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  1. A Kansas Nutcracker - with Mandolins

    inline imageLet's just get the jokes right out in the open. I live in Kansas, and you can guarantee I've heard all the jokes about this state. It's all true.

    I've been to the world's largest ball of twine, the world's largest prairie dog, the world's deepest hand-dug well... and the concrete Garden of Eden, these, our pitiful most laughed about tourist destinations and the butt of endless jokes. No, ...
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  2. For Retailers Only

    Some of you own a music retail business or work for a music store. In addition to co-owning a four-store chain of music stores in the midwest, I wear another hat as a columnist for Music Inc Magazine, one of the best (my own bias) print resources out there for the music industry. They have a terrific internet library of past and current articles in PDF format; most everything is there for you to download and ponder.

    I've covered such topics as Not Your Mother’s China, Aging-Owner Syndrome, ...

    Updated Nov-27-2008 at 9:56am by Ted Eschliman

    Buying and Selling Mandolins
  3. Exploring Tunings on a Solidbody Electric

    I've had my favorite solid body electric guitar, mid 80's Fender Squier Telecaster, tuned in fifths for a few years now (CGDAE), but
    1) never had a regular use for it and
    2) never really liked the low C, it was too low for the scale length I think.

    Recently I slapped a capo on the 7th fret and played it GDAEB. Ahhh, nice. But a little limiting given the length of the neck and the poor intonation. Compromise, tune DAEBF# and capo at the fifth fret. Better. But it occurred ...
  4. Common Misconceptions About the Cafe Classifieds #1

    "No one has responded to my classified ad in 48 hours. I'd better remove the ad, reduce the price, and repost it!"

    "Bumping" is the practice of submitting, then deleting and resubmitting a Classified Ad on this site before the ad has run it's minimum length of 21 days. A few select users engage in this because they're under the mistaken impression that people only respond to ads when they're at the top of the list, and that their chances of selling are improved ...

    Updated Nov-26-2008 at 6:07pm by Scott Tichenor

    Mandolin Cafe Site Information
  5. Old and New - a 1912 Blond F4 Gets a New Home

    Well, 13 years and one week to the day of launching the Mandolin Cafe, I'm writing this inside of vBulletin's blogging software so I can get up to speed and roll it out to the rest of the message board members.

    Remember the Cafe's "Pub" that ran from 2001 to 2004? Maybe this is its return.

    Big news around my house is that my lust for a blond F4 has finally been satisfied with the recent acquisition of #12106, a 1912 model complete with Handel tuners. Sure, ...

    Updated Nov-25-2008 at 4:40pm by Scott Tichenor

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