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  1. Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    Hi. Please change me from KentuckyGuy to Gary Chastine. Thank you for this and your work in general to keep this site going!
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    Re: Weber Fern "A" - opinions/alternates?

    Thanks, Steve for the counterpoint and helpful info. I'm going to try to do both things advised here...get something I love the sound of but also that can be sold in case I find something I like...
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    Re: Weber Fern "A" - opinions/alternates?

    Thanks for that info. It seems that having something known and respected but not widely available would be good. I'm going to back to candyland (Nashville) tomorrow to play it again.
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    Re: Weber Fern "A" - opinions/alternates?

    Hmm... good insight. I was thinking since the Fern was the top of the line model it would be OK for that price, but might find an F for same or less that might sound as good. I did favor the...
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    Re: Weber Fern "A" - opinions/alternates?

    That's a great way of thinking about it...thanks for that. This one did sound great...I was just concerned that my tastes could change, but shouldn't worry about it. Thanks again to you and the...
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    Weber Fern "A" - opinions/alternates?

    Hi folks,
    Does anyone have an educated opinion or experience with a Weber Fern "A"? An '09 is available to me now in the low 3k's, and trying to get a gauge on how desirable this instrument is, as...
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    Re: Oval Hole Resale

    Thanks, Bob for sharing your buy/sell experience...that's reassuring so will proceed without worrying about it.
    Regarding the old pianos - yes they are giant mold farms. Full of mold-harboring felt...
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    Re: Oval Hole Resale

    Thanks for that reference...missed that one. I know Ellis's have a great reputation...I did play an f-hole Ellis "A" at Carter last week but haven't played an oval. They did have a Collings MT oval...
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    Aha! Trying it out here! Thanks!
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    Re: Oval Hole Resale

    Regarding the asthma and old mandolin question, I can't say for certain if an old mandolin would trigger an asthma attack, but I don't want to risk it. Many of the old Gibsons I played had the musty...
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    Can you reply specifically to a given reply to a question you post? Seems I saw somewhere you can link a reply to but don't see that option after clicking on "reply".
    Sorry if this is a "duh" item....
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    Re: Oval Hole Resale

    Thanks to all you great folks! Quick, helpful replies that gave me confidence to go ahead and pull the trigger on the used Collings MF oval. Shipping out today!
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    Re: Oval Hole Resale

    Thanks for tip on Girouard...didnt' know about them. No ovals for sale in U.S. that I can find though. Will add it to my radar screen.
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    Re: Oval Hole Resale

    Thanks for the reply. Yes I did the Nashville trip last week and that helped settle the f vs oval whole question. Not many ovals to try even there but liked the few they had. Ruled out the Gibsons...
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    Oval Hole Resale

    Hi Folks,
    My question is are the oval hole mandolins hard to sell? Any experience trying? I'm looking to move up from my starter instrument (budget is $2500-$5500) and seem to like the oval hole...
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