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    Re: New Ellis Mandolins at Music Emporium

    Oh, no. Those overly expensive mandolins.

    1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card sells for $12.6 million, shattering record
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    Re: New Ellis Mandolins at Music Emporium

    That's what a good set up feels like.
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    Re: New Ellis Mandolins at Music Emporium

    The 1 piece back on that F5....:disbelief: wowza
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    Re: Dudenbostel 2-point

    Thanks for the kind words. Here's a video of Emory Lester playing it at Swannanoa.
    https://youtu.be/MkGhQtIqKLg
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    Re: Just read "MANDOLIN PRICING"

    No, but I'd be interested in the Honda :cool:
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    Re: Just read "MANDOLIN PRICING"

    I think he used the grant to buy his SECOND Lloyd Loar!
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    Re: Anthony Hannigan

    Just saw on Facebook that Anthony has unfortunately lost a long and courageous battle with his disease. A fantastic player, and a genuine nice guy.
    RIP Anthony.:(
  8. Darren Nicholson on obtaining his Lloyd Loar F-5

    This is a pretty cool story...

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    Re: Andy Statman's Opry debut

    Thanks for sharing that news! Thereís a thread about Andy and Jake Eddy here:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/160469-Andy-Statman-and-Jake-Eddy-in-State-College-PA

    Though not at the...
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    Re: Airloom Tura carbon fiber mandolin case

    For those of you that might be interested in seeing how the Northfield Tura DLX compares size wise to Calton attached are some photos for you.
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    Re: Airloom Tura carbon fiber mandolin case

    Well folks, I have had the Northfield Tura Deluxe case for almost a month now. I LOVE IT!

    Yes, I am a huge Northfield fan. I have 2 mandolins, an octave, a hoodie, some other odds and ends. Mainly...
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    Re: Shopping in Nashville

    Arnold's Restaurant is just across the parking lot next to Carter Vintage and is very good cafeteria style home cooking.
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    Thanks!

    14.25" scale length. I call it a mandolin. CGDAE.
  14. Re: David Grisman - The Story of Crusher | Fretboard Journal

    I agree the Fern is special. Jason did some video of Dawg playing and talking about his Fern the same day he did this video of Crusher so hopefully we will see that additional video out sometime...
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    Re: RIP Jim Seals

    Yes, indeedy. That's why I posted it twice - live electric and studio acoustic. Really nice kickoff on the single, and quite a ride later on. I don't know why I didn't pick up on that at the time....
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    Re: 1924 Lloyd Loar at Elderly Instruments

    If I were buying an instrument for investment, I would avoid the one at Elderly because the inconsistencies with the date and serial number would reduce the number of potential future buyers. Buyers...
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    Re: aging fingers just can't cut it anymore

    I just turned 70 two weeks ago and having taken up the mandolin in my early sixties I have nothing to compare as far as speed and loss of ability. I’m happy with two finger cords and just modeling...
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    Re: aging fingers just can't cut it anymore

    In my professional life there was agreement, among those of us approaching and after 60, that it took a lot longer to warm up to our expected level of facility.
    At 70, that is very much the case,...
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    Re: aging fingers just can't cut it anymore

    I saw Les Paul play at the Iridium when he was in his 90s. He talked a lot about the gradual loss of his hands and re learning the entire instrument to work with what he had left.
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    You don't have to age to think that you may not be able to play anymore.

    A long time ago, certain situations caused me to think about me being neither able to sing nor to play an instrument (any...
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    Re: Airloom Tura carbon fiber mandolin case

    I was able to check one out in person that belonged to Mike Marshall back in March. Very nice! Compared to the Airloom rectangular case it was about half the weight. The storage space is also...
  22. Re: Gretsch not making mandolins? Does anyone know why?

    Positively!
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    Re: 1950ís Gibson F5

    Yeah, all you have to do is have someone disassemble it, re-work it and re-assemble it for whatever that costs. Or maybe find a good sounding mandolin of which there are plenty of.
    That was the...
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    Re: Waterloo No mandolins?!

    Believe this is fairly common knowledge and I know it was communicated somewhere on this forum once that although Waterloo Guitars are still considered a part of the Collings line, very few have been...
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    Re: Loar awareness...beginning when??

    From what I have found it was Lester Flatt who played the first F5 in bluegrass in the Kentucky Pardners. If you are of the belief that the Monroe Bros. sound was the foundation for the sound of the...
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