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Celebrating 22 Years Online

Long, long ago, November 18, 1995 to be exact, in a land far, far away we uploaded a few files onto the internet on a screeching, tortoise-like 14.4K modem and called it the Mandolin Cafe. Today we celebrate 22 years on the internet. Think you've seen every page on this site? No you haven't.

Celebrating 22 Years

The Mandolin Store Black Friday Sale starts Midnight EST Thanksgiving Day, ends 2:00 EST on Friday.

Appears our friends at Eastman Mandolins launched a new web site for their mandolins. Nicely done!

Anyone for a jazz mandolin tune of the month project? To be organized by jazz mandolin & fiddle player Pete Martin.

Long overdue, this Sunday, 5:30 pm we're proud to share our Emory Lester Interview!

A new batch of Gilchrist instruments — all spoken for — land safely at Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville. More....

A brand new group of photos of the batch of Gilchrists that just arrived at Carter Vintage Guitars.

Mandolin Mondays #98: welcome Jake Workman playing "Bill Cheatham."

Please read: an open letter to the users of our Classifieds.

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Cool post: owner of the recent undocumented Loar pays us a visit!

Our friends at Retrofret just launched a major web site upgrade. Nicely done!

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