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My new 8 string baby

#1 User is offline   Poopsidoo 

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 12:27 PM

I have recently stumbled up a late 50's A-5 Gibson Mandolin. I was at a pawnshop of a friend of mine so he made sure I got it. This is really and incredible mando. It is so different from my 1985 Kentucky M850, at first I wasnt sure about it. But the volume of woody brightness has woven its way to my soul. The nut seems slightly wider. And havent figured out what Im gonna do for a strap. But since I have always played around with Celtic, this is just what I needed. Does anyone know where I might get a tailpiece cover with "Gibson" on it?

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1965 J-45
1983 HD-28
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#2 User is offline   Pesh 

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 04:03 AM

Can't help you with the tailpiece trouble; but that's a very nice mandolin. Congratulations - not what I was expecting to see when the topic mentions 8 strings!
Pesh, also known by some as Tom; an English bloke living in Spain, who likes sending all kinds of well-intentioned sonic shrapnel careening through the air. (Twitter = @TM_Fisher).

Things with Strings...
2002 Fender Squier Affinity Stratocaster - "Janus".

2013 Gibson USA Limited Les Paul Traditional Pro II - "Negroni".
2014 Gibson USA 120th Anniversary Les Paul Studio - "Jupiter".
2015 Epiphone Limited EJ-200 Artist - "Nightmaiden".
2016 Stagg M20 Mandolin - "Octavia".

Things I've Built...
First build; cross between a '57 Goldtop & the Lou Pallo Signature Les Paul; thread here [in progress and sadly on hold]

Things without strings...
Marshall MG15DFX.
Orange OR15.
Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal.

#3 User is offline   johnl 

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 09:16 AM

Nice find! For a tailpiece, your best bets are probably eBay and the Mandolin Café classifieds. Also, some online vintage instrument dealers like Bernunzio sell vintage parts. Good luck!

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