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  1. Thread: YoYo Ma

    by mrmando
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    Re: YoYo Ma

    Don't forget his work with the Silk Road Ensemble or his championship of the Bach cello suites ...

    I have recordings of Ma playing everything from baroque to Romantic to contemporary classical...
  2. Re: What price level and up gets you a "lifelong keeper" mandolin

    It all depends on how much money you have and how long you expect to live.
  3. Thread: Moon Wood

    by mrmando
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    Re: Moon Wood

    We know where moon wood really comes from ...


    https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/5a34f8d5-cb1a-4fe1-b119-e2180fafd8b9
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    Re: Mandolin shops in Tacoma, WA

    I think he is in Renton, which is a suburb of Seattle on the southeast shore of Lake Washington ... but it's partway to Tacoma anyhow.
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    Re: Mandolin shops in Tacoma, WA

    Yes, I could arrange a meeting, if there is something on my humble list you want to see.

    If you come up to Seattle, try The Trading Musician along with Dusty Strings. Mostly lower-end mandolins...
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    Re: Electric mandolin - who's interesting?

    John is well aware of my fondness for his music. What a guy!
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    Re: Electric mandolin - who's interesting?

    My favorite e-mando recording is still John Kruth's The Cherry Electric
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000001U63/ref=ntt_mus_ep_dpi_1
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    This eBay seller has some interesting vintage instruments and has labeled a couple of them "mandolins" even though one is a bandurria and the other looks like a 12-string guitar.

    Here's another...
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Mandolin Raffle

    Winner is Nicholas Khadder. You know, my old pal Nick, to whom I was so generous in his hour of need ...
  10. Re: Cleaning gunk off a nitrocellulose lacquer finish

    Well, neither the mineral spirits nor the naphtha damaged the finish in the test area. Mineral spirits did bugger-all to soften the gunk, but the naphtha is doing the trick.

    Came across what...
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    Re: Can anyone name this mandolin?

    yeah, that's by Marty Jacobson
  12. Re: Is The Note On The 5th Fret Of Your Mandos A String a D?

    My mandolin is in tune, but my chewing gum does lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight.
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    Re: Another 1907ish A4

    Ah, I see it now ... not so much a separation as a nasty top crack on the bass side.

    If you bought this A4 and the one from Shopgoodwill you could get a decent Frankenmando out of the two of them.
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    Another 1907ish A4

    I hate when a description tells you there's a separation but the photos don't show it.

    https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/101318988_gibson-mandolin-guitar
  15. Thread: Quint Mandolin

    by mrmando
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    Re: Quint Mandolin

    In case you need a capo for it ...
    194086
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    Re: Kentucky KM-630

    Can anyone help me with specs for the following instrument?

    KM630S
    serial # 0181616
    Made in China

    Are we still talking about a solid pressed top and solid B/S?
  17. Re: 1903 postacard showing how to not play a mandolin

    After she learned to stand on her head, she married Kenny Hall!
  18. Re: A2 Sold by a Gibson Teacher-Dealer in Canada

    Valentine Abt was a highly accomplished solo mandolinist who performed during the Golden Age of the Mandolin. Some of his solo arrangements survive and they're reportedly tremendously difficult to...
  19. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Neither, if you're Canadian.
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    Interlocutor: "It's Wednesday, named after the god Wodin."
    Baron von Munchausen (Jack Pearl): "No ... Wetnessday is named after Tuesday."
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    Re: Unsigned Loar on Reveb

    I've gotten lots of birthday cards over the years but Lloyd Loar never signed any of them. It just dawned on me that these are unsigned Loar birthday cards!
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    Re: Anyone recognize this case?

    Well, it might be the same one I bought & sold years ago ... but I no longer have those photos.
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    Recognize this case?

    Wondering if anyone knows who might have built this case?

    Distinctive logo patch, yellow lining, waffle-textured foam. 30x12 interior.

    I bought one of these 10 or 15 years ago from the Seattle...
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    Re: Anyone recognize this case?

    Sorry, but neither of those cases is anywhere close to the one I posted.

    What sets this case apart: yellow lining, waffle-textured foam, 30x12 interior, but most of all the black triangular patch...
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    Re: A lovely old 1907ish A4 .. but wait ...

    Eh? The only problem I see with the harp guitar is that the stringing is screwed up.
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