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    Re: 3 Month Stiver Review

    I just picked up a two point. The only two point he made with a torch and wire headstock. The back and sides were cut from a tree in my home county, which is also Mr. Stivers home county. I couldn’t...
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    3 Month Stiver Review

    After initiating a thread on Stiver mandolins when I ordered mine one year ago and now having had in my possession mine after nearly three months I thought a review was in order. I would like to do a...
  3. Re: If money was no object, and perfect bluegrass tone was only g

    If money was no object and tone the only goal I would practice all day instead of working.
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    Just an opinion here, but I would not rule out a Stiver. But, that is to say many builders exist building fine instruments available at your cost point and you will ultimately get many fine...
  5. Re: Unexpected things/benefits about playing mandolin

    This may be corny but its true: picking up the mandolin brought me here. I enjoy being here as much, but in a different way, as playing.
  6. Unexpected things/benefits about playing mandolin

    Starting this as a companion thread to the "why mandolin" thread.

    I started mando as an easier guitar with a unique voice, but over the years have had many unexpected and pleasant surprises about...
  7. mandolin orange-Unknown Legend (Neil Young cover)....WOW

    just found this one, huge ND fan here, so this is so neat

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWW3KkTWn94

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWW3KkTWn94
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    Re: “Banjo killer”? Wishful thinking?

    The only instrument that will kill a banjo or a fiddle (possibly both at the same time) is a set of bagpipes.
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    New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Here is my latest. Not an exact Griffith copy, as I have not seen the original. But more of a concept instrument of the possible existence of a second Loar signed A5.
    Pic guard by Darryl Wolfe,...
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    Re: Live from Here is no more

    Ugh... just saw the post from Thile on twitter and came here.... Very sad about this. Thile and Live from Here/Prairie Home Companion made me love music again after feeling burned out for while....
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    New Stiver Today!

    I picked up my new Stiver about seven hours ago at Lou Stiver's home. Upon installing an arm rest and a strap I have barely set it down.
    I no longer miss the Collings I sold to help fund this...
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    Re: Live From Home

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHlh9qX73jc
  13. Article: New Music from Jack Dunlap - The Isolation Sessions

    You can view the page at https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/content/663-New-Music-from-Jack-Dunlap-The-Isolation-Sessions
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    Re: Stiver mandolin registry

    I'm not sure as to how or what is involved with maintaining a registry. As a soon to be new owner of a Stiver Mandolin ordered directly from Mr. Stiver, I may have interest in following up with this...
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    Sierra Hull - Amazing FB video

    From her FB
    Stranded - 2020
    https://www.facebook.com/12192817941/posts/10159863257922942/
  16. East Tennessee Blues by Joe K. Walsh & Aaron Weinstein

    This is what happens during social isolation:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sYYgPGmx1M
  17. **Josh Pinkham, Red Diamond Mandolins, and D'addario Picks**

    All instruments have a story -- and musicians are eager to tell their part in it.

    Introducing a new interview series with host, Demetrius Becrelis, who invites musicians to share how they came to...
  18. Thread: Informal Poll

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    Re: Informal Poll

    Please ditch the notion you have to reach a level of ability to deserve a fine instrument. For one thing, builders would go broke. Buy what you want to for whatever reasons but this one. My mission...
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    Re: Live From Home

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIm7AfXlKs0

    - - - Updated - - -


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqCvvPFXr8U
  20. Sierra Hull - Get Happy, Quarantine Covers #1

    No mandolin content, but, goodness, I needed this!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYlK7UUZfgE&feature=youtu.be

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYlK7UUZfgE&feature=youtu.be
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    Chris Thile on CBS Saturday Sessions

    Man this is so good...

    Enjoy!
    Dem


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4OWAyDMK64


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In1WXGEDIX8
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    Re: Live From Home

    The latest from Reina del Cid.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulmXZYaz9gc
  23. Thread: Live From Home

    by PVia
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    Re: Live From Home

    That guy is rarer than a comet...someone like him only comes around once every few hundred years.
    Untouchable, brilliant and one of those unique persons who are musicians first, regardless of the...
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    Re: Live From Home

    Whats it even like to play and know you won't mess up? Ever...
  25. Thread: Live From Home

    by Caleb
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    Re: Live From Home

    Is he even human? :confused:
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