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    Re: New Washburn 'Timeless' F-5

    I noticed these instruments as well and was curios. I'm glad I held off and waited for reviews from folks that have/had actually purchased one as I couldn't be any happier with my F-style Timeless. ...
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    Re: Reverb acquired by Etsy...

    I too have grab the odd, small item on Reverb and have wowed at what looks like some very good deals time to time but just can't pull the trigger on an instrument I haven't laid my hands on.
    It the...
  3. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Ford marketing Chevy branded cars isn't the same thing here really; not in regards to why Gibson is going after Dean. Dean isn't slapping "Gibson" on the headstock of their instruments but Gibson...
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    Re: Gibson F5C - Korina back and sides

    Haha...looks like we're much of the same mind on Korina :)
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    Re: Gibson F5C - Korina back and sides

    Korina is from Africa, at times referred to Limba (just Limba or Black Limba/White Limba) I think the appearance, or the disfavor of its appearance rather is likely due to it being on the plain side...
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    Reverb acquired by Etsy...

    I had heard through the grapevine that this was coming (the sale of Reverb...not the specific buyer) but it was announced this morning. $275 million cash deal.
    I've used Reverb on the rarest of...
  7. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I wasn't there either but I'm afraid this isn't a chicken and egg scenario; the LP came long after The App and is a derivative of the earlier guitar Gibson was shown; a solid-bodied, arched-top...
  8. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Gibson proudly displaying their original instruments at this years Summer NAMM :whistling:

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  9. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I'll clear up some things first then focus more on my point of Appleton's "The App" and it's importance of being the first solid wood bodied electric guitar; arguably the most important instrument in...
  10. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    That's like saying the wheel design of 3500BC is radically different than today's wheel because it's archaic in construction.
    At a time when it was the beginnings of these solidbody electric...
  11. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Gibson did not create the "Les Paul" body shape. O. W. Appleton did...poor guy even presented it to Gibson who told him they couldn't imagine someone playing a solid body electric and then proceeded...
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    Re: Mandolins on Gibson web site?

    In the Legacy archive http://legacy.gibson.com/Products/Acoustic-Instruments/Mandolin.aspx
  13. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I touched on this back on Post#265 https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/145420-Gibson-threatening-the-mandolin-and-guitar-luthier-community?p=1721138&viewfull=1#post1721138 the long & short of...
  14. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    My post #265 details how they tried but were unsuccessful at trademarking the F-body shape...
  15. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    177922 Circa 1840
    177924 Circa 1895

    I can even go 100yrs earlier, into the mid 1700's and find the "open book" that Gibson copied :disbelief:
  16. Re: Mando Acquisition Syndrome and the Mandocello

    I was at GearFest last week and didn't come across one. I have played a few in the past few years but at this point, I think I'll hold out for a Pango F or sell some guitars and get something from...
  17. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I have to agree with you Bill. "You've been warned" is a phrase taken verbatim from the video. I know what I was taught about that phrase when I was growing up and all variations of the verb "warn".
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    Hi Bernie,

    In those days, as I suppose these days as well; a letter as such from a large scale business to a small scale business can be frightening to say the least. I don't know that Gibson...
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    I guess I've been around the M.I business side of things so long that I thought the Gibson/Flatiron story was just common knowledge. I know I've heard it first hand a number of time...Gibson and...
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    Here's a link to their trademarks etc: https://www.gibson.com/Registered-Trademarks
  21. Re: Mando Acquisition Syndrome and the Mandocello

    Awesome...thanks! And I never considered the sitting situation...something to ponder now.I prefer to sit and play but it's impossible with my V guitar...now I have to consider that with the F-style...
  22. Re: Mando Acquisition Syndrome and the Mandocello

    So, to broaden this a bit (and I think I've picked up the answer with the responses already) is it common for the mandolin player to expand beyond the mandolin? Do you get an F or an A then think "I...
  23. Re: Mando Acquisition Syndrome and the Mandocello

    Thanks Mandobart! Sounds like you've got some real treasures there! I agree on your assessment of players and builders as well...and I think this thread has helped me decide that I need to get the...
  24. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I'm sure I've seen a video as well but this link will educate you as to what I mean happened. NAMM '87 (actually 3 months afterwards) Henry put into motion shutting down Flatiron. It even discusses...
  25. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Sadly this is not so (Gibson not enforcing their mando trademarks). I recall I believe it was Ren Ferguson reminiscing about how Flatiron came to an end (and he came to Gibson employ) after a...
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