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  1. Mason Mandolin

    Has anyone heard and could give me some info on a Mason mandolin built by R. Mason in Norwich Ohio 1978. #2. Serial. 78002. Model F5. Master copy by Gibson supposedly only 3 made and I have #2. Could anyone help me info ,,value etc. Thanks Ronnie
  2. Mandolin Mondays #234 w/ Special Guest Evan Davies

    Mandolin player of British Bluegrass band The Often Herd, Evan Davies joins us this week on Mandolin Mondays for a modern take on this old time tune played on his Lebeda F5 Standard.



    Evan is a Yorkshire-based musician known for his proficiency on the mandolin, guitar and fiddle, and for his soulful singing and songwriting. He has toured around the UK and Europe and played at festivals including Edinburgh ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #233 w/ Special Guest Nick Chandler

    Nick Chandler of NC bluegrass band Nick Chandler and Delivered, stops by Mandolin Mondays this week to play this original tune on his Carl Spann Mandolin.



    Nick Chandler and Delivered is a hard driving traditional bluegrass band from Western North Carolina. After many successful years focusing on Gospel music, Nick has released a long awaited bluegrass album, Groceries, Gas and Used Cars, and he is getting ...
  4. Help Identifying value for my mystery Mandolin

    So I recently came in possession of a very ornate mandolin. It looks 1930 Italian ish. It has no brand, name, title of year it was made. I just want to know if itís valuable. Thanks
    A lot for yíall help!
  5. Mandolin Mondays #232 w/ Special Guest Sam Frangos-Rhodes

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, New Zealand mandolinist Sam Frangos-Rhodes brings the heat on this original tune played on his David Harvey 2012 Gibson custom F-5L Custom Fern.



    Sam began playing fiddle at the age of 6 and has developed his love of bluegrass by watching the NZ bluegrass greats The Hamilton County Bluegrass Band. Now he's branched out to guitar and mandolin, and has become a core part of ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #231 /// "Wildwood Flower"

    Hey folks! Happy Mandolin Mondays! I just launched a new Patreon page and, and decided to celebrate with a little "Wildwood Flower."



    You can expect a lot more videos like this to come! Head over to my Patreon page to get the tab/notation transcription of this performance and a bunch more weekly mandolin content: https://www.patreon.com/davidbenedictmandolin

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  7. Mandolin Mondays #230 w/ Special Guest Tapas Roy

    All the way from India, the amazing Tapas Roy brings us an amazing video for this week's Mandolin Mondays. Here's Tapas original composition played on his beautiful Mintu Biswas Mandolin.



    Tapas Roy, is a versatile mandolin player from India. He began his musical journey with the Dotara, at the age of ten, learning from his father Pdt Paritosh Roy who was a legendary Bengali folk music composer and a renowned Dotara player. ...

    Updated Jun-02-2020 at 2:52am by dbmandolin

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  8. For The Glory Of True Love - John Prine

    Hey folks. I put together this quick John Prine arrangement this week featuring a bunch of mandolin and guitar jamming.



    Thought you folks may enjoy.
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  9. Torified wood

    Having trouble bending mandolin sides using cooked or torified wood. Anyone have experience with this?
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  10. Successful failure

    Today I gave up an almost eight-year long project. I am disappointed to decide that I should not complete it. But though it will remain inned. Incomplete but not a failure.

    Eight years ago I wondered: what would a small, guitar-body octave mandolin be like? I love my full-size octave mandolin, and Iíve always loved the guitar body shape. So I set out to determine whether I could build a small size guitar body octave mandolin. The least expensive way to do it was to buy a tenor ...
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