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    Default Comparing Some Gibson Built Mandolins

    Comparison of a few Gibson built mandos. Each mando goes through two passes. The fingerpicked guitar is a Larrivee P-09 BL (Black Limba)

    1917 Gibson A-1
    1995 Gibson A-5G
    2021 Gibson F-5G
    1994 Flatiron Performer A

    Last edited by rockabilly69; Nov-18-2022 at 3:44am.

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    Default Re: Comparing Some Gibson Built Mandolins

    The first ('17 A1) sounded the best to me. Next was the F5G. The other two were kind of buried by the guitar accompaniment, but I like the Flatiron better than the A5G.

    Thanks for sharing this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandobart View Post
    The first ('17 A1) sounded the best to me. Next was the F5G. The other two were kind of buried by the guitar accompaniment, but I like the Flatiron better than the A5G.

    Thanks for sharing this!
    Thanks for checking it out, I replied to you on the acoustic guitar forum before I saw this

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    I liked the A-1 best, then the Flatiron.
    Too many instruments...too little time

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBarton View Post
    I liked the A-1 best, then the Flatiron.
    thanks for checking it out, in the room I liked the Flatiron, but something got lost in the mic's translation

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    I really liked the tune! I guess the A1 is my choice. What is that tune?

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    Nice tune. I liked the21 F5-G and the Flatiron.

    Adam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buesseler View Post
    I really liked the tune! I guess the A1 is my choice. What is that tune?
    Thanks, I wrote the tune for the demo Another A1 fan!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by addamr View Post
    Nice tune. I liked the21 F5-G and the Flatiron.

    Adam
    Seems like the A1 and F5G are the clear winners here

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