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    Quote Originally Posted by dulcillini View Post
    ..There is no such thing as a compulsive purchase, when it comes to mandolin!.
    I believe an earlier post revealed that the thread was supposed to be called "Impulsive Purchase." I'm too lazy to go looking for the post.

    Now, on the subject of retirement. I experienced the same issues. I had to purchase the larger DayTimer diary AFTER I retired...I quit using the word, "retirement" altogether...Eight years later, I am busier than ever...Find that light that has been burning inside you and go for it...It will feel so liberating and it IS NOT selfish.
    Agree. I retired 19.5 years ago. Since then I've played 2-3K gigs, plus helping set up two concert series, and keeping active in political campaigns, alumni affairs, and our local folk music club. The pandemic's cut me back severely, but I'm raring to get back into things when it's over. (If it's ever over...)
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    [Wow! That's a sweet mandolin! I'm also drawn to the 5-latch case as ultimate security for these pancakes! Just so right!

    I'd also be quite curious about the koa sound! I can already tell, it's cool looking!

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    Glad to see you are still keeping this long standing thread going! My Koa Pancake has the brightness of the Maple back and side versions I’ve owned but this Koa Pancake has a sweeter midrange. Such a great little picker. It’s also my first one that came with the 5 latch case. I lived in Montana when this was built, lucky to have found it 34 years later. Here’s a shot of the back, very flamey back and sides. Beautiful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dulcillini View Post
    One comment. Others have given splendid comments about the mandolin. There is no such thing as a compulsive purchase, when it comes to mandolin!. Now, on the subject of retirement. I experienced the same issues. I had to purchase the larger DayTimer diary AFTER I retired. After about 1 year or so, I learned a whole new word, NO ! It is hard at first, but it gets easier. You have to say it to your neighbors, all the organizations you belong to, your grandchildren, the list goes on. I quit using the word, "retirement" altogether. That helped, as well. Eight years later, I am busier than ever, but I am setting the pace and feeling the peace, knowing that I now have the time to do purposeful, fulfilling work. I stepped up to be president of my Rotary Club, because I wanted to. I play my mandolins and mountain dulcimers often--in the house, in the yard, wherever. I serve as a library trustee because I wanted to and felt passionate about it. In this world today, literacy and music are things that will save people from themselves. Find that light that has been burning inside you and go for it. You are not required to be a gatekeeper, a chauffer, or a family logistics facilitator. It will feel so liberating and it IS NOT selfish.
    Great post my friend. I am retired (I'm 60) and I spend a lot of time with guitar, and now mandolin, and being a volunteer literacy tutor at my local library. I agree that music and literacy make the world a better place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickinNgrinnin View Post
    [Wow! That's a sweet mandolin! I'm also drawn to the 5-latch case as ultimate security for these pancakes! Just so right!

    I'd also be quite curious about the koa sound! I can already tell, it's cool looking!

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    Glad to see you are still keeping this long standing thread going! My Koa Pancake has the brightness of the Maple back and side versions I’ve owned but this Koa Pancake has a sweeter midrange. Such a great little picker. It’s also my first one that came with the 5 latch case. I lived in Montana when this was built, lucky to have found it 34 years later. Here’s a shot of the back, very flamey back and sides. Beautiful!
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    That's a pretty mandolin and a great story about being nearby when it was built and then finding it years later!

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    That is a pretty mandolin! Play it in good health!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    Hah! Being a language curmudgeon, I will again bring up the misuse of the title word here. So, Eric, will you buy another for every week for a while, not being able to stop. Just kidding, of course.

    The correct title for this thread should be "Impulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N."
    I guess it could be compelling rather than compulsive.
    When I bought mine it seemed that way - still does.

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    2M-F on eBay (5-latch case)! Wow! An f-hole pancake!

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    Hey Spencer! That's so great!

    I was going to edit in my screen capture of the f-hole pancake. Too late. So, I'm doing that right now.

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    Sawchyn makes an F hole model; The Hobo https://store.dustystrings.com/p-5791-sawchyn-hobo.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatt-dad View Post
    Hey Spencer! That's so great!

    I was going to edit in my screen capture of the f-hole pancake. Too late. So, I'm doing that right now.

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    I've been seeing that and wondering how it sounds. Must have been an early one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pops1 View Post
    I've been seeing that and wondering how it sounds. Must have been an early one?
    dude won't accept my offer and wants a heavy shipping fee. I think I'll pass, but. . . Very intrigued!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatt-dad View Post
    (I want to retire so badly! Had my papers in. Had my date set. Then COVID! Sure, I get to work from home! So, that's nice. Heck, my wife has been working from home for decades! Then she lost her job. So, I keep working for the medical insurance (She's younger). We'll get there. . . all in good time.)

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    I feel your pain...My date was going to be June, 2020. Then COVID. Then some family stuff. My new date is late spring 2021.

    Apropos of dulcillini's post above, I am looking forward to learning how to say "NO" to people. Being in a position where you have to serve your client's (frequently unrealistic) demands, it's not a word I use very often. It will be great to say "No, sorry, I have some important things to work out on my mandolin/guitar/dulcimer/violin/piano. Maybe some other time." And I won't feel selfish or bad about it at all.

    BTW, to circle back, I have a 1N that was a bit of an >>im<<pulsive purchase. Great for playing in the backyard under the umbrella. Until the mozzies get too bad.
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    Updating with recent photos...

    I made a 3 piece peg head veneer with ebony and sapele and got the binding installed over the last few days. Waiting on a couple more things to finish up the fretboard before gluing it to the neck and then I can finish shaping the neck. I wiped down the body with mineral spirits to see how it'd look... unfortunately I'm low on funds so I may have to put things on hold for a short while.

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    Thanks for that reply! Saying, "No!" Hahahahhaaahhaaa! When the phone rings the answer is, "Yes." The mantra of a consultant, which I was for over 30 years. Now it's agency work. Another world of Dilbert! That said, I do love my career. Geo-stuff is fun! And, we are building some really cool projects right now!

    Regarding the compulsive [sic] purchases. Seems there are a few of us. How else it get to almost 50 pages of pancake!?!

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    I feel your pain...My date was going to be June, 2020. Then COVID. Then some family stuff. My new date is late spring 2021.

    Apropos of dulcillini's post above, I am looking forward to learning how to say "NO" to people. Being in a position where you have to serve your client's (frequently unrealistic) demands, it's not a word I use very often. It will be great to say "No, sorry, I have some important things to work out on my mandolin/guitar/dulcimer/violin/piano. Maybe some other time." And I won't feel selfish or bad about it at all.

    BTW, to circle back, I have a 1N that was a bit of an >>im<<pulsive purchase. Great for playing in the backyard under the umbrella. Until the mozzies get too bad.
    ˇpapá gordo ain’t no madre flaca!

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    That sounds great Nathan! Thanks for posting!

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    Nathan, I wasn't aware that Gibson had made more current versions of the flatty... Cool! Thanks for sharing that, it sounded great!
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