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  1. Steve Sorensen's Avatar
    That's "Sorensen" ...

  2. Sue Rieter's Avatar
    Huh. No Strad-O-Lins at all
  3. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Here are the Gibson entries:

    #34 John Reischman with Loar
    #56 Adam Tanner with 1928 F4
    #60 Jarrod Walker with Doyle Lawson model
    #67 Marla Fibish with 1922 A model
    #80 Alan Bibey with 1923 Loar
    #101 Thomas Cassell with Sam Bush model won in mandolin contest
    #103 Scott Napier with 1939 F5
    #110 Mike Compton with 1923 Loar
    #132 Jacob Means with 1994 F5L
    #134 Dan Beimborn with 1909 F4
    #140 Akira Otsuka with John Duffey F12
    #153 Roland White with 2004 F5
    #155 Roberto Cubero with modern F5-G
    #171 David Harvey with Hall of Fame F5
    #174 Mike Guggino with 20s Loar
    #177 Robin Bullock with 1920 A
    #187 Mike Mullins with 1937 F7
    #203 Sierra Hull with modern F5
    #204 Jesper Rubner-Petersen '96 F5L
    #205 Ekaterina Skliar modern A9
    #214 Daniel Patrick modern F5G
    #229 Adrian Gross early Gibson H1
    #232 Sam Frangos-Rhods 2012 F5L
    #247 Gabriel Wiseman 2004 Alan Bibey model
    #250 Chris Thile with Loar
    #260 Bobby Osborn '25 Fern
    #263 Mike Marshall with Loar
    #264 Wyatt Ellis with new F5
    #273 Flynn Cohen with early A model
    #280 C.E. Jones modern F9
    #284 Joon Laukamp modern F9
    #294 Matt Mundy 80s Fern

    Appears there are just 32 Gibson entries, not 33 on double checking. It's half and half vintage to modern. Doesn't matter but bears mention that at least three of those modern ones were gratis.
  4. scotta's Avatar
    Thanks for the efforts on this David, and for Mandolin Mondays overall. An excellent resource I look forward to each week! I agree with Cary - indexing by builder/player would be valuable.
  5. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    There are likely more Gibson mandolins strung up than all other mandolins in total in the complete list. Many of those in the series are between 90 to 110+ years old. I wouldn't necessarily say that's cause for big celebration of Gibson, but at the same time I don't have any kind of problem with that number. Their strength is clearly teens instruments that are over 100 years old and the F models of the 20s, a few 30s. I could have missed it but no one I saw was playing a 50s to 70s Gibson. A couple F5L models I recall, an expected amount of more modern models. That's another research project but that's my take on Gibson.

    Woll and Brian Dean clearly stand out as the class of bowlback builders but since this is largely an American mandolin crowd that probably goes unnoticed. And there were so few players of those styles that those numbers carry a lot of extra weight. If there were more of those players in the classical arena Kerman would likely move up as a popular choice.

    There could be a lot of different ways to evaluate and present this information. I'm not sure it warrants the effort at this point. Grabbing over 300 links, organizing names and web addresses by builders, etc. might happen some day. Not going to say it won't happen. We'll see if this actually generates any interest.
  6. grassrootphilosopher's Avatar
    A true labour of love. Very interesting.

    I have followed this series from day one finding it extremely interesting, entertaining and also educating. Some videos stuck in my mind more than others and for different reasons. You listen closer to people that you know personally (and occasionally pick with). Some videos were (to me) references of the tone of a certain brand of instrument. Other videos clearly showed what musicianship is all about. Other videos appear to reflect a snapshot of a musicians day.

    It looks like I will go and check certain mandolin brands in the series (again). Also Gibson headlines the list, but does not reflect the countless models that were played, thus having the most varied sound of all brands. And Northfield is the brand that obviously gives the most bang for the buck, thus having appeal for many pro musicians.

    All in all, hats off to Mandolin Mondays.
  7. MontanaMatt's Avatar
    He needs to have me or another Ratliff owner show off the fine work Audey produces
  8. Drew Egerton's Avatar
    an impressive showing by Northfield in their relatively short time in business!
  9. GreenMTBoy's Avatar
    They all sounded great !
    But the winner is Gibson !
  10. Cary Fagan's Avatar
    Interesting. Thanks for doing all the work. It would be possibly useful if one could look up the videos by builder. Most simply, if there was a list of the builders that showed the names of the players for that builder as well. Just a thought.
  11. Old Growth's Avatar
    That is fantastic..thx>
  12. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Frank just set up this web site for it today but it's not yet in stock. He said his goal was to roll all this out at DelFest but of course that has been cancelled like everything else for the summer.
  13. Timbofood's Avatar
    Heaven help me if this was posted eight days ago! Where can I order it?
  14. David Lewis's Avatar
    Another forum I go to bans altogether besmirching businesses. Or at least naming them. I think it's probably ok to vent a bit - (I ordered a pick, and six weeks later it still hasn't arrived ... no names, no pack drill, just a vent. Hopefully, you get a bit of 'yeah, that's bad, hope it works out', but some people feel a bit better after venting). On another forum, a post went up stating that the poster hadn't had any response from a well-known local company. Turned out the respected owner was dying of cancer. You just never know.
    Updated Sep-01-2019 at 8:48am by David Lewis (redundancies.)
  15. BrianWilliam's Avatar
    Email has given spam a bad name
  16. apple's Avatar
    Ohhhhhhhhh. I guess I can stop checking back now.
  17. Cheryl Watson's Avatar
    Best April's Fool joke ever, Scott! How you gonna top this one? Better start working on that now.
  18. flynyrdskynyrd's Avatar
    This made me laugh so hard....much appreciated, Scott!
  19. James P's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rgray
    If only he was playing the Cabela's carbon fiber mandolin in full hunting camo.
    That one hooked me so good.
  20. Demetrius's Avatar
    This is an April fools joke right?
  21. MoreThanQuinn's Avatar
    Wow! What a video. Seriously, I'm just blown away.

