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  1. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Funny you should say that. I dont think Loar built anything. Just signed his name on a label. Im sure he had a part in the tone factor but thats it. Just like todays Slash endorsing todays Les...
  2. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I would be thankful. Not resentful. After all , its not the builders problem this or anything took place. Its managements issue. I have no issue in a firm looking after there property. But...
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    Re: C F Martin mandolin

    Very Nice Martin..
  4. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    They have the right to defend.. But its the courts that decide if they win? so far they havent been to successful.. they should of looked after there Trademarks a little better..
  5. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Thats a Nice effort by Gibson.
  6. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Is Gibson still trying to beat up on Luthiers?
  7. Re: The Flatiron F-Festival in Mandolin Cafe Classifieds

    I wouldnt buy anything without proper Information.. the lack of info is the main thing.. as well as a payment method.. and where there willing to ship too.. there are alot of lack of replies to...
  8. Re: Tom Bedell's TED Talk on sustainable woods for instruments

    I own one of his guitars. It is very plain but a out standing guitar. I could give comparisons but it might offend some of those builders of brand names. And it was cheap .
  9. Re: Waylon Jennings Personal Martin Mandolin A Style w/documentat

    The Telecaster would be better. But not that.
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    Re: 3 Point F-4 Torch and Wire

    Thats a nice one.
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    Re: 3 Point F-4 Torch and Wire

    Wow..
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    Re: 1909 A4 Gibson Factory Revamped

    The Seller got a bunch of mandolins from a inheritants .. he has some idea of what he has,, but hes not sure on originality.. Im betting its a good Mandolin regardless of the neck replacement. the...
  13. Re: Armenian (soviet) 1970's electric mandolin monstrosity

    Looks like a used toilet lid with ablam. :)
  14. Thread: Curious Mandolin

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    Re: Curious Mandolin

    by the looks of the Hawksbill .. I bet its older..
  15. Thread: UPS rant

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    Re: UPS rant

    I would rather sign for it at the post office prior to collecting. So the box can be checked properly for damage. Any issues can be dealt with there. . Ups is slippery when it comes to isurables...
  16. Thread: UPS rant

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    Re: UPS rant

    I used to work for UPS on the ramp unloading the jets and putting the huge bins with your items inside those bins. You would not believe how mishandled your items recieved. I can vouch for many...
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    Re: Like this site but for guitar....

    There really isnt a guitar forum similar to this one. They all really know a whole lot about not to much. Or they know everything there is to know. About everything. Not sure how that works but...
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    Re: Ebay F-4 seller with low feedback

    kind of like me.. a year ago I cancelled my Ebay account.. I had 1700 plus I restarted my account about two months ago and have 0 but I have 30 plus mandolins and Guitars that I will be selling.. ...
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    Re: UPS rant

    USPS is way better than UPS any day for shipping..

    UPS just like Purolator had me reopen a box prior to shipping to make sure the contents were as stated at the depots.. I would never use those...
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    Re: 3 Point F-4 Torch and Wire

    My guess. I bet a retop. From what another poster says. His guess the mid 20s on repair. The case fits the time line. That mandolin has seen better days. Its had a rough life.
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    Re: F-4 owned by Norman Blake

    Cool info.
  22. Thread: Loar’s Loar!

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    Re: Loar’s Loar!

    Not sure of what the price is. Cant see that. But just being a Loar , you got to be rich to buy Rich. The only folks able to obtain such a item are of Status .
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    Re: 3 Point F-4 Torch and Wire

    I would be all over that one for a few reasons. I would be looking inside the top for a signature as well . Pretty cool piece .
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    Re: 3 Point F-4 Torch and Wire

    That would make sense now Im seeing what you are seeing.
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    Re: 3 Point F-4 Torch and Wire

    Thats a cool looking F4

    The serial numbers not to far off from mine.
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