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    Gibson A3 ebay wow..sweet deal

    Did anyone see the Gibson A3 with original case that sold recently on eBay for $15.00. It needed some repairs but still a great buy, hopefully someone here was the lucky buyer.
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    Re: Black lacquer rattle can differences

    Excellent information, thank you. I'm going to play it safe and go with a true nitro lacquer sold by a luthier supply company then. Second part of question..is it suitable to do a shellac french...
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    Re: Black lacquer rattle can differences

    Humm, krylon item k07030 says its a lacquer. Now I'm not sure.
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    Black lacquer rattle can differences

    I was curious if anyone has any experience with store bought krylon or rustoleum lacquer vs. a stewmac or reranch brands. Is there really a big difference in quality. I guess whats holding me back is...
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    Re: How to do a black top finish

    Well after much deliberation I have decided to go with a dark brown finish instead of the black.
    I used the stewmac stains diluted in alcohol, tobacco Brown and a touch of red mahogany. I am very...
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    Re: How to do a black top finish

    Well it seems like the general consensus is flat black lacquer in a spray can or lamp black mixed in shellac.

    I do not have any spray equipment but was wondering if I could spray shellac and lamp...
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    Re: How to do a black top finish

    I have always read that the bare wood should be sealed first before applying any stains as to prevent a blotchy finish. I like the idea of using a Dye mixed with alcohol since my top finish will be...
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    How to do a black top finish

    Hey gang
    I am refinishing an old ugly duckling garage sale find. It's a 1920s bz Rosewood back and sides Spruce top mandolin that's worthy of restoration. Unfortunately someone in the past did a...
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    Re: Teens gibson brace repair

    Thanks Sunburst...I quess it was inevitable for the other side to let loose if one side had already failed. Thanks for the boost of confidence..I will forge ahead!
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    Teens gibson brace repair

    I have a 1918 gibson A on the bench for repair and the transverse brace came loose on the treble side. It pulled away a little under 1/8 inch half way across the brace.

    I did a nice reglue and it...
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    Re: Suspicious F4 on eBay

    The picguard looks small, I think it may be a H4 mandola??
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    Re: Bar frets!

    [QUOTE=grandcanyonminstrel;1456384]I have some original Martin guitar bar frets, circa 1928 that are approx. .045" ; you could sand them a little thinner. Got any teens / '20s Gibson tiny little...
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    Bar frets!

    Hey Gang,

    I'm doing a re fret on an early 20's or teens flat back mandolin with a bound fingerboard.
    and as I suspected it has bar frets, that measure a hefty .03 inches, much wider than...
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    Re: Snakehead H-2 mandola?

    fingerboard is to skinny in the top photo. I thinks its a mandola body ad a mando neck.

    We need the full Monte.::disbelief:
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    Re: Celluloid binding glue question

    I will be sure the binding is as close a fit as possible and plan to mask off everything. I am pretty detail oriented and will psych myself up before I begin the proceedure. There is no room for...
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    Re: Celluloid binding glue question

    Thats what I thought. Thanks for the verification.
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    Celluloid binding glue question

    I am restoring a 1930s epiphone mandolin and need to replace the binding, it has lacquer finish. I seem to recall on another project that the duco/ weld on cement damaged the finish if any glue got...
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    Celluloid binding glue question

    I am
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    Re: Gibson 'A' top cracks - why?

    I think it has to due with the neck block being a different material/ grain direction and expanding and contracting. I have seen these cracks on both the treble and the bass sides.

    The tops are...
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    Re: 1924 F-5 Master Model Mandolin

    Could it be 80346? that would put it in the right year.
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    MAS has no cure but it can be managed.

    We all know MAS, and its grip. Its been said there is no cure and while that is true there is a way to manage this phenomena. Through the years I have fallen victim to the uncontrollable desire to...
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    Re: Headstocks, just headstocks

    Wolfram Bowlback130341
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    origin of super glue

    I had a conversation with my dentist today and told him I thought super glue aka CA was developed and used during the second wold war as a quick means to mend injuries of soldiers. His take was it...
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    Re: Thoughts on Waldo Bowlback Mandolin

    My new favorite mandolin I have :mandosmiley:[/QUOTE]

    Very, very nice. I love how every Waldo is a little different. Enjoy!
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    Re: Cool old F2, but ouch!

    Now that's funny...I get it ;-)
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