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    Re: Traditionally voiced A-style?

    "......And A-5's, by nature, are different animals than F-5's......"

    Play the Griffith Loar one time and you will never make this statement again! And yes, I have...;)
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    Re: Tone Gard - Comfortable ?

    Drop the 3rd trimester muffintop and you can drop the tone guard!
  3. Re: In need of repair: Peter White mandolin

    Unless you can own up to leaving it in the trunk of a car during the hot days of summer or something similar, that is not normal fatigue. It should be going back to the person who built it for...
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    Re: Traditionally voiced A-style?

    Perhaps one day the crusty crusty crusty folks will realize that it wasn't the mandolin that made Monroe. Being a great mandolin player is so much more than just your mandolin. If he was alive today,...
  5. Re: Should I put a Mandolin Cafe Sticker on my Vintage Lifton Cas

    Nope.

    Would you put a sticker on these?
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    Re: Mildewed Instruments

    Mike: NO way do I want a dead guy's guitar that survived the accident in my shop! No! Nada! Not happenin'!!!!!!!!!!!! Nope! Nope! NOPE!!!!!


    I deal with ancient mold, mildew, and the funk of...
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    Re: David Russell Young (NMC)

    Gibson has a long history of "breakaway pegheads"!
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    Re: Front porch furniture + mandolin

    !!!
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    Re: David Russell Young (NMC)

    David no longer makes guitars. He is a violin bowmaker these days.

    I first found his book when I was a freshman working on an engineering school project. Tucked away on a campus library shelf next...
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    Re: Exotic Canary Wood F5 Back

    That simple grain canary wood will be a lot easier to carve by hand than complex interlocking grain curly maple for a novice....
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    Re: Exotic Canary Wood F5 Back

    Canary wood is commonly used in the boutique steel string guitar world. With any non-traditional choice, you are on your own for figuring it out.

    Using comparative analysis with traditional woods...
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    Re: bridge question?

    You can always start with a full contact bridge & modify it to a "two footer" later if you don't like it; 'easier to take away wood than add it...
  13. Re: a suggestion for not mutin you mando with your belly

    https://www.goldsgym.com/
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    Re: Cafe versus Craigslist

    "......they can take their time and choose their words carefully ....."

    You must get different texts than I do. The ones I get always are filled with spelling and grammar errors that make the...
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    Re: Cafe versus Craigslist

    I intentionally ask people to make a telephone call and speak in person, "no texts".

    It is a easy way to filter out people who cannot follow simple directions.
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    Re: Waverly tuner repair

    Any competent jeweler should be able to silver solder those back in place for $10 and about 5 minutes effort.
  17. Re: Looking for a Sweet Sounding Roundneck Resonator Guitar

    I had heard that Rickenbacker supplied those wood bodies and some other parts.

    Beauchamp helped develop the Dobro resonator guitar, and co-founded the National String Instrument Corporation with...
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    Re: Finger Planes

    Your tired hands and fingers will give you endless thanks when add a handle:
  19. Re: Carbon Fiber Builder wants our input on a Carbon Fiber Mandol

    I've carried my favorite instruments all over the world, in cars and sailboats and planes and trains and kayaks, helicopters, on horses and Yaks and Naks, in all sorts of military aircraft while...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    Count me in; I had a white 1965 Volvo 122 wagon when I was an undergrad! There was a fellow in Eugene who had a specialty "you pick" old Volvo junkyard. I'd put a dead brake drum in my backpack, get...
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    From Bob's post, his pretty much sums up the entire thread:

    Cat isolation "condos".....

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Recent Kelley mandolin

    Lookin' good Skip!
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    Re: Eddie Van Halen RIP

    Given 40+ years of living the rockstar life, it is equally likely that he may have contracted throat cancer from HPV and his 1000s of lady adventures.;););)

    When I was an aspiring teenage guitar...
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    About two months after I built my first mandolin, circa 1998, I was at another well known builder's shop. After about an hour, he causally mentioned, "Clear that junk out from under the bench over...
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    Be glad you don't have to ship upright basses around the world.

    I could buy a car for what it costs to ship one.

    Imagine a six foot tall eggshell that takes up a whole refrigerator box and is...
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