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    Re: Apitius Mandolins

    Great pickin!
  2. Re: Mandolin playing mindset vs guitar playing mindset

    Pick a whole new set of songs to play/learn instead of trying to "convert" ones you already know to the mandolin. They can still be strummers (Back in the High Life, Losing My religion, Battle of...
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    Re: Apitius Mandolins

    A 2016 Apitius just hit the classifieds....

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/177624#177624

    No photos at this point but it might be worth looking into.

    NFI
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    Beware the mighty doubleneck

    What immortal hand or eye
    Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/154654445333?hash=item24021f8f15:g:HdIAAOSwP2phanfH
  5. Thile solo last night in Rockport, Mass

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Isz7TWN3LM

    Thile solo last night in Rockport, Mass: "Another New World"
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    Fender mandolin and amp

    196717

    Been away for a while. Whilst out I picked up this nifty little amp. It’s a 1959 champ bought mainly for telecaster use. I discovered that the fender mandolin sounds great through it. Plus,...
  7. Re: I keep studying mandolin with guitar: Following the clouds)

    Incredible skills shown on both guitar and mandolin.
  8. I keep studying mandolin with guitar: Following the clouds)

    I continue to study mandolin with guitar and it is my new composition - maybe it will be interesting for someone!)
    As always, I give the timecode - the mandolin line starts at 1.35 (If someone is...
  9. Re: Another D'Aquisto inspired art-deco mandolin

    Hello Len

    I thought I had posted some pics of the first one, but I can't see them here anywhere. Here are some pics and the mandolin recorded by a friend of mine, Tony Hunter, one of a few people...
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    Re: RIP Arthur Stern

    Shocked and sad... a true Mando booster and a great artist. He will be missed by many...
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    Re: H1 Mandola tailpiece

    Going off of John's idea, if you set it up on a CNC, you could do something like this and never have to worry about it again...
    196619
    Or you could do it by hand, with a little 1/32" hole drilled...
  12. Another D'Aquisto inspired art-deco mandolin

    The second of the Jimmy D'Aquisto inspired mandolins, This one of Sitka and Tasmanian Blackheart sassafras.

    196609 196610 196611 196612

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  13. Made a Bone Saddle for my F4. Big Improvement!

    Thought this might be interesting to a few here like me who have recently bought F2s and F4s and not been completely wowed by the sound.

    When I first got my 21 it had this, with a major sag:
    ...
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    Re: 1987 Flatiron Artist A5 (Mint)

    One of the biggest mistakes I ever made was running over my '85 A5-1 with a Toyota minivan. True story.
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    Re: Pickguard Mountain Brackets

    I have always used the two pins and drilled undersized holes. A drop of glue will hold it. Make sure your pickguard is angled the way you like it and drill the holes parallel to the pickguard and...
  16. Re: Could use help identifying this (supposedly vintage) Mandolin

    I would call it an older instrument, but not "vintage" by my standards.
    It was built either while Martin owned the Vega name in the 1970's, or shortly thereafter when Galaxy Trading Company picked...
  17. Re: Octave mandolin advantages for an established guitar player?

    Straight away strumming with guitar and octave mandolin is a dead end for me. Find other things to do with the instrument. Here's an example of using the low strings as a percussive drone. In a...
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    Re: Sixties Music

    Fire - (Jimi Hendrix)
    https://soundcloud.com/user-643522979/fire

    Good Morning Mr. Walker / Wait Til Tomorrow (Mighty Sparrow / Hendrix)...
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    Re: Vice grip fingers

    I’d really like to be proficient at playing “Crossing Muddy Waters” by John Hiatt!
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    Re: Why is my action so high?

    Thank you for all the advice! I looked into getting a setup done, but as I only paid £100 for this mandolin it didn't seem worth the cost.

    I've made a couple of changes - I removed the thumbscrews...
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    Re: 10 Questions For John McGann

    Noting the anniversary of this feature.
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    Re: My Gibson F4 and Eastman MD515v

    Only two? :mandosmiley:
  23. Re: New music from The Jacktown Ramblers - Ramblin' On

    And from the album, Gabriel playing "Tipsy Gypsy."

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/mp3/mp3/jacktownramblers-tipsygypsy.mp3
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    Re: My Gibson F4 and Eastman MD515v

    'just proves the fact that everyone needs two mandolins.
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    LOTR - Concerning Hobbits - Mandolin

    It has been SO HOT here in Seattle these past two days (100+ degrees). It feels as though I am in Mordor. Ha! See what I did there?
    Please consider SUBSCRIBING to my YouTube channel and please...
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