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    Default Re: 30's Gibson F-7 RW "Loar Buster" and 1936 F-5 Fern video link

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    Default Re: 30's Gibson F-7 RW "Loar Buster" and 1936 F-5 Fern video link

    Here is a post of my Loar Buster in an early band setting. The Backwoods Bluegrass band, and before that my Goodfellas Band-A hard drinking bar band, we played in a bunch of sometimes hairy bars!!





    Someone requested Constant Sorrow and we never did before that night!

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    Default Re: 30's Gibson F-7 RW "Loar Buster" and 1936 F-5 Fern video link

    Its been awhile, well I have a video demo of two of my old F-5's, the 34 Fern and an early 38 Flowerpot. I made for a guy who was interested in maybe buying one but alas he was just a Mando-Kicker-Funny! I'll try and get some more at some point of some Loars, my computer is old so it took like 15 hours to upload this to youtube. Both of these pre-war F-5's are some of the best from that era! Both are carved really well, same with the tone bars-they aren't 2x4's like some I've seen and played. Also both have great necks! Hope ya'll like the Demo!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCduJ7JoqGQ

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    Default Re: 30's Gibson F-7 RW "Loar Buster" and 1936 F-5 Fern video link

    Oh the Fern was originally thought to be a 1936 but according to the FON# and comparing it with the consecutive # F-5 its a 1934. Thanks and more to eventually come of others!

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    Post a video of your 1935 A-50 please, I am really enjoying mine...
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    Default Re: 30's Gibson F-7 RW "Loar Buster" and 1936 F-5 Fern video link

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    Post a video of your 1935 A-50 please, I am really enjoying mine...
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    I've sold them all-I've had about 10 of these but they allwent down the line!

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    Your dog prefers the fern- and so do I - but they are both great!

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