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    R.I.P. Paddy Maloney

    Sorry to pass along this sad news.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58881862
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    RIP Arthur Stern

    I haven't seen it mentioned here, but Arthur was a friend to everyone in the mandolin world and a brilliant artist. He was a long time forum contributor and a fountain of knowledge and experience...
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    Re: My MAS is cured.

    I am like MandoMan. I have had some incredible mandolins. But, life happens, and after 30 surgeries I found my doctors wanted to get paid more than I wanted to have a mandolin. Ok, that’s not...
  4. Re: Carbon Fiber Builder wants our input on a Carbon Fiber Mandol

    This just appeared on the Synergy Guitars Instagram:

    p/CTGWrznsHTL
  5. Free Fall - Forrest O'Connor & Dennis Benjamin

    Recently, I had the pleasure of recording an original piece of music with Forrest O'Connor. As talented and gracious a person as I have ever met. The result is the tune Free Fall. I hope you enjoy...
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    Re: Ellis Archive - We need your help!

    I have #20. Just got it back from Tom. He updated the tail piece, refretted and did a general set up. A great early example of Tomís brilliance.
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    Andy Statman Bought A Loar F5!

    A couple of weeks ago Andy Statman made the move and purchased a Lloyd Loar F5 from Larry Wexer (wexerguitars.com) in New York City. His father purchased a Loar for him when he was a teenager, but...
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    Re: Peace by Sarah Jarosz

    Quick follow-up ... I noticed today while watching Sarah's performance that in measures 19 and 51 she doesn't keep the 2nd fret barre and use the 2nd string, 7th fret to get the E. She actually lifts...
  9. Re: Get Well Soon Dennis! (Owner of The Mandolin Store)

    Hey guys....Iíve been running fevers for about 10 days and the Drs are trying to figure it out. Itís not Covid....they tested that twice now which probably makes like 12 of those Iíve had in the...
  10. Get Well Soon Dennis! (Owner of The Mandolin Store)

    I saw this on Facebook yesterday. I sent some prayers!

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    New carbon fiber mandolin builder

    Synergy Instruments out of Ontario, Canada build carbon fiber guitars and ukuleles. How long they've been at it I don't know, didn't try to find out. Just saw on Instagram they're nearing completion...
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    Re: Mandolin Orange is now Watchhouse

    I've liked everything they've done so far. And Andrew is a phenomenal mandolin player. But that video? A big meh from me.....
  13. John Monteleone "The Chisels Are Calling" movie trailer

    Some of our mando greats are featured:

    http://streetsingerproductions.com/the-chisels-are-calling/
  14. Aaron Weinstein's New Apitius yorkville mandolin

    Hi all,

    I'm so excited by the new mandolin I just received from genius luthier, Oliver Apitius. In my opinion, there is no mandolin that is better suited to Jazz. And it plays like a dream. I...
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    Re: Ellis Waitlist

    Here's a few pics of #500 since the above link is gone193137
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

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    I did this one today. Hand rubbed burst, scraped binding, and sealed. It was a good day.
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    And some tops for the other side of the story --

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    Steve
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    A wee tune on the Sobell

    https://youtu.be/zXU9I8tHgkU

    Over many years playing traditional Scottish music with The Occasionals and many other great friends, I have been lucky enough to encounter a handful of remarkable...
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    Arrangement of a Finnish folksong

    This is my arrangement of a Finnish folksong ďPii pii, pikkuinen lintuĒ.
    https://youtu.be/bOp-D1QBWE0

    It's a song about the cold winter and a little translation of the lyrics of the song would be...
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    TablEdit is back!

    Mandozine was hosting a wonderful collection of TablEdit files for mandolin, but as you are probably aware it has not been reliable lately. The site went offline at the beginning of 2019, was...
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko Passes

    Peter could play anything on the mandolin(also fiddle and guitar)and play it at master level. He did an awful lot to showcase and popularize the mandolin, his versatility and virtuosity showing us...
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    Stolen mandolin recovered!

    Hi all,

    I just wanted to share a very happy story with you, and it's really only happy because of the help of this wonderful community here on Mandolin Cafe!

    Earlier last year our shop was...
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    A Place in the Heart

    There may not be another place where this will be as appreciated as it would be here.



    Was anyone on the Cafe involved with this? Kudos if you were.
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    Re: New Mandolin Day!

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    She's a beauty, that's for sure. Recording coming.
  25. F'in Mandolin Shootout with a Nugget, Gilchrist and Hogan!

    Hello and Happy New Year!

    I wanted to start off my saying I am not a fan of the word shootout because it gives the connotation that I am comparing these mandolins which isn't/wasn't my intention....
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