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    Re: New Vessel Mandola

    Shit, if I could play like Patrick Sauber I’d have a million sound clips available. I did have the Loar copy and the new one side by side this time last year. The one I have for sale was barley two...
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    Re: New Vessel Mandola

    I don’t have sound clips but maybe I’ll try to put one together.
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    Re: Truss rod soda straw?

    I stopped using soda straws after I had a Loar style rod spin inside the neck groove. I had assumed that the truss rod had broken somehow but when I took the fingerboard off the truss rod was...
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    New Vessel Tortoise Burst A Model

    Ready for delivery!
  5. Finally!, a mandola case for your aging H1/H2 case

    Here it is. The first one will be delivered to me relatively soon for inspection. Upon my approval these will be available thereafter. The price will be @ $270 plus shipping.
    gwvessel@icloud.com to...
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    Re: Martin guitar bridge reglue job

    I’d like to dump them all in the trash but people like them. But far too often the owner has no idea they’re playing a countertop with strings.
    As for making a new top....... that would exceed the...
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    Martin guitar bridge reglue job

    I have one of those unfortunate guitars from Martin with a Formica top. Itís bridge didnít stay glued. Whatís the best glue to use?
  8. Re: What an incredible day! Unknown Loar Mandola found

    She wins!
  9. Re: What an incredible day! Unknown Loar Mandola found

    Bump.
    I don’t think I’ll top this one.
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    Re: Tom Rozum and Laurie Lewis

    Tom was in the shop today and we picked a little. He has great taste and style. I agree that he should be more revered as a fine player, not to mention a great person. I’m happy and fortunate to...
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    Re: comercial mandos

    Iím 52, been making instruments for 35 years. My knuckles, fingers, back, elbows and forearms ache with each instrument I build too. Iím not immune to the repetitive movement damage. My eyes are...
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    Re: comercial mandos

    “My simplified understanding of how a mandolin is constructed”? Ummmm I’ve been building professionally for 35 years, I think I know a little about it. I watched machines almost 30 years ago make...
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    Re: comercial mandos

    Having a computer make parts to near completion nullifies my interpretation of hand made. Simply glueing parts together doesn’t qualify. It’s not much different than buying a kit and assembling the...
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    Re: comercial mandos

    They’re all using CNC routing systems. Not hand made by my definition.
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    Re: Mandola Hard Cases

    I am having some very fine cases made to fit the H2 style mandola. They will start production soon. I’m not sure when they will be available exactly yet but they are coming. They will be priced under...
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    Re: Great 48 next week

    Cool! Is there a Monroe jam this year?
  17. Re: Looking for Mandolin players in San Francisco/Sacramento area

    Come down to the Great 48 next weekend in Bakersfield. It’s my favorite event of the year. You’ll meet pickers from all levels.
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    Great 48 next week

    Whoís going?
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    Re: Nicola mandolin and mandola string review

    Jim, I omitted naming the strings that I compared the Nicola strings to on purpose. I didn’t want to sound as if I was making a negative statement about them. But since you asked, they were D’Addario...
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    Nicola mandolin and mandola string review

    I’ve had the pleasure of being introduced to a new product. Nicola Strings sent me two sets of their strings to try out. They sent me a medium gauge mandolin and Mandola set. On the Mandola that I...
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    DAddario mandola strings

    Just a heads up, Just strings has sets of EJ76 mandola strings for $3.98 a set!
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    Re: Fern Loar F5 Attic Find

    Itís a GREAT mandolin!!
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    Re: DFX code for f5 f hole

    How about a fret saw and a Sharp knife?
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    Re: Collings customer service

    That doesn’t explain it not getting shipped Thursday when I ordered it Wednesday and paid for 2 day delivery.
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    Collings customer service

    Has anyone else had terrible customer service from Collings? I ordered a case 3 days ago and paid for expedited shipping. Iíve gotten no confirmation the case was shipped, as promised, and they...
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