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    Re: Steve Earle and his Gibson mandolins

    Great video but the end is a real grabber.
  2. Re: APM cancels Live From Here amid other layoffs a cuts

    Well that sucks.
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    Re: Luthier in Cleveland, OH?

    I had some mandolin set-up work done in February at Woodsy's in Kent. I see that they reopened last week. Give them a call at 330 673-1525. They do good work at a reasonable price.
  4. Re: We got your Gibson snakehead mandola right here!

    Could someone please explain this for me:

    FINGERBOARD SET FORWARD 1 FRET

    Id rather not watch a 15 minute video on the chance that I could find out.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Virtual Tours

    I recall that there is a very cool and large painting of a Civil War officer in the men's room. Not sure the video tour would include that.
  6. Re: Has Anyone Received Stimulus Check? (Possible Mandolin Conten

    Received ours yesterday, direct deposit. I'm still working and thankfully we don't need the money. So we spent yesterday spreading it around our neighborhood to public library, food bank, homeless...
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    Re: Gibson project on Ebay

    With all the things wrong with this one, the seller helpfully points out-

    a piece of binding is missing.

    Well heck, if that is all it needs...
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    Re: A visit to Ludwig Mandolins

    "for the drive over to DeKalb, which is about 30 miles east of Chicago. "

    Mike- with due respect, 30 miles east of Chicago is the middle of Lake Michigan. Kinda wet place to build mandolins. I...
  9. Re: Gibson F5G Mandolin Master Model / Darkburst / FOE $3,999

    This is a different listing. Original was in Brunswick, Ohio. The second one is in Port Jefferson Station, NY.
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    Re: Virtual St Patrick's Day

    And a poem from WB Yeats on "social distancing". Very appropriate for this St Patrick's Day-

    The Lake Isle of Innisfree
    by William Butler Yeats

    I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,...
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    Re: Information on Vega "Little Wonder"

    Michael Holmes, RIP, was one of the best resources for old banjos. You can spend days perusing his webpage, www.mugwumps.com

    Here is a like to the Fairbanks and Vega page-
    ...
  12. Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    And mine to Steve Roberts, please.
  13. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    Weren’t some of the '20s Gibsons built with some of the frets off a bit?

    Teens too. I had a teens A that was off just enough to be really disconcerting. Bob Smakula put a new fingerboard on and it...
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    Re: Pre NAMM discussion

    Gibson Brands, Inc. to Announce New Line of Seven String Mandolins

    Hoping to continue the positive momentum started at the Summer 2019 NAMM show in Nashville where the company previewed several...
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    Re: Mandolin Set-up E-Book by Rob Meldrum

    I emailed Rob today and asked him to send me a copy of his e-book. He responded within a couple of hours with the book attached. Thanks Rob!
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    Re: "Jascha Heifetz of the mandolin"

    With due respect for the decedent Mr. Simon's uncle, there is truly only one "Jascha Heifetz of the _________" fill in the blank.

    Gloria Parker, the Yasha Heifetz of the musical glasses,...
  17. Re: NMC rare relic (re-purposed autoharp body)

    For awhile my teenage daughter played a full sized, Lyon & Healy pedal harp. Hauling that beast around created several areas of my body where I had pain. Maybe if I had laid a Barbie Edwards therapy...
  18. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Nashport, Ohio is not too far from my office. If anyone is interested in the mando, send me $25,000 cashiers check and I will send you a Gibson A model. Heck, I'll even pay shipping.
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    Re: Shout out for Ronny Harrison straps

    I need a new strap for my old Gibson, thanks for the recommendation. With all consideration to Northfield, who I understand make fine instruments, I would rather not advertise a product that I don't...
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    Re: Damage to Loar A5???

    Maybe that particular spot on the upper rib was poking Mrs. Griffith in an uncomfortable place.
  21. Re: 10 high end guitars seized by Moose & Goose, find good homes,

    M&G is Alaskan for Fish and Game.
  22. 10 high end guitars seized by Moose & Goose, find good homes, NMC

    Some East Coast guitar dealer caught red handed-

    https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/anchorage/2019/09/23/how-10-high-end-guitars-on-their-way-to-hong-kong-wound-up-in-anchorage-classrooms/
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    Re: One more banjo question

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    Big vote for Tu-ba-phones. In center of photo, from left to right- 6 string, five string and plectrum Tu-ba-phones. No ringing overtones here- just beautiful, crisp, bright sound.
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    Re: F-Style Mandola case on eBay

    I bought one of the Michael Kelley mandola cases for a Siminoff H5 kit I built some years ago. Works fine, although to be honest that mandola has not traveled so I cannot say how the case would hold...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange: Music at the Mansion

    At the risk of overstating the obvious- that Loar sounds absolutely great in Andrew's hands.
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