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  1. Thread: Nmd

    by Richard Mott
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    Re: Nmd

    Gchris—Say a word about what led up to you breaking your 40-year mandolin fast! —R.
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    Re: Amazing Nugget F5 at Carter's!

    Wow, the video. What clarity in that mandolin!
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    Re: What timber is this please ?

    Another guess for Brazilian Tulipwood!
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    Re: Amazing Nugget F5 at Carter's!

    Yeah, it would be great if Carter’s put up a video. Although sometimes there’s a lot of cross-noise in their showroom. Tone, looks, & feel—they all go into the price of an instrument I think. ...
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    Re: Amazing Nugget F5 at Carter's!

    “Kinda funny but I compare this to those who collect stamps or coins”—yeah if this Nugget was a stamp it would be up there with The Inverted Jenny, at least if it was a left-handed build!
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    Re: Amazing Nugget F5 at Carter's!

    Personally, I think the Nugget at $27,500 and the Gilchrist at $16,000 and the Ellis $11,500 each well worth their asking price—maybe the latter two are even underpriced! But then I believe...
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    Re: Mowry F5 - My Last Mandolin

    A great account and what a beautiful instrument! I’ve followed Andrew’s work for several years, and he seems to be turning out incredibly clean builds whose sound folks rave about—archtop guitars...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    I’m in the wabi-sabi camp—believing that years of small wear marks and finish checking on a carefully maintained and lovingly played instrument are a thing of beauty because they capture its use and...
  9. Sarah Jarosz livestream tonight Thurs. April 29th at 8:30 p.m. ET

    As above, nfi, just a fan.
  10. Re: Sarah Jarosz livestream tomorrow evening 4/28/21

    The first Sarah Jarosz performance is actually tonight, Thursday April 29th. So if you think you missed it last night, you haven’t missed it!
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    Re: Rusty Young RIP

    Hi Gtani7–Many thanks for the info on the Melobar! I’m guessing the name explains why Rusty called it “The Bear”. Found this link to a sale with pics of Rusty playing one:...
  12. Re: Chris Thile & Aoife O'Donovan Lakes of Pontchartrain

    I absolutely love the way Aoife sings this!
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    Re: Rusty Young RIP

    I saw Rusty at the Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, probably 1974. He was playing a steel guitar built to fit with a strap around his neck and the strings tilted forward to the audience, I heard him call...
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    Re: Women Builders

    If Maegen Wells and Peggy White’s guitars are any indication, their mandolins should be exceptional.
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    Poll: Re: Poll - Torrefied vs Natural

    Among the torrefied guitars I’ve played, especially mahogany topped, the difference can be pretty striking—greater volume and more pronounced attack, with many—if not all—of the characteristics of...
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    Re: My favourite things.

    Nice work!
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    Re: milling maple blanks

    Not a luthier, but flatsawn is said to be a little more flexible, therefore bassier, perhaps a little less stable. Quartersawn may be a little stiffer, as a result brighter and perhaps more stable. ...
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    Re: Comparing Mandolins

    The rolling curl in the one-piece back of that Smart mandolin would swing it for me!
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    Re: Olive wood for mandolin body?

    Liked this from James Condino! “ -Is it an emotional attachment to the wood? Did my 9x great granddaddy cut it down by hand when he worked as a 13 year old apprentice for Stradivari back in the old...
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    Re: One piece back?

    Regarding Steve Gilchrist’s statement, there are two variables in play: one-piece vs. two-piece, and slab sawn vs. quartered. My sense is many if not most of the one-piece backs are slab sawn, and...
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    Re: A child's size oud

    That is terrific to see, somewhere there is a lucky child!
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    Re: Good bye Chick

    I last saw Chick in 2010 at the Blue Note with Paul Motian and Eddie Gomez playing Bill Evans’s “Waltz for Debby”—unforgettable.
  23. Re: Goodbye to.. my Stiver, my Collings, my Rigel...

    Dear Sailaway—This is heartbreaking to read, and I am sorry for the loss of your physical connection to stringed instruments. I’m sure many of us realize that, but for the grace of God, go we. I...
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    Re: How long does it take?

    In my experience there can be a huge gap between how long it takes and how long it feels.
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    Re: Your first great mandolin

    Sounds like the mailman really delivered!
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