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  1. Re: Warped top. How worried should I be about this?

    True and once one has admitted to possibly drying the instrument out on a public forum it will be really nice of them if they do the repair. There was some really questionable advice at the start of...
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    Re: Help me date a Kentucky KM-1500

    They were arguing that. You dated the instrument with an e-mail from Saga. That ends anyone's argument. What does it matter after you've dated it? I still don't understand what you're seeking? You...
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    Re: Help me date a Kentucky KM-1500

    You said you got an e-mail from Saga saying it was a 1988. At that point what was said prior wasn't an issue. What are you looking for?
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    Re: Help me date a Kentucky KM-1500

    The point is that you are arguing with yourself. Nobody has said it isn't. Any instruments value is what you can get someone to pay for it. It's pretty simple really.
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    Re: Help me date a Kentucky KM-1500

    I didn't realize that was what you were looking for. I thought you had determined that. Keep in mind that when Sumi was doing these "all by himself" he wasn't seen as the superstar he is today. He...
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    Re: Help me date a Kentucky KM-1500

    The Saga number system evolved over time. What do you want the S to mean?
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    Re: I found this…..

    I found it. Richard Hoover of Santa Cruz Guitars.
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    Re: I found this…..

    It is kind of interesting to see how the tree handled the damage caused by the bullet. I was never able to obtain the bullet that was pulled out of my leg but if I could have I would have made it...
  9. Re: Warped top. How worried should I be about this?

    Lack of humidity is the bigger enemy and you can't compare how a laminated inexpensive instrument will react next to a solid wood instrument. They really are two different animals. Beyond that the...
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    Re: I found this…..

    I have a picture somewhere of the owner of one of the smaller custom guitar builder shops using a metal detector on a log before they resawed it. I'm going to guess it's a common occurrence.
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    Re: Washburn serieal number 114030

    Your hand written number may have been a catalog number for one of the mail order companies. Get a copy of Hubert Pleijer's "Washburn Prewar Instrument Styles". The current company that owns the...
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    Re: Rubner tuners are back

    Those look great! Are the F style available in worm-over as well?

    https://www.rubnertuners.com/f-style-mandolin-new
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    Re: Help me date a Kentucky KM-1500

    That's what I said it eventually became but early on I not sure Saga had settled on that. If you look at the listing above there is a 140 and a 140S with the S being more expensive. The 140 series...
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    Re: Help me date a Kentucky KM-1500

    When I bought my first Kentucky mandolin from Stan Jay at Mandolin Brothers in 1989 the S stood for Solid. Mine was an A model. Eventually some models were apparently brought in with a solid top and...
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    Re: Gibson finally fixed their fretboards

    Never noticed it. It looks like it was a common problem with a few well known builders on their own mandolins after they left Gibson as well. I gotta pay more attention.
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    Re: Gibson finally fixed their fretboards

    2005 F5G. When did the scroll and the dots go south?
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    Re: how to change Thread

    OK, look at the title of the thread for the original message. It's changed. Any new replies will be the new title. Could I change the rest? Sure. Am I going to? No. That is the way the software...
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    Re: how to change Thread

    I changed it for you.
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    Re: Help me date a Kentucky KM-1500

    I was wondering when that would happen.
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    Re: Gibson finally fixed their fretboards

    Mine have been gone for so many years I don't have one to compare it to.
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    Re: China mandolin supply

    I just wish I'd saved all of the string envelopes I've thrown out over the years. I also want to give an honorable mention to those forward thinking bowlback builders back in the late 1800's to early...
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    Re: Virzi Tone Producer

    What patents claim and what the manufacturer advertises are often different. Obviously they had a no-nonsense patent application and they are patenting the design. Look at how the Orville Gibson...
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    Re: Secure Endpin?

    Collings Endpin thread.

    This message contains a picture of how Weber did it for a while as well. You could assemble that at a decent hardware store.
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    Re: Secure Endpin?

    It's an unfortunate issue but there are literally dozens of answers as to what to do and they will all be posted over the next few days.

    My favorite is what I call the Hans Brentrup method as Hans...
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    Re: Bowl Backs

    There are a whole lot of less than exciting mandolins in every mandolin style in the world but if you're looking for a new bowlback mandolin look at Brian Dean's mandolins.

    https://www.labraid.ca/
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