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  1. Thread: Hey, Dude!

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    Re: Hey, Dude!

    I was struck by the sound of that one when it was first posted. I think Travis had it right: "This one's really appealing."
  2. Re: Price range for a Gilchrist model 2 mandolin

    I like Gilchrist ovals and haven't seen a Model 2 for sale since a 1997 Model 2 (I think it was #399 or 400) came up for sale in 2012. Steve has made fewer than 15 Model 2s of his 820-some...
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    Re: Ry Cooder isolated mandolin Love in Vain

    I love that solo, but that "isolated" track isn't that much better than just listening to it on Amazing Slowdowner. A lot of bleed from other channels for the vocal/mandolin track.
  4. Re: We have a 3-way race: Collings vs Pava vs Gilchrist

    Congrats. As I say, I used to own the Model 1 that was one number away from that, and it was a spectacular instrument that I never should have sold.
  5. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    The Gil at TME (now sale pending) is one number from the one I owned. I really thought that thing was bottled lightning, just unbelievably good-sounding. Hard to put back in its case it sounded so...
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    Re: Gilchrist Masterpiece!

    I've played a couple of those Gilchrist "4.5s" and owned one. They ranged from "damn good" to "spectacular."
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    Re: Why no narrow nut options?

    Can you simulate a narrow nut by just cutting a normal nut to simulate narrower string spacing? Or putting a narrow nut on a conventional width neck?

    I, meanwhile, am one of the guys who prefers...
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    Heiden makes a handsome mandolin. How narrow was the nut? As you may recall, I had a super-narrow Gilchrist that I ultimately couldn't handle. And I feel like I can adapt to almost any fretboard...
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    Re: New Gilchrists land at Carter Vintage Guitars

    Can you tell whether the one Steve's playing has a fern or a flower pot?
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    Re: Gilchrist "Current builds" page

    Steve has now put up shots of every instrument "in the white" both front and back, as well as a photo of the back stained. Just click on the serial number. See, e.g., number 755, a nice Model 3...
  11. Thread: My New Duff

    by blauserk
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    Re: My New Duff

    Welcome! I'm another guy who came to mandos after decades on guitar. Enjoy the nice regular scales and that great mandolin tone; curse the fact that you have to tune strings to the very same note,...
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    Re: Gilchrist "Current builds" page

    I'm grateful to all luthiers who post progress pics--the Dude, Gilchrist, Don MacRostie, John Hamlett, and many others I'm forgetting because I'm not looking at the monster thread where most are...
  13. Re: Gilchrists and the "one exceptional American maple tree"

    I think Gilchrist also "just saw it as good hard maple." I wouldn't attribute any hype to him.

    See:...
  14. Re: Gilchrists and the "one exceptional American maple tree"

    Gilchrist's new(ish) website has a brief discussion of the D-log:

    http://www.gilchristmandolins.com/misc#Dlog

    And a photo of "just some of" the wood from it during the inital air drying. A lot...
  15. Re: Compression grained spruce / Alpine Italian Spruce

    From Gilchrist batch 49. Striking top.

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    Re: Mando back or sky?

    Thanks! Here's the thread where I posed the question to the Cafe at the time.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?87441-Which-back-would-you-choose
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    Re: Mando back or sky?

    Gilchrist #701.

    http://www.gilchristmandolins.com/701

    I asked Steve to pick the chunk of wood he'd use if he was building his own, and that's what he selected. Worked out nicely.
    Here it is...
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    Re: Cool headstock photo

    I follow Mike Compton on Twitter and was intrigued to see him post this: His platinum album for the "Oh Brother" soundtrack and a framed photo of his Gilchrist's headstock.

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    Re: Gilchrist Archtops

    This guitar, Richard?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRlxeSmTW-Q

    I've watched that video quite a bit since it was posted. Sounds absolutely wonderful; the great playing certainly doesn't...
  20. Nice 2015 Heiden F-5 with gorgeous 1-piece back

    At a dealer, not on eBay or Craiglist, but a little bit off the beaten path for mandolin hunters: Lark Street Music.

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    More pix here: http://www.larkstreetmusic.com/list/pict/Heiden.jpg
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    Re: Gilchrist "Current builds" page

    I'm going to just leave this here.

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    Re: Gilchrist "Current builds" page

    I fixed your typo. :)
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    Re: Gilchrist "Current builds" page

    Right you are!

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  24. Thread: That Gil

    by blauserk
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    Re: That Gil

    Hear hear. Be a great way of finding out exactly how much tone is in the fingers.
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    Re: Gilchrist "Current builds" page

    Whole lotta "side bound" action going on. I've always been partial to that myself. That'll be the first side-bound octave I can recall seeing.
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