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    Re: Wow, what a flip!

    yeah at the original price ok take a chance. might be a great tone. but at the new price. yikes. i have a great sounding 1923 snakehead refinished. i take it busking because it's refinished, but...
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    Re: Wow, what a flip!

    keep looking. there are a lot of great old gibsons that are waaaay under priced for the tone you get. you will develop an eye for what will be worth it, but until then make some friends here with...
  3. Thread: 1970's F5'S

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    Re: 1970's F5'S

    i met givens in spokane decades ago. i had just bought my long time friend a 1924 snakehead at the sound hole, in spokane. i was busking that downtown fountain area during the lunch hour when the...
  4. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    i think most people here are only counting the usa, and only the incorporated states. no french or spanish need apply
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    Re: Good buy on a lute

    the first one appears to have metal fretts, while the second seems to have a saddle rather than the traditional tie over loops. an odd ball lute the second but ren faire fine
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    Re: Good buy on a lute

    seems to have gone. if the second one as in the pictures it had tie on fretts, looks like a proper bridge placement, and ok top(most old lutes have top cracks, very thin tops). with work it would...
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    Re: cites rules on older instruments

    it seems i'll have to get the shipper to get the cites papers in their own country. it might be easier to fly to europe. i bet he will balk.
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    cites rules on older instruments

    does anyone know the rules for shipping indian rosewood instruments from europe to canada? made in the eighties. do you need cites documentation? and what kind? and how difficult is this?
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    Re: New Labraid (Brian Dean) Grand Concert - Jazz

    heart stoppingly beautiful. wish i could try a few dean mandolins. i met him at a festival a few years ago. nice guy.
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    Re: New Labraid (Brian Dean) Grand Concert - Jazz

    they enlarge for me when i click on them
  11. Re: What Should A Beginner Look For When Purchasing a GREEK bouzo

    i put up an ad for one
  12. Re: What Should A Beginner Look For When Purchasing a GREEK bouzo

    well watch ebay and your local craigslist or kijiji. decent ones turn up now and again. look for straight neck and no top drop. a lot of old ones have top drop from poor maintenance . realtively...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    so who made that mandolin?
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    Re: Mando Acquisition Syndrome and the Mandocello

    my mandcello experiment a fina seven string taiwanese guitar. jumbo, converted to a five course mandocello.177686177687177688177689177690

    it came out amazingly well. my lutheir had the small 12...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

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    i just acquired a silver angel in a trade. it's nice, i prefer oval sound holes so i don't quite what to make of it. it certainly has balance over the range and the high end up the neck...
  16. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    the best mandolin i ever played was a presentation model, very fancy two point body with oval sound hole, made by oliver apitius in canada. i like oval sounf holes by far the best. his f hole...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    given prices today i think silver angles and old waves are under priced. as are late teens and twenties gibson As, which have great old time woody tone. before 1915 they can be good or just ok. the...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

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    my recent trade . f holes i know even i commit the sin of f holes occasionally. so it's a silver angel. asymetrical two point body, very high arced top and deep arched back. very...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

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    my long time best friend a black face A 1 snakehead 1924, been through the wars. bought it in the late eighties in spokane while passing through. loudest mandolin i have...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    those flatiron frying pan mandolins are very under rated
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    Re: 1977 Gibson F-5 Questions

    thanks on behalf of don fitzsimmons, repair man extrodinaire.

    i might keep it if it comes out well, and i like the sound. i might sell. but i'll probably need to find another repair guy. don...
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    Re: 1977 Gibson F-5 Questions

    thanks, i would be into it for around $2000 usd. i am thinking too much, especially as my fantastic repair man is very ill, maybe be done with repairs. so i have to find another near here or send...
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    Re: 1977 Gibson F-5 Questions

    ok any opinions on this one??177416177417177418177419177420177421177422177423


    might trade for this
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    Re: first Silverangel for 2019

    wow, what a beauty
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    Re: Ashokan Farewell Tabs anyone?

    there is a tab version here on the mandolin cafe tabs
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