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    Re: 1987 Flatiron Artist A5 (Mint)

    To answer you question I purchased this Flatiron Artist A5 from an individual from the State of Washington. He paid to ship the mandolin to Bruce Weber in Montana to have a new bridge put on the...
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    Re: 1987 Flatiron Artist A5 (Mint)

    I have a question, what strings do you use on your Flatiron Artist A5?
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    Re: 1987 Flatiron Artist A5 (Mint)

    Charles,
    Believe me Max and Lauri’s F-4 style mandolins are fabulous you need to order one!

    Darwin
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    Re: 1987 Flatiron Artist A5 (Mint)

    Here are a couple more pictures showing the headstock.
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    Re: 1987 Flatiron Artist A5 (Mint)

    Here are a couple more pictures of the Flatiron Artist A5. Its hard to believe this mandolin is 34 years old.
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    1987 Flatiron Artist A5 (Mint)

    I recently acquired a 1987 Flatiron Artist A5 mandolin which couldn’t have been played very much. It was in mint condition no nicks, dings, cracks or scratches anywhere on the mandolin (like new).
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    Re: NMD - 2007 Kimble F5

    Congratulations on a beautiful Kimble F5!!!
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    Re: Blue Chip pick for oval hole mandolin

    I use a Blue Chip pick TPR45 when playing my Girouard F5 oval hole which gives me a slightly fuller and warmer sound. My recommendation would be to call Blue Chip, tell them what you're after. ...
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    Re: Question for Thomastik strings users

    I use the Thomastiks medium 154 string and Iím very happy with the sound and they usually last for a year before I need to put new strings on. I have used them on all my mandolins (1924 Gibson F2,...
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    Re: Girouard Concert Master F Oval Hole

    Chuck, you have a good eye for noticing the strings on the mandolin. The answer to your question is Yes, they are Thomastik 154 medium strings. Max asked me what strings I used on my mandolins and...
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    Re: Girouard Concert Master F Oval Hole

    Thanks, I’m very pleased with what Max and Lauri did with the mandolin and I couldn’t ask for anything more! I’m one happy camper right now....
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    Re: Girouard Concert Master F Oval Hole

    Thanks Charley, for saying something about the pics not working. I went back in and uploaded them again.
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    Re: Girouard Concert Master F Oval Hole

    Here are the final photos of the Girouard mandolin before Max shipped it out today. Now it’s the waiting process for the mandolin to arrive sometime this week.

    I hope this process from me posting...
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    Re: Girouard Concert Master F Oval Hole

    Here is what it looked like after Lauri did here magic in staining the mandolin.
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    Re: Girouard Concert Master F Oval Hole

    I then sent Max a hand drawing of what I want on the headstock for the F oval hole. The first photo post is a copy of my drawing that I sent Max. I hope no one dies from laughing at my second grade...
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    Re: Girouard Concert Master F Oval Hole

    Here is a photo showing the back of the Girouard Concert Master F oval hole before Lauri stained it.
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    Re: Girouard Concert Master F Oval Hole

    Here is a photo of the Master Grade Red Maple selected for the back and sides by Max. The top wood used was Master Grade Red Spruce.
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    Girouard Concert Master F Oval Hole

    For months I was cogitating, scratching my head, about a new mandolin. I emailed some great builders who showed remarkable patience with me but I finally decided on a Girouard Concert Master F oval...
  19. Re: Looking for Down Yonder in standard notation or tabs

    Thanks John, for sending me your PDF file of Down Yonder!
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    Thanks Steve, for the link to Traditional Music.
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    Re: A style Kimble, Heiden or ...

    I have to agree with Shaun.... its a Heiden for me!!
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    Thanks Don for sending this information!
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    Bill,

    For some reason I can't open any of the files in the Tabedit library under Learn/Listen because its in a TEF file format. If the file were a PDF or JPG format it would work on my computer....
  24. Looking for Down Yonder in standard notation or tabs

    I have been looking for Down Yonder in standard notation or tabs. Can someone tell me where I can get a copy. Thanks, greatly appreciated!!
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Kritt Moore one of our Mandolin Cafť members wrote a great article in Fretboard Journal #46, pages 50-55 on Michael Heidenís 45 years of building world class guitars and mandolins. As most of you...
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