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    Re: 1977 Gibson F-5 Questions

    I had no comment about the signature line. I believe the "-L" was added.
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    Re: Gibson Master Model List

    I'd say that's a fine list ........... thanks Carles!

    #V-70359 here.
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    Re: Mandolin Try-out Etiquette

    Amen! Lesson learned many years ago. Although Doyle Lawson can borrow anything I have.
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    Re: Double Stop Fiddle Shop Lost to Fire

    My Leaf mando case weighs very close to my Loar case. The Leaf is no burden to carry.
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    Re: Carters and Gruhns...visit yesterday

    In my experience, both stores are very generous in their time and encouragement to play things. Hats off to them both. Cotten is just as generous. Great shops!
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    Re: New Gibson Bill Monroe Hall Of Fame Model?

    First, I was only expressing my opinion. This is a discussion forum. That's all.

    Second, Gibson/Monroe are free to do anything they choose.

    Third, I am a huge Gibson fan as evidenced by my...
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    Re: New Gibson Bill Monroe Hall Of Fame Model?

    My turn.

    I find nothing interesting about the mandolin. If you like it, buy it. However, I find having Monroe's actual signature in a reproduction he actually never authorized to be extremely...
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    Re: Gibson Monroe Model

    I'm very familiar with the red spruce one at Gruhn's. I prefer it over the other Monroe Models I've played ....... (probably played a dozen or so to date).
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    The A-5 is a fabulous instrument with all the Loar tone. Tut was kind enough to let me play it about 20 years ago.
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    I may be wrong, but I'm thinking there are only two Loars with one-piece backs. I've seen them both. Have heard of a third but have not seen it.
  11. Thread: 1958 Gibson F12

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    Re: 1958 Gibson F12

    I'd recommend putting the same monies into a more modern instrument. I've owned a '54 F12 that was modified by Randy Wood into a very good instrument. However, there are better tonal and quality...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    I know of this mando and #73747, 7/9/23 that have one-piece backs. There may be another one out there. A rare feature amongst Loars.

    See post #1065 here:...
  13. Re: Was Lloyd Loar involved in building A model mandolins?

    LOL! Sarcasm above ....... I hope!
  14. Re: Anatomy of a fine Loar mandolin "Bench-copy/Tribute"

    Gary: This is a gorgeous instrument.
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    Re: Derrington mandolins

    My Master Model Derrington-signed has an arched fingerboard.
  16. Re: So what is the "real" value of a Loar in today's world?

    Gimme the Cutlass ANY day!
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    Re: Gibson Lloyd Loar Fit and Finish

    As has been stated many times, the Loars were factory production instruments. Today's custom builders do a fabulous job for the most part on their finishes.
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    I had #26 Monteleone F-5 for sale as part of an estate I managed. It was a nice mandolin.
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    Re: This is incredible...

    As usual, there is no "correct" to this discussion. Nobody doubts Chris' great talent, that is one thing we all agree on.

    I have his duo CD with Michael Daves. Man, they rip into the old songs...
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    Re: Beautiful one piece backs

    https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8619/16333729881_70ff17e10b_b.jpgIMG_8065 by Joe Allen, on Flickr
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    Re: Lloyd Loar Mandolins

    Folks ......... go back to the player as an equal component to tone. Many folks cannot pull tone, period.

    Chris gets it done right.
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    Re: What sounds like a Loar?

    JR could play anything and it would sound good. That RD sounds great ........ but not like a Loar to my ear. Not trying to be difficult, just my thought.

    Thanks for the post Andrew.
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    Re: Happy birthday, Kenny Baker

    He was my favorite all-time.
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    Re: Northfield F5S, in the house...................

    I think there are getting to be quite a few out there. Plus, there has to be a glut of mandos, guitars, banjos, etc. on the market. All could contribute to depressing pricing, imo.
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    Re: Bill Monroe Videos

    I was fortunate to see Bill a lot during the Wayne Lewis period. He was/is one of my favorite BGBoys.
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