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    Funny. . . I have thought of a resonator. I really do have a heavy hand though!

    Don't get me wrong there are few mandolins out there I'd buy, but just for catch and release. I'd like to own a Rigel (just read the one that showed up today) I also think I'd enjoy owning an MT, well, and a resonator.

    In guitars, I really want the Martin OM-28A. Not sure it'll happen though. . .

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    Following this thread, I just wonder is the collection complete since some things get sold and purchased in the meantime. The search continues...
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    I use my National RM-1 in the summer for the pick-up band for the outdoor contra dances. It can be heard. Oh can it be heard.

    Its great fun at other outdoor jams and parties. Indoors it is a terror, a jealous god who slays banjos and makes fiddlers shy. I need all the friends I can get, so I don't play the rez indoors. Not much anyway.
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    A friend sat opposite me at one of our larger OT jams when I was playing my RM-1 and he was amazed. I should remember not to point it directly at anyone. It is loud and directional but, amazingly, sweet in tone.

    Before I got mine I was playing one at Mandolin Brothers in the way back room and Stan came to tell me to keep it down.
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    I think that's what Joseph Smith the Mormon said !
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    My two favorite pastimes are drinking wine and playing the mandolin but most of my friends would rather hear me drink wine! Adapted from quote by Mark Twain------supposedly !

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    coming up on 2 years since my last update. . .

    I did get an Eastman octave mandolin. It's an MDO-305, a-model, archtop with f-holes. Gave my much-loved '84 Flatiron 1N to son-in-law (something to play when we visit - ha!) and bought another ('83). So, the list is now complete? Well, I'm still waiting on Wayne. . .

    ‘50s Kay
    Aria PM-780 (marked “hand made,” f-style)
    Gibson A-3
    Alvarez A-100 (12-fret, a-model, f-holes, wood binding)
    Framus Guitar-shape
    Joe Hayes Unique with f-holes (folk art)
    Ibanez A-5 (15-fret, snakehead)
    Kingston Electric (hollow body)
    '84 Flatiron 1N
    Montana A Oval (Romanian-made)
    Kentucky A-180 f-hole (MIJ)
    Kentucky A-160S (MIJ)
    Vega VM-10 (MIJ, laminate)
    Ibanez A-model
    Framus A-model
    Flatiron A5-1 (Carlson)
    Hondo A oval hole
    Alvarez A-400 (Martin cant-top clone)
    Fender FM-61SE
    gibson “opryland” (tourist souvenir)
    Aria M-300 (2-point)
    Yasuma YM-130 (solid wood, MIJ)
    Kentucky KM-180B
    Aria Pro II A-style (very disappointing, laminate)
    Alvarez 2-point
    '30s Kalamazoo KM-11
    Ibanez A-style (interesting distressed finish)
    Ibanez D-hole
    Kentucky KM-250S (MIJ)
    Aria M-180
    Stiver A5 (great!)
    Washburn M-2
    Muth F-5
    Breedlove KO
    A5 IV kit (donated away)
    Cohen A5 (redwood/walnut)
    Muth A5
    ’24 Gibson A2Z
    Phoenix Bluegrass
    Ellis A5 Deluxe
    '25 Gibson A (or A1)
    Eastman MDO-305
    '83 Flatiron 1N

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    Fatt Dad, take two aspirin and call me in the morning.

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    Fatt-dad, that's quite a list. Mine is much less prolific...
    aka: Spencer
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    Huston, fat-dad has a problem. There is no known cure.

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    Wow. You use a data base? They all have names? Ever forget where they all are?

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    Very nice collection, I'm always happy to see others that have as many as I do, and we have some of the same, but I noticed some of much better quality in your collection
    Ibanez 70's 524, 521, 3 511's,2 512's,513,1 514,3 80s 513's, 522
    J Bovier F5-T custom shop
    Kiso Suzuki V900,
    The Loar lm600 Cherryburst
    morgan monroe mms-5wc,ovation
    Michael Kelly Octave Mandolin
    Emandos Northfield octave tele 4, Northfield custom jem octave mandolin 5 octave strat 8
    2 Flying v 8, octave 5, Exploryer octave 8 20"
    Fender mandostrat 4,3 Epip mandobird 2,4/8, Kentucky. KM300E Eastwood mandocaster
    Gold Tone F6,Badaax doubleneck 8/6

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    I'd hate to buy strings for all those!
    Nice list. Thanks for sharing

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    I remember when I 'completed' my collection . . about 100 instruments ago!

    Nice pieces - enjoy!

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    Is it really complete? Funny well for me as there is always something KOOL out there to add to the list/collection! Just way to many neat old toys out there, and we must remember every one sounds different even if its the same model 1 serial# apart/ so many different configurations such as inlays and yep the sounds again.

