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    Re: Cullng the herd

    Me too. After decades I bought a 2019 convertible when they announced they were discontinuing them yet again.
  2. Re: Collings MT2 versus Single Shop Builder Purchase?

    Everybody's got their choice, but when it comes down to it, no dealer will turn down a Collings when you want to trade it for something else. I have seen more disappointed faces from owners of other...
  3. Re: Collings MT2 versus Single Shop Builder Purchase?

    The carpathian top MT2v's are probably my favorite.
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    Re: Are Music Store Prices Firm?

    Some say they do, but they also fail to respond, or send counter-offers that very close to the asking prices. It's going to depend on the store. Also, consider the seller's fees on sites like Ebay...
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    Re: Are Music Store Prices Firm?

    As a personal seller, it is not a good time to sell an instrument if you don't have to. You will never be able to buy anything back at a decent price. That is what I meant. For stores its a great...
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    Re: Are Music Store Prices Firm?

    I think it is all going to depend on what you are buying, if you are a regular customer, etc.

    But to answer your question, Sherry. It's not the time to sell anything you don't have to sell. ...
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    Re: Are Music Store Prices Firm?

    I think it depends on the store and the brand. There are no hard and fast rules. I will say, with inventories being quite low at most stores, and there being more buyers than ever pricing has risen...
  8. Re: Tom Kimber on tenor guitar, mandolin and tenor banjo!

    Lovely, Nigel.

    I’m now missing playing live music. Ah, let’s look to the future and lots of outdoor market playing.
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    Re: Emulating Strathspey bowing on a mandolin

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    The OP asked about the approach on fiddle as it can be related to mandolin. Having experience with both instruments and a recent tangle with Captain Campbells I responded with what my findings...
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    Re: Emulating Strathspey bowing on a mandolin

    I've had this conversation recently with a number of players.... and have come out of these discussions thinking that the best way to learn the tunes is to listen to recordings and engrain the melody...
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    Re: Emulating Strathspey bowing on a mandolin

    Are you referring to the Scottish snap?
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    Re: Too Cold to Ship Your Instrument

    I got one yesterday after holding last week. It was warmer Monday and Tuesday here, and it was just a tenor banjo.....LOL. Although, I am holding off sending a mandolin on consignment until later...
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    Re: A new GBOM source: Lyn Hardy

    And mother of the very talented Ruth Unger Merenda.
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    Geez, how hard is it to get up in the morning and say, today I am going to do something nice for someone else?
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    $3k buys a lot of vintage Gibson. I'd wait until you find something you like a lot. Remember, they are easier to buy than sell.
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    By definition, a tip is a gratuity.
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    The PIA list also makes the rounds of music store owners.....just saying....;)
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    If there’s an expectation it’s not a tip, it’s payment.

    Gratuity- something given voluntarily or beyond obligation usually for some service
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    I give my personal physician a Christmas gift, and one on his birthday (it is generally a gift certificate to a local restaurant, so he can take his wife out to dinner).
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    I wish they did that at the airports in China because it would save a lot of time and money.

    Every culture has its practices. If people are offended by money, I send them a gift I think they’d...
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    Re: Lessons With Andy Statman

    Andy is teaching, along with Sharon Gilchrist and a bevy of other heavy hitters at Fiddle Hell’s Spring 2021 session in late April.

    https://fiddlehell.org/
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    I guess I am fortunate.

    My husband tips the guys who do our lawn, snow removal and landscaping on both out properties (actually anyone who comes to the house to do work). When we need them,...
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    Absolutely and always. I tip heavy. Sometimes, I feel like my luthier is not charging what he should be. I make up the difference.
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    Re: Jonathan Kellerman

    Kellerman’s collection takes up a good portion of his manse. Last I heard he was commissioning “guitar-inspired” furniture. Gary Larkin, the cartoonist is also a guitar nerd.
  25. Re: Who Has The Largest Selection Of Mandolins On Hand... Anywher

    I saw some really nice stuff on there. Can you believe they still have OME banjos and TWO Chuck Lees????

    I like the brown Northfield NF5S.......nice folks. And Steve James is on their teaching...
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