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  1. Thread: Road Trip

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    Re: Road Trip

    Not for everyone. Doesnít interest me at all and never has.

    As for the 715, GC has a used one for 1699.

    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Eastman/MD815-Mandolin-118319432.gc
  2. Re: Ellis Reserve A-models in the classifieds

    Only if you question why there are so many at one time. Or why they are all reserves.

    After seeing them come up all at once, those were the things that came to mind, at least in my head.
  3. Thread: Road Trip

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    Re: Road Trip

    Actually, it’s easier to take the next step instrument wise if you have some confidence in your playing and feel like you have made some real progress
  4. Thread: Road Trip

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    Re: Road Trip

    Take some lessons. Then decide
  5. Re: Ellis Reserve A-models in the classifieds

    Iím thinking they are from IBMA
  6. Thread: Road Trip

    by Mandobar
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    Re: Road Trip

    There was a used 315 at the Boston Guitar Center last week. Keep an eye out.
  7. Re: Northfield (& Beyond) Dilemma: A5 Special vs NF-F5S/NF-F2S

    There is a difference in the volume listening to someone play and the volume you hear as the player of the instrument. The only way to really tell is to have someone play each instrument facing you,...
  8. Re: Northfield (& Beyond) Dilemma: A5 Special vs NF-F5S/NF-F2S

    Volume-wise, you'd get more volume out of a used Collings MT2 with an Adirondack top. If you are trying to be heard above a fiddle you are going to need a little more volume than the Northfield. ...
  9. Re: 3 Favorite Mandolin CDs (not by Bill, David, Ricky, Sam & Chr

    David Surette- Northern Roots
    Russ Barenburg- When At Last
    Joe K Walsh- Borderland
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    Re: Modern Oval Holes

    The Girouard is going to be a bit more than $5k and a fairly long wait. I think Max told me he’s out over 2 years.
  11. Re: A body, spruce top, mahogany b&s, round sound hole

    Don’t expect it to last long.
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    Re: RIP Pharoah Sanders

    First Joey D, now Pharoah.
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    Re: Good Tone - How long does it actually take?

    I don’t believe TME is offering on-site lessons at the moment. They will however refer you to a teacher.
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    Re: Instructors in Maine

    Josh, traveling in Maine, especially in the winter can be difficult. Turner is somewhat inland and the highways are mostly two lane down to the coast.

    Although it looks to be less than an hour to...
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    Re: Good Tone - How long does it actually take?

    Dan, he may live closer to you than the store. I'd contact him through Facebook. If it still doesn't work for you, then he may know someone else closer to you, and there are always Zoom lessons....
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    Re: Good Tone - How long does it actually take?

    Contact Carlton Page, who is around the Concord area. He used to teach at Strings and Things in Concord.

    https://stringsandthingsmusic.com/pages/carleton-page


    And yes, there are a lot of...
  17. Re: Remined of yet another cool thing about Frank Solivan

    Violins are constructed to be taken apart. It’s part of their design.
  18. Re: Remined of yet another cool thing about Frank Solivan

    I have three fiddles made by a local luthier. He does the same thing. I always turn away when he does it.
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    Re: Tell me about Wernick Method Jam Camp

    An interesting alternative to spraying stuff on yourself

    https://nantucketspider.com/products/nantucket-spider-mosquito-repellent-stickers-pack-of-78
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    Re: Humidity control, ay ay ay

    The time to worry about humidity is not after something happens.
  21. Re: Resale Value - Mandolins from Small Builders

    Building a brand is hard work and it takes time. But what builders sometimes miss is it is a business. You need to run it like one. And you also need to learn to walk before you can run.
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    Re: Loar K-5 Mandocello

    Ok, so here’s the story, Colleen McCormick who owns Lamorinda Music with her husband is Stevie Coyle’s niece....
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    Re: Kerman Mandolin status as of 2019

    Someone I was talking to about the one that was listed by the classical guitarist outside of Boston at the same time the one in Texas was listed on Reverb, told me that the original builder was now...
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    Re: Loar K-5 Mandocello

    If I am not mistaken someone in Stevie's family owns a local music shop, close to Might Fine, and operates sort of a sister-shop, in fact, it may be his sister who owns the other shop.
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    Re: Calton/Hoffee Cases

    The wait time on a new Carlton is rumored to be 4 months
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