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    Re: Concerning Loar copy mandolins

    Coming from the violin world, a copyist is only a copyist if they are able to make instruments look like the real article. That’s not to say we all don’t make Stradivari patterns or models. That is...
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    Had to share, no real mandolin content

    Corona boredom
    Look what my Words with friends letters spelled! Only we would can get a chuckle out of it!
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    I’m not sure how anyone can say that the pic with Garcia is a 30’s mandolin. All we can see for sure is that it’s a fern.
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    I have spoken to two former members of the Hart Valley Drifters and Worth Handley did in fact own a Loar. It’s been confirmed to my satisfaction. I just got off the phone with his son 5 minutes ago....
  5. Re: O.M. neck length - short or long , pros and cons ?

    This is 20.5Ē and has PLENTY of sustain and volume. Thereís no exact recipe for either of these factors. This one happens to work. I joined the neck to the body at the 13th fret, like Gibson...
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Jeff, I hope you didn’t hear a harsh tone in my reply, none intended. I know the current owner a little and we have some mutual friends. I’d be very surprised if he wouldn’t be willing to find some...
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Iím not sure that greed has anything to do with this story. What I heard from the son yesterday is that his father had a series of bad choices or unfortunate events happen. He hasnít seen his dad...
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    The mans son knows he has no legal position in regard to ownership. Heís hoping to make a settlement that would be fair to the current owner too. Hard spot to be in. I feel for the family.
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    The mans son knows he has no legal position in regard to ownership. He’s hoping to make a settlement that would be fair to the current owner too. Hard spot to be in. I feel for the family.
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    I have an update on this attic find Loar. Everybody was shocked to learn that this instrument was purchased at a flea market two years ago for $25. That story is true, sadly. This morning I received...
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    I’ll try to get a clip put together
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    Re: New White Face mandolin

    Itís done and sounding great. Iíll have it at the Great 48 in Bakersfield next month if anyone wants to see it.
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    Iíll be in Bakersfield at the Great 48 jam. If youíre going to be there come check it out.
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    Re: Point protectors

    Bone, corian, ebony, buffalo horn, celluloid. I’ve used all of these with fine results.

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    Bone, corian, ebony, buffalo horn, celluloid. Iíve used all of these with fine...
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    Re: What do you see?

    The little wiggle above the bass foot is a reflection of the thumb wheels
  16. Re: New Vessel Octave- my homage to the whiteface era

    Thanks
    20”
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    Jim, yes I’m going to have an ivory pickgaurd too.
    Kevin, this instrument will be for sale. I built it because I wanted to. I’m very pleased with how it’s turning out.
    I should hear it by years end.
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    Re: New White Face mandolin

    It’s a big, beautiful octave! Yes X braced. 20” scale......
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    Re: New White Face mandolin

    Here she is, the pics arenít very good but you get the idea. Iím still doing some finish work but I should be available by the years end.
  20. New Vessel Octave- my homage to the whiteface era

    Still putting the last few coats of varnish on, but this should be ready for the market by the new year.......
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    Re: Damage to Loar A5???

    I’m making one....... mid 2020
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    Re: Ivoroid picguard material

    Thanks everyone. Great help!!
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    Re: Ivoroid picguard material

    I spoke to Bill today, he’s going to check but not very hopeful. I have found the other places in the UK. Hoping not to have to pay the shipping. Thanks for the reply! Much appreciated.
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    Ivoroid picguard material

    Looking for a piece big enough for 1 picguard for an octave mandolin. Axiom (James Tailpiece) sells it but only in 64Ē lengths, way more than I need.
    Any help?
    Gary
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    A model case for old Gibson

    Whoís making a nice case that an old A model Gibson will fit in? Will the Collings vintage case work?
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