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    Stolen mandolin recovered!

    Hi all,

    I just wanted to share a very happy story with you, and it's really only happy because of the help of this wonderful community here on Mandolin Cafe!

    Earlier last year our shop was...
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    Scottish Reels

    A couple of Reels.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nydZkYkhqUg




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du9x2ZPjf8E
  3. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    A few words, mainly to say thank you to those at the cafe who have provided help, encouragement and inspiration over the course of the past year. It's been a tough one for all of us and I'm sure...
  4. A mando track with my Ruhland F5 on this cover tune.

    https://soundcloud.com/evan-elkin-362618548/sweet-carolina
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    Note names on the instrument

    In case anyone is interested, here is a chart you can print and use.

    190159

    :mandosmiley::mandosmiley::whistling:
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    More love for Pomeroys

    Here’s my 2018 Violin Style A and a song called “Someday.” I find this instrument as much a pleasure to look at as it is to play. Unfortunately, this recording doesn’t do the mandolin the justice it...
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    It's here! Peter Coombe flat top.

    I have had it a couple of days now and still can't wipe the smile off my face! It is a thing of beauty. It's lightweight, precision made, loud and has great sustain.

    It's one of Peter's 2nd...
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    GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    The most beautiful mandolin I have ever seen was delivered today ! Port Orford top and beautiful flame maple back ! Workmanship second to none ! Sound really projects crystal clear notes across the...
  9. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    Well, dang. Now you've got me looking at the Pava. I do own a Pava Player I got from Carter's a few months ago. To tell the truth, it doesn't excite me much. It's turning into my wife's mandolin. (G)...
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    Re: Waverly Tuners tight

    Try a little oil on the gears, Tri-Flow works great. I have seen techs use WD-40 but that is more of moister protectant. Singer sewing machine oil if you can find it works great also.
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    Re: Waverly Tuners tight

    What are they like with the strings off? If they are no better after lubrication, they may be badly fitted and the posts binding.
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    Re: Show off your back side

    My Tyler White #17
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  13. Thread: Classic Grisman

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    Classic Grisman

    This is one of my favorite Grisman solos. Every note lands perfectly and his timing is just incredible. I guess that's what makes these guys pros!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOfb9r6OHHA
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    https://www.icloud.com/attachment/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fcvws.icloud-content.com%2FB%2FAV9oMzPiwcB1ls9KzxCnxV5XljNxASsJ ...
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    Re: Eastman Comfort Comfort

    I have no reason to contour the edge, but I have rounded the corners of the bridge on almost every instrument I have. If you lightly touch the bridge with your palm, the sharp corners that come on...
  16. Re: looking to move, but I have no clue where ?.

    Do NOT move to Colorado, it is awful. Weather is terrible, people are miserable, music scene is lousy. The doctors are quacks. I am telling everyone I can to not move here.

    I wish you well.
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    Re: Andrew Marlin's Gilchrist F5

    Thousands of A-style owners just let out a collective cry of anguish.
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Just picked up my F5 from Matt Ruhland today and shared a celebratory toast. Will be interested to hear from the owners of the other 4 mandolins in this batch, but from my perspective, this is one...
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    Re: A few young musicians to keep an eye on

    I stumbled on it and thought I would share it. Pretty incredible
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    Re: Negotiating trades on the Cafe

    This from 20+ years of experience administering and dealing with a classifieds resource: Trades and Want Ads are hands down the most risky bits of business to engage in. It's your job to do your...
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    A ''Happy New Year'' from the UK

    Hi all - Just to wish every one of you - A Happy, Prosperous,Safe & Healthy New Year for 2019.
    Ivan ;)
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    Thankful for this forum

    I made my first post a few months ago lamenting my costly error of buying a Collings MT and the how the v neck was causing hand pain and was not working for me. I got all kinds of great feedback...
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    Re: Adi top break in

    The perennial discussion about breaking in. I posit these two facts: 1) 300-year-old violins play fine (mostly), which suggests wood does not change very much, if at all. 2) We are very talented at...
  24. NMC New documentary on The Highwoods String Band.

    A good friend and fellow musician sent this along........

    http://www.folkstreams.net/film-detail.php?id=435&fbclid=IwAR3GU8uc14UyoFqaARfj73sfPWnCEpwUr3Q9cTxiRHYWjwea2Cz1iXG0Z34

    I have not had...
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    Re: Doug Unger Mandolin

    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-RzMpHdW/1/10e01c31/L/i-RzMpHdW-XL.jpg

    The Unger mandolin arrived and it is even more striking in person than in Elderly's images! The details are meticulous...
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