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  1. Thread: New Bern NC

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    Re: New Bern NC

    There are/were jams at the back street pub in Beaufort- IMHO worth the drive from New Bern. One of the “great” bars on the eastern seaboard, especially for music people that also are into boats and...
  2. Surprised there’s no mention of Greensky...

    Surprised there’s no mention of Greensky Bluegrass in this article: the mandolin as “driven” by Paul Hoffman is doing yeoman work in creating a sound that’s quite “rock” like in its’ intensity
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    My word, what understated excellence! I’d sure like to have one or both of those cuties next to my Stressless chair.
  4. Thread: custom mandola

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    Re: custom mandola

    Not too shabby, John. Give me an update, at your leisure, as to when you want this mandola out yonder.
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    Re: What did you get for Christmas?

    I got an entire truckload of #1 steam coal. Lucky me
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    Re: I Had A Brush With Greatness

    1972, New Orleans, walked into this funky little club and there was this sweety singing, accompanying herself with an acoustic Gibson guitar. Chatted her up and she took me to see Muddy Waters...
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    Re: A new Hamlett mandola

    Well, after playing Johns' latest creation 'till the finger tips are oh so sore, I thought that I'd relay impressions. If I were as fluent as Mr Jay of Mandolin Bothers, superlatives like "celestial...
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    Re: A new Hamlett mandola

    Land o' Goshen, John, that sure is purty! Makes me proud to be in such close proximity to Hamlett Hollow.
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    Re: Rolling your own...

    Well, the chances are quite high that you could "successfully" build a mandolin, or guitar or whatever. The fly in the ointment is the probability that the instrument would not meet the criteria most...
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    Re: You Just Don't See Wood Like This Anymore...

    Better hope that the D.O.J. doesn't come down on you like a thousand bricks for displaying these endangered materials.
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    Re: Some Luthier Suggestions...

    Mr Cantrell: Coincidentally I've been speaking with "Sunburst" Hamlett about just such a project. That's the direction that I'm going to go (if he'll agree). You may have seen the 30's Epiphone...
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    Re: Earthquake in Virginia 5.8-5.9

    I was at home ( a wood framed building) a mile or so from Hamlett Holler. I thought that John (AKA "Sunburst") was playing a joke on me; that he has climbed up on the roof of the house and was...
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    Re: Good setup shops in NC/VA?

    John Hamlett (aka "Sunburst") just about 100 miles north on US #29.
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    Re: Epiphone EL-00 Parlor Guitar?

    I'd suggest a Composite Acoustics "Cargo" guitar. No longer being manufactured, but available on the used market. Incredible tone in a parlor sized package.
  15. Thread: elderly

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    Re: elderly

    I'll add another 5-star approval for Elderly. I've consigned several instruments with them, and netted more than I thought that I'd receive. A class act IMHO.
  16. Re: Finally pullling the trigger to both buy and sell

    In the last couple of years I've sold two guitars via consignment with Elderly Music in order to fund a purchase of a custom instrument ordered from Mandolincafes' own "Sunburst" (a.k.a. John...
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    Re: Outdoor picking chair

    I bought a three legged folding camping chair (no arm rests) from Sierra Trading Post that works well for me. It's not real comfortable, but it's stable for using on other than a finished surface.
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    Re: Mandolincafe Restoration Challenge

    How about the Mandolin Cafe maintain ownership and "lease " the mandolin to members for a short time (a week?). I'd pay $100 or so for this opportunity to examine and play a first rate vintage "A"....
  19. Re: Post here if you've had a POSITIVE custom build experience

    Okay, below is my experience in the "custom build" arena: John "Sunburst" Hamlett has built a mandolin/octave mandolin "set" and a 12-fret dreadnought guitar for me. It was a treat watching the...
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    Re: Yusuf (Cat Stevens) "Boots And Sand"

    As per the original post, ie. Cat "Yusuf" Stevens, I was under the impression that politics was a verbotim subject on this board. Perhaps it is a particular slant of politics that is prohibited?
  21. Re: 80 million U.S. individuals listen to bluegrass

    For the last year or so we had the opportunity to listen to a FM radio network here in Virginia called "Bluegrass FM". I thought that it was pretty doggone good, with a mix of straight ahead...
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    Re: Mandola as first instrument?

    I believe a mandola would be a good choice, especially if travel is a consideration. A cased instrument would be be more manageable size wise compared to an octave mandolin, and the register would be...
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    Re: Tab for "lands end"

    There is a tab of "Lands End" on T. O'Briens "Homespun" tutorial.
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    Re: What Did Your Parents Listen Too?

    Mother (dob 1918) listened occasionally to classical. Father (dob 1917) thought that "good" music ended with the big band (swing) era. Neither were really into music as much as they were into the...
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    Re: building a carbon fiber case

    For a "one off" project such as you are contemplating, I would think that constructing a cold molded (ie. wood veneers + epoxy resin + vacuum bagging) case would make more sense. This technique is,...
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