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    Default Re: 1923 F-5 Loar #71839

    I have just been poking fun at the classical crowd. I honestly believe that, in general, they probably have cared for these fine instruments a bit better than bluegrass stylists .......... in the early years. With the relative value of Loars these days, I'd bet most are being more respectful of their condition.
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    I caught the drift Ken, point makes sense. And yes, formal wear is much less "aggressive" than the big buttons on bibs. I have sold both formal wear and very fine dress sets of studs and cuff links. Some of those studs might chew up a back pretty badly too. Just sayin'.
    And I agree with you too Joe, the amount of money to purchase a Loar was fairly dear even then.
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    I like those fret markers below the fifteenth..beautiful example for that period.
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    I lost the sale of one of my earliest commissions because I did a non traditional fingerboard with 21 frets and the buyer was a classical player and he said he needed 24 at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Waltham View Post
    That is so cool, he got it from his Father! In the both photo of the orchestra, and the trio, he is holding an F4, it being a mandolin with an oval sound hole. Those photos are not with his F5. Do you have the F4 as well?
    Thanks for pointing that out. I hadn't noticed that before. Yes, we still have his F-4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Karasik View Post
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    Thanks for your input. His father bought it for him when he was around 14, so he has been the owner for about 75 years. He tried to teach the mandolin to me and my brother but I went to college playing the double bass and my brother ended up playing the piano. The cool thing is we were able to gig with him for many years. Here is a picture of him and his F-5 with an old band around 1975. The other musicians are descendants from the great violin maker, Guarnerius from 17th century Cremona, Italy. Ann George and her son, Chip.
    Correction: This mandolin appears to be an F-4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hilburn View Post
    A little stark from the flash, and I forgot to say "Cheese!" but here's Eli at the Wynkoop in Denver at a Denver Mandolin Orchestra performance in the early 2000's.
    Thanks for posting this pic. I hadn't seen it before.

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    Hi, Keith.
    I don't think we've met but I know Nora and Dave Hill and several others from the orchestra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hilburn View Post
    Hi, Keith.
    I don't think we've met but I know Nora and Dave Hill and several others from the orchestra.
    Nora and Dave have done a lot to preserve my father's legacy. Hopefully they will be able to sort out his library and perform some of his music.

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    Here's one of the belly...

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