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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    A Gilchrist Iíve owned since 1987....
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    Re: is an arm rest a benefit to technique ?

    Arm rest. Not necessary
    Tone guard. Not necessary
    Use them if you want to!
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    Re: Hoffee vs new Calton vs Pegasus vs ?

    I have a Pegasus with a Colorado case cover. Easy to carry over my shoulder and I’ve never been questioned getting on a plane. Appears smaller than a Calton (I have 3) but about the same weight. ...
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    Re: Your MAS Progression

    1987 Gilchrist F5 still have
    1999 LaPlant F5 still have
    2004 Gilchrist F5 still have
    2005 LaPlant F5 still have
    MAS cured!!
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    The first mandolin I ever bought was a Gilchrist. I do have a banjo mandolin that was given to me prior to that. I should add that I was already playing banjo in a band before deciding to get a...
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    Re: For Family. For Country. For Freedom.

    God bless our greatest generation! Those who served and those at home. Our world is a better place because of them.
    God bless America!!!
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    Re: My July 2016 LaPlant

    I have Lloyd's first varnished mandolin. It is really a great instrument and I think Lloyd has varnished all of them since then. I remember chatting with Lloyd and Steve Gilchrist at IBMA in...
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    Re: My July 2016 LaPlant

    You can’t talk about Lloyd LaPlant without mentioning his guitars. 176528 You also need to know that he’s the nicest guy you will ever work with.
  9. Re: What to do about a big increase in my mandolinís value?

    Play it and enjoy it... I bought my first Gilchrist for $2250. I still play it and take it wherever I want to. Don’t just lick it up!

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    Oh geez, don’t LOCK it up!!
  10. Re: Any builders/aspiring builders/luthiers in Minnesota?

    I sent you a PM with Lloyd LaPlants phone number.
    Worth the trip!
    Send my greetings
    Homer Savard
  11. Re: Time to buy bongodrums? (Damage to finger - Warning Graphic!)

    I cut the middle finger of my left hand last summer. I ended up with 14 stitches and a fear that I would never play again. FYI the cut was on the top of the finger between the knuckles very similar...
  12. Re: What is your absolute favorite F style mandolin CASE?

    Pegasus is my favorite. I have one I use for travel. I also have three Caltons but they are not quite as comfortable to carry.
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    Re: Good enough? Practice tips

    Play a lot and focus on tone and technique. What you play doesn't matter. Tone and timing are what's important. When you have that, everything will sound performance ready.
  14. Re: Wayne Stewart & Friends '79 (baby Sam Bush, Alan Munde)

    Sam was born in 1952 so in '79 he would have been 27...
    Thanks for the vids!
    Cheers!
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    Re: Gil in the Ads

    2, Only 2
    Really... ONLY 2
    Looks nice!
    Homer
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    Re: How much for the best?

    The best is very subjective. I've owned my first Gil since 1987. He wasn't known by many then but wow what an instrument. I got my first LaPlant in 1999. Everyone who has touched it tells me it's a...
  17. Thread: Groupings

    by Homer Savard
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    Re: Groupings

    :)117290
    Two LaPlants. Two Gil's
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