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

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/22275-bill-monroe-and-ibanez

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/34115-Monroe's-ibanez

    There are more threads if anyone is interested.
  2. Re: Is this a Normal curl? for a F5 Gibson? 1993 era.

    I think it was just a less than optimal repair. I agree with Adrian, it looks like a Gibson.
  3. Re: Is this a Normal curl? for a F5 Gibson? 1993 era.

    Maybe that happened when the replacement FB was done (no frets in Florida)
  4. Re: Is this a Normal curl? for a F5 Gibson? 1993 era.

    That looks like real Gibson. So, likely, the headstock scroll got broken and lost in the past and someone fixed it with no best result in the shape of scroll.
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    Re: Got me a Gold Rush.

    Congratulations on a nice mandolin. Man I love the look of those Gold Rush. That color with tortoise binding. Awesome.

    Adam
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    Re: Got me a Gold Rush.

    Hate, envy, or both.....trying to decide
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    Re: Got me a Gold Rush.

    Quite a trio! What is the piece of plastic (?) covering the sound hole on the three point F-4 for? Never seen anything like it.
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    Re: Got me a Gold Rush.

    Congrats Brotha!
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    Re: Got me a Gold Rush.

    Looks like it fits to me! Now you just need six arms :)
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    Re: Got me a Gold Rush.

    Congrats! Nice trio. Who made the one on the bottom?
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    Re: GoldRush F5 info.

    Looking around the internet I found some models that had sold. Looks like the Mandolin Store had a new model at one time, now shows out of stock and were asking around $8300.00 at the time. On the...
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    Re: GoldRush F5 info.

    My only concern is that I dont have one
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    Re: is this F4 correct?

    I think someone has replaced the clamp with a violin chinrest style clamp. I can’t answer the year for this particular body design coming into production but, I’m sure someone else can answer that.
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    Re: Questin about gibson a and ks

    Well not teardrop shape but you can get an idea of how a mandolin and a mandocello compare.

    171826
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    Re: My screws fell out

    The screws on the neck joint were a hold over from the Flatiron days. At some point Charlie Derrington moved the production process to a dovetail after he took over managing the production. There are...
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    Re: My screws fell out

    Screws to back up a glued joint are not at all common. Most traditional acoustic mandolins and guitars (not talking electric solid-body here) go either of 2 ways:

    - On the lower end, a simple...
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    Re: My screws fell out

    This mandolin has a mortise and tenon joint. I guess it is difficult to clamp properly, thus the screws. I'm sure builders on this forum could add details that I don't know.
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    Re: I think My A has fit in... :)

    1910 was a very good year for mandolins! Your new 1910 Gibson A is a beauty! :grin: Very nice collection and ENJOY your new to you Gibson!
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    Re: I think My A has fit in... :)

    "Three point F4" or "Threepointer" is what I have repeatedly read, if I'm not mistaken.
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    Re: I think My A has fit in... :)

    Very cool instruments!

    Have any recordings to share of the Sota Mori Moon?

    My first mandolin was a 1913 Gibson A1 pumpkin top. I have "misplaced" the bridge and original nut.
    It is next on the...
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    Re: I think My A has fit in... :)

    Is there a specific nomenclature to differentiate those pointed florentine Gibsons from regular F-styles? Lovely family ya got there, btw!
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    Re: I think My A has fit in... :)

    Same here. I can't believe the condition some of my used instruments have been in when purchased. But the grime does reduce the price, and can easily be removed, so I don't mind the bit of work.
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    Re: I think My A has fit in... :)

    Nice collection!

    I always degrime a used instrument. Looks better, makes me feel better. No telling where the previous owners hands were. Sometimes it likes like they were eating with their...
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    Re: Shutt mandolins

    Almost everybody built instruments for the trade, that is to be sold with another firm's label on them or no labels at all. The Chicago builders were very intermixed as we've see obvious Kay built...
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    Re: Shutt mandolins

    At the time Harmony made this Viol- the most expensive Supertone mandolin from Sears,Roebuck, they also made a really nice rosewood mandolin- the next most expensive mandolin in the range- there is a...
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