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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    My "test" mando, which has had several different backs on it, a few sets of tone bars, refinished twice. Wasn't going to sell her, gonna hate to see her go.
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    Re: Getting rather discouraged

    I've only been playing the mandolin a couple of years and since I started so late I feel like I don't learn and pick up on things as fast as I did when I was a lad.
    My only advise comes from...
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    Re: Ridiculous MAS

    Absolutely - it could have been golf ...
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    Re: Confessions of a brand snob

    I've kind of got it in reverse. I love the fact that I haven't fallen for the Gibson brand & play an instrument that was made exactly for me by someone I respect & spent months developing the ideas...
  5. 1912 Gibson Blackface F-2 Mandolin - just back into public domain

    157421157420hi all. I just wanted to share this beautiful little 1912 Gibson F-2 blackface Mandolin I was able to obtain (indirectly) from a professional musician's private collection. He's owned...
  6. JBovier A5. Lots of mandolin for the money.

    Just purchased a new JBovier A5 directly from Jeff Cowherd. After we had closed the deal Jeff had said to me, "Be patient and let me exceed your expectations." Exceed them, he did. I purchased one...
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    Another Strad-O-Lin in the Quiver...

    Hey all...
    I just gifted a favorite Strad-O-Lin to a friend, and lo and behold another comes along to take it's place...

    Full monte:
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    A bittersweet new acquisition, I inherited a beautiful old Gibson A Jr. from my dear friend Nancy Thorwardson. I'm honored to have been chosen to be a caretaker of one of her instruments, I'll make...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    My take on Brudmarsch - Stenberg. Only been back playing mandolin a couple of days. so stuck to a simple tune. Mandolin is 2011 The Loar LM-220-VS. Pick is Django Picks

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    Martin Bowlback Tuner Cover Plate Engravings

    Hi all, first post here!

    I recently acquired an 1898 Martin Style 3 and I'm fascinated by the engraving on the German Silver tuner cover plate on the back of the headstock: 156889
    These engraved...
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    Silverangel #390 El Toro #3 (VIDEO)

    I put this video together for my buddy, Ken. This is his #2 El Toro with a hybrid top. The bass side is redwood and the treble is Italian spruce. It's an extremely mature sounding mandolin,...
  12. Vega Cylinder Back Style #207 - Top of the Line!

    For sale at Elderly. I have no financial interest, but I have had the 'identical' instrument for more than a decade, and it's a mandolin that I still own. My favorite cant-top instrument ever, from...
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    Coffee

    I'm starting a new mandolin tune a day series on my YouTube channel. Here is the first.


    https://youtu.be/sdQBiHETJ_8
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    "Waterloo Sunset" - (Ray "Cool Ray" Davies of the Kinks) - Loar LM600 mandolin:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q-xE3VURJ8
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Has anyone ever come across a fiddle tune called "Flight to D.C."? (Yeah, try searching for it. Nearly impossible.)

    a Dm tune, I believe.

    Found this one vid, but wondering if anyone has seen...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Hello Mandolin Cafe - first post here.

    Wanted to draw your attention to these guys - The Trials of Cato.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyOiJ-iRkqI
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    High Mountain Road at The DelMar Library's San Diego Bluegrass Society Showcase


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPUpDhpNAKM&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Erhard Handmade Instruments New F5 mandolin


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2w7E56Kugw
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    Re: An open letter to Classifieds users

    As one who on a very rare occasion gets drafted into watching the classifieds be thankful for what you don't see appear. Scott and Dan go to great lengths to keep the garbage that you generally see...
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    An open letter to Classifieds users

    I'm typically not one to engage in open letters to the community, but something has been gnawing at my brain for a very long time. A few days ago I was contacted by a buyer with a question regarding...
  21. Thread: A models

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    Re: A models

    A shout out to Mike Black for the awesomeness of my A4- #27. Vintage snake-head looks, modern playability, volume and tone I used to think I'd never get out of an A-style mandolin. Stands up to Irish...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    https://vimeo.com/154479099
  23. Northfield Model M Mandolin: the end of the line & worth the wait

    The first thing I noticed was how light it was when I first picked the model M out of the case. After I adjusted the truss rod and tuned her back up again, I found the touch, playability, and...
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