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    Re: A-Model Archtop Oval Hole $500-1000

    I have owned a 1912 Gibson A and a 2019 Eastman MD404. Both were purchased in the $500-$1000 range. I have never played an Eastman MD 504 or any other Eastman for that matter so I canít make the...
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    Re: How much Time do you have left?

    Happy Belated Birthday Allen! Iím 49, but I had similar thoughts when I saw this thread. I hope to make it to 77! Thanks for giving me a chuckle.:))
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    Re: ? about Dunlop Primetone picks...

    Iíve experimented with drilling holes too, but the holes are precisely coordinated with the ridges of my thumbprint and I am not willing to share.
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    Ok, not really, I just grabbed the drill...
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    Re: ? about Dunlop Primetone picks...

    Medley 12-If you live in the US I have a few different 1.5 Primetones w/grip Iíll send if you want to experiment. One is my personal favorite, but thatís something you can decide for yourself. Send...
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    Re: Vintage Bowlback ID

    I think all of the frets are there. It seems there may be some shadows cast from the lighting in the first picture that make it look like the frets are missing. Hard to say for sure, but that’s what...
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    Re: Martin 1920 Style C questions

    According to Mike Longworthís book in the first three years of the Aís production(1914-1916) they were made with rosewood back and sides before switching to mahogany in 1917. There were only a couple...
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    Re: Troublesome Creek

    It was me!

    I took fatt-dadís advice and went for it!

    I made the trip down south to Melodee to check them out and ended up buying. Sales manager Chris was welcoming and knowledgeable and...
  8. Re: NMD 1935 Martin A-Style (and a 'lighbulb moment'!)

    Congrats! I think you made a great choice and thereís no need to start shopping around. I enjoyed reading about your lightbulb moment and although I donít have a 1919, I absolutely agree with AllenH.
  9. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    Led Zeppelin IV
    R.E.M. Green
    Garcia/Grisman
    Cowboy Junkies The Caution Horses
    David Grisman Quintet(first album)
    Bill Monroe and Doc Watson /Live Recordings 1963-1980
    Butch Baldassari, John...
  10. Re: Help identifying the Gibson Mando in this YouTube performance

    I would say that it is an A-1. I have one and I highly recommend it for your style.
    I would also recommend to be patient and a bit cautious when buying one. Youíre dealing with a hundred year old...
  11. Re: Hello All. I'm new here, first post. Loving the mandolin.

    I ditched an HD28-V with no regrets when I decided to get more seriously into mandolin.
    I have a D-15 that I donít think Iíll ever part ways with because of sentimental reasons, but
    Iíd like to...
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    Re: CEO Chris Martin IV Announces Retirement

    I thought it was going to be the D-18 Song(Thank You Mr. Martin) Oh well, The Weight works too! Thanks Brad and thank you Mr. Martin!
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    Re: Help with upgrade, please

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    Congrats Jim! Just wanted to share a pic of my 404 with a shoelace strung under the strings at the headstock. It is tight, but the screw for the trussrod cover helps to keep it away from...
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    Re: John Paul Jones on American tv

    Good stuff! Iíve probably posted this before, but I do think this is a really good cover of Going to
    California by the Dave Rawlings Machine featuring JPJ!
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    Re: Help with upgrade, please

    Yup. Unfortunately the MD404 is similar to the old Ford Model T. You can get it in any color you want, as long as itís black!
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    Re: Help with upgrade, please

    I hope I don’t get hit with the ham sandwich, but I just want to throw out the option of an Eastman 404. It has the same features of the 504, but it has mahogany back and sides and it’s priced about...
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    Re: Fingering Technique

    For me it all depends on where I’m starting. If I’m starting on the second fret it would be I M M R. Starting on first fret it would be I I M M. Third fret M M R R. I would probably not do I M R R if...
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    Re: Dylan on bluegrass in the New York Times

    Hereís a little bit of Bob Clinch Mountain Style.
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    Re: Dylan on bluegrass in the New York Times

    I donít think Bobís knocking anybody. Heís simply answering the question asked. ďHave you ever thought of recording a bluegrass album?Ē I think his answer is out of respect to bluegrass, the Beatles...
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    Re: Pearl top Martin

    Just to clarify, I was never comparing the Waterloo and the Martin. I think they are very different instruments with different qualities and Iíd be happy to own either one. I noticed this Martin on...
  21. Re: Eastman MD314 F-Style Oval Hole Mandolin Discontinued?

    https://reverb.com/item/34012310-eastman-mandolins-md314-cla

    I just saw this on Reverb. Looks like they have 2.
  22. Re: Any idea where I can find more music like this?

    That was cool! Great suggestions so far. I would say check out the Anthology of American Folk Music. It’s a collection of early 78’s edited by Harry Smith.
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    Re: Vintage Martin vs. Gibson

    Nothing against the builder, seller, or potential buyer, but you can buy an actual Martin pretty close in range to the price of this. The ďblockyĒ neck heel kinda turns me off. Just my opinion. As...
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    Re: Know You Rider

    I for one forgive you Charlie. I saw the Dead do China>Rider a bunch in the 80ís and 90ís, but I canít even lie about seeing them in 1970. I was born in 71!
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    Re: Waiting for UPS

    No offense Jim, but I still prefer red hair and black leather!
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