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    Default A New Addition to my stable... a secondhand Fylde with a history

    My recently acquired Fylde is now 'ready to play' .. and it is sounding sweet

    I bought it from a friend who frequents the same Folk Club as I do. He originally bought it from Roger Bucknall himself - allegedly, it was Roger's own instrument. It seems to be an older model, serial number is 4090.

    When I got it, it had 5 year old strings on it, had a bridge that had been damaged when 'someone' (nobody involved is owning up to it) tried to reduce the action too low. the A and E strings sounded nasty when played hard, and it was too damn quiet.

    I too it to my local luthier, Ged Green (Cheadle, UK) and he did an amazing job. Added a strip to the bottom of the bridge, reshaped it, recut the saddle, restrung it and set it up nicely.

    It now sounds sweet... and LOUD!

    All in all, I am out of pocket about 240 in total - which has to be the best mando-bargain I have ever had.

    Very happy bunny

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    Colin Bakewell

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    That looks like it will be a lot of fun, and all that for a bargain basement price. Well done.

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    Default Re: A New Addition to my stable... a secondhand Fylde with a hist

    nice -- congrats!
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    I once had one of these, it's the only instrument I ever regreted selling, great sounding and easy playing.

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    Default Re: A New Addition to my stable... a secondhand Fylde with a hist

    thanks guys - I got lucky

    I have to move house soon and there will need to be a 'cull' of my collection - this will NOT be involved in the cull, nor will my Breedlove, Buchanan or Stradolin - reckon between them I have most bases covered.
    Colin Bakewell

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    You're hardly selling this now?

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    Default Re: A New Addition to my stable... a secondhand Fylde with a hist

    Sometimes you get lucky!

    Congrats and enjoy it in good health.
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