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    Re: Apitius J Model

    Hi Mando

    \Thanks for the info I knew Oliver was the correct pick as soon as I talked to him. I am very excited about my J model and the closer it gets
    to coming home the more excited I get. It...
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    Re: Apitius J Model

    William I have been waiting for mine for almost a year. It will be done by the end of August. From everything I have heard the correct choice was Oliver. Not only
    is he a fantastic luther but is...
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    Re: Apitius J Model

    I can't wait for mine to be finished and in my hands. I feel lucky to have got in line when I
    did.

    Keith
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    Apitius J Model

    Hi All
    I just wanted to share a image of My Apitius J Model lefty in the progress of
    being built. For those who are not familiar with Oliver Apitius and his fantastic
    instruments here is a sweety...
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Phil,

    I don't very often login but I am here everyday. The post that I choose to read usually has a remark from you. I have always read and tried to collect everything
    I can and your posts have...
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    Re: New Washburn 'Timeless' F-5

    I have a timeless A for the last 2 years with Elixor light strings and have found no
    issues I like the looks and the tone. I had is converted to a lefty with a Cumberland
    bridge. I never went for...
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    Re: My new Apitius build

    I ordered a Club Jazz from Oliver that will be here in July of next year. He is a fantastic
    Luther and I am excited.

    Keith
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    Re: favourite strings

    I use Elixor on my Mando and Banjo they last a long time and I love the tone.
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    My first mandolin was a Savanna what junk. Only took 3 weeks before I bought My Washburn A.
    Big difference and a whole lot better playability which I have had for a couple years. I just placed
    a...
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    Re: Apitius Mandolins

    Hi Mando
    you are correct his stiff is top notch and he is one of the nicest guys
    to talk to. I was lookin at a Collins F (lefty) on the Mandolin store website for
    a long time> I already have an A...
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    Apitius Mandolins

    I remember looking at the magazine review of the J model Apitius. I have looked at
    his site numerous time and even emailed him with several emails. If you have not review his website you should. His...
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    Re: New Washburn 'Timeless' F-5

    I own a Timeless A series Washburn. It happens to be a warranty replacement due to a twisted neck on the A style SWK
    Washburn. I Live in a small town with few music store choices, with the Washburn...
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    Re: Eastman 304 fretboard extension

    Hi Oliver
    I purchased my first mandolin a washburn timeless A year ago. It was a righty that I converted to lefty. Anyway the fingerboard
    was in my way since the things ways upside down. I took it...
  14. Re: For the palyer who has nearly everything

    The lutherie skills required to tap drill and bolt are top notch are they not
  15. For the palyer who has nearly everything

    https://flagstaff.craigslist.org/msg/d/flagstaff-washburn-style-mandolin/6869366888.html

    Someone scope this up before I am tempted
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    Re: Starting Left-handed or right

    As a lefty I watch these threads close, mostly I hear the downside of playing left handed which I tend not to agree with for the most part. I tried on several occasions to learn first the guitar then...
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    Re: Lefties Who Play Righty?

    I read this with interest because I am a lefty who plays lefty, tried righty and can't do it. Don't ask me why I golf and bat
    right handed go figure. I have went through a trial in my short 1 year...
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    Re: Austin - where to go for music?

    If you are going I would schedule a tour of Tom Ellis's shop. He is a really nice guy and a fantastic craftsman. It would be a visit
    that you would not regret.
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    Re: what would you do

    I went to ebay and looked at every A washburn offered in every case each mandolin offered for less than 999.00 was what they considered a scratch and dent item. I have decided to keep it and take a...
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    Re: what would you do

    OK I have not shared what I currently have and was not sure that it mattered because we never got to the dollars and cents. If it makes a difference I have a Washburn A Timeless Series. It retails...
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    Re: what would you do

    I don't think that spending time like that would be the right thing to do. After all rudeness begets rudeness. And I can spend the time drive the 200 or so miles to a store that values their...
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    Re: what would you do

    My comment about not faulting him for not wanting to trade is not a big deal I was fully prepared to just keep my mandolin and buy one with out a trade. If they would have just said we don't take...
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    what would you do

    I recently had the occasion to take my mandolin to one of the higher end dealers looking to trade it on my next MAS. I was surprised to hear one of the employees tell me my instrument was junk and...
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    Re: the addiction...

    I remind my better half that "NEED" never enters the equation...…..
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    Re: Banjo fingers

    I try hard to keep my picking hand off the face but years of banjoing makes my fingers gravitate to the face, strumming is not an issue but picking is. Maybe a little duct tape before I start playing...
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