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    Re: A Ruhland A5 for sale on Matt's website

    Well I guess it's time for me to jump in, I'm the person who was fortunate enough to be able to purchase the Ruhland A that Matt had for sale on his website (thank you Evan for the heads up). Matt is...
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    Re: Northfield Airloom Recurve with A-style

    Here you go...perfect fit for my Heiden A

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    Re: New Mando... Hamlett Two-Point

    Very nice Kevin! Enjoy, I look forward to hearing more tunes from you on that sweet two point.
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    Re: Can of air

    The cans of compressed air can damage the finish as Sunburst mentioned and they also aren't great for the environment either. If you do decide to use them, be sure to always hold the can vertically...
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    Re: Gilchrist and Heiden - Big Indian Blues

    Where can I order one of those? Is there one available where I can get my Gilchrist to sound like a Heiden?
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Jim, I remember asking Phil about the nut and don't remember if it's ebony or the Delrin material that Mike Kemnitzer sometimes uses. There were probably at least a couple of previous owners so it's...
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Yeah, the Heiden two point was Phil’s mandolin. I think that Phil would be pleased to know that someone from the Cafe community had it and was going to continue to find more tunes in it. Phil had a...
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    I played the two point that’s at Mandomutt when I was at the Swannanoa Gathering a few years ago, it belonged to a friend of mine, it’s an exceptional sounding mandolin.
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Yes it's mine, I had been looking for the 'right' oval hole mandolin for awhile and this one showed up used on TME's website and I bought it. It's a wonderful combination of vintage oval hole tone...
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    As long as we're in a sharing mood, here's one we don't see very often a 2016 Heiden A Oval A-81

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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Here's my 2011 Heiden Artist Plus, Michael is truly a master luthier. One serial number away from Don's.

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  12. Re: Bequeathing instruments to charity in a will

    Junior Appalachian Musicians, https://jamkids.org/alleghany
    This is an after school jam, learning opportunity for kids that Helen White (Wayne Henderson's significant other) started.
    Whenever I've...
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    Re: Ken Cartwright loses home in Oregon fires

    Sue, perhaps you could contact Scott and see if you can send a donation to the Cafe thatís to be passed on to Ken on FB?
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    Re: Ken Cartwright loses home in Oregon fires

    Cartwright Emergency Fundraiser
    https://www.facebook.com/donate/672585860020708/10222543605954088/
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    Re: Philphool, Phil Goodson, passes :(

    I met Phil at the Swannanoa Gathering a few years back, I really enjoyed getting to chat and sitting down and picking some tunes with him. A generous man who loved to share his passion for the music...
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    Re: Question on Manzanita album

    David Grisman is on mandolin on 3 tracks, Blackberry Blossom, Nine Pound Hammer and Stoney Point. Ricky Skaggs on mandolin on 2 tracks, Midnight on the Stormy Deep and Home from the Forest. Sam Bush...
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    Walk Along John, John Reischman
    The Singing Moon, John Reischman + John Miller
    J.S. Bach Suites for Mandolin, Robin Bullock
    Desert Night, Steve Smith
    Travellers, Butch Baldassari, John Reischman...
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    I received an email this morning from Seamus Egan about an online workshop he'll be teaching on 'The Mechanics of Musicality', seemed it might be appropriate for this discussion:...
  19. Re: Thile and Grier at The Prism Coffeehouse, 2002

    Yes, the Thile/Grier concert was held at the original site of the Prism Coffeehouse on Rugby Road. After the original Prism closed and several years of inactivity some volunteer members from the...
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    Re: Chris Thile's new pick

    Well I got an email this morning from Sweetwater stating that the Chris Thile Sig Casein 1.4mm Mando Pick was shipped on Saturday to me. Guess I'll know in a few of days.
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    Re: torrified wood woes

    Since there is no standard for how torrefication is done between suppliers I donít think itís really accurate to say that all torrefied wood has more of a tendency to crack or to even sound a...
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    Re: Northfield 4th Gen F5 reviews?

    Old Growth the 5 bar Artist had an Italian spruce top and the Gen 4 is red spruce so there was more than one variable to compare. To my ear the 5 bar was very sweet, complex and resonant, lots of...
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    Re: Northfield 4th Gen F5 reviews?

    Northfield has had a display this week at the Swannanoa Gathering, including one of their new generation 4 F5s. I’ve had a couple of opportunities to sit down with it and pick a few tunes and it is...
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    Re: Northfield 4th Gen F5 reviews?

    I just got back from TME and had a chance to spend some time with their new Northfield Gen 4 F5 that they just received and I have to say I was very impressed by both the tone and level of finish....
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    Re: Sam Bush hospitalized!!!

    Sam is the only person that can still look cool in a hospital gown!
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