguard hardware on Ebay Gibson

    Here's an early Gibson clamp that does utilize the chin rest barrel design:
  2. interesting pickguard hardware on Ebay Gibson

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1921-GIBSON-A2-MANDOLIN-VERY-GOOD-CONDITION-ORIGINAL-PARTS/284017619070?hash=item4220c4f07e:g:p3cAAOSwW5dfZpqd

    This particular pickguard hardware is unfamiliar to me!
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Good eye! You're probably right about the Guild inclusion. Nice to see a reproduction is available. Parts of my poster has really faded.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Here's a shot of my F-4 with strings off. Had to reglue lateral brace. Fortunately didn't seem to be any sinkage. Hanging to dry in the background is my F-4 inspired build.
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    snakehead on Ebay

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1923-Gibson-Style-A-Mandolin-Snakehead/174437429755?hash=item289d47f1fb:g:4vgAAOSwBUlfYPCS

    Doesn't seem like a bad buy-it-now for a '23 snake with hard case. Getting that...
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    Re: Weber Gallatin no logo

    Welcome and your English is fine! Nice gift to receive from your wife! I bet they're both keepers. It is strange for it not to have anything on the headstock. Is there anything visible through the...
  7. Re: Travelite Case - doesn't close without applying pressure. Nor

    I guess the challenge would be separating the inside fabric from the core foam. The foam itself could be contoured with a knife and/or sanding disc. Once re-contoured, the fabric could be re-glued to...
  8. Re: Travelite Case - doesn't close without applying pressure. Nor

    I thought Silver Angels were a bit bigger than std. size. I know of a friend's example and it is. See if you can put another brand F-5 mandolin in the case to see how it fits.
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    Re: 2002 Roberts Fern w/ different inlays

    Glad it's a good one! Now the question is are the stickers staying or going?
  10. Re: PRETTY Collings Custom MF FLAME looks like a real auction on

    Auction ended at $3700.00.
  11. Re: PRETTY Collings Custom MF FLAME looks like a real auction on

    I traded my blonde Collings MF with white binding earlier this year. I had valued it $3500 to $4000 as did the other parties' instrument. I think you're valuation is good. It will be interesting to...
  12. Re: PRETTY Collings Custom MF FLAME looks like a real auction on

    A lot of sellers claim they do better with a no reserve listing. Looks nice!
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    Re: Cortez Mandolin F-Style

    The mandolin looks pretty nice, and looks carved. I had a Cortez 12-string many years ago.
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    Re: Philphool, Phil Goodson, passes :(

    Sympathies to Phil's family and to our Cafe' family. I hate to read of any loss of our members.
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    Re: Cortez Mandolin F-Style

    Here is some history on Cortez:

    Cort guitars is based in North Brook, Illinois, offers guitars made in Korea.
    Jack Westheimer set up business connections with Japanese guitar makers in the 1960s...
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    Re: First builds finished at last.

    Beautiful work, congratulations!
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    Re: truss rod cover issue

    I thought I'd take another stab at a modified truss rod cover to compensate for the truss rod nut that protruded above the headstock surface. I started with some thicker white pickguard material,...
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    Re: Gibson-Prewar

    I brought a pre-war Gibson home, showed my wife, then the war started, lol!
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    Re: Newbie with mandolin kit question

    Smith Creek had been providing cnc'd tops and backs but has now shifted to just carving wood that you supply.
    http://www.smithcreekmandolin.com/smithcreekmandolin/cnccarvingservice.html

    They are...
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    Re: truss rod cover issue

    Thank you, I'll have to look at LMI's for my next build. I was able to solve the issue on my build by building up the headstock overlay. The one I photo'd was not my build but rather a known...
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    Re: truss rod cover issue

    Thanks pops1, I think I'm going with a carbon rod for the next one.
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    truss rod cover issue

    During a current build, I encountered an issue with the depth of my truss rod channel and the truss rod nut not sitting low enough for the truss rod cover to sit level with the headstock surface. I...
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    Re: F hole crack repair

    Would it require a cleat?
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    Re: Replacement Tuner Buttons

    I'd be tempted to mix up some epoxy and fill the cavity before installing to fill any space.
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    Re: James Tailpiece Review

    I've been a fan of the James tailpiece for a long time and have installed them on several of my mandolins. I just received a used Nichols Road mandolins and was pleasantly surprised to discover that...
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