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    I was showing my wife the eighteen thousand dollar Gilchrist Mandola in the classified, suggesting to her what a great birthday present that would be, to which she replied - "you told me you needed socks".

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    SAS would be a cheaper complex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Leyda View Post
    SAS would be a cheaper complex.
    But only until one day you see that one pair of Lloyd Loar worn socks in the Classifieds...
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    fmsweeney, all you need to do is increase your medication. I say this with the knowledge that I'm not one to talk with 4 mandos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Gies View Post
    ..........I say this with the knowledge that I'm not one to talk with 4 mandos.
    Seems under control to me
    Play it like you mean it

    Not all the clams are at the beach

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    Hey, wait, I want that mandola!

    MAS is always out of control, that’s one of the diagnostic symptoms
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    I should be good to go as I currently only have 3 mandolins ( + 4 mandolas, + 3 octaves, + 2 mandocellos,).....
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    On the bright side you’ve started the conditioning process. If she thinks all mandolas are around 18 grand then she won’t think twice when you buy one for 15 or 16. You saved a couple grand, right? A couple grand is a lot of money.
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    That Gilchrist makes the Hamlett mandola look much more reasonable...to which my wife responded, "Well you blew your birthday surprise so I'll just get something else!"

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    So...Considering I have 7 guitars as a result of some serious GAS, am I going to end up with a similar number of mandolins? I got my first just a month ago.

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    I’ve saved a fortune over the years by not buying things.

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    uroboros- you are probably getting socks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmsweeney View Post
    I should be good to go as I currently only have 3 mandolins ( + 4 mandolas, + 3 octaves, + 2 mandocellos,).....
    Story to tell.

    I took some friends on a day trip to the nearest Cabalas, which was a drive of several hours. (This was before on line purchasing became the norm, and such road trips are something I really miss about the modern world.) Well, we behaved as stereotypes I guess, the men went into Cabalas, while the women went into the various outlet clothing stores that spring up around a Cabalas.

    With pier pressure to 'buy something" my friend purchased some socks, high end quality wool boot socks. And he complained the whole drive back about how much they cost, and how many "regular" socks he could by for that price.

    A year later he confided in me that those socks were the best GD socks he had ever worn, and that he had since drove back to get another pair.


    All I am saying is, while mandolins are great, great socks are great too.
    Having something to say is highly over rated.

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    My wife is correct, my news year's resolution which I have styed true to, was to throw away any pair of socks with a hole in them, needless to say the sock drawer is looking pretty sparse these days, but I would go barefoot the rest of the summer in exchange for the Gil dola.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmsweeney View Post
    ........ but I would go barefoot the rest of the summer in exchange for the Gil dola.
    How about next winter?
    Play it like you mean it

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    sure if I'm not required to leave the house
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmsweeney View Post
    sure if I'm not required to leave the house
    But then who's going to do the shoveling?

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    I have a teenager..... then again the near death whining might not be worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Gies View Post
    fmsweeney, all you need to do is increase your medication.
    Or increase your wife's..
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    "gonna keep her drunk and woozy all the time time time, gonna keep her drunk and woozy all the time"
    "Mean Old Timer, He's got grey hair, Mean Old Timer he just don't care
    Got no compassion, thinks its a sin
    All he does is sit around an play the Mandolin"

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    I suffer from MAS. I've had it over 40 years now. My biggest fear in life is when I die my wife will sell my mandolins for the price I told her I paid for them.

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