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Patch
Feb-27-2009, 4:46pm
Moderator's edit:

Ebay, online auctions, Cafe Classifieds: while discussing online auctions or the classifieds is permitted, posting personal transactions for self-promotion is prohibited. (http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/faq.php)

Please note, the Message Board is not the place to hawk personal instruments for sale in the Classifieds. Pictures have been removed.

MikeEdgerton
Feb-27-2009, 5:31pm
Hi, welcome to the cafe. There really is no need to post three messages that all point to the same place. It looks a bit like advertising and we wouldn't want that. To make your transition to the cafe easier here (http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/search.php?query=ovation&exactname=0&starteronly=0&forumchoice%5B%5D=&prefixchoice%5B%5D=&childforums=1&titleonly=1&searchdate=0&beforeafter=after&do=process) are some threads about Ovation mandolins. By the way, we like folks to take a look at our posting guidelines. You'll find them here (http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/faq.php).

Patch
Feb-27-2009, 5:55pm
Hi, welcome to the cafe. There really is no need to post three messages that all point to the same place. It looks a bit like advertising and we wouldn't want that. To make your transition to the cafe easier here (http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/search.php?query=ovation&exactname=0&starteronly=0&forumchoice%5B%5D=&prefixchoice%5B%5D=&childforums=1&titleonly=1&searchdate=0&beforeafter=after&do=process) are some threads about Ovation mandolins. By the way, we like folks to take a look at our posting guidelines. You'll find them here (http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/faq.php).

I apologize. I suppose I was being too thorough in my efforts to meet and greet. I did read the posting guidelines late last night. Did I inadvertently violate one (I was admittedly pretty tired at the time.) or was that general advice?

Sorry again if I gave the wrong impression.

Patch
Feb-27-2009, 6:07pm
One more time with the apologies....

I've tried to delete the other posts without success. I've sent you a PM for some assistance.

Thank you kindly for your advice.

JEStanek
Feb-27-2009, 6:18pm
I've merged the thread from the CBOM section with this one. Welcome to the Café, Patch. Don't worry about the introductions. I'll welcome you with a standing ovation. Sorry, couldn't resist.

Take a look around and let us know how we can help you get the most out of your mandolin family instruments.

Jamie

CES
Feb-27-2009, 6:48pm
Patch,

Welcome to the Cafe...I share your odd affinity towards unconventional instruments, though at the moment I only own one Ovation family guitar...though the MM-68s get kicked around by most here, there are some really sweet ones out there, and as a gigging plug and play line Ovation in general is hard to beat!!

Check out emando.com as well, where you can read a review of the MM68 if you so desire by Ted Eschliman, moderator here at the Cafe who has a bent towards jazz and has played some sweet "atypicals" in his time.

Nice collection there, and have fun on the site! :mandosmiley:

IanBowden
Feb-27-2009, 7:18pm
Howdy, Patch!

I've been connected to the Mando Café for about a month now and share your affinity for Ovations. (Just a word of warning that many café participants make "true" stringed musical instruments - i.e. those that are constructed solely of natural ingredients and consider even likers of "semi-synthetic" instruments to be impure!) I think my love of Ovies began back about 35 years ago when, while in a highschool marketing class, I did a project about them.

Up until a couple of years ago, I was a one trick pony, loving and playing guitars (my beloved Martin-copy handbuilt Japanese Tama c. 1977 and an Ovation Applause). Then, I was bit by the mando-something bug. I started with an Irish 'zouk and a complementary octave mandolin, then acquired a mandola and, lo and behold, an Ovation mandocello! Since I played cello in elementary school, knew how to strum and fingerpick a guitar, and had learned all of the mando chord shapes, I figured the mandocello would be a breeze. Boy, was I wrong! If you search this discussion area you'll find a couple of postings from me - along with many replies - about the trials and tribulations (mostly to my bent and broken fingers) of playing the mandocello!

Welcome to the forum! I hope we all get good input from you.

Ian