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  1. Re: Mandolin Serial Number Decoder--Gibson

    Many thanks!! I will do that. Have a great day!!
  2. Mandolin Serial Number Decoder--Gibson

    My apologies if there is a previous post on this. But, I have a link to a site called guitarinsite which I used a year or two ago to get the information on my 2004 Gibson F9. Recently I purchased a...
  3. I have a 2008 Gallatin A that I have been quite...

    I have a 2008 Gallatin A that I have been quite pleased with since purchasing it on consignment at Dusty Strings in Seattle back in 2012. It has a Sitka spruce top and maple back, neck and sides. ...
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    Re: A basic classical piece

    Question for all: Is Bach's "Minuet in G" considered a pretty basic classical piece for the mandolin? I've got part A of it down pretty pat, but still working on part B--challenging me for some...
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    Re: High Country Snows- Dan Fogelberg

    Thanks, Alan!! The reason I asked about the fiddle is that in the background of the "Outlaw" video that was posted, there was a guy with a fiddle who (at a very quick glance) could have been Vassar...
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    Re: High Country Snows- Dan Fogelberg

    Thanks so much for sharing the info and video. I must admit, I was not previously familiar with this album, but now I will begin a search for it. Would love to know who was playing fiddle on that...
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    Re: Looking for good acoustic mandolin album

    As for some really solid bluegrass mandolin, besides those that have already been mentioned, you might check out recordings by John Herald and the Greenbriar Boys. Frank Wakefield did a lot (most?)...
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    Re: Looking for good acoustic mandolin album

    The Skaggs/Rice album is as good as it gets--great tunes played by the best. John Reischman's "Up in The Woods" is a gem. For lots of mandolin goodies, the "Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza" is a...
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    Re: Temperature and Outdoor Gigs

    It's apparently going to be at a place called "The Tap House" in Shoreline. I live in Olympia, but will come up and spend the day with my daughter and son-in-law in Mountlake Terrace then head over...
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    Re: Temperature and Outdoor Gigs

    Many thanks to all of you who have responded. Some really great thoughts and I do feel a lot more comfortable with considering playing the F-9. The Dillion is double-stringed and it has a nice feel...
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    Re: Temperature and Outdoor Gigs

    Probably not Love in Vain, but maybe "Dear Doctor" (which, I must admit, is not one of my favorite Stones songs). In addition to the mandolin, I will do vocal and maybe some harp on "Bright Lights,...
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    Temperature and Outdoor Gigs

    I would sincerely appreciate your collective thoughts on playing mandolin at outdoor gigs and what to be aware of as far as the weather, especially the temperature. Next month I am scheduled to play...
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    Re: Happy Birthday Wake Frankfield!

    I first heard Frank's music back in the mid-60s on some of the Greenbriar Boys recordings and have always been a big fan of his. I'm curious if anyone in the Cafe knows whether there are any...
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    Re: Question on "tiers" of instruments

    Joe, there are many others in the Cafe who are far more knowledgeable and experienced than me, and they're very good about responding to all sorts of inquiries. I feel sure you will get some really...
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    Re: John Reischman/ IBMA

    Awesome!
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    Re: John Reischman/ IBMA

    That's a great quote, Kenny, and it may well have been about the great Paul Butterfield. I saw him at the Atlanta Rock Festival the weekend of July 4, 1969--even though that festival included Janis...
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    Re: John Reischman/ IBMA

    You reminded me of a quote that I believe is attributable to Voltaire in "Candide"; he said: "Music nowadays is little more than the art of executing difficulties." Yes, it seems like the fast,...
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    Re: 1924 Lloyd Loar at Elderly Instruments

    Davey, I vividly recall the first time I listened to the Columbia "King of the Delta Blues" album of RJ. It was sometime in 1966 when I was stationed in Germany with the Army. I can't recall if I...
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    Re: 1924 Lloyd Loar at Elderly Instruments

    My thanks to all of you for your thoughtful and wise responses. As a senior citizen, any investments I make need to yield a little bit over the next few years--in 15 or 20 years the odds are vastly...
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    1924 Lloyd Loar at Elderly Instruments

    Crazy question, and I may be dreaming a bit, but: Anyone in the Cafe know anything about the 1924-signed Lloyd Loar F5 that Elderly Instruments seems to have had on consignment for awhile? Not that...
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    Re: Mandolin String Grommets

    Mighty cool, mandroid!!! Excellent idea, imho.
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    Re: Mandolin String Grommets

    Thanks much, Keith!! This info is very helpful. I'm not quite sure yet if my ears are tuned to pick up overtones, but I am inclined to use the grommets just in case.
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    Mandolin String Grommets

    I would appreciate your collective thoughts on mandolin string grommets. In particular: What is their purpose? Are they necessary? Are they useful for any mandolin or just certain ones? Is there...
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    Re: Dusty Strings

    I may be the guy who bought that Gibson. I went up to Dusty Strings week before last (I live in Olympia) and bought the 2004 Gibson A9 that they had, although apparently they'd had it for just a...
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    Some great ones here, so let me throw in a "groaner".

    Mr. and Mrs. Newton were very excited. After they got into work on Monday morning, a friend gave them two tickets to a Friday night concert...
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