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    (I don't still have them all! All that I have and play are my 1920 A3, my Cohen A5, my Muth A5 and my Flatiron 1N. I still have my Kay hanging on the wall also. I went through quite a spell of MIJ solid wood a-models and 2-points, all of which are gone.)

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    And you are still married?

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    Fatt-dad,
    Always lusted for a white A3. Yours looks to be in exceptional condition. But that wide azz neck
    looks "a bridge too far" for my short fangers. I imagine about the same width as my teens F4
    (sounds amazing;but too dang wide for me). Then there's that tortuous ridge down the back
    of the neck!

    Noticed that your snakehead's "The Gibson" logo is not only way slanted compared to mine but also
    is gold colored where mine is silver colored. Neck dimensions on snakeheads really suit me.

    How did the situation with UPS and the Gilchrist work out? I hate shipping instruments.

    I may follow your lead and try to list each mandolin I have ever owned. Had to sell some gooduns.

    Just got my Spann's Guide;need to recheck the build date on my snake. It's somewhere between
    a '23(as it was said to be from seller) to a '25 and shipped in '26.

    Still have the Stiver?

    No more coffee for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V70416 View Post
    Fatt-dad,
    Always lusted for a white A3. Yours looks to be in exceptional condition. But that wide azz neck
    looks "a bridge too far" for my short fangers. I imagine about the same width as my teens F4
    (sounds amazing;but too dang wide for me). Then there's that tortuous ridge down the back
    of the neck!

    Noticed that your snakehead's "The Gibson" logo is not only way slanted compared to mine but also
    is gold colored where mine is silver colored. Neck dimensions on snakeheads really suit me.

    How did the situation with UPS and the Gilchrist work out? I hate shipping instruments.

    I may follow your lead and try to list each mandolin I have ever owned. Had to sell some gooduns.

    Just got my Spann's Guide;need to recheck the build date on my snake. It's somewhere between
    a '23(as it was said to be from seller) to a '25 and shipped in '26.

    Still have the Stiver?

    No more coffee for me.
    I really prefer the wider necks. I can manage 1-1/8, but prefer 1-3/16ths. So, that's one of the reasons I no longer have the Stiver. It was a great instrument; however. Regarding the Gibson oval hole instruments. They are all great! I just love them. The A3 is mine for the long haul and really has a bigger departure from a more typical arch-top f-hole mandolin. I've had my A3 for over 30 years and it's just got too many stories. I mean the snakes have the oval-hole vibe too, but my A3 is just all oval hole!

    I remain a bit flummoxed over my Gilchrist. How that mandolin got damaged double boxed in a Calton is still a great mystery. I just couldn't complete the sale and I think the seller got reimbursement through UPS. Seems the whole box fell out of the plane. Seems also that the Calton is not the flight case folks think it is! No joke it was the underlayment of the accessory pocket that provided the impact surface - well that and compression of the foam.

    I saw that you were busted by Spann's book! Who'd think a worm-under, angled, "The Gibson" would turn up as a '25? Gibson's odd, that's for sure! (I have a 1930 L-1 - 12-fret, round lower bout that looks just like a '36 in aesthetic.)

    All in good fun. . .

    f-d
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    '20 A3, '30 L-1, '97 914, 2012 Cohen A5, 2012 Muth A5, '14 OM28A

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatt-dad View Post
    Gave my much-loved '84 Flatiron 1N to son-in-law (something to play when we visit - ha!) and bought another ('83).
    It seems that a story has been omitted and another thread requires bumping:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/s...iron-1N/page47
    1924 Gibson A Snakehead
    2005 National RM-1
    2007 Hester A5
    2009 Passernig A5
    2015 Black A2-z
    2010 Black GBOM
    2017 Poe Scout
    2011 Passernig F5
    2018 Vessel TM5

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    Quote Originally Posted by pheffernan View Post
    It seems that a story has been omitted and another thread requires bumping:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/s...iron-1N/page47
    (It's with Dave, getting a setup. Then I'll get the photograph for the compulsive thread! All in good time. . . Pheff, you'll be excited with me as my '83 has the 5-latch case too! Geek stuff!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatt-dad View Post
    Pheff, you'll be excited with me as my '83 has the 5-latch case too! Geek stuff!)
    I kept mine in case I ever wanted to use it for the Poe Scout.
    1924 Gibson A Snakehead
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    2007 Hester A5
    2009 Passernig A5
    2015 Black A2-z
    2010 Black GBOM
    2017 Poe Scout
    2011 Passernig F5
    2018 Vessel TM5

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