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    Re: Truss Rods vs Carbon Fiber?

    I've been to the Oberlin Acoustics summer workshops and have seen what it looks like when you use all of the modern technology at hand to analyze how much oscillation happens in a mandolin neck when...
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    Re: Tone-Gard Alternative

    ".......40 hrs a week plus 4 kids makes working out a luxury... at least that's my excuse for not doing it...."

    If only it were a luxury; your life literally depends upon it!
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    Re: Tone-Gard Alternative

    The best solution for your "Belly Guard" issues:
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    Re: Bolt-on neck for f-hole mandolin

    The bolt on system shown in post number one is very similar to what the original Breedlove necks were like (I have no idea of their current system). I built a couple of hundred mandolins using this...
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    Re: Old mandolins versus new a conclusion

    Brown mandolins sound better than red ones....:popcorn:
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    Re: Multiple guitars but just one mandolin

    I usually only keep one really nice mandolin and one very good, versatile guitar around the shop, but at times I'm know to own a dozen or more upright basses!

    More perspective: Upright bass...
  7. Re: Non-mandolin question: Archtop, violin building references

    The Benedetto book and video series can also be found via the interlibrary loan system.
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    Re: Truss Rods vs Carbon Fiber?

    Yes, about 8 years ago I asked ten of the best mandolin builders in the world some serious truss rod questions. I got about 17 different answers, so....

    I made up ten identical necks, with ten...
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    Re: Monteleones at Rudy's Music

    It is hanging on the wall in his shop, as you walk in the main entrance.
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    Don't expect any kind of warranty when you bring your back of Home Depot dumpster diver wood and ask someone else to build something from it!
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    Young Sam Bush A5 video

    Does anyone know the story behind the A5 that a very young Sam Bush is playing in this video?

    It is not the Griffith A5; maybe an early A50 conversion or something similar?

    'Amazing how young...
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    Re: Virzi build plans?

    Is an unauthorized copywrighted image taken from the Guild of American Luthier's blueprint?
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    Re: K1 Mandocello... factory spliced neck?

    That style of splice is common in the double bass and cello world. I'd guess that long ago it was worked on by a very skilled person.

    The other thing I noticed was the cross grain spruce across...
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    Re: Build a mandolin in four days

    There are several people who regularly post here that offer mandolin building classes in this flat top style as well as traditional carved instruments.;)

    If your end goal is a carved traditional...
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    Re: Music store etiquette?

    Only if you play Stairway to heaven out of tune over and over and over....
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    New Condino segmented Fibonacci rosette in Brazilian rosewood that took a LOT longer than I expected + traditional mosaic tile made by my good friend professor Jason Kelley about 20 years ago when...
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    Pest in peace old friend...
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    Re: Substantial sale at Bernunzio's

    Most of us are.

    There is a lot of temptation in that sale. I figured it was not unreasonable to think I may never see another original K4 case for sale in my lifetime without having to fork out...
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    Re: Bedbugs And Mandolins

    Geckos Eat Bedbugs

    Your new band name!


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    Re: Santa brought a new tailpiece!

    $#@% Yes!

    Weldon Lister is a national treasure; an artist's artist who does fantastic work all by hand.
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    Re: Substantial sale at Bernunzio's

    Thank you Allen!

    I just purchased that incredibly rare K-4 case for a steal and now I'm excited for a new build project for 2021! A red spruce & Brazilian rosewood K-4.....;)
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    Re: Looking for Gary Vessel

    4600 views for something that can be found in about three minutes??????
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    Re: UV cure finish issues

    'Lots of good advice in the above post...

    Since you are into new territory and mixing multiple items, your best bet is to put everything aside and run a series of very methodical, quantitative...
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    Re: Shading a spruce top

    Iwata Eclipse, the bottom feed one, is my favorite spray gun (airbrush) for mandolins. 'Fantastic atomization....I just scored another brand new one off ebay a few weeks ago for $70 delivered!!!!
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    Re: Gibson inlays

    I always understood part of the conversation to be that early on there was smaller demand for the inlays, so they were cut individually by hand. Later on, as the demand and production numbers at...
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