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    Re: ArtistWorks discount - What do you think?

    As soon as I read that ArtistWorks was bought by a bigger, more corporate-sounding outfit, I wrote to Patricia Butler (CEO/Co-founder). I expressed concern that this might mean no more 50% holiday...
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Mandolin Raffle

    Why not just spend the time practicing?
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    Re: Artistworks question

    I'll second (or third) the recommendation of Mike Marshall's ArtistWorks lessons. Above all, he's an excellent TEACHER--and not everyone is. I've been a student of his for about a year and have...
  4. Re: Open-back banjo recommendation for a mandolin player?

    I would second the recommendation of Steve Gerritsen and his Stone Banjo Company (good website). I bought a new banjo from Steve as a birthday present for my wife. It cost about $800 delivered, and...
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    Re: Makeshift home studio

    Check this out: <vocalboothtogo.com> It's a resource used by--among others--narrators in the audiobook community to create small inexpensive home recording studios. I haven't built one myself, but...
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    Re: The Darlings Mandolin switch

    I read that the prop department of the Andy Griffith Show thought Clarence White's guitar looked weird with no white dots on the fingerboard, so they made some out of something and glued them on for...
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    Re: Favorite Holiday Music Thread

    Happy holidays! Yeah, it's a great album all right. Are John McGann's transcriptions available to buy?
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    Re: Favorite A style mandolin?

    If you like the Gibson A's...you can get a Montana-built Flatiron A-style from the 80's or early 90's. Gibson couldn't compete with Flatiron, so they bought the company in 1987 or so, and ultimately...
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    A Question for National RM1 Owners

    I have a National RM1 mandolin that I plan to put up for sale soon in the Cafe classifieds. But before I do, I'm seeking a bit of information to help me answer questions that might come up from...
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    Re: old Flatiron, old guy, some thoughts

    Thanks to you all for chiming in. It's great to hear from so many folks who care about the early Flatirons. Stay safe, and happy picking.
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    Re: old Flatiron, old guy, some thoughts

    Thanks to everyone who has chimed in so far. I really appreciate your shared thoughts. These most recent bits of advice make sense to me: clean it up, play it for a while, and then see if you still...
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    old Flatiron, old guy, some thoughts

    Hi folks,

    I recently came into a nice old Flatiron: an all-original 1983 A5-1, signed by Steve Carlson. A case queen: corroded strings, frets and tailpiece. Warranty card, strap, picks, pitch pipe...
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