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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    After struggling with the tone on some pretty pricey violins I finally bought a 5 string violin that the guy who does my fiddle work was building (from scratch, not rejoicing a Chinese-made...
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    Re: Looking for an F-Style mandola gig bag

    Glenn has retired. While he’s still an advisor to the company it’s relocated to Minnesota. Steve Kiesel, I believe is the new owner.
  3. Re: What are some good "Guitar Body Octave Mandolin makers out th

    I amaze even myself at times. LOL.
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    Not sure. Probably not. This is actually the mandola that Larry had kept for himself.
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    Jim, you should have told her it was for research. I had five GBOMs until recently. I traded one for a Smart mandola. I miss the octave but love that mandola.
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    189912

    This is about as good as it gets
  7. Thread: Guitar Center

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    Re: Guitar Center

    Chrysler owns Jeep. If GC had a brand as strong it would be better situated financially.

    As for GC, they have been cut off from some of their suppliers and some are no longer willing to sell to...
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    Re: 3-Part Chris Thile Master Class online

    It’s a start-up. They were looking for tech people last I saw
  9. Re: C.J. Lewandowski has been diagnosed with COVID-19

    Hendrik

    The link that Scott provided to Facebook states that he is recovering at home.

    Here it is again: https://www.facebook.com/sandra.day.146/posts/10159318916691424
  10. Re: Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    The back is made from wood Bill bought on a trip to Italy. I believe it was set aside by the wood reseller as wood for violins. Collings had a limited number of sets. Somewhere there is a gorgeous...
  11. Re: Campanella, Red Diamond, Northfield, Collings experience

    I waited two years for that Collings to be built. Bill picked that wood for me. I ended up trading it for a Campanella! LOL. (But I will admit, while I was waiting for the Collings to be built I...
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    Re: Sierra Hull has a Patreon!

    It gets old fast, as do the online streaming sessions, unless like the Kruger Brothers you develop a format, invest in some technology and it turns into an event on folks weekly calendars. Some...
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    Re: Sierra Hull has a Patreon!

    This is where you are going to be able to tell who can build and sustain a career as well as a business. I feel bad for a lot of players right now, but in the background I keep hearing my mom saying...
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    Re: String Band Symposium for mandos and more

    Jim, I think you’d like this one! Come join the fun!
  15. Re: Building a higher-end replica Taylor GS-Mini guitar (NMC)

    The problem with building a different sized body is the amount of work that goes into designing and setting up forms, bracing patterns, etc. You need to find someone who either builds a body style...
  16. Re: Building a higher-end replica Taylor GS-Mini guitar (NMC)

    I have a Wee Lowden. Bit bigger than the firefly, but it’s sweet.
  17. Re: Building a higher-end replica Taylor GS-Mini guitar (NMC)

    Santa Cruz Guitar makes a Firefly model. Build quality would be on par with what you are looking for.

    https://santacruzguitar.com/firefly/
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    Re: “Banjo killer”? Wishful thinking?

    I played in a woodwind quintet for two years. And yes, balance was something we worked on, every rehearsal, every performance.
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    Re: “Banjo killer”? Wishful thinking?

    You can make a banjo "muffler" by placing a rag between the head and the dowel in the back of the instrument.
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    Re: “Banjo killer”? Wishful thinking?

    The only instrument that will kill a banjo or a fiddle (possibly both at the same time) is a set of bagpipes.
  21. Re: Two new Campanella Mandolins land at The Music Emporium

    And more than half of it never even made the web!
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    Re: Kimble two point reviews?

    Yes
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    Re: Kimble two point reviews?

    I have played four or five of these, and not one is a disappointment. I have NBs on mine now and it's lethal.
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    Re: Monroe Mandolin Camp goes virtual.

    I wish I could fit this in this weekend, but I swimming in paperwork. I’d encourage anyone who might have doubts about the Zoom format to reconsider. I’ve done a bunch of these events and they have...
  25. Re: Great new composition by Joe K. Walsh - mandola and bass

    Absolutely!
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