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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    My Passernig F5. Many came and went until I got it 13 years ago. On the other hand, the search for the right oval hole may not be over...
  2. Re: Looking for info on F body built by Jim Harvey of Western MD

    It's a unique variation on the F style, I'd say. The work looks very clean. I love seeing this kind of work. Enjoy it!
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    Re: I'm looking for a $200-$250 Mandolin.

    I don't believe you're going to find a used Eastman at that price. A used older entry-level Kentucky is possible, such as (just for example purposes) this one I found just now on ebay:
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    Re: Vintage photo of a Gibson A4 player.

    Perhaps it made him a better player!
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    Vintage photo of a Gibson A4 player.

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    Here's a nice photo I acquired recently. Wish I knew who it was and where.
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    Re: Woodley Mandolins

    I'm in Toronto and my understanding is he stopped building a long time ago. I've heard two Woodleys played either in jams or onstage and they were both marvellous A style mandolins and great...
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    Re: Conversion from cheap 6 string

    I think I used the gauges mentioned on the Fletcher tenortone site. His are 21 inch scale.
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    Re: Conversion from cheap 6 string

    I only used GDAE. It was good for single note playing, less so for chording. I suspect it likes CGDA better.
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    Re: Conversion from cheap 6 string

    Sweet. I think they look better with banjo tuners, with that headstock. Of course they originally had friction tuners. Enjoy!
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    Re: Conversion from cheap 6 string

    Hey, nice! I've owned 3 Regals. I fixed them up and sold them a few years ago. Do sort of wish I'd kept one.
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    Conversion from cheap 6 string

    I bought this small (23" scale) guitar for $30 from a guy. (We did it in a parking lot, like it was a drug deal.) All laminate El Degas, which was a distributor (in the 60s and 70s?).

    The bridge...
  12. Re: Stressful Times: Bringing New 'E' Up To Tune!

    Scares me too. I've broken plenty. So I do it slowly, and I pluck the string as i turn the knob to make sure the note is going up. If it's stuck I lower it again and start over.
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    Re: Reading suggestions

    There is also Neil Rosenberg's "Bluegrass Generation," a lively memoir of working for Bill Monroe and the early 60s scene. I really liked it.

    of course there is Mark Zwonitzer's biography of the...
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    Re: Vintage photo of a Lyon & Healy two point

    Looking at the Washburn book, I see that the mandolin has the headstock commonly called "art deco." It was introduced in 1920 or after (replacing the "stairstep" headstock), which narrows the date...
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    Re: Vintage photo of a Lyon & Healy two point

    Will be interesting if someone can identify the guitar.

    And what's more, who made their matching pinstripe suits? Which indicates that they were likely a performing duo.
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    Vintage photo of a Lyon & Healy two point

    I recently picked up this swell photo. A style B, I believe. It's a postcard photo; nothing on the back unfortunately.183633
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    Re: F2/F4 style mandolins?

    Perhaps you need to be clearer in your mind whether you want a hybrid or a true F4/2 style. Northfield's are hybrids of course. If you want a true one I'd really consider getting a vintage Gibson...
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    Re: Quick Gibson A set up question

    Actually, I found one. I decided I'd prefer a paddlehead, had one from a dealer sent to me that looked good, and liked it but then realized it had a bow in the neck. Sent it back, too. Thought I...
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    Re: Mr. Compton on the right hand.

    Well, since we're on the subject, I still have some right arm pain from tearing my rotator cuff two years ago...
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    Mr. Compton on the right hand.

    A few days ago I had a pleasant email exchange with Mike Compton over a CD of his ("Gallop to Georgia") that I ordered but that for some reason got sent back. it sent me to his website, where I...
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    Re: Quick Gibson A set up question

    Thanks for the info and suggestions, all. It might well be an easy fix but I don't think I will risk accepting it. So alas it's heading back tomorrow.
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    Quick Gibson A set up question

    Hi all,
    I'm making a decision today on whether to keep a 1925 Gibson jr that was sent to me. I like it a lot but presently the action is a bit high to me. 1/16 on the e, a shade under 2/16 on the G....
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    Re: Tristan Scroggins & Molly Tuttle

    That's a Melvin Wine tune. Very prettily done.
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    Re: New Eastman 615

    Congrats. The Twelfth Fret is a lovely store. In our house are several instruments from the shop, including an 1895 R.S. Williams Banjo made in Toronto.
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    Re: Gibson snakehead Jrs vs other snakeheads

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    For the record, here's the one that I bought and will be trying out next week.
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