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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    The gas tank bass reminds me of Ron Hyde's hexacone reso-bass ...

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/107372-Video-Reso-mando-madness-in-two-registers
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    Re: recommend me an acoustic bass

    I tried a Dobro-branded resophonic bass or two back in the day. You can't beat 'em for volume and the tone wasn't bad.
  3. Re: Banner headstock Gibson J-45 at Goodwill, bidders go nuts

    Back for round 3 (identified as an LG-2 this time)

    https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/102369153
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    Well, at least Goodwill responded to my email by noting in the description that it's an LG-2, although they didn't change the title of the ad. Perhaps the third time will be the charm.
  5. Re: Banner headstock Gibson J-45 at Goodwill, bidders go nuts

    As I more or less predicted, the Goodwill sale must have hit a snag. The guitar has been relisted; they're calling at a J-45 this time, which we have established it is not.

    There is a reserve,...
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    Re: Yet another...Mystery Mandolin

    Huh? It is almost certainly an S.S. Stewart. If you're saying we don't know which "jobber" actually built the mandolin, that's true -- but it's also true for any mandolin sold by brands that used the...
  7. Re: Banner headstock Gibson J-45 at Goodwill, bidders go nuts

    There's a stage musical about Sister Rosetta Tharpe that I went to see in Seattle, back when going to stage musicals was something people did. Among the instruments played by the lead actor was a...
  8. Re: Banner headstock Gibson J-45 at Goodwill, bidders go nuts

    The last really expensive guitar I saw on Shopgoodwill was a Ramirez classical guitar with a big repaired crack in the top. It was listed twice -- I'm thinking perhaps the original bidder didn't pay,...
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    Re: Yet another...Mystery Mandolin

    The OP does mention that the tuners on his mandolin are replacements.
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    Re: Yet another...Mystery Mandolin

    Well, there's only one shot in the eBay ad where you can see any tuner gears at all, and it sure looks to me like the tuners on both mandolins are worm over.

    The soundhole inlay is a dead ringer,...
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    Re: Yet another...Mystery Mandolin

    In the early 20th century, a number of independent Italian luthiers in and around New York were making guitars and mandolins that took some of their cues from tradition, some from what the big-name...
  12. Banner headstock Gibson J-45 at Goodwill, bidders go nuts

    Here is a wartime Gibson guitar; I think it is a J-45 but I would be happy to be corrected.

    https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/100965833

    This instrument is far too cool for Goodwill, but...
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    Re: C G D A tuned electric mandolin

    Introducing Johnny Gimble!
    http://www.emando.com/players/Gimble.htm
  14. Thread: F7 Chord

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    Re: F7 Chord

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    Re: Q. Re: up-tuned Eastman mandocello

    Eastman recommends a very light C string: .056 gauge. A heavier C might take some of the buzz out.
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    Re: Online Lessons With Andy Statman?

    I had a lesson with Andy once. He gave me a lot of things to think about. You want somebody who knows mandolin technique inside and out and can be patient and yet hold you to a high standard? Andy's...
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    Re: Bridge for 1912 Gibson "A": seeking info

    Terminology trouble. The BASE comes in contact with the top; the SADDLES come in contact with the strings. This model of bridge consists of a 1-piece base with a slot into which four compensated...
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    Re: 1922 A4 with Handels

    Agreed on all counts. What's crazy is, there's another '22 paddlehead A4 on Reverb that's priced even higher.

    I am happy with my snakehead A4.

    I had not heard that about Monroe. I don't...
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    1922 A4 with Handels

    Ad here:

    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Gibson/Vintage-1922-A-4-Mandolin-116359626.gc

    The photos are terrible. Are the Handels the only thing here that's fishy? I think I see the screws for...
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    Re: Famous Octave Mandolin players

    oops ... never mind
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    Re: Mystery Brand Mandolin

    It will cost more to fix than it is worth.
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    Not your average cigar box mandolin

    Rectangular body with two scrolls -- and it looks like the plates might even have a little arch carved into them.
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Anyone who thinks the value of a Style A has gone up from $1500 in the past 16 years is a few fries short of a Happy Meal. So I'm inclined to believe it will have a high reserve. But I could be wrong.
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Here ya go ...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-Mint-condition-1917-Gibson-A-Style-Mandolin-with-original-case/274458802259

    "As you can see from the pics it is in absolute mint condition, and...
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    Re: Weber Hyalite (octave?) mandolin

    Sure thing! If I bought it, it would be for resale, since I already have a nice mandola -- and pickwear like that makes resale tricky. But the GC price was right for someone who didn't mind the...
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