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  1. Mandolin Mondays #169 w/ Special Guest Erik Igelström

    Stockholm, Sweden's very own mandolin monster Erik Igelström brings us some amazing traditional style Swedish music played on his Thomas Fredholm F5 mandolin.



    Erik can masterfully cross genres in the blink of an eye. Whether you hear him play Bluegrass music with the incredible Swedish Bluegrass band G2, or jazz music with the highly acclaimed guitar player Emil Ernebro, Erik displays an effortless authenticity and mastery. ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #168 w/ Special Guest Jefferson Louvat

    Belgium mandolin master Jefferson Louvat stops by Mandolin Mondays this week to play this gorgeous original tune on his custom lefty Northfield mandolin.



    Brussels resident, Jefferson has traveled to perform at many legendary rooms and events including the Grand Ole Opry, The Station Inn, the IBMA as well as various festivals throughout the U.S. and most of Europe. In 2010 he signed with prestigious German record label, Acoustic ...
  3. Shipping Your Repair

    These days shipping can be a big expense. We've noticed Montana Lutherie's UPS costs often are quite a bit cheaper than individual shipping costs.
    We can email you the UPS shipping tag to tape on your box, and you can just drop it off at the local UPS center. Then, the expense will just be tacked on your repair cost.

    Be sure to ask us about this service, when getting your repair ready!

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  4. Mandolin Mondays #167 w/ Special Guest Jimmy Gaudreau

    We have a very special guest this week on Mandolin Mondays--the renowned Jimmy Gaudreau brings us an original tune performed on his Rose A Model Mandolin that was formerly owned by the late Orrin Star.



    This month marks the 50th anniversary of Jimmy's professional career in music. In March 1969, he was a virtually unknown player when he moved to the DC area from his Rhode Island home to join The Country Gentlemen after the ...
  5. 1 finger 2 frets 4 strings

    A common thing I’ve heard for mandolin is to use the “one finger two frets” rule, where each finger is responsible for two frets.

    If each finger is responsible for 2 frets, then any 2 fingers have 4 possible positions.

    It looks something like this:

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    The first combo (adjacent frets) is a ½ step or Minor 2nd.

    The second and fourth combos are a whole step or Major 2nd

    The ...
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  6. Mandolin Mondays #166 w/ Special Guest Eva Holbrook

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're graced with a tune from the impeccable Eva Holbrook of Shel and Lady Moon. She can really make that Weber Beartooth sing!



    Originally from Ft. Collins, CO, Eva has been playing music from a young age. She and her 3 sisters formed the genre-bending acoustic band SHEL that over the years has been met with a cult following and critical acclaim. Check out their most recent ...

    Updated Mar-04-2019 at 8:02am by Mandolin Cafe

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  7. My Mando

    Just purchased my first Randy Wood #2898 F5...gorgeous sound...love it!
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