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  1. Building a new double-top mandolin by Yaron Naor

    Hi all
    I have started to make a new double-top Mandolin, Flat back.
    I have added some finished mandolin images at the beginning so you can see it at the end, and I will publish more as the making...
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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...
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Over the past six years I’ve taken some photos on my visits to Michael’s shop. Here are just a few of them. Figured anyone that likes Michael’s instruments would enjoy...
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    I recently shot some new pics of my Heiden A-54 so I'll add them here. I started the "In Praise of Michael Heiden" thread that Shaun bumped when I first got it 6 years ago. Even better today. Mine's...
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    As long as we're in a sharing mood, here's one we don't see very often a 2016 Heiden A Oval A-81

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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Since this has turned into a Heiden appreciation thread, I'll submit these of #92:

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    Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    The Brown truck finally showed up today.

    I took delivery of a new 2020 Heiden Artist plus A model mandolin. It has an Old Red Spruce top with Sugar Maple back and sides with Wheat sheave inlay...
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    Apitius J Model just arrived

    Well I received My Apitius Model J this morning! After spend all morning watching for any indication of the slightest temperature increase I finally went and thru up:)) My tension lessened some and...
  9. Thread: Dudenbostel

    by sgarrity
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    Dudenbostel

    Anybody been to Carter's lately? Two in one spot. This is one maker I don't have much experience with. I've only played one, the blonde F5 with the flower vase on the peghead. I think Lynn built...
  10. Thread: Kimble Trio

    by Glassweb
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    Kimble Trio

    I thought all you Kimble fans might enjoy seeing these... 188791188792
  11. Thread: Ok, who dunnit?

    by TAlex
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    Re: Ok, who dunnit?

    It was me. I have never posted on Mandolin Cafe but I can review the Gilchrist when I receive it next week. Iíve been wanting one for a while and when I saw it for sale I called Carter and bought it.
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    Re: Kimble or Duff F5?

    A few more examples:

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    Kimble A5


    Kimble F5
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    Northfield F5S Review

    Hi, Everyone:

    I received my new Northfield F5S (Engleman) mandolin two days ago and am happy to provide a review here for our collective knowledge-base. It's a wonderful mandolin unlike any other...
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    In Search of WHY

    NOW more than ever, we're "In Search of Why". Stoney Lonesome's answer may surprise you. Made prior to our current predicament, he pondered the question, WHY? If you can use a little light...
  15. Mandolin born during coronavirus pandemic in Spain

    Hi everyone,

    I have built two mandolins and one ukelele whilst in Spain. The last one here shown was born during the corona virus pandemic in Spain. I am living on a cortijo in the Alpuharras...
  16. 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: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    As much as I like my Girouard, The one Heiden I played still haunts me to this day. Played it against a Gil and a Montelone and it absolutely ruled the day.
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    Vinaccia vs Embergher vsCalace Video

    Hi all. Just recorded a short video comparing the sound of big three bowlbacks. All 3 well setup and all really sing, but all have slightly different sound to each other. What is your order of...
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    Re: Collings MT2 vs MF-GT?

    It was TOUGH! So many tempting choices. I ended up buying a two point Kimble.
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    Taran Springwell

    Greetings,
    I hope all of you all are staying safe during these crazy times. I have a new companion to keep me company during my isolation. A Taran Springwell in Scottish Sycamore. It arrived safely...
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    My favorite beat to death thread topic! A bunch of half deaf old geezers arguing about tone!
  22. Re: I want to hear more about the story behind this one...

    Imagine the description Stan Jay could have written if he had sold it a decade plus later.
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    Facebook Live House Concerts

    Hey All,

    I'm no gigging musician but I sure know it's dire out there now for those who are. For the past two nights, I've really enjoyed watching Michael Ronstadt play on FB Live from his bedroom...
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    Re: Changing strings--winding and leaving?

    There are a ton of different ways you can do it, try a few of them and decide what you like best.
    I like to wind the strings around the peg 2-3 times, then put the end through the hole and tighten...
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    Re: Stefan Sobell mandolins and other instruments

    Hi,

    Here is a photo of a Sobell mandolin I bought recently.

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    I think it’s from 1991 as it has 2591 stamped on the neck endblock inside the instrument. Nothing on the label. The year...
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