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    Lining up the tuning pegs makes tuning in a loud environment much easier.

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    The seller's listed as in Ukraine on Ebay.co.uk, more hand painted mandos and balalaikas, even one (so far) unpainted mandolin, and lots of objects d'art and paintings of Soviet worthies - Marx, Lenin, Uncle Joe, a complete rogue's gallery of them. I wonder how much he'd charge for a mandolin with Soviet cosmonaut Yurin Gagarin on the back? He's selling this...

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    I have this sneaky suspicion that he doesn't sell that much stuff that swiftly. His prices are not unreasonable, but the items' appearance ... Well, perhaps there are markets in which these sorts of "objets d'art" are much sought-after. Not appealing to me, but who says my tastes are any arbiters of what the general public considers desirable?

    So would he be open-minded concerning a commission? I'd be surprised if he weren't! Go for it!
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    Jay had an incredible collection of guitars. But I don't remember ever seeing his mando. He was a wonderful musician, devoted to Jazz with a particular fondness for Charlie Christian. He was terrific to work with!
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    Following this discussion I went ahead and bought the Geils/Beaudoin/Weinstein CD on Amazon... and instead the seller sent me the 4-DVD Lethal Weapon box set. Not even sure I knew there were four Lethal Weapon films...

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    Thanks for that! This thread or sidebar was a revelation for me, and I'll wager for others, as well. I never knew of these aspects of J. Geils' music until now. In fact, even though his name was on the band, he didn't command attention the way Peter Wolf and Magic Dick did. The reference to his mandolin playing came about thanks to NickR in Post #1101, in which he mentions a brief passage in one song. There's a link there to the associated youtube video - in case you're interested (and didn't know). I've no idea whether it was his mandolin he used, or someone else's - no way of knowing for us spectators. While we've got you, though, do you know anything more about his involvement with the mandolin? Such as, did he play it much? Did he play it on any other JGB songs? Anything you can think of. We've already veered this far off-topic; might as well see it through.

    Thanks! And thanks for all the great mandolinning.
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