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  1. Re: Help with exporting Gibson TG-00 - Dot Inlays

    That sounds about like my experiences price-wise. It ís especially painful when it's an already expensive instrument! Good to know your experiences with myus.com have been positive - or maybe bad ......
  2. Re: Help with exporting Gibson TG-00 - Dot Inlays

    Hi Antonio, another voice from Spain sharing your pain in getting an instrument imported from the States. I've never had to deal with the issue you're having (I think Mike is correct in stating that...
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    Re: Lakes of Pontchartrain

    A beautiful tune, well played & sung, on a nice-sounding Martin, Corban. Just missing the gators! :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Couple of tunes in calico tuning

    That's really nice Amanda, love the tonality!
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    Re: And now for something completely different

    Makes me think of Rick Nielsen and his thousand stage guitars, from back in my rocker days:

    191553

    I like that the builder is so open to customizations - if I lived in the States, I'd probably...
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    Re: 2020 tribute Vessel A model

    Beautiful aesthetic, Gary, and that is one nice piece of mahogany. Is the tailpiece your design?
  7. Thread: New toy day

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    Re: New toy day

    I've been lucky enough to own an octal 30's Gibson amp back when I thought guitar was cool. My hat's off to the maker for realizing there's a market for this sound, and to have the technical chops to...
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    Re: Kentucky 150 Europe?

    Hi Claire,
    Here's a link to the Kentuckys TFOA is currently carrying. You can simply change the brand on the left to see what's available from Eastman, others, or all (you probably know that already...
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    Re: Anyone heard from almeriastrings?

    Agreed, Nick. Up here on the Costa Brava, incidences are low-ish, and everyone's doing the right thing. But if you read the news, it's just the opposite. Don't get me started on media bias!! :)

    I...
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    Re: Anyone heard from almeriastrings?

    I remember seeing that as well on his FB gig page a while ago, Nick. I think things are pretty grim in his area right now, as (I think) its economy is pretty dependent on British expats/second home...
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    Anyone heard from almeriastrings?

    I bought my first good mandolin from him several years ago, and was planning to drive down the coast to visit him & his wife (pre-Covid) when I stopped hearing from him. I see that he hasn't been...
  12. Re: Steve Knightly talks about his approach to Tenor guitsr

    Two super great resources, Fox many thanks for posting the videos! I've been looking for a bit of tenor inspiration.
  13. Re: New blacktop mandolin in WRC and Tawhai (NZ Red Beech

    ... To say nothing of that fantastic headstock icon! I really like your aesthetic, Davy, the traditional and the modern are all working together organically.
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    Re: Sturgill Simpson Bluegrass Album

    I coincidently heard him for the very first time via the local radio station the other day (this album's version of "All Around You") and had to find out who the mandolin player was. Ms. Hull all the...
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    Re: impulse purchase - non-mando

    As I also wanted to explore bass but have a space-challenged office/music room/man cave, I went the u-bass route. Really fun, and it for sure informs my mandolin playing. TuneFox (NFI) has been...
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    RE: post #45: "In fact, I'd like to find a good short or medium oil varnish, preferably with phenolic resin (like the old rockhard)"

    I brushed Rockhard, thinned to maple syrup consistency, on an...
  17. Thread: El Toro ?

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    Re: El Toro ?

    Look forward to your impressions, and keeping my fingers crossed you'll post a recording. Well done!!
  18. Thread: El Toro ?

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    Re: El Toro ?

    Hi Dwiggins,
    The El Toro will give you something to grow into for many, many years, possibly for life. The sound of Ken's mandolins is unbelievably rich.
  19. Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine on electric tenor

    I posted this over on the Newbies Social Group, and thought to post it here as well. CGDA tuned mini-electric and melodica. I'm using a GarageBand Super Reverb plugin :
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    Re: First builds finished at last.

    Those look amazing, @mikeyb2. It looks like you nailed the finish on both.
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    Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    A couple more:
    High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music
    Latcho Drom, AKA "Safe Jorney" (Gypsy music from Egypt to Spain; kinda stagey in places, but really astounding music)
  22. Re: Meet new duo The Foreign Landers - David and Tabitha Benedict

    That is some tight, fluid playing. Looking forward to more music from you two in the near future to enjoy!
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    Re: Breedlove mandolins - no on-line catalog?

    FYI (and NFI), there's a USA-made K in the classifieds right now.
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    Re: Ideas for what could be rattling on Mandolin!

    Hey Muppet:

    I see you have a James tailpiece. Looks like you checked it was seated, correct? I was recently having the same issue with my A string randomly rattling - definitely more if I played...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Wow John, whatever went wrong with building those parlors certainly doesn't show up in the finished instruments! Really fine.

    Graham, that is one beautiful instrument. The tulip satinwood is...
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