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    Serial No. 73732 #July 9, 1923 "Top Bound"





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    Darryl,

    Thanks for the pic, man!! I hope you're serious about this "Loar Picture of the Day" thing... I think it's a great idea! Boy, if anybody's got Loar pics to share with us, it's gotta be you!!
    "Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now." -Bob Dylan

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    Thanks Darryl, you gonna spoil us with one of these everyday? ....Kidding! Your posts are always insightful and very much appreciated.......Jamie

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    ..can't promise "everyday"..but we'll see..I'll try for 5-7/week
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    Thx F5, I would love to see more pics. I bought the F5 journal because I had read that there were lots of pics in it. that doesn't seem to be the case. As I recall 2 peghead pics, but a good buy anyhow with lots of good info. Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by (tope @ Aug. 13 2003, 3:43)
    I bought the F5 journal because I had read that there were lots of pics in it. that doesn't seem to be the case. As I recall 2 peghead pics, but a good buy anyhow with lots of good info. # # Gary
    Hmmm...
    I just counted 16 or so peghead pics in "The F5 Journal", and other pics of Lloyd, catalogs and a few instruments...

    The Journal is simply a must-have for anyone even remotely interested in the Loars...a very cool resource indeed...

    I don't think you can get enough Loar pics, so a hearty "thank you" to Darryl for this thread...

    Pics of the points are especially helpful as I'm putting together my own Loar these days...

    Thanks!

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    I appologize, hangs his head. there are more pics than I had remembered...Gary

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    Spruce/Bruce..I know where you got that..I couldn't shake it out..dgw
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    73992 July 9, 1923 "side bound" (mine)





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    73992




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    73992




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    70281 June 1, 1922 The First Loar Mandolin (may be last post til Tues)





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    Thanks for the online museum of Loars!

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    Does 70281 have the 3-piece neck?

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    Yes..other anomolies..double bound body..single bound p/g..odd truss rod location..both labels in ink/Loars handwriting w/signiture label under bass f-hole..arrow end tuners in the correct position (8 months before they show up again) odd p/g bracket..ebony f/b extender piece...original F4 nickle tailpiece..mitered corner on f/b binding....nearly 6 month between this and next signed Loar
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    Thanks for sharing the pictures.

    Those are nice to see first thing this morning.
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    Hey, #73732 is my mandolin! Kinda like seeing a picture of your girlfriend someone else posted on the Internet.

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    That is so awesome.....

    You really know how to hurt a guy::D
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    What gets missed most by modern builders is how close to the fingerboard the scroll is. Is that explained by the off-center ,assymetric nature of of Loars?

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    absolutely..the dovetail is cut left of center and at a slight angle so that the centerline of neck crosses the centerline of the body at or near the bridge
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    73013 April 25, 1923





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    It is also interesting to note that the original blueprint for the tuner placement is also correct. It is dated 7/27/22.

    Hey Bruce.......where did you get the fixture?

    Charlie

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    What is the difference between the top bound and the side bound? I'm looking at the pics but can't seem to figure it out...
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    I never wanted them all, Just the ones I wanted.....

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    I know where he got the fixture if it's the one I have some pics of......It never left Kalamazoo
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    Top bound ..black line on top
    Side bound...black line on side..like Monroe's
    Double bound..(The '22)...White/black..on top
    Single bound..white only



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