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G_Smolt
Mar-24-2006, 5:44pm
Longer daylight hours, ice melting, flowers thinking about blooming; all good signs that spring has sprung and that the annual northward migration of the mandolin family has started for yet another season...

This one just flew in this morning...poor thing was tired after a nonstop flight from Missoula, but after a vigorous rubdown and preening session, was soon singing like a kept angel...

G_Smolt
Mar-24-2006, 5:45pm
Lovely creatures, them.

Beautiful plumage...

Eric F.
Mar-24-2006, 7:04pm
Gorgeous! Enjoy it.

Daniel Nestlerode
Mar-24-2006, 7:17pm
Lovely creatures, them.

Beautiful plumage...
It's pining for the fjords. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Daniel

AcousticusMaximus
Mar-24-2006, 7:53pm
I've got one of those on order, with the binding too...can't wait!

Lane Pryce
Mar-24-2006, 8:52pm
Very nice indeed. Lp

WireBoy
Mar-25-2006, 2:55pm
"pining for the fjords???

Well , g_smolt, i would say the MF will be very happy with its view of the Mendenhall in Juneau ...sez the exJuneauite Wireboy

mandopete
Mar-27-2006, 12:14pm
Welcome to the family!

I suspect your MAS will remain in submission for about 6 months #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

G_Smolt
Mar-27-2006, 2:29pm
Heh...

I was cruising the cafe the night I got this mando...looking at the classifieds...thinking "hmm, mebbe I can trade for that one".

MAS.

Because I care.


On another note, the only collings mandos that I have gotten to pick (besides MP's) are property of music stores, played in music stores or festival settings, and never for longer than, say, 15 minutes.

I must say that now that I own one, and have actually played it at one stretch for more than an hour, I am VERY impressed with Collings mandolins in general, and mine in particular http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

I was in a small jam setting yesterday, and was able to reach out (when needed) over the jam without breaking strings. Also, the tone at low volume is great, so there wasn't a constant need to beat our instruments to death and yell ourselves hoarse over them.

Nolan
Mar-30-2006, 1:17pm
Good for you Mark!

Hard to go wrong with a Collings....