"Bluegrass players are still very much with F style because of the neck. 'Pro' players that aren't playing bluegrass, probably find the neck of the A more comfortable, like loose fitting pants. As far as the early Gibson, I have a…"
"I have a tendency to put oil on the tuners and a drop where the string crosses the nut. I do this every time I change strings. The oil I use is 'TRI-FLOW superior lubricant with teflon'. Doesn't leave a residue like many, and it…"
"To follow up on my own topic. I did install a Bill James Tailpiece and I am glad I did. The tone difference was subtle, but the add to the mandolin presence was significant. The craftsmanship of the tail piece just adds to the instrument."