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    So,

    I purchased a really nice mandolin on the other side of the country, the same side that my in-laws live on. Thinking I was smart for avoiding shipping, saving money and getting the mandolin to me quicker I asked my Mother-in-law, who was coming to visit to hand deliver it, earning her potential for Mother-in-law of the year. The night before she was supposed to come out my kid developed a bad cold...

    She decided to postpone her trip...

    And now my really nice mandolin is marooned on the other side of the country with my in-laws.

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    That’s really unfortunate Josh, but I think you have an instrument or two that might console you

    But I’m on the east coast now. I could pick it up and bring it West…………..

    Hope your son gets well quickly.
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    My sad mandolin story is that I don’t have a really nice mandolin waiting for me on the other side of the country.

    So what’s Nana picking on this weekend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill McCall View Post
    That’s really unfortunate Josh, but I think you have an instrument or two that might console you

    But I’m on the east coast now. I could pick it up and bring it West…………..

    Hope your son gets well quickly.
    Where are you Bill... Maybe you can win Mother in Law of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pheffernan View Post
    My sad mandolin story is that I don’t have a really nice mandolin waiting for me on the other side of the country.

    So what’s Nana picking on this weekend?
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    Dude...
    And I know exactly what you're missing...
    ;-(

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    I don't know if I'd trust that shifty Bill McCall...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Levine View Post
    Where are you Bill... Maybe you can win Mother in Law of the year.

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    D-log something or other
    Nice mandolin! I know the anticipation is a killer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Levine View Post
    Where are you Bill... Maybe you can win Mother in Law of the year……….
    I was listening to ‘Down to Tampa’ and it spoke to me.

    And sadly, they probably won’t let me carry on 2 mandolins
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvanElk View Post
    I don't know if I'd trust that shifty Bill McCall...
    Hey, my parole officer thinks I’m doing okay. And I stopped playing the banjo……..
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    If the girl next door had said, ‘yes I will marry you,’ then you’d be playing your mandolin right now.

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    Oh, wow, sorry Josh!

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    Good news. With any luck I will have it on Thursday… fingers crossed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Levine View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demetrius View Post
    Dude...
    And I know exactly what you're missing...
    ;-(
    Demetrius,

    What were your thoughts on that Gil? I know you had one a few years ago and have had your hands on your share of fine instruments. Appreciate any thoughts on it.

    Josh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Levine View Post
    Demetrius,

    What were your thoughts on that Gil? I know you had one a few years ago and have had your hands on your share of fine instruments. Appreciate any thoughts on it.

    Josh
    Josh, that mandolin is a fantastic example of Steve’s work. I think it has spent much time in the case so I found it to be sleepy but you can tell it is there. It has that Gilchrist low end without being muddy. My brother has one from the batch somewhat close to that one with the same D log and when he first received it I thought it felt really tight and was definitely asleep. It too spent so much time in the case that it started remembering it’s tree life. Now his mandolin is an absolute cannon and will only get better. When your Gilchrist arrives, literally beat the heck out of it and don’t look back. I have to say, I quite miss it but I’m happy you’re getting it man...

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    Thanks. I look forward to literally beating the heck out of it. I will report back to this thread if I ever get it in my hands.

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    Now that I (slow as I am) know what it is, I know congratulations are truly in order. Teach that horse who's boss!

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    Is the Duff still there?
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    Oh yes still here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Levine View Post
    Oh yes still here.
    Many people would be very happy with that mando
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    I know. I am one of those people.

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    Apparently I’m still trying to find something I like more…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Levine View Post
    Apparently I’m still trying to find something I like more…
    An admirable mission.
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    This thread is worthless without pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgarrity View Post
    This thread is worthless without pics!
    This is our struggle here. I can't provide any recent pics or sound clips since I don't have it... if all goes well tomorrow this may change. For now you will have to settle for some pics Mr. Gil took when he built it. http://www.gilchristmandolins.com/615

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