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2017 NAMM Show

A bit of reporting and photos from our 2017 NAMM Show experience in Anaheim, Calif., including a chance meeting with the legendary Andy Manson and one of his newest creations, shown below.

2017 NAMM Show

Pictures of the new Eastman octave mandolin we saw at the NAMM Show in Anaheim. Very nice. So new they just received the day before the show.

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Meet legendary builder Andy Manson and a one-of-a-kind mandolin. We got to at this weekend's NAMM Show.

Double-stops explained logically by David Benedict on Mandolins Heal The World.

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Carlo Aonzo's 17th annual U.S. Mandolin Workshop, held in Milwaukee this year, June 1-4. See: workshop web site.

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Digging the new Pono line just hiting retail. Here's their Terz Octave Mandolin at Fiddler's Green.

Mandolin Mondays #55: David Benedict tackles Super Mario Mandolin Medley. #mandolinmondays

Folk Alliance International tells us their camps are starting to fill up, so register soon! Radim Zenkl and Rich DelGrosso handling mandolin tracks.

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