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    Re: Your MAS Progression

    I'll play along here! Too many to list that have gone but here are the keepers for now anyway? Some that went: Many Gibson F-5's, Gilchrists, Paganoni's etc...
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    Re: Marty Stuart's ex-Loar?

    If I remember, Marty had this way back in the late 80's and sold it later to raise money to buy his "collection" of Country "stuff" to put into his new 30 million dollar museum in MS. Marty has...
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    Re: New case option

    $50 if you go to outfit directly ProRockGear + $10 shipping *-
    PRG Armour Guard Mandolin Case
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    I'm kind of a traditionalist, I've always loved flower pots.
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    To each his own, to me it's a bridge too far. Maybe two. Give me a classic fern.
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    Re: 1976 Gehrardt Green F5 Pictures

    For whatever reason the other thread got closed. I think that the mandolin and its builder deserves recognition. So hereīs my amended post from the other thread.

    The mandolin was built in a period...
  7. Re: Check out this mandolin...... Thoughts, comments, concerns

    I just got to hang out with Jeff Harrison last weekend. He's played bass in the San Antonio based band Tennessee Valley Authority for 30 or so years. My friend Marty Javors plays guitar.
    Jeff's...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    My Unicorn Made in San Antonio, TEXAS

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    Re: Lefties Who Play Righty?

    Chris Thile is a lefty who plays righty. He has no evident problems with speed! It's more about learning and practice, and less about any 'intrinsic' dexterity issues. You can learn to play faster,...
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    Re: Phoenix mandolins closing shop?

    Terrible news, and a damned shame. My second mandolin (the first was an Eastman) was a Custom Deluxe made by Rolfe (a Deluxe with Bluegrass style binding and inlays) in 2005, and it will go to my...
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    Re: question about Gibson A mandolin

    Oval hole Gibsons can be heard on records by the Stanley Brothers, Flatt and Scruggs, The Dillards, The Kentucky Colonels [Roland and Clarence White's band], Jimmy Martin, etc. etc. etc.

    Until the...
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    Re: Gibson F5 Copy - 1981 FLS?

    Frederick L. (Fred) Snyder was among the very few people building F-5 copies, back when Gibson's mandolin output was non-existent and/or of questionable quality. Real Gibsons (even the lousy ones)...
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    Re: Phoenix mandolins closing shop?

    Thanks Rolfe, for taking the time and effort to make my Unicorn and Bluegrass such great instruments, even if Iíll never be as good as they are.
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    Re: Phoenix mandolins closing shop?

    Thanks for all the kind words about Phoenix mandolins and the support for Jenny. She made the difficult phone call to me a while back and, while it is sad, it is a good move for her. She is an...
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    Re: Phoenix mandolins closing shop?

    That would be a real shame. I love my Phoenix Bluegrass (built by Jenny Warner).
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    Re: Phoenix mandolins closing shop?

    Oh no! This is awful news. Phoenix mandolins are distinctly different from the rest of the market and it is a real shame to lose something unique. Let's hope Jenny chimes in and tells us it's only...
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    Re: What would you pay for a Unicorn A?

    Well, here's a rather "whipped" one in the US for just a bit more. Your listing seems like a good price; it's a long way to/from Japan, though...
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    Re: My New Unicorn Mandolin

    No real information given, just a half dozen pictures. Mandolin is in Japan, so there may be language/mandoculture issues to overcome.

    Far as I can tell, it wasn't sold. You may be able to bring...
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    Re: My New Unicorn Mandolin

    Yup. Here ya go:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Unicorn-A-Style-Mandolin-189/112838357913?hash=item1a45b0b399:g:r8MAAOSwJKxalEla
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    Re: My New Unicorn Mandolin

    Only just stumbled onto this thread. I have a Unicorn Special Model, #177, made in 1985 by Dave Sinko, who bought the company from Mr Gerhardt. It's an F5, blonde, notable for its volume/projection....
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    Re: First Time To A Pickin' Festival

    From Abilene? I'd just move to Mountain View Ark.

    I'd move to Mountain View Ark. myself, if I didn't love to shovel snow so much.

    Folks I know used to go down to "the valley" in Texas, and...
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    Re: My New Unicorn Mandolin

    All I can say is that Mr. Aldridge definitely knows his mandolins. If he says it is a good mandolin you can believe it!

    I am glad to hear that some of the Unicorns had a "tiny" or smallish neck....
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    Re: My New Unicorn Mandolin

    Yes, Rolfe used Douglas Fir.
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    Boy, this has the potential to turn into a travesty...

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    Yeah, looks like a Trane 45....
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