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    New Peghead Nation web site

    FYI - Appears they've rolled this out. Its been in the works for a very long time, hope it's going well for them.

    https://pegheadnation.com/
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    Happy Anniversary Mandolin Cafe!

    Scott-

    Congratulations! You and the Mandolin Cafe team have created something really special, and valuable. I know I'm not alone in appreciating how much this means musically and socially. One of...
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    Sierra Hull- tone tips video

    Hello friends,

    I came across this on YT today. Simple advice from one of the best! Enjoy :)

    https://youtu.be/-tCoGGcsi0I
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    Re: Arlo Guthrie Retirement

    Two strokes since 2016, per the Rolling Stone article. Perhaps little taps on the shoulder, reminding of one's mortality, and the need to throttle back and enjoy what's left of life.
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    Arlo Guthrie Retirement

    Not quite sure where to post this so, if the mods would prefer it elsewhere, thatís fine by me.

    https://www.arloguthrie.com/news/gone-fishing

    Never did get to see him live!
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Don't know the exact date but it seems to me it was about this time last year we lost our friend Ivan. He was a good Cafe buddy and great internet pen-pal. I miss him.

    I've had an image in my...
  7. Thread: the Small Dog

    by acinva
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    Re: the Small Dog

    I think Small Dog covers are great and wish they were still around. I know that Caseadillo makes covers for Calton and Hoffee guitar cases, and I thought I read somewhere they were coming out with...
  8. Re: We've said it before, we'll say it again.

    So's Sydney, Australia, I guess...
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    Re: We've said it before, we'll say it again.

    One of our local libraries will let users borrow instruments. These were donated to the libraries instrument program. I am not sure if there are any mandolins but if there are they are probably...
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    Re: We've said it before, we'll say it again.

    I sometimes wish there were more choices than buy it or don't buy it. Sometimes I really really like a mandolin that I am testing in a music store, and really love that it exists, but I don't need to...
  11. Re: Stewmac shipping outrageously expensive and NOT eco-responsib

    I get a lot more frustrated when I pay good money for an item and they drop it in a 35 cent unpadded envelope that allows it to get destroyed during shipping than when I pay an honest price and they...
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    If money was no object and tone the only goal I would practice all day instead of working.
  13. Thread: In The Mood

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    In The Mood

    In case any jazz buffs miss this fine and enjoyable piece from Mark Stoffel & Co. on today's home page:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=nMFTxNPyApQ&feature=emb_title

    ...
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    Re: Don Stiernberg Quartet "Nectarine"

    Hi Barry!
    the old red two point is a Nugget..no real criteria for choosing amongst the mandos, just subjective considerations like "this might be fun". Maybe some genre considerations as...
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    Don Stiernberg Quartet "Nectarine"

    first of another small batch of videos just put up..if you dig please subscribe

    yes the tune is from Jazz Mandolin Appetizers

    the mandolin is a "Yorkville Jazz" by Oliver Apitius

    ...
  16. Two new Campanella Mandolins land at The Music Emporium

    This just appeared on their Instagram a few minutes ago.

    Two new instruments from Joseph Campanella, just in and soaking up a little late Summer sun. The Honey Amber finish is a twist on what...
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    When I was 11 and started playing guitar there were probably about 5-7 lads in my school who had also started playing guitar - they ALL had shiny brand new Hondo Les Pauls that looked nice but had...
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    About 15 years ago I did something that's uncommon among other pickers I play with, which was to switch from right leg to left, using the more classical guitar stance, when seated. It put the neck at...
  19. Joining the Girouard Club with an F Oval hole

    I exchanged emails with Max and have sent a deposit to have him build me one of his Girouard F Concert Master mandolins with an oval hole. It will feature complete binding in triple bound, Waverly...
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    Re: Cafe User: Br1ck

    This is the friendliest, most informative music forum on the internet. Period. Full stop.
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    Re: Cafe User: Br1ck

    Eric,
    I was a bit surprised by your comment. I have found this to be one of the most civil message boards that I use. It most cases the few personal attacks or political posts that pop up are...
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    Re: Cafe User: Br1ck

    And then, there's me -- often wrong, but never in doubt...
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    Update From The Mandolin Store

    Received the following broadcast email from The Mandolin Store this morning. Text as follows as an FYI for those who may not have received it:

    Hello Friends,

    I'd like to start off by saying...
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    I could use more homework, but im certainly not "trolling"
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    NBD: 1895 Lyon & Healy (Banjo related)

    25-1/2" scale, an 11" spunover rim
    mahogany neck-all new frets, steel rod neck reinforcement(OEM)
    1 1/4" nut width
    5 1/4 lbs
    Tone is bright and precise.
    neck is straight and low action, plays...
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