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    Re: Help: Looking To Buy My First Mandolin

    I would check out some of the Cafe sponsors sites. I know Elderly uses the same financing as Reverb and most others have financing available. They also have return policies so you donít have to buy...
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    Re: Multiple guitars but just one mandolin

    I like this rule! Two years ago I had five guitars and one mandolin. I now have one guitar and ten mandolins. If my mathematics are correct I need two more mandolins! Thanks!!!!
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    Re: A-Model Archtop Oval Hole $500-1000

    The 404 was made in 2019. The volume difference wasn’t drastic, but it was noticeable. Not like going from 10 to 5, more like 10 to 8 if that makes sense. And honestly, if I had nothing to compare it...
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    Re: A-Model Archtop Oval Hole $500-1000

    I have owned a 1912 Gibson A and a 2019 Eastman MD404. Both were purchased in the $500-$1000 range. I have never played an Eastman MD 504 or any other Eastman for that matter so I canít make the...
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    Re: How much Time do you have left?

    Happy Belated Birthday Allen! Iím 49, but I had similar thoughts when I saw this thread. I hope to make it to 77! Thanks for giving me a chuckle.:))
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    Re: ? about Dunlop Primetone picks...

    Iíve experimented with drilling holes too, but the holes are precisely coordinated with the ridges of my thumbprint and I am not willing to share.
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    Ok, not really, I just grabbed the drill...
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    Re: ? about Dunlop Primetone picks...

    Medley 12-If you live in the US I have a few different 1.5 Primetones w/grip Iíll send if you want to experiment. One is my personal favorite, but thatís something you can decide for yourself. Send...
  8. Re: FedEx ó wow ó canít follow directions; fakes receipt signatur

    No offense to the OP, but it seems the package was delivered and received without any issues other than the driver didnít follow ďinstructions.Ē I hope he/she still has a job. Howís the mandolin?
  9. Re: Should I put a Mandolin Cafe Sticker on my Vintage Lifton Cas

    Yes.
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    Re: Vintage Bowlback ID

    I think all of the frets are there. It seems there may be some shadows cast from the lighting in the first picture that make it look like the frets are missing. Hard to say for sure, but that’s what...
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    Re: Martin 1920 Style C questions

    According to Mike Longworthís book in the first three years of the Aís production(1914-1916) they were made with rosewood back and sides before switching to mahogany in 1917. There were only a couple...
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    Re: Martin 1920 Style C questions

    I agree Mick. I have an A, an AK, and a B. I love them all, but the B definitely exhibits something special. I also think the earlier smaller body size(not sure when the change was made, maybe...
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    Re: Martin 1920 Style C questions

    While we wait for the OP to give it another shot I figured Iíd post some pics of my 1920 style B for potential comparison and conversation. I think the tailpiece cover is original and there seems to...
  14. Re: NY Times profiles Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Co.

    Theyíre out there! I was able to play a couple of their flattops and ended up buying one. Build quality and tone are top notch. Iím totally satisfied and wish the company the best of luck!
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    Re: Troublesome Creek

    It was worth it to me. I absolutely understand where youíre coming from and I had my doubts, but Iím quite happy that I made the purchase. Iím not willing to say what I paid, but I will say that...
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    Re: Martin AK2 string recommendation

    Congrats on the acquisition!

    I have several Martins and use GHS A250 on them. Itís a light gauge phosphor bronze string. 10-15-24-36
    I like the feel and they have a nice balance of tone.
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    Re: Troublesome Creek

    It was me!

    I took fatt-dadís advice and went for it!

    I made the trip down south to Melodee to check them out and ended up buying. Sales manager Chris was welcoming and knowledgeable and...
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    Re: Troublesome Creek

    Thanks for everybodyís input. I noticed that the price has changed from $1900 to $1799. Every bit helps.
    Iím only about 3 hours from Melodeeís brick and mortar store so I might take a trip to check...
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    Troublesome Creek

    https://reverb.com/item/36245595-troublesome-creek-hm-1sb-honeybee-mandolin
    https://reverb.com/item/36245604-troublesome-creek-hm-1-honeybee-mandolin

    Any thoughts on these? I’m familiar with the...
  20. Re: Easy small modification to Eastman 305 fretboard extension

    Thanks! I was glad that I didnít loose any of the precious ivoroid! Thereís definitely no wrong way to do it as long as the instrument survives the modification and the owner is happy with the...
  21. Re: Easy small modification to Eastman 305 fretboard extension

    Looks good!
    I had the same dilemma with my 404. The extension is definitely right in my sweet spot! I did mine over the summer.
    I didnít pull the frets. I used a razor saw to make some cuts...
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    Re: Tailpiece broke

    I would contact Eastman. If youíre the original owner I would think itís under warranty. If not, I would still try to get one from them. I honestly like the Eastman tailpiece and think itís a pretty...
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    Re: Bowlback make/model?

    I upload images using the the tree picture icon in the toolbar. If you click on it you can choose to upload images from your computer(IPhone) I’m not real tech savvy, but it works for me.
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    My honest opinion is your going in the wrong direction. A D-28 is a great guitar for any style. I think Elizabeth Cotton used a D-28 on some of her recordings and sheís a great finger picker. I think...
  25. Re: What are your favorite albums featuring mandolin?

    I was listening to Jesse McReynolds & Friends -Songs of the Grateful Dead today. If youíre into the Dead and the mandolin itís hard to go wrong. :mandosmiley:
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