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  1. 1995 Gibson F-5V Fern Bozeman (Luthier?)

    I'm looking for info on luthiers who worked for Gibson during '95 and earlier. The luthier who signed my mando had poor handwriting and it's hard to make out the letters of the signature.

    The first name might be Ray or Paul the last name begins with B, Bru... maybe? Anyone have knowledge of this era of Gibson builders?

    I've been combing through classifieds and google without much luck.
    Tags: 1995, f-5v, gibson
  2. Title Theme - Animal Crossing [Acoustic] (#46)

    Here is this week's cover!

    It's a mandolin/guitar arrangement of the title theme from one of my favorite games as a kid. I always dug the minimalistic tendency of this soundtrack.

    In other news! I just finished recording a jazz record with bassist Michael Gurrola. I'll be posting some material from it as soon as we put a video together.

  3. Aaron Weinstein's Etude Thursday (7 of 7)

    Sheet music for this etude can be found in my book, MANDOLIN CHORD MELODY SYSTEM from Mel Bay.
  4. Forgot To Post Last Friday's Cover (#45)

    Hey guys!

    I forgot to post last Friday's cover here. This is the closing theme to BoJack Horseman, the animated show. The next couple of weeks I'm doing a few more video game themes, but look forward to some more jazz videos in a month or so!

  5. Combining Addictions

    Ice is almost off and I was thinking about fishing...
    Personalize your mando.
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  6. Mandolin Mondays #59 w/ Special Guest Matt Witler

    This Mandolin Monday, Matt Witler brings us a cross-picking extravaganza on his Gilchrist F5 with this arrangement of Bela Fleck's piece "The Whistle Tune."

    Matt is a Berklee graduate and an award winning mandolinist from the Boston area. I first met him back in 2013 at Mike Marshall's Acoustic Music Seminar, and since then Matt has really taken off. In recent years he has been making some big waves in the bluegrass and Americana ...
  7. Ahhh- New Frets!!

    Happy Player:

    Well Done Bruce!! My mando arrived on Tuesday evening and I pulled it out last night after work and couldn't put it down. I absolutely love it. Just being able to swing away and not click is going to help me so much. Speed neck is a big improvement as well. I kinda thought it would be but never felt like trying to scrap it down myself. Also, the nut and frets are super nice. What are those frets? they kinda shimmer like brass or something. I've never had new ...
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  8. Aaron Weinstein's Etude Thursday (6 of 7)

  9. Tenth Anniversary Instrument

    A tenth anniversary Weber mandolin owner sent over these pics on Facebook.

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    Tags: luthier, repair, weber
  10. Mandolin Mondays #58 w/ Special Guest Matt Flinner

    Check out Matt Flinner playing this amazing solo arrangement of Chopin's Waltz No. 7 on his trusty Gilchrist F5!

    Matt is a mandolinist who needs little introduction. He has taken the mandolin to new places over the years through his work with projects such as Phillips, Grier, and Flinner, The Modern Mandolin Quartet, The Matt Flinner Trio, and many others. His records The View From Here and Latitude are two of my favorite mandolin albums ...

    Updated Feb-06-2017 at 4:27pm by dbmandolin