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    This is what real wear looks like. The headstock is approaching the Reischman headstock look.

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    Timeless look. I thought this was at least 80 years older than it is.
    Wish I knew who the player is though, I'd show them how to change strings without giving blood...

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    the finish on my '04 Derrington master model is not the most durable. it is not the distressed model. more like the stressed model now.
    i'm really careful with string changes but it's so easy to scratch/put real wear on. it does not like to be wiped off too vigorously.

    those weird splotches like on the back of the one at carter's have broke out on my mandolin too.

    i tend to forget that i've had this delicate flower for 15 years already.

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    I think Andy spent a lot to have this instrument distressed. I watched quite a bit of that back in the 1980s.

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    I like real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    I think Andy spent a lot to have this instrument distressed. I watched quite a bit of that back in the 1980s.

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    I surely can understand how this wear came about on Andy's snakehead mandolin - a combination of fingers and pick attack. What I've always wondered about was the wear on Grisman's fern, particularly on the face of the scroll. Did the pick to do all that?
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    Mike Marshall's F5 practically has a hole worn in the top...

    you've got to appreciate someone who "works the box"

    all the dings and scratches in my mandos are from clumsiness.......
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    This Gil's got some pretty good wear going on.
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    Leslie's mandolin is another one that has substantial facial scroll wear, like Dawg's old fern. How in the world does that occur?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanN View Post
    Leslie's mandolin is another one that has substantial facial scroll wear, like Dawg's old fern. How in the world does that occur?
    Rhythm up the neck with the pick? Didn't Dom's Gil come from Dawg originally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Grieser View Post
    This is what real wear looks like. The headstock is approaching the Reischman headstock look.
    Funny to say, but that’s a pretty good value for Carter’s given the price of new Master Models:

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    To whom do we address the issue of mandolin ABUSE?
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    That one has some mojo! Never been a fan of the “lemon drop on a brownie” finish though. There’s some beautiful grain in that back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgarrity View Post
    Never been a fan of the “lemon drop on a brownie” finish though.
    Perfect description--never heard that one before.
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    I sometimes find the wear and tear on my instruments quite distressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAK View Post
    To whom do we address the issue of mandolin ABUSE?
    I was thinking the same thing. I don't believe my technique would wear a mandolin that badly in 100 years of playing....

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    To whom do we address the issue of mandolin ABUSE?
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    When you are on stage you are not worried about what the pick or your fingers are doing to the mandolin, but what the mandolin is doing for the sound of the music. After you may go oop's, but at the time focus is somewhere else.

    I spent a decade playing old time with one mandolin, hardly any wear except the back of the neck, playing dances and lots of hours.
    A decade playing different music was another story, lot's of play wear and much distressed. Not just a little wear on the back of the neck, but no finish and almost all the color are gone just from playing. Different kinds of music and different distressing on the mandolins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Seale View Post
    Rhythm up the neck with the pick? Didn't Dom's Gil come from Dawg originally?
    Yup, Dom got his Gil from Dawg directly.
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    My mandolin is developing finger plant wear, but the one I am trying to change my technique to avoid is where I am chewing up the F-Hole. I think it comes from an overly exuberant Chop and letting my little finger fly out when I am going all in on the E string. Hopefully I can reign it in before I end up breaking off part of the F-hole. So far it is just wear through the finish, and a bit of the wood gone.

    Is there something I should do to protect the exposed wood?
    I like having wear, but maybe there is something that can protect the bare wood, and maybe tone the color down so it is not so bright against the dark top finish.

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    My 2002 MM is getting more worn every day. It is subtle, but i like it.
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    Yes, the MM is looking might fine, like a worn shoe.

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    I love that crackle on the headstock, like an old J-45.
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    And if there was not a finger rest (erroneously called a pick guard) there might be wear from fingernails. Does the pick ever touch the top beyond the e-string?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanN View Post
    Leslie's mandolin is another one that has substantial facial scroll wear, like Dawg's old fern. How in the world does that occur?
    I get the wear on the ridge caused by the strap obviously but not on the curl. Here's MM's Loar with the same scroll wear. I guess if I were a virtuoso I might know maybe... any explanation?
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