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    Default Re: '77 D.Wm Halsey F5

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Grieser View Post
    He's only trying to get your Heiden, Evan. Be careful.
    That's a good point Don. I won't let my guard down.
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    Default Re: '77 D.Wm Halsey F5

    Evan...you have a Heiden?

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    Default Re: '77 D.Wm Halsey F5

    If memory serves, Bill made that case too.
    Timothy F. Lewis
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbofood View Post
    If memory serves, Bill made that case too.
    I think he rebuilt the interior of an old Gibson lap steel case. it's a really cool case. Post a pic Old Growth!
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    Default Re: '77 D.Wm Halsey F5

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ID:	188697 here are a couple shots of the case Bill retrofitted for Dennis' mandolin
    1998 John Sullivan A5 - Ella
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    I wasn't able to access my laptop for a little while. Thank you Evan for posting the Halsey case photos.

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    Default Re: '77 D.Wm Halsey F5

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ID:	188697 here are a couple shots of the case Bill retrofitted for Dennis' mandolin
    Yessir, I played that one and remember the case! There is also a double case out there somewhere that he made for, I think, his F-4 and that F-5. The “Pockets” were about the right size for a bottle of Jack Daniels.
    The thing was heavy as sin!
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    Default Re: '77 D.Wm Halsey F5

    That upper left compartment does look like it would fit a square bourbon bottle. Very practical.
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    Default Re: '77 D.Wm Halsey F5

    Maybe but, that’s not the “double case” I’m remembering.
    And yes, it was a re working of a lap steel case.
    I’ve been sharing beverages for more than half my life and, I would not have missed one second of the time for love nor money! I’ve few friends and Bill is on the top of the deck!
    Timothy F. Lewis
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    I haven't seen any recent posts from Mr. Halsey. Does anyone know if he is still building?

    Scott

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    Default Re: '77 D.Wm Halsey F5

    Just noticed your post grommet,
    Bill is only doing bows these days, his mandolins are now “collectible items” at least in my opinion. I was lucky to see his early builds and quite a few of his later ones as well. I’m also very lucky to call him my friend.
    Timothy F. Lewis
    "If brains was lard, that boy couldn't grease a very big skillet" J.D. Clampett

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    Thank you for the update Tim. Fine craftsmanship elevates all who touch, play or admire it.

    Scott

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