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    Re: RIP Arthur Stern

    I was a fan of Mr. Stern. I always appreciated the time he took here and in private. His love of all things mandolin, glass, his panache, and his awesome Maine Coon Cats. My condolences to those...
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    RIP Arthur Stern

    I haven't seen it mentioned here, but Arthur was a friend to everyone in the mandolin world and a brilliant artist. He was a long time forum contributor and a fountain of knowledge and experience...
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    Re: A Visit to Carter Vintage Guitars

    a superb interview... one of the best thus far...
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    Re: A Visit to Carter Vintage Guitars

    Walter Carter is the guest on this week's Mandolins and Beer Episode.
  5. Re: What is the Difference between a $6,000 and $3,000 mandolin?

    Well I have an answer I think you will get. On average most of the time a mandolin will cost about twice a guitar of comparable quality. There are exceptions but it is a good rule to avoid sticker...
  6. Re: Gilchrists and the "one exceptional American maple tree"

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    Steve tells me that my guitar shown on the cover of my 2004 CD is from the D log. Fabulous instrument.
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    Re: The Search Continues... Part 2

    Hate to say it, but I liked the engelmann tone a lot better.
  8. Ellis A5 #339-15 and a Visit to the Ellis Shop

    I recently purchased a used Ellis A5 and fell in love with the tone of it. Because of an old left hand injury, I needed to get the neck reshaped to make it work for me. I contacted Ellis Mandolins to...
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    Re: Mando back or sky?

    Cool figuring in that wood.
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    Re: Octaves: Guitar Bodied or Not?

    The whole reason I went to the mandolin way back in the day was because it wasn't a guitar. Didn't look like a guitar, sound like a guitar or play like a guitar. Nobody was going to confuse me with a...
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    Re: Octaves: Guitar Bodied or Not?

    If you're gonna play a big mandolin, then play a big mandolin. ;)

    Note: the following post assumes we're comparing archtop GBOM designs, not flattop guitar-shaped OMs.

    The avatar photo at left...
  12. Re: Any video/audio of Steve Earle's octave mandolin?

    Well, Weber put a vid on Youtube of "Steve Earle playing his Weber Sage octave mandolin":



    There's also a vid of Steve playing a Gilchrist solid-body mandolin at Carter Vintage, but nothing...
  13. Re: Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer new Bach Trios recording

    Had to Google this just now. Best info I found in the time allocated was on Edgar Meyer's site:

    http://edgarmeyer.com/edgar-meyer-joins-yo-yo-ma-and-chris-thile-for-bach-trios-tour-in-2017/
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    Re: Chris Thile back to Wegen picks?

    I can confirm that the pick was white. :)

    Great show last night! Edgar Meyer was sitting two rows behind me, and Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn were three rows back, which was pretty cool too.
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    Re: Chris Thile back to Wegen picks?

    Ha! That's right, the Wegen is his 'starter' pick for his 'starter' Loar.
  16. Re: New Weber Offering, Red River Octave Cutaway.

    As warned previously, here it is:
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    Re: Massachusetts mandolin tasting meet

    Here's a link to the chopping video segment.

    http://youtu.be/3SOmtaCXlzchttp://youtu.be/3SOmtaCXlzc
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    Potosimando: what a cool story. Thanks! After I got #54 I saw that blackface on Michael's site and was very tempted to get another one. #54 certainly has my full attention these days.

    loess:...
  19. Re: My new BRW A5- "Vlad the Impaler" has arrived........

    I can't edit or delete the video above, but here is a much better quality video.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1eOetG78f0&feature=youtu.be

    Sean
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    Steve Gilchrist on Gibson and Varnish...........

    I had a question I had wanted to ask Steve for a while and I am so thankful that he took the time to answer it as thoroughly as he did. I believe he has studied this subject and provides as much...
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    Re: Few vs "the one"

    It doesn't matter if it is cheap or expensive, it only matters whether you enjoy playing it and if you can get the sounds you want from it. If you want to be able to make more than one kind of sound,...
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    Baroque mandolin, 1759 Fixer model

    I just finished a brand new mandolin on "milanese" style, it's inspired by a Fixer 1759 model, 13 ribs bowl in flamed maple and a Stradivarius model carved rosette.

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    Re: Find what you love and let it kill you.

    Yeah, superficial experiences. That's my passion.
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    Re: Find what you love and let it kill you.

    Well, there is a certain element of self-indulgence in the notion that we are not responsible to anyone else (e.g. his ex-wife, or the fact that he spent time in a mental hospital, presumably at...
  25. Re: Curious about Monteleone Grand Artist mandolins

    An excellent thought! The original Loar-era F-5s were certainly not built for bluegrass, a type of music which didn't even exist yet. I marvel at the persistence of some folks who still cling to the...
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