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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    I was wondering if it belonged to the late Phil Goodson. Looking at it makes me sad.
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    When updating your will, remember that there are two “f’s” in “Heffernan.”
  3. Re: Mandolin purchase advice for a new player

    The MD515 will have better hardware, but given its wear and uncertain year, Id go with the MD315. You might find different in the same general price range, but youre really only going to find...
  4. Re: Suggestions for the Solution of Limited Options Problem

    I would second this advice. You can search the classifieds using or EU and pick through the listings. The best option currently available in your price range is this one in Poland:
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  5. Re: rarest of rare in the classifieds, great instrument, super pr

    I would actually be more intimidated by the potential expense and process of importing such an instrument from Europe (Germany?) than I would that asking price converted to dollars for a modern...
  6. Re: rarest of rare in the classifieds, great instrument, super pr

    By “exchange” do you mean the exchange rate or the importation of the instrument?
  7. Re: rarest of rare in the classifieds, great instrument, super pr

    The ad has been deleted. Anybody planning getting ready for a true Thanksgiving?
  8. Re: What are some good "Guitar Body Octave Mandolin makers out th

    Have we seen this mandola, Mary? Lawrence sure makes a beauty, and his mandolas are played by some of the best in the business.
  9. Re: What are some good "Guitar Body Octave Mandolin makers out th

    Did someone say pictures?

    189905

    189906

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    189908
  10. Re: rarest of rare in the classifieds, great instrument, super pr

    There's a Facebook page for #19 claiming it was completed in October of 2019, and I seem to recall Adrian saying that he was working on #20-#26 during the pandemic:
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  11. Re: rarest of rare in the classifieds, great instrument, super pr

    I believe that Adrian has only completed nineteen mandolins, and I’ve never seen one listed in the classifieds previously.
  12. Re: Flatiron 1N (The one that got away) and Northfield Calhoun

    Ive bought a number of used flattops in the last several years in the $400-500 range, although prices do seem to be rising based on the pair of Flatirons listed lately by Elderly. The only flattop...
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    Re: McClung Armrest

    Ive installed and appreciated the McClung armrest on a number of mandolins that Ive bought used, but Ive been reluctant to put one on a custom order / new purchase. I like your determination to...
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    Re: Searching for Ellis F-5 SR# 110-07

    Its pictures seem like they’re being used here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ellis-Deluxe-Mandolin/324355619772?hash=item4b8519fbbc:m:mG_Jzo9Al8t5T_qyei998bA&redirect=mobile
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    Re: Repair tech in Sarasota, FL?

    Ross Teigen relocated to Hawthorne which is ~180 miles away.
  16. Re: New to mandolin. Looking for recommendations

    Do you have a particular music that you’re intending to play? Given some of your experience with guitars, you might be interested in an American flattop (like a Mid-Missouri/Big Muddy) over an...
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    Re: Builder or Company

    I immediately thought of this one from the classifieds:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/161968#161968
  18. Thread: Trading

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    Re: Trading

    I’m inclined to agree. While the premise of a trade sounds convenient — one in / one out — you really are beholden to the unusual circumstance in which someone has what you need and wants what you’ve...
  19. Thread: Trading

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    Re: Trading

    In a word, yes. I tend to think of resale or trade value as roughly 70% of current replacement value, not original sale price.
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    Re: Mandolin recommendation for new player

    If you have no intention of playing bluegrass in a jam any time soon, you might consider a flattop mandolin. Alfons suggested a Mid-Missouri/Big Muddy (my first mandolin), and I have also owned a...
  21. Re: Buffing Out Marks in Nitrocellulose Finish?

    His website doesn’t look like it’s been updated in a few years, but I seem to recall that a shop selling one of his used instruments managed to contact him.
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    I first read the term in a post by Gail Hester, commenting on the design of the Griffith Loar:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/62542-Shape-Changes-in-A-type-style-Mandolin?highlight=wabi
  23. Re: Buffing Out Marks in Nitrocellulose Finish?

    Have you tried contacting Andy?

    https://www.poestrings.net/contact
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    Re: Kentucky KM 1500

    They’re actually going for $2695 new these days:

    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/folk-traditional-instruments/kentucky-km-1500-master-f-model-mandolin/j19365000001000?cntry=US&cur=USD

    There...
  25. Re: Best place to buy a mandolin near Miami/Ft Lauderdale area

    The best option is probably Penny Lane Emporium: https://pennylaneemporium.com/
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