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    Re: Pain in Fretting Hand?

    You might be mindful of how you support the back of the neck. If your pushing your thumb against the back of the neck like a guitarist would playing a bar chord you can have injury. Try to release...
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    Re: A model case for old Gibson

    Hoffee and Calton cases can and often are made to fit the customers given dimensions or a specific manufacturer/model by altering the interior storage and neck and headstock supports. I had a custom...
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    Re: F-Style Mandola progress

    Thanks Mike. I had an H4/H5=back plate made with two F4 back plates from some flaming rock maple I sent to Dave at Smith Creek Mandolins. I want to build a Loar Era H4 with the smaller neck and...
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    Re: F-Style Mandola progress

    Mike do you like this scale length. Is the C set tight enough for good string action?
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    Re: On the search for a fingerboard

    Stew Mac sells compound radiused Ebony boards 7.25” at the nut 9.5” at the 7th and 10” at the twelfth. These are expensive and StewMac doesn’t custom make your board like LMI. You fill in a...
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    Re: A request of builders

    John I think this is a good place for us to eat crow, tell of our fretting folly and share pitfalls to avoid. I learned that high humidity and tiny radiused frets will make you very humble in a short...
  7. Thread: Dots or no dots

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    Re: Dots or no dots

    I got these in Chernobyl green.180547180548:cool:
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    179300Wow! What Bodacious bushings to bring it all together. I love it. This is my latest heart throb from Mr. Ellisís Team Extrodinare.
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    Re: Brazilian rosewood for mandolins?

    I remember seeing a Rosewood build of Skips here at the Cafe a while back. Are all the alternate wood builds shown open pored? I’m finishing up on my Claro Walnut stump salvaged F5. There’s been...
  10. Thread: Truss Rod Profile

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    Re: Truss Rod Profile

    Good Morning All. Let me try to elaborate on the knowledge I have gathered here with a questions added. The Genius in Ted’s design is moving the neck/fingerboard in a way that actually strengthens...
  11. Thread: Richlite bridges

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    Re: Richlite bridges

    Is anyone using self lubricating plastics like used in Blue Chip Picks on nuts and bridge saddles. As costly as that be it might help with any string binding when the humidity gets wonky.
    I...
  12. Re: Really, why not? (A rumination on necks and joints)

    A Shamisen has a through the body neck. All the parts fit together by flawless and glueless joints that can be taken apart by hand for transportation.
  13. Re: Really, why not? (A rumination on necks and joints)

    Was your Pooka Japanese? ;) Shamisenís might inspire your imagination down in the hole belbein. Eric you made me spit my coffee out with your re-Virzi Idea this morning. :))
  14. Thread: Gibson?

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    Re: Gibson?

    The teen years had wider fretboards and larger bulkier necks in comparison to models built later with Truss Rods. The body's air volume is slightly larger on teen models requiring a larger tone...
  15. Thread: Sorensen Tone

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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Thanks for sharing Steve. Both models sound lively and fun to manipulate. Nice work.
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    Re: 6 mandolins in 2 days

    More food for thought. On glueless joint technology Scott Walker has a nice neck connection adapted from Japanese Joinery on his Katana model. 173605
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    Re: 6 mandolins in 2 days

    Jerseygirl Homemade Guitars has a model called Teko that uses screws to hold the cover/tailpiece over a bridge centered on a triangle driver of three round Spruce resonators inside its hollow body. ...
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    Re: Soundboard tuning and tone bars/bracing

    ALERT: The reading of this material should be done wearing proper cranial moon protection. Luthiery and lunacy have been found to be coupled by free radicals on the surface of freshly prepared...
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    Re: Mandolin neck repair: the final solution?

    Great save Bernie! I think she looks authentic to the untrained eye. Those screws on the truss rod-less cover add to the look but will mislead future I want to look in here types. How does the...
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    Re: Mandolin neck repair: the final solution?

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/60232-This-is-the-Godfather-Mandolin!!!

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  21. Thread: Oval Hole F

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    Re: Oval Hole F

    I think I’m a parlor acoustic string aperatus kind of mandolin driver. I can’t imagine how to tell you how impressed I was with my F5 Goldrush’s molar vibrating sub-Woofer back coupling when I first...
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    Re: Condino macassar F5

    Looks like free thinking to me. Nice batch, James.
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    Re: Sorensen VX Mandolin "Tasting" at IBMA 2018

    Congratulation Steve! Your bluegrass VX hot rods are gonna earn you the moniker “BIG DADDY SORENSEN” the Big Daddy Roth of mandolin building.
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    Re: What makes a mandolin play stiff?

    Great subject Cap217. Are we are talking about the actual measurable force or pressure to push downward on the string caused by the string material, type, guage, length and break angle or if there...
  25. Thread: Spruce vs. Cedar?

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    Re: Spruce vs. Cedar?

    Thank you George. I should proof read more. The Carpathian Spruce stayed flat while the Claro Walnut slightly bowed.
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