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  1. Re: Gibson snakehead mandolins, seek info on variants

    Snake owners can tell you they are in a league all to themselves. No doubt Bill Monroe like his old mid 20's Snake A model. He bought it used and used it from 1931 until he traded it in on his new...
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    Re: Legal Zoom Mandolin Commercial

    I just saw the bogus mandolin shop commercial today, so it's still running a year later. So Tom Ellis owns up to it being his shop and knew all about it, but my question is why not just use Tom...
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    Re: Sam Bush playing something other than Hoss?

    Like many of us on the cafe, Sam Bush does suffer from M.A.S. After reading these posts, he seems to have it worse than I first thought.
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    Re: Gibson Post Mortem

    It should be noted that since the Gibson F5 was introduced in 1922 it has always been a "custom" ordered model. A dealer would have to order one based on someone putting a deposit down at the...
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    Re: 1920's Gibson Tenor Banjo info

    yeap, early 1925 TB-3. It had the full floating ball bearing tone tube and a trap door. The list price in 1925 was $115.
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    Re: Gibson Post Mortem

    Gibson is very much still building and selling mandolins. I have toured factory recently and I was most impressed by the process still being done as it was under the supervision of Charlie...
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    Re: Is this Gibson A-5 model familiar to anyone?

    yeap, the old 70's lumpy scroll (some call them the mickey mouse ears model). This A5 replaced the previous A5 which had the 2 points on it with the red cherryburst finish. Even in great minty...
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    Re: Recommendation for an electric?

    My favorite electric is the Gibson EM200 Florentine from the mid 50's to late 60's. Hard to beat that old sound with the P90 pickup.
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    for sure the Garcia photo Fern is not a Loar Fern. The inlay's position puts it in late 20's to early 30's. I'd say it's likely that one is out there and who has it don't know this previous owner. ...
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    Re: Kay mandolin identification

    I don't recall seeing kays with serial nos. or FON. Usually only the model style like K-XX So this looks to me to be the date the original owner got it and he put that date in there. So 1948 it...
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    Re: Chris Thile's Loars

    More than one Loar? That's insane, but there are quite a few out there that are seriously inflicted with M.A.S. I suspected early on Thile has a mild case of M.A.S. The famous multi Loar owners...
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    Re: Ibanez Buyer beware

    yes, it should be a 2 piece solid wood top.
  13. Po Boys gettin' it on in 2020

    Po Boys gettin' it on in 2020
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Agree. Many collectibles are going up, up, up. One area I have noticed is old Universal monster movie poster from the 30's. I've seen some priced more than this Loar and it's just an old piece of...
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    Re: 1967 Gibson F-5 Custom

    If all original and date is correct than $4000 is a good price.
  16. Thread: Loarfest 2020

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    Re: Loarfest 2020

    That worn one was brought for display in loving memory of Dempsey Young. It was his Hutto Gibson Copy F5. This year saw David Harvey set up two tables with his private collection along with...
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    Re: Dec 18, 1980 signed Gibson F-5L

    I see no one has brought up the poster boost Monroe as the "King of Bluegrass". A title he once used up until he was given his "Father of Bluegrass" title. After that Jimmy Martin used the King...
  18. Re: Need help valuing a Gibson, two Adams and a Morgan Monroe

    I can only help you on the Gibson F5. You probably know the 70's were the peak of their worst years. Some bad, some really bad and lots worse than others. Price various on these in this condition...
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    Re: 1939 F5's and the archive

    In my F5 Journal I have: EA5190; EA5191; EA5192;EA5790 as F5s and EA5248, an H5 Electric made for Dave Apollon.
  20. Thread: 75 Gibson F-5

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    Re: 75 Gibson F-5

    The 70's F5 used a quick dry varnish. The cremona shading was all over the place in terms of color from amber orange to amber yellow sunburst.
  21. Re: Sirius Radio Replaced Bluegrass station 62 with 24/7 Dolly Pa

    Like the McRib, it's back! Bluegrass fans can now breathe easy again as they listen to their mostly not bluegrass 24/7 again. I listened to some of the Dolly. At least she broke it up and had some...
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    Re: Country Music Special on PBS

    That's Ricky's old RSDMM that he had transformed in to a Monroe look-alike by David Harvey at Gibson. No chance Ricky will be able to carry Monroe's million dollar Loar outside the CMHF where it...
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    Re: Aluminum saddle on vintage Gibson ovals

    yeap, ole Dave hoarded those Alum. bridges and usually kept them on his top two F5s. Like Monroe, Apollon got his tone from his right hand technique. He stood up with no strap and could be heard...
  24. Re: 1924 Gibson Mandolin Production Estimate - By Model

    Any pre war F5 serials should be given to Darryl Wolfe at F5 Journal to put them in the register. I've always said, it's better it is in the archives with photos then not, should it be stolen. A...
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    Re: Fretboard Journal still active?

    The article on the restoration of the first F5 Loar was super. Enjoy each issue, but usually only buy when there is mandolin content I am interested in.
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