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    Re: Ellis Through the Years

    Tim I posted photos both of the mandolin when new, & the raw engraved tailpiece in the forum Ellis "Social Group." https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/group.php?groupid=46&do=grouppictures
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    Re: Ellis Through the Years

    From Weldon Lister's FB page: "Fine Hand Engraving.
    As of October 1st, 2019 I’ll no longer be accepting engraving commissions".....
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    Re: Ellis Through the Years

    Brian, Tom made this mandolin for me after I paid him a visit in Austin in 2010. I believe he started making the A5 around '08/09. I was in the market for a '30s Dreadnaught, so i sold my left Heiden...
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    Re: dry & dusty/ old time mandolin & fiddle

    Yes. Joe K is IMO a master at emphasizing the space between the notes & playing w phrasing in a very elegant way.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk3njVN18-s
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    Re: Red Allen and Frank Wakefield

    It was definitely a good thread resurrection. The Red Allen & Frank Wakefield CD, & even more so, the Kitchen Tapes are desert island recordings for me.
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    Re: Ookpik Waltz- Chris Thile

    Ranald, the kind of music many of us play is indeed 'traditional' 'folk' & learned aurally. It is still odd to me that a fiddler/composer musician is alive and gigging and doesn't get credit. The...
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    Re: Ookpik Waltz- Chris Thile

    Good catch there Keith Rogers! BTW for those who never had a chance to hear the man, he was a great fiddler, performer & gentleman. He came and taught at the BC Bluegrass Workshop (which became...
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    Re: Ookpik Waltz- Chris Thile

    Thank you Ranald. It's not a Thile tune. It's not a Wicklund Tune. It's not even a 'traditional' tune any more than 'Rebecca' is. If you're going to do a transcription, have the courtesy to find...
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    Re: RIP Arthur Stern

    What a shock. It's a sad day. Arthur was such a vital part of M Café... I wish i'd had the chance to meet him. RIP
  10. Re: Tony Rice Tribute-Richard Bennett & Wyatt Rice @2021 Camp Spr

    No, Wyatt said in an interview that he'd just bought & sold a few recently before finding some keepers.
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    Re: Best all time Inlay's

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=78626&d=1322024196
    The first time I visited Tom, he was kind enough to show me a few of his personal instruments which included a black...
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    Re: Powerful A models in the 5K range

    You beat me to it Chris. Ellis A5 (deluxe) should definitely be on the list
  13. Re: Hoffee Case options - recommendations from owners

    brad, it's sure convenient to have the 3 rings installed for the backpack straps even if you don't use them all the time. I have them on my Accord & Calton guitar cases and at times they're just the...
  14. Re: Any good Mandolin Transcription books?

    http://www.johnreischman.com/up-in-the-woods John Reischman transcription book
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    Re: Thile's personal luthier

    https://trcrandall.com/
  16. Re: Ellis A5 special deluxe - Brentrup M23V - Gibson F2

    Bob, That F2 sounds great. I agree the Ellis is top notch. I know Tom and greatly admire his mandolins, but I wouldn't sell the A until I had the Ellis F in my hands......you never know which one...
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    Re: Road trip music

    All of the CDs by Joe K. Walsh, & John Reischman
    Although it's by no means new "Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza"
    If you're headed south....anything by Paul Glasse
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    Re: Electric mandolin - who's interesting?

    Paul Glasse in Austin Tx is the real deal and as fine a person as you'll ever meet. A few CDs and lots of Youtube videos. paulglasse.com
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfSRBwtxEAg
  19. Re: Check out this Martin D28 Adi Top and braces VTS

    The low action high saddle is a real modern phenomenon. Modern necks are overset compared to those of the '30s. Martin production is very high, so i think you're wise to ask for another example.
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    Re: A style Kimble, Heiden or ...

    Well DJ, A Heiden, in addition to all the tonal attributes, could save you some cross-border shopping.......
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    Re: Ellis Waitlist

    Josh was doing finish, at least on the Ellis mandolins,& he was not on site. I understood that Christian did the Pava finishing.
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    Re: Gibson mandolin pricing

    Yes.
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    Re: Young Sam Bush A5 video

    Looks like that was before Sam broke his wrist/arm....?
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    Re: DAWG picks. YES, they work

    Blue Chips sell pretty quickly at $25@ and you'll recoup most of what you have into them.
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    Re: Brekke vs Traditional Bridge

    JFMando;1793467] " Hey guys, I am looking for opinions here on using a Brekke Bridge vs a Traditional Loar style bridge.

    I purchased a Weber Bitterroot a little over a year ago, and it came with a...
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