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  1. Re: 1923 Gibson Mandolin Production Estimate - By Model

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    This instrument has Serial No. 74753 / FON 11971. It was purchased 20 years ago from Mandolin Brothers who listed it as having a factory refinish.
    It appears to have been...
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    Re: Gibson mandolin tailpiece cover

    Ok, so it looks like it dates from the late 50's-early 60's. Thank you all for your interest and help!
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    Re: Gibson mandolin tailpiece cover

    That helps. Assuming yours is original? This was on a 1923 A model I purchased in 1999.
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    Gibson mandolin tailpiece cover

    I'm seeking to identify the vintage of the tailpiece cover shown in the attached photo.
    Thank you.
  5. Thread: 1923 a3?

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    1923 a3?

    A 1923 A3 as advertised with paddle head and truss rod cover too. Thoughts/comments?
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/130522#130522
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    Re: D'Addario Monel Strings !

    Bought a 75C set at Grey Fox. Put them on at friend's campsite. Went back and bought 3 more sets.
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    Re: Kimble vs Apitius- anyone played both?

    To my ears the Kimble sounds clean and uniform. The Apitius has more overtones, complexity and color. Assume both are F style?
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    Re: Pickguard or no pickgaurd?

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    One player - three different mandolins
  9. Re: Why do mandolin players move around so much?

    Except -
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmbUeYpfybw
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    Re: 1924 A2Z (?) questions

    Sounds lovely. Shiny as a result of being oversprayed?

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    And arrow end tuners.
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    Re: Pre-Loar vs Loar era A style

    A2z wins. : )
  12. Re: Gibson - Ordering a "Special Finish" in 1919

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    Regarding a 'more expensive finish' on a 'cheaper style' - this is a copy of the photo from the 1999 Mandolin Bros. catalog which advertised a 1923 A2 that was "refinished by Gibson in the...
  13. Re: Any tips for restringing or replacing strings

    FWIW - At a festival this weekend played and enjoyed the sound of a 1937 Kalamazoo A with old dirty strings.
    Attractively priced/very affordable/Mike Compton played and liked it too/ etc.
    So.....
  14. Re: Lightning strikes 2x, my second Gibson 1923 A2Z find.

    Serial/FON? The one I have is 74753/11971. Love it to pieces.141093
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    Re: Wide body Gibson A model mandolin

    It's raining wide A50s -
    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?110883-A-50-Help-with-the-year-and-worth-please
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    Re: Wide body Gibson A model mandolin

    Allen and Jim - this thread has become so much more than I ever imagined. Thank you. : )
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    Re: Wide body Gibson A model mandolin

    Thanks. I should have Googled first. Based on the serial number stamp on the peghead I assume it's a little earlier in 1939 than the one shown in the link. Also has dot marker position inlays on the...
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    Wide body Gibson A model mandolin

    At a local music store. Sunburst finish. Has silk screened 'Gibson' script logo. 'The Gibson' script tailpiece cover. Pickguard has crumbled. No label or FON visible inside the body. Back of peghead...
  19. Thread: A-4 in ads

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    Re: A-4 in ads

    Agreed.
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    Re: Robbif's Recordings & Photos

    Bill's teepee is where it's AT.
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    Re: Why are Gibson strings so long?

    Yes. Nashville Straights. I don't remember their being dramatically different but the nifty repackaging must have helped sales some.
  22. Thread: FreshGrass

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    FreshGrass

    http://freshgrass.com/pages/the-schedule
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    Re: Apitius studio  a

    https://soundcloud.com/mattbowe-1/sets/apitius-studio-a
  24. Thread: 74753/11971

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    Re: 74753/11971

    https://soundcloud.com/mattbowe-1/sets/1923-a2z
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    Re: NBC traditional music bit

    Well.. Chelsea does get a mandolin lesson.
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