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    Re: Gibson A3 number 74336

    That would be an A-3 I'd want! A white top with Truss Rod, slimmer neck also, that year they have the cream pickguard that has he straight edge along the board instead of the slight cut out like...
  2. Re: Mandolins with violin-style construction are nothing new...

    I agree, that is very impressive looking! Never seen anything like that one, looks very well made, Great quality, the bridge looks too huge for it but otherwise very neat.
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    Re: 2020 tribute Vessel A model

    Gorgeous Gary! Love the wood combinations.
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    Re: 1951 F-12 Versus F-5 Construction?

    1949 was the transition year for the short neck and long 5 scale neck. The 51 F-12's may have the fret board glued to the top unlike the F-5 thats elevated off the top, the top elevated helps big...
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    Re: Young Sam Bush A5 video

    Yes thats a re-necked A-50 by the look of the bridge placement! I'd say 40's-50's by the side burst I seen? And I don't think thats the "Clarence-28" Maybe Tony's interpretation? It just doesn't look...
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    Re: Bad habits?

    Yes BAD habit! use your index and middle to get your G then you can introduce your ring finger and then your pinky to get the full G chop chord-Its all a pattern of repetition/practice.

    On your...
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    Re: Earl taylor's f5

    I'm pretty sure I played your old friend last year at Banjerthon, and yes if its the one it was/is a gnarly one! Weird my 24 with Virzi is the one after Mr. Osborne's!
  8. Re: My wife gifted me two mandolins for Christmas!

    She has some talent man! That's a very Kool painting! There needs to be more mando paintings in this nutty world!
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    Re: Question about A2 Gibson Snakeheads.

    Also a handful of 20's F-2's I've seen with tortoise back binding-pretty neat.
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    Re: Weird sound?

    Mix baking soda and super glue and fill in the slots-let dry-fast and recut them correctly.
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

    Hey Hank is that a Kimble with those sweet Pearl blocks in the board-looks like the one posted on page 3 someone else posted? I seriously have a thing for pearl blocks man! I think they are ultra...
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    Re: Worst scroll of the last century?

    Wow I'd never play a mando with a Devil/Demon looking face protruding and a Cross inlay beneath it-too me that's just very evil putting the two together and for the demon to be above the Cross!! No...
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    Re: Earl taylor's f5

    I do know Earl Taylors Fern is a later serial# of the small historical FON# 9140 batch, The # before his was Jimmy Gaudreau's Fern "with a 3 piece neck-tell me that doesn't scream a leftover early...
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    Re: Bridge foot marks/resale value

    It happens, seen it too many times! I'm sure the top is dented in a bit also from the bridge feet "Base" I've corrected that by fitting bases to full contact-that will straighten out the dips but if...
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    Tony sure could play Clarence Whites old "Bone!" What a guitar man! Tony sure could pull the tone out of that ole Gal! I heard a story from my Uncle Dick Smith when he played banjo with the Country...
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    WOW, That is terrible sad and devastating news! Thanks to Tony and the Dawg on the original Tone Poems who this kid at the time scrapped the $ together to get that CD that started my vintage...
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

    Oh Yeah Nick-I like that blonde Kay man! Don't think I seen one like that as most are the burst version! Is the back blonde as well and are those solid wood Kay's? I had 2 matching 2004-2005 Collings...
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    Re: Looking for Gary Vessel

    I know for a fact Gary is still building and repairing as he's doing some work for me! To me anyway Gary is one of my favorite builders on a very short list of spectacular talented builders/luthiers....
  19. Re: Old photos - a hodgepodge of musicians - folkies +

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]190723 Here is Glenn Moore and His Cousins "My Grandpa Big Bill Smith on Mandolin" in 1974 I believe when he lived out in California,...
  20. Re: Gibson Master Model F5 @ the Mandolin store

    Yep Harvey's MM's and such are the very best since the 1920's! I love it but sure don't need it but want it-LOL!!!!!:cool:
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    Re: gibson f-model mandolins

    I had an 88 F5-l that was a hoss but the neck joint wasn't my favorite and when I told David Harvey I got rid of it for that reason he said good as he has had to fix way too many of those as they...
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    Re: gibson f-model mandolins

    I've had Gibson F models from many years! From the 20's thru the new Millennium! Some of the F5-L's from the early 80's were pretty good-I had one but the original owner had it re-graduated as he was...
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    Re: Duffy "Duck" Mandolin

    Old Thread and me being a HUGE Duffey fan, I'll comment-above Scotti Adams is correct on the recordings John used his "Duck" There is a you tube video from a fest posted recently and John is playing...
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    Re: Traditionally voiced A-style?

    Well me personally, I'm not a he fan of oval/round hole mandolins! I've had many from the teens-1920's, they all "that I've played/owned sure don't have the focus and say power of the F-hole models"...
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    Re: Gibson inlays

    My old 35 F-12 is on GBASE right now for sale! Its about mint but it has 1934 F-7 tuners I put on it as I kept the worm over gear gold plated engraved pearl button Waverly tuning machines as they are...
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