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Apr-15-2005, 8:29am
there's an unusual and, to me, very attractive looking mandolin up for auction on u.k. ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....IT&rd=1 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7314910657&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1)

anyone know anything about this luthier and how i might be able to contact him?

- bill

steve V. johnson
Apr-15-2005, 1:22pm
Could it be a pun name? Ceilidh?

Apr-15-2005, 2:35pm
To those not aware that's how you pronounce that word above. #Gaelic is truly Chinese, just drinks a bit more http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

mad dawg
Apr-15-2005, 4:30pm
Could it be a pun name? #Ceilidh?
Good eye -- that's brilliant!

Apr-16-2005, 12:30pm
cousin to hoo lee, i believe.

Apr-16-2005, 12:52pm
Could it be a pun name? #Ceilidh?
It has to be. It looks really cool I wonder if it is any good...

steve V. johnson
Apr-17-2005, 1:18am
Bill sez, "cousin to hoo lee, i believe. "

LOL!! Bill's got it! That, Hoo... what a party animal!

Apr-17-2005, 1:53am
i've asked an e-friend in the u.k. to see if he can find one and give it a test drive. looks like a lovely instrument - shame about the gimmicky name.

- bill

steve V. johnson
Apr-17-2005, 10:52am
Adare Steve deals with instrument distributors and mfrs for his Shanna Quay shop in Co. Limerick... Maybe he knows, or could find out, something about these things....?

A-Steve, are you reading this thread?

Apr-19-2005, 9:05am
I don't want to sound cynical, but I'm a little suspicious of things with shamrocks in/on them when it comes to things Irish as this often suggests a cheap marketing ploy to try and woo Celticophiles... (the name k. lee also suggests this). Also a rrp of 270 seems a little on the cheap side for a hand made mandolin.

Having said that, I've never played a k lee mandolin, they may be the best thing since sliced bread......

Martin Jonas
Apr-19-2005, 10:32am
My initial response to shamrocks is much as mancmando's: pictures of green Guiness and fake Irish theme pubs spring to mind. I'd be sceptical about this.


Mike Buesseler
Apr-19-2005, 11:08am
This isn't exactly relevant to this thread, but it's sort of related and it made me laugh...

We heard Cowboy Celtic play here in Great Falls, MT #the other night. #(If you haven't heard this group, check them out! #Their harp player is an ANGEL, and they are all top drawer musicians). #

Anyway, the guy who introduced them to the stage pronounced their name like the basketball team-- "Cowboy Seltic." # This naturally rubbed the band a bit the wrong way. #So, when their lead singer, Denise, got on stage, she said, "We sometimes like to call ourselves "Sowboy Seltic", but not usually. #I thought it sounded hilarious and I think the Emcee will forever get his pronunciations correct after this.... #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

Apr-20-2005, 10:02am
Did this group have Will Harmon on fiddle?

Mike Buesseler
Apr-20-2005, 10:06am
GBG--Nope. From what I hear, Will hardly ever plays in concert. Cowboy Celtic is from Turner Valley, Alberta. David Wilkie is their mandolinist and leader. Great group.

mad dawg
Apr-20-2005, 11:11am
I'll bet that emcee felt rather ctupid.