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    I've searched for info on an f5 point protector. What do I need to use?

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    Bone, corian, ebony, buffalo horn, celluloid. I’ve used all of these with fine results.

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    Bone, corian, ebony, buffalo horn, celluloid. Iíve used all of these with fine results.
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    ...and for the Loar look: Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hendrik Ahrend View Post
    ...and for the Loar look: Click image for larger version. 

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    That's ivory with dovetails ... (illegal these days)
    Adrian

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    Tagua is a nice substitute if you can find it big enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoGo View Post
    That's ivory with dovetails ... (illegal these days)

    Wow, I've been getting away with dovetails all these years...
    I like ivoroid for corners with ivoroid bindings. It melds to the binding, it resists bumps, is not easily knocked off of the instrument, doesn't chip, holds finish well... in short, it looks traditional and it does it's job and holds up well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunburst View Post
    Wow, I've been getting away with dovetails all these years...
    I like ivoroid for corners with ivoroid bindings. It melds to the binding, it resists bumps, is not easily knocked off of the instrument, doesn't chip, holds finish well... in short, it looks traditional and it does it's job and holds up well.
    You know it's not about what works (there are few more things on old F-5's thta could be done better), it's all about what originals have, some folks would even use the toothpaste that Loar used were the brand known to us...
    It's interesting that they had ivoroid and used it on lower models, but F-5 got the precious material just because it was the flagship.
    Adrian

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    I really appreciate all your input! This is my first build. Been at it for about six months. Merry Christmas
    Abram

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