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    RIP cafe member man_dough_nollij

    I was surfing Reverb for mandolins when I read in this ones https://reverb.com/item/38082469-strad-o-lin-stadium-blonde description that the sellers Uncle (man_dough_nollij), who was a member here,...
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    Nyberg Flattop Mandolin Build Thread

    Thought some of you might enjoy seeing some pics of the Nyberg come together. Lawrence is more well known for his CBOM instruments but agreed to take on a flattop mandolin project for me. Flamed...
  3. Paddy Keenan. Se Mo Laoch, TG4. Essential viewing!

    The legendary piper from The Bothy Band talks about his life.
    Lots of great music.

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    Cherokee Shuffle - Emory Lester

    I've been taking lessons from Emory for several years now and he puts on a small concert when he comes for a visit and last year when he was here he did this...I play just like this too...well,...
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    I have wrestled with the ethics of this situation myself. Lots of mandolin players (even talented ones) simply can't afford the price of entry for a really good mandolin. A Collings MT-2 (what I'd...
  6. Re: An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    Baron your thread reminded me that I have not seen the cafe's own DataNick post in a long while.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOEl8lFq_P4
  7. An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    I searched for this on the cafe and there doesn't seem to be a resource for learning about black mandolinists of past and present. I dug up what I could, but would love to learn more. Here is what...
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    The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Hi all. I’ve been a member of the forum since 2006. Before June of 2006 I’d never touched a mandolin. The Café quickly became a main part of my daily life.

    Scott Tichenor, Mike Edgerton,...
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    OK time for me to put my money where my mouth is... this is how I feel about Will Kimble's instruments...
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    Re: Kimble two point reviews?

    They're one of the best values on the market. Luthier-built, handmade, varnished, Adirondack top and all for about $5k. The one at TME lasted what? A week? Worth every penny. Will has his own...
  11. Mike Marshall's Virtual Mandolin Orchestra

    Mike organized this with his ArtistWorks students. He wrote out parts and recorded guide tracks for us and then we all recorded our parts. Another student put the video all together. It was a fun...
  12. My first split screen video: Splendid Isolation.Process explained

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0jE3l3xsOY&feature=youtu.be

    I did this video with my daughter, Leah. She recorded her part in Vermont, mine was recorded in Virginia. The tune is Splendid...
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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    A friend of my wife shared this CS Lewis quote (Circa 1948) with her a little while ago and I think it applies well here:

    In one way we think a great deal too much of the atomic bomb. “How are we...
  14. Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    Since shattering my kneecap in early December I've been housebound, so already used to "sheltering in place". Playing a lot of mandolin and tenor banjo, when I can (when it's quiet out - still far...
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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    Shout out to Andrew Mowry who took out time from building and with his family has been sewing some masks.
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    Re: Sierra Hull tour

    I was having lunch with Sierra at Fur Peace Ranch when she glanced at her phone and said, "Hey, you live in San Diego. Ever heard of a venue called Art Power?" I sheepishly shook my head no. ...
  17. Re: D'Addario's new Chris Thile signature mandolin

    I think the 1.4mm version gives the designer picks even stiffer competition than the 1.3mm. :grin:

    Sorry, couldn’t resist that.
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    Read Me First

    The old Forum software has been reinstalled. But I wasn't done meddling just yet. I saw some things in the other version and decided they had their place here so changes have occurred in the...
  19. I'll See You In My Dreams - Django transcribed for mandolin

    Hey Friends, long time no see, hope you all are well. Transcribed this last year for Steve Smith's mando camp, made a youtube video after and have had a few requests for the transcription. Thought...
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    Re: Andrew Marlin's Pick

    He's had that Loar about 6 months or so. They deserve each other.
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    Re: Luthier Paul Hostetter has passed away

    A family friend has offered to maintain Paul's website.
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    Re: Namm 2019

    This is Adrian Bagale of Northfield. We are in the midst of our annual high powered business meeting having the best meal of NAMM, year #3 at this joint and as usual, the line was out the door on a...
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    NMD... Generosity indeed!

    So shortly before the Christmas and the New year, I decided it was time to sell my Eastman. I gave Marty Jacobson a shout through email, and he was available for me to come down to the shop to have...
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    Dylan and 'Blood on the Tracks'

    I wasn't really looking for mando content when approaching the box set of the "Blood on the Tracks" sessions. But here we go.

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    Solved an Amateur Lutherie Trap

    Luthiers are bad ass. They can make instruments that are beautiful works of art as well as wonderful, practical tools for making music. The good ones really know what they're doing.

    Some of us...
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