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  1. Re: David Grisman - 'Home is Where the Heart is'

    Well for me all of Dawgs music is where its at! I told David he's responsible for my vintage instrument obsession due to the original Tone Poems! That CD sold me in the early 90's when I was a poor...
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    Re: Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    Perfect Mike-Thanks a lot brother, great old footage!
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    Re: Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    Darn isn't working? Even has Big John Duffey playing the "Duck!" I don't even see nothing that Mike posted? Weird right!

    How come Mike's isn't working for me? Its just all blank?
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    Vintage 1972 Bean Blossom footage!

    Lets see if I did this correctly? This has some footage of my Great Uncle Dick Smith playing with the great Jimmy G. and at the end my Uncle Gene Johnson playing with the II Generation! Also many...
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    Personally I love imperfection and flaws? Hey to me there isn't anything that is pure perfection, instruments, humans etc...imperfection is life so embrace it, live it love it know it and enjoy it!
  6. Thread: Trading

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    Re: Trading

    I always swap as its great to try new/old stuff! Sometimes its even sometimes I swap something worth less for something worth more and vise versa, as long as both parties are happy and agree that's...
  7. Re: C.J. Lewandowski has been diagnosed with COVID-19

    Prayers sent!
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    Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    Hi, if yours is a white faced A-3 it would be 1919-1922 I do believe not a 1926. Can you post some photos and serial # and FON# and we can help nail a date down?
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    Re: What is this? Gibson-ish Mandolin

    Yes it does look like Gibson work but the inlay, tuners, tailpiece are wrong. I'd say someone inlayed that after the silk screen went bye bye also?
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    Re: Apitius J Model just arrived

    Very Nice indeed, I love the look of the neck on your J! I'm oh so jealous as I'm still waiting on mine-funny! No I have patience but sure I'm pretty thrilled knowing mine's on its way.
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    Re: Levin Model 42 (1948)

    I think Bob Page who posts a bunch of fine instruments here on the Café and on Gbase "NFI" has some old Levin's for sale, I think some higher end ones with F-holes and raised fretboards, He had a...
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    Re: Apitius J Model just arrived

    Mine is scheduled to be delivered this Thursday, so if she arrives I'll have to wait awhile to open the box as well. Its been real fun working with Oliver on my build, pretty easy as all I did was...
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    Re: Apitius J Model just arrived

    Great looking one right there, too bad its backwards;)
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    Re: Waverly tuner repair

    Those tuners are not Waverly's, they look like older Gotoh's right?
  15. Re: Plating on a Lyon & Healy Model A tailpiece

    Yeah man don't even polish a tailpiece cover or base! I know a few guys who polished off the soft Gold plating of some Loar/Fern covers-not real good, expensive mistake considering one can tell from...
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    Re: Katy Hill with a Chinese twist

    That was pretty sweet! Loved the mix of instruments!
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    Re: Levin Model 42 (1948)

    Very Nice! You got a deal on that one!
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    Re: the Small Dog

    Hey Jim, I can't get the link but just checked and just click on Northfield Store on their homepage and scroll down, they are there for 80 bucks! They work well, they just don't come with a shoulder...
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    Re: the Small Dog

    I was lucky as I contacted Small Dog awhile back "they had an add in the Café classifieds" and they were going out of business so they had some stock left so I was able to get 5 covers for Pag+Loar...
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    Re: the Small Dog

    The Northfield covers are pretty nice and work well if one can't find a used Dog.
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    Re: 3 Month Stiver Review

    Lou is a GREAT builder and super nice guy! A load of my friends play Stivers around Western PA and South Western NY.
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    I'm a mediocre player as well, and this all is interesting to me, think about all the original pioneers of the mandolin work you enjoy, Monroe, Duffey, Wakefield, Osborne, Dawg, McReynolds,...
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    Re: Eddie Van Halen RIP

    Bummer, not my kind of music but can't deny his talent! I remember in the early 90's high school band I was in replacing a guitarist who loved him and had an old strat dolled up like Eddies and he...
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    Re: NMD - Apitius Classic

    I got a message last night from Oliver and yes the cases are in and he's working on them and will ship mine on Monday-God willing! Hey check out my profile page as I started an Apitius mando group!...
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    I do know that at the last Banjothon/Loar Fest down in Knoxville this past January that the Red Diamonds that Don had there were mighty killer! He explained his Torrification process that he does and...
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