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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    Not really my favorite, really just an excuse to post a pic of the infamous squid mandolin.
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    Re: Advice needed for this seam separation

    To me it looks like the binding has pulled away, as in shrinkage. Is that what I'm seeing? I would certainly speak to the builder for their input on the matter.
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    Re: Tuner replacements

    I've been considering the 309's to replace the really slopping gears on my F5L. I wish the Grovers had slot screws (like mine) in the gear as well as slot screws for the plates. I suspect getting...
  4. Thread: Woodstock

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    Re: Woodstock

    I didn't physically make it to Woodstock till the mid 90's while visiting to a friend's family vacation home in the Catskills. Here I am outside of Big Pink. I dated a girl (who was a year or so...
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    Re: Refret for Gibson F9

    I'm lucky to have a skilled luthier friend nearby who has done 2 refrets for me, the most recent with
    evo gold. I never ask how much and am always surprised by his reasonable charge, so much so...
  6. Re: people who have Gibson jam master mandolins.

    Photos please!
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    I believe I need the black one!
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    Re: Vintage Gibson Watches Help

    Here's an interesting one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Gibson-Guitars-Ltd-Edtn-Collectible-Watch-very-cool-item-Leather/273938358698?hash=item3fc7ffa1aa:g:-xoAAOSw0XldNIB6
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    Re: for people who don't have deep pockets.

    Look more closely at the A-9 on Reverb, it does not have an integrated fingerboard. I used to own a first generation A-9 like this one. It had plenty of bark and tone that one associates with Gibson....
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    Re: Zero Glide Nut System

    speaking of nuts, just a slight derail: I'm jonesing for this tool set from StewMac:...
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    Re: Interesting billboard

    I wonder if Gibson will come after me?
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    Re: Beware EVOs

    I have a Collings MF5 that I had refretted exactly one year ago with gold EVO's, I also own a Collings MF that is fretted with non-gold EVO's. I noticed no change after the golds were installed. I go...
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    Re: Removing the Florida extension

    I prefer to leave the extension on and scallop it. I've done this in the past using a dremel with a small sanding drum. The advice to protect the top is a good one as you don't want the sanding wheel...
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    Re: Fingerboard Extensions

    I'm starting to feel like William, I don't think I'll have my Gibson's "Florida" removed, lol! I had a Gibson F5-G years ago and it had been scooped prior to my owning it. I did a build a while back...
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    Re: eBay sales tax

    I just paid tax on my recent purchase. I guess for WV and other states, this recently went into effect. My paypal is tied to my credit card. I like to make purchases when I have the cash to pay off...
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    Re: Gibson Master Model F5 For Restoration

    Here's a '76 Gibson that needed a little work that sold for $2300.00. The current price on the project discussed is approaching that!
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    Re: 1981 F5L on ebay

    William, that's cool! I wonder if Randy did any tweaking on this one since he had it to put the radius fingerboard on it?
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    Re: 1981 F5L on ebay

    I had been watching this mandolin and was surprised that it hadn't sold yet. Perhaps the low feedback score but everyone has to start somewhere. I contacted the seller and made an offer that was...
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    Re: Gibson Master Model F5 For Restoration

    Serial: 969378

    Built in: 1968. If 'Made in USA' in headstock; 1970, 1971 or 1972. (Year overlap as a result of random method 70s) (Manufactured in Kalamazoo)

    * the lack of the dovetail joint...
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    Re: Headstock Scroll repair?

    Jonathan McClanahan, Master Luthier of McClanahan Mandolins

    http://www.mcclanahancustommandolins.com/?fbclid=IwAR2W_5YtHdGx-g067NSS26sQObAScBvduS5-DbiRSLe2TxT2s-hl_0fjvdQ
  21. Re: Cutting an F4 sound hole - Walkthrough?

    I cut an oval hole in my current build, an F-4 style. I printed out a variety of oval holes that I created on the computer. I found the one I was satisfied with and taped it to the top. I drilled a...
  22. Re: Franken-F2 on CL, but nice price! In Reading, PA!

    What was the original price on craigslist?
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    Re: Abramusic Mandolin

    clearly this mandolin shape was inspired by a jigsaw puzzle piece, lol!
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    Re: Takamine mandolin

    How does one pronounce Takamine? Is it "take - a - mine". "take - a - minnie", tack - a - mine or minnie?
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    Re: Metallic String Buzz

    Try taking the strings off or making them really loose then try lifting the leading edge of your James tailpiece a little to increase the string pressure against the rubber grommets that dampen the...
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