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    1928 L5 belonging to Bob Gibbons and a 1925 F5 with Virzi.
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    Jam party at a mando buddy's house in the spring, we posed our mandos (4 of us) by the blackberry vines.
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    Nick,
    Very cool. Why are all the Tone Gards on an angle? Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George R. Lane View Post
    Nick,
    Very cool. Why are all the Tone Gards on an angle? Just curious.
    George,

    I think it's just a weird coincidence...LOL!
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    Hi,
    Can someone tell me how the "Snake Head" name came about? Is it a name Gibson gave them or is it a nickname?

    Thanks BJ

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    Can't answer the question but can post one: my 1923 A1 snakehead.
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    My new Gibson F5-Custom. Getting better every day!

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    I am the proud owner of a wonderful 32 A0.
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    Has anyone checked out this site? https://www.pinterest.com/pin/316800155011981112/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevin View Post
    Has anyone checked out this site? https://www.pinterest.com/pin/316800155011981112/
    I see a lot of cool pistachio colored kitchen appliances but no mandolins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ O'Day View Post
    Hi,
    Can someone tell me how the "Snake Head" name came about? Is it a name Gibson gave them or is it a nickname?

    Thanks BJ
    I can't answer your question as to who did the naming, but I believe the name 'Snake Head' came about because the headstock has a shape that resembles the head of a snake. I cannot remember seeing any early sales literature from Gibson using the term 'Snake Head'. (Feels like I might be elaborating on the obvious...sorry.)

    If I had to guess, I'd say it was a nickname started by the users/players. Sort of like 'Knucklehead' and 'Panhead' were nicknames for some Harley Davidson overhead-valve engines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dustyamps View Post
    I am the proud owner of a wonderful 32 A0.
    Hi DustyAmps, wow that A0 is realy something! Maple back? Very similar to a model I have, sadly I cannot read FON or serial in mine to chase its manufacture date etc. I cannot tell from your picture if your instrument has a flat or carved back? Also, is the neck angle flat, I have seen some A0 and A00 instruments with necks almost parallel to top plane accompanied by a shallow bridge to compensate, very curious. Cheers.

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    My A0 has a carved flame maple back and same construction as the standard A models. Though the A0 was the low A model offered at the time, because of the hard economic times, they really dressed this one up in order to sell it.

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    No particular reason, other than a nice shot of my Dave Harvey Fern taken by an audience member..

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    Was that shot taken in the famous bar in Turre where you have your folk club? Brings back finds memories.
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    Hi Nic,

    No - that place shut down, but is reopening soon under new management after a full renovation. We are back there from October. That pic was shot at an outdoor concert in Roquetas de Mar which is to the south of Almeria city.
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    I put some of these photos in a separate thread but here's three Gibson mandolas.





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    Quote Originally Posted by DataNick View Post
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    Jam party at a mando buddy's house in the spring, we posed our mandos (4 of us) by the blackberry vines.
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    Awesome photo Nick -- Two Sam's! I had to steal that image -- it just might be the next desktop photo on my computer!

    There must be some Vulcan mind meld going on out there on the left coast? Everyone with a sunrise tone guard and a speed neck!!

    I know I am biased but that 1930's motif with the perpendicular "Gibson" script and the block inlays are the the epitome of mando cool!
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    Default Re: Show off you gibsons!

    Also judging by the grain of the maple back I would say that the second one from the left is an F-5G...am I correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Daniel View Post
    There must be some Vulcan mind meld going on out there on the left coast? Everyone with a sunrise tone guard and a speed neck!!
    And all the tonegards on at the same angle.
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    Here's a great shot of Danny Roberts from Gibson Custom Acoustic and The Grascals getting ready to pick his . . .

    Wait! What? That's no Gibson!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenS View Post
    Here's a great shot of Danny Roberts from Gibson Custom Acoustic and The Grascals getting ready to pick his . . .

    Wait! What? That's no Gibson!

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    The shot is a little blocked, but the view looks OK to me --

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    Sorry for hijacking the thread, but I figure it's alright to shake up the ol' snowglobe with a fresh point of view every now and then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie Poole View Post
    Also judging by the grain of the maple back I would say that the second one from the left is an F-5G...am I correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie Poole View Post
    Also judging by the grain of the maple back I would say that the second one from the left is an F-5G...am I correct? Willie
    Also has no back binding and no sunburst so yes, you are correct Willie!!

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