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    Default Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Canada View Post
    What type of strings do most players on your instruments old Gibson’s?
    2 purported '22 A's , the A-0 full contact bridge base, aluminum top, pre TR, I string lighter 10 -38,

    the later 22 A-4 with TR, has medium 11-41 strings on it.. I changed the bridge upper on the 2 foot bridge

    to a fossil walrus tusk , original ebony, had a split in one end..





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    Default Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    My 1920 A2 has been my favorite for quite a while. There is something about the woods used and the craftsmen who made the A2 beginning about 1919 through the early 20's. My other mandolin is a 2008 Weber Bighorn.
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    Default Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    There is (was?) a wonderful white-face A3 at Fiddlers Green that I have lusted over as well. Big sound on that one.
    Jammin' south of the river
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    Default Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    FWIW, Just read a mistake I made ...my 27/28 A jr has a 1 1/8 nut (not a 1 1/4) - Although this particular A jr has a deeper/thicker body (1 7/8ths) than my 20 F2 , the F2's (1 5/8ths) tone and volume sounds just as big but a little more "refined" (if you could accept that as a sonic description) or less 'tubby'.Click image for larger version. 

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