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    Today I spent a delightful hour or so with Brian Farmer, owner of Sun Valley Guitars, our sorta-local MandolinCafe.com sponsor. At the end of our visit, I left my Eastman MD305 with him and walked out with a Collings MT.

    Oh my goodness am I over the moon!

    That is all.
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    Congratulations!
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    Awesome Sheila Enjoy your new Collings, they are great mandolins!
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    Congratulations! I’m sure it will bring you much joy.
    Play it like you mean it

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    Congratulations and play it in good health. That’s a nice step up!
    ... not all those who wander are lost ...

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    What a beauty! Congratulations!
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    Sheila, just a friendly reminder: there's no such thing as "just looking" when it comes to puppies, kittens, or mandolins.

    That said, enjoy it!

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    Congrats!
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    Congrats on the new Mandolin!!
    I too have a Collings. So happy with it.
    Your MT is likely to give you many years of playing pleasure!
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    The signature here on the cafe is like a relationship status on facebook, but for mandolins.
    Congratulations on the new addition to your signature! I hope you can make beautiful music together.
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    Congratulations - the Collings will either be a lifetime mandolin, a step on the slippery slope of MAS, or both. Enjoy it in good health and play the snot out of it!

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    Congrats!!

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    Okay, let's see it already

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    What Sue said. Also, congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rieter View Post
    Okay, let's see it already
    New Avatar as well.....
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    There is absolutely something thrilling about a new mandolin. We share your happiness and enthusiasm, not as neutral onlookers, but with a sincere and synchronized empathy born of our own new mandolin experiences. It is indeed a wonderful thing. Short of getting a new mandolin ourselves, we resort to the contact high we get watching your delight. Enjoy. Enjoy for all of us.
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    Congratulations Sheila!
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    Can’t wait to see and hear it! I’m also interested in your impressions comparing it to the Eastman.

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    MAS can be rewarding, way to go.

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    Congrats! Like John said, the Collings can easily be and last mandolin if you so choose. You will have a ton of fun getting to know it and being surprised at what a step up it really is. And I say that liking Eastman instruments.
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    Congrats! Now the fun starts anew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soliver View Post
    New Avatar as well.....
    I'm holding her in my avatar. And I would add an image if I could make it work . . .
    Now, what was I after when I wandered in here?

    Phoebe, my 2021 Collings MT
    Fiona, My 2021 GSMonroe Guitar-Bodied Octave Resonator Mandolin
    Charlotte, my 2016 Eastman MDO 305
    Giuliana, my 2002 Hans Schuster 505 Violin
    Rich, my 1959 Husband

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    Congrats!!! Collings make great stuff. Been super happy with mine so far.
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    Here's a photo (I think!)
    Now, what was I after when I wandered in here?

    Phoebe, my 2021 Collings MT
    Fiona, My 2021 GSMonroe Guitar-Bodied Octave Resonator Mandolin
    Charlotte, my 2016 Eastman MDO 305
    Giuliana, my 2002 Hans Schuster 505 Violin
    Rich, my 1959 Husband

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    Enjoy (I'm sure you will) your new Collings, Sheila! Beautiful instrument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffD View Post
    There is absolutely something thrilling about a new mandolin. We share your happiness and enthusiasm, not as neutral onlookers, but with a sincere and synchronized empathy born of our own new mandolin experiences. It is indeed a wonderful thing. Short of getting a new mandolin ourselves, we resort to the contact high we get watching your delight. Enjoy. Enjoy for all of us.
    Everyone has shared many kind words, but Jeff--these words are downright moving. Thank you.
    Now, what was I after when I wandered in here?

    Phoebe, my 2021 Collings MT
    Fiona, My 2021 GSMonroe Guitar-Bodied Octave Resonator Mandolin
    Charlotte, my 2016 Eastman MDO 305
    Giuliana, my 2002 Hans Schuster 505 Violin
    Rich, my 1959 Husband

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