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    The Kentucky KM-150 I had on order arrived today, but I have a problem. My violin playing daughter won't let go of it!

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    Congratulations! That is a great problem to have.
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    Well, you have your (first) excuse to buy another mandolin...
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    Well, you have your (first) excuse to buy another mandolin...
    That's right, besides I don't have an F style...

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Serio View Post
    The Kentucky KM-150 I had on order arrived today, but I have a problem. My violin playing daughter won't let go of it!

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    Good for her.

    You can always get another and start playing twin mandolin with your daughter. (The first time I did twin/harmony mandolin was truly special.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Serio View Post
    The Kentucky KM-150 I had on order arrived today, but I have a problem. My violin playing daughter won't let go of it!

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    Just tune it like a banjo and she won't have anything to do with it!

    (Actually, a better solution is to get one for her too!)
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    The girl's a natural—look at that left hand! I assume you've ordered another?

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    The Suzuki method (classes that you both go to) is probably a great option now, it encourages cooperation between players of different instruments, experience, aptitude and age..

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    Upgrade to a 750. She'll be ready for that soon enough! LOL. (I tried to interest my sons in mandolin to no avail, but I never expected my youngest to run out and buy a banjo -- the shame of it all! )
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    Quote Originally Posted by grassrootphilosopher View Post
    Good for her.

    You can always get another and start playing twin mandolin with your daughter. (The first time I did twin/harmony mandolin was truly special.)
    Now there's an idea!

    Can't play a duet without 2 mandolins

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise NM View Post
    The girl's a natural—look at that left hand! I assume you've ordered another?
    I came to mandolin as a classically trained violinist/bluegrass fiddler and self taught guitarist. When I picked up a mandolin I swear those old fiddle tunes and classical pieces literally just fell right out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Serio View Post
    The Kentucky KM-150 I had on order arrived today, but I have a problem. My violin playing daughter won't let go of it!

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    I'm sure you know to keep her playing and not throwing it down in pain (sounds like me...) you need a really good setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie D View Post
    I'm sure you know to keep her playing and not throwing it down in pain (sounds like me...) you need a really good setup.
    Action seems pretty good, nice and low. It isn't hard to keep the strings pressed securely against the frets.

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    My 9 year old keeps asking me when I'm only going to play my octave mandolin so he can have my Eastman. It's a good problem to have.
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    She's trying to strengthen her claim, has now given it a name.

    You guessed it: Amanda Lynn

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    Face it: it's hers. What will you be getting for yourself?

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