    I hope the rest of you can get it to load because that was worth the two hours of refreshing! Stay strong!
  22. ccravens's Avatar
    Always knew he'd be on Mandolin Mondays some day.
  23. grassrootphilosopher's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mandolin Cafe
    Please accept our apologies for some clear issues that are being experienced with this video. You may or may not be able to view it at the moment. Paul's promotional company in the UK accidentally published notice about the video an hour earlier on their social media channels and the ensuing rush of traffic so far has been far more than our server is used to handling. That and what appears to be a lot of people just hitting refresh is causing additional issues with performance. Please be patient and our sincere apologies. For those of you that are able to see it, you're in for a real treat!
    Well Scott, you are an old hound dog to sniff out these unexpected gems of the mandolin underworld!

    By the way, I have read that the production of the BM-bio-flic is well under way and should hit the movie theatres at X-mas. That should be a blast.
  24. rgray's Avatar
    If only he was playing the Cabela's carbon fiber mandolin in full hunting camo.
  25. dang's Avatar
    Sir Paul broke the internet playing a right handed mandolin like a left handed genius!!
  26. Charles E.'s Avatar
  27. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Please accept our apologies for some clear issues that are being experienced with this video. You may or may not be able to view it at the moment. Paul's promotional company in the UK accidentally published notice about the video an hour earlier on their social media channels and the ensuing rush of traffic so far has been far more than our server is used to handling. That and what appears to be a lot of people just hitting refresh is causing additional issues with performance. Please be patient and our sincere apologies. For those of you that are able to see it, you're in for a real treat!
  28. Matt's Avatar
    I love the PayPal concept. Much like you would consider the realtor fee when setting a price for your house, sellers using PayPal should build in the cost of using this resource along with the cost of shipping before establishing a sale price.
    Marketing 101
  29. colorado_al's Avatar
    Thanks for clarifying.
  30. j. condino's Avatar
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  31. j. condino's Avatar
    Content removed. Not pertinent to this discussion.

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    Updated Mar-17-2018 at 9:04am by Mandolin Cafe
  32. Mark Gunter's Avatar
    Bravo, I'm glad the Cafe has taken a strong position on this issue. IMO, sellers should honor the contract they've made with PayPal TOS if they offer PayPal as a payment gateway!
  33. ccravens's Avatar
    Smart advice.
  34. mandomurph's Avatar
    Thanks, Scott. Love visiting the Cafe daily for the latest info.
  35. Bob Clark's Avatar
    This site is so good that if I didn't already play the mandolin, I'd take it up just so I could hang out here! Thanks Scott, moderators and the entire crew for keeping this place great.
  36. Rush Burkhardt's Avatar
    Thanks for what you do, Scott! Great product! Responsible and responsive management!
  37. Paul Statman's Avatar
    On tenterhooks over here...
    Thanks again so much for all that you do on/for/with this wonderful resource.
  38. Denny Gies's Avatar
    Just don't let the cops catch you speeding. This remains the best site on the web. Thanks for all the work you put into making this such a premier site.
  39. Stompbox's Avatar
    Thanks! I am a newb, by comparison, but I love this place!
  40. mrneil2's Avatar
    Thank you. Keep up the good work
  41. g-mac's Avatar
    Thanks as always, Scott, for steering the ship so skillfully!
  42. MikeEdgerton's Avatar
    You forgot to mention the move to the new 20 story Mandolin Cafe World Headquarters building slated for 04/01/2018
  43. Mark Gunter's Avatar
    I'm very much looking forward to this interview with Bobby. That's an interesting teaser to introduce it. Not only the fans of Bobby and these other great artists, but from the sound of it, all musicians should pay close attention to this.
  44. Denny Gies's Avatar
    Thanks, Scott. You continue to do a great job for all of us. You're very much appreciated.
  45. reverhar's Avatar
    Attemped scam last week. Thanks to my bank for making me aware of fraudulent checking account. Nothing lost on my end.
  46. Russ Donahue's Avatar
    Thanks Scott. I have never worried about a transaction on the Cafe...for good reason.
    Russ
  47. John Soper's Avatar
    Thanks Scott and all in the MC community for this tremendous resource - about as safe as any online site could be.
  48. Dave Greenspoon's Avatar
    I am always gratified by the quality of the Classifieds experience.