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  1. Mandolin Mondays #317 w/ Special Guest Don Stiernberg

    The one and only Don Stiernberg is back with us here on Mandolin Mondays this week to share some chord melody magic on the old swing standard "Come Fly with Me" with his Apitius Yorkville mandolin.

    Don Stiernberg is a mandolinist who needs no introduction, being perhaps the premier swing and jazz mandolin performers and instructors of our time. Through his work with his teacher Jethro Burns and his extensive solo ...
  2. Monroe head tuners

    I bought a Monroe MMS-3 and the tuner buttons broke immediately. Can't find replacements or new tuners that will fit. All are close but always a shortfall in one of the dimensions. Does anybody know what tuners they use on the new style Monroes or a fit for the old ones. New work on the headstock is not on option. I tried to contact Monroe but they are real shy. In fact, I don't think they back their product. The way they built the headstock you need longer shafts on the top screw. In fact most ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #316 w/ Special Guest Diptanshu Roy

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by mandolinist extraordinaire "Dolinman" Diptanshu Roy all the way from India! Check out his bluegrass inspired rendition of this Bengali folk tune "Chol Mini Assam Jabo" played on his 2004 Gibson A9.

    Diptanshu Roy, aka Dolinman is perhaps the first Bluegrass mandolin player from India, and his renditions of Bengali folk melodies highlight unlikely parallels between ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #335 Featuring Eva Scow

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we have the incredible Eva Scow with us playing a stunning solo arrangement of this jazz standard "I'll Be Seeing You" played on her Eastman MD805/V.

    Eva Scow is a mandolinist from Fresno, CA, who in recent years has made waves in the jazz and swing mandolin world. She's known for her work with David Grisman, Edgar Meyer, Anthony Wilson, Mike Marshall, Mark Summer of the Turtle Island ...

    Updated Jun-06-2022 at 7:03am by Mandolin Cafe

  5. Mandolin Mondays #314 /// "Methodist Preacher"

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, thought I'd take a little spin on this fun fiddle tune "Methodist Preacher" that we've been looking at here recently on the channel! Lots of fun stuff that you can do with this one!

    I've got a free pdf tab/notation transcription for all the notes I played in this video right here:

    Also, ...
  6. Ensenada A type mandolin model AM601

    Anyone know about this model. Made in Japan. Not a bowl back. Has a zero fret. No heel, but neck is screwed onto body with four screws, from the underside. There is about 1/8 inch space between neck and body. And there is a plate that covers the screw holes. Body is cut around where neck meets body. Looks professionalely done. Marketed by Strum and Drum in the 70's.

    Updated Jan-04-2022 at 9:14am by sparkles

  7. Mandolin Mondays #313 w/ Special Guest Marie Burou

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we are joined by the amazing French mandolinist and professor Marie Burou playing this compelling rendition of "Les Deux Guitares" arranged for mandolin solo by Raphaël-Tristan Jouaville. Marie makes this Roman mandolin, Modele Martineau from luthier Brian N. Dean, really sing!

    Marie Burou started playing the mandolin at an early age. She entered the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional ...
  8. One hundred years old

    So the only thing I know for sure about 2022 is that my Calace mandolin will celebrate it's' hundredth year sometime in this 12 months. It looks better than I do with 56 years of wear & tear.
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  9. Mandolin Mondays #312 /// "New Years Day"

    Happy New Years to all of you Mandolin Friends! To close out year 6 of Mandolin Mondays here's a really cool Irish jig from Alan Kelly appropriately named "New Years Day."

    Also, I'd like to dedicate this video the great David Surette. David was one of my favorite mandolinists to play Irish jigs with, and just one of my favorite mandolinists to hang out with in general. He will be sorely missed. You can listen to ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #311 w/ Special Guest Phil Kramer

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we have the bluegrass social media sensation Phil Kramer with us to play this original tune "Braiding the Wind" on his Bobby Osborne Signature Model Mandolin.

    Originally From Cheyenne, Wyoming, Phil Kramer is a Multi-instrumentalist living In Boulder City, Nevada. While studying classical violin and jazz bass at the University of Northern Colorado, Phil was a recurring face in the freelance ...