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Chris Thile Transitioning to Full-Time Host of A Prairie Home Companion

Chris Thile will transition to full-time host of A Prairie Home Companion in the next year. Mandolin Cafe correspondent Bradley Klein confirmed the rumors, meeting with Thile after last Saturday's Punch Brothers show in Cincinnati, Ohio. More...

Thile Transitioning to Full-Time Host of A Prairie Home Companion

Happy birthday to our friends at Elderly Instruments. The store opened July 5, 1972 and the rest, as they say, is history!

Appears to be a great deal on a real quality F mandolin in the Classifieds, this Parsons F model. Like a quality used car minus the new cost.

Weekend window shopping. Check out the instruments directly available from Weber.

We currently have two feature interviews under way. Secret, really, but a couple of hints: Sarah and Caleb.

We concur:'s review of August Watters' Exploring Classical Mandolin. Purchase: Berklee Press | Elderly | amazon

Not often available so they get our attention when they are: Campanella Due two-point.

Digging the new Deering Banjos blog design. Yes, not mandolin related, but they make a great tenor banjo. Check out the brand new Hooks and Nuts. Very well done.

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If you're ever going to purchase a Gibson A-3 (not everyone's cup of tea), this Aussie 1918 version is in fair price range.

Digging this Northfield A-5 on the Classifieds. Beautiful!

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