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    Re: Are Music Store Prices Firm?

    Some say they do, but they also fail to respond, or send counter-offers that very close to the asking prices. It's going to depend on the store. Also, consider the seller's fees on sites like Ebay...
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    Re: Are Music Store Prices Firm?

    As a personal seller, it is not a good time to sell an instrument if you don't have to. You will never be able to buy anything back at a decent price. That is what I meant. For stores its a great...
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    Re: Are Music Store Prices Firm?

    I think it is all going to depend on what you are buying, if you are a regular customer, etc.

    But to answer your question, Sherry. It's not the time to sell anything you don't have to sell. ...
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    Re: Are Music Store Prices Firm?

    I think it depends on the store and the brand. There are no hard and fast rules. I will say, with inventories being quite low at most stores, and there being more buyers than ever pricing has risen...
  5. Re: Tom Kimber on tenor guitar, mandolin and tenor banjo!

    Lovely, Nigel.

    I’m now missing playing live music. Ah, let’s look to the future and lots of outdoor market playing.
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    Re: Emulating Strathspey bowing on a mandolin

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    The OP asked about the approach on fiddle as it can be related to mandolin. Having experience with both instruments and a recent tangle with Captain Campbells I responded with what my findings...
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    Re: Emulating Strathspey bowing on a mandolin

    I've had this conversation recently with a number of players.... and have come out of these discussions thinking that the best way to learn the tunes is to listen to recordings and engrain the melody...
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    Re: Emulating Strathspey bowing on a mandolin

    Are you referring to the Scottish snap?
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    Re: Too Cold to Ship Your Instrument

    I got one yesterday after holding last week. It was warmer Monday and Tuesday here, and it was just a tenor banjo.....LOL. Although, I am holding off sending a mandolin on consignment until later...
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    Re: A new GBOM source: Lyn Hardy

    And mother of the very talented Ruth Unger Merenda.
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    Geez, how hard is it to get up in the morning and say, today I am going to do something nice for someone else?
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    $3k buys a lot of vintage Gibson. I'd wait until you find something you like a lot. Remember, they are easier to buy than sell.
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    By definition, a tip is a gratuity.
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    The PIA list also makes the rounds of music store owners.....just saying....;)
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    If there’s an expectation it’s not a tip, it’s payment.

    Gratuity- something given voluntarily or beyond obligation usually for some service
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    I give my personal physician a Christmas gift, and one on his birthday (it is generally a gift certificate to a local restaurant, so he can take his wife out to dinner).
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    I wish they did that at the airports in China because it would save a lot of time and money.

    Every culture has its practices. If people are offended by money, I send them a gift I think they’d...
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    Re: Lessons With Andy Statman

    Andy is teaching, along with Sharon Gilchrist and a bevy of other heavy hitters at Fiddle Hell’s Spring 2021 session in late April.

    https://fiddlehell.org/
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    I guess I am fortunate.

    My husband tips the guys who do our lawn, snow removal and landscaping on both out properties (actually anyone who comes to the house to do work). When we need them,...
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    Re: Tipping a Luthier

    Absolutely and always. I tip heavy. Sometimes, I feel like my luthier is not charging what he should be. I make up the difference.
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    Re: Jonathan Kellerman

    Kellerman’s collection takes up a good portion of his manse. Last I heard he was commissioning “guitar-inspired” furniture. Gary Larkin, the cartoonist is also a guitar nerd.
  22. Re: Who Has The Largest Selection Of Mandolins On Hand... Anywher

    I saw some really nice stuff on there. Can you believe they still have OME banjos and TWO Chuck Lees????

    I like the brown Northfield NF5S.......nice folks. And Steve James is on their teaching...
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    Re: Which way do musicians make more money?

    Internet shows and live streams are here to stay for a good while. I have had a few people tell me that their venues are working to bring in artists and stream shows (with no audience right now) all...
  24. Re: Who Has The Largest Selection Of Mandolins On Hand... Anywher

    I was surprised at the selection at Dusty Strings in Seattle had before Christmas. My niece has started playing and lives just down the street from them. We went over the inventory they had on-line...
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    Re: Which way do musicians make more money?

    Any time you purchase directly from the source, that source has a better chance of collecting the monies from the sale. The shortest point between two entities is always a straight line.
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