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  1. Mando 118 Years Old

    Here's a nice (and interesting) letter we received from a repair.
    Mandos can sure get around:


    My Grandfather Peter E Anderson was listed on the 1900 census as living in an apartment in Kentucky with three other LDS missionaries. Before he left the mission field to come home, he bought his wife Clara a mandolin. My father gave the mandolin to Pamela when we were newlyweds because she was the only member of the extended family that owned and played a mandolin.
    Several ...
  2. Happy...Happy...Joy...Joy ...

    Greetings Folks,
    Today I ordered a new Mandolin, The Loar LM-520VS from Elderly Instruments, can't wait for delivery.
    My decision was aided by the helpful folks here at Mandolin Cafe along with other internet testimonials and video reviews. Thank you all for your advice and support.
    Best Regards,
    Tony ray
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  3. Mandolin Mondays #128 w/ Special Guest David Surette

    New England-based mandolinist and guitarist David Surette brings the heat on this traditional Celtic jig played on his custom pumpkin top A model Girouard mandolin.



    David is an incredibly versatile and tasteful performer, composer, and instructor. For many years, he's been at the forefront of Irish music on the mandolin. His 2008 release, The Green Mandolin, remains a watershed record for Irish mandolinists. Listen to it ...

    Updated Jun-11-2018 at 9:38am by dbmandolin

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  4. Mandolin Mondays #127 w/ Special Guest Dan Bui

    From the Boston-based band Twisted Pine, distinguished mandolinist Dan Bui gives us a taste of Julian Lage on the mandolin with his beautiful Ellis instrument.



    Originally from Houston, TX, Dan has now made Cambridge, MA, his home base since graduating from the Berklee College of Music. Over the years he's studied with such acoustic giants as John McGann, Darol Anger, Joe Walsh, and Jason Anick.

    Most recently ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #126 w/ Special Guest Simon Dunson

    This week, Simon Dunson stops by Mandolin Mondays to play a slammin' version of a classic jazz standard on his cedar top Girouard mandolin (serial #4).



    Although Simon is local to Chapel Hill, NC he spent two years as Interlochen Arts Academy's first mandolin major and is currently studying at NEC as their first jazz performance major on mandolin. Also, Simon keeps an active youtube channel himself--you can check out his channel ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #125 w/ Special Guest Liam Purcell

    North Carolina-based mandolinist Liam Purcell joins us for Mandolin Mondays with an original tune played on his Sprite Two-Point Sorenson mandolin



    Fifteen-year-old Liam Purcell is a multi-instrumentalist from Deep Gap, North Carolina, who you will most often see on stage with his fellow bandmates in their band, Cane Mill Road. Liam plays mandolin and fiddle, sings, and writes many of the songs for the group. He is also a certified ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #124 w/ Special Guest Michael Cleveland

    The one and only Michael Cleveland sets down his fiddle to play us an original mandolin tune for this week's Mandolin Monday! What a hoss! And that Gilchrist mando isn't too shabby either!



    10-time IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year, and Grammy Award-Winning recording artist Michael Cleveland is the real deal! He's played fiddle with all the bluegrass legends, including Bill Monroe, Jim and Jesse, Ralph Stanley, Mac Wiseman, Doc ...
  8. Gibson History

    I was reading through a couple of articles/threads on Gibson Mandolin History and had the thought (revived- but I've been thinking somebody else would do it) of writing an article on the Gibson/Flatiron-Gibson/Mt Division years. I was there as a little cog in the wheel but still have contact with Steve, Dennis Balian and, of course, Bruce. Might be good timing as 'that' era seems to be coming to a close so-to-speak.

    It would take some time, and I have Rangers to build : ) and Steve ...
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  9. Mandolin Mondays #123 w/ Special Guest Ashley Broder

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, West Coast mandolinist and composer Ashley Broder brings us an exciting original piece played on her fantastic Apitius mandolin.



    Ashley is an incredibly talented, classically trained musician who draws from a wide breadth of styles in her playing and compositions. Her band the Syncopaths exemplify this diversity, combining Scottish, Irish, and American Folk musics with Classical and Jazz sensibilities ...
  10. Stolen Mandolin 1999 90125019

    Hello, My name is Jesse Daniel. I need your help to locate my stolen mandolin.
    The serial number is 901255019

    It is a 1999 F-5L Cremona Master model.

    Made in Nashville TN.
    Gold hardware.

    It was stolen in Auburn Alabama. If you have any information, please let me know. 256-605-4420

    I will offer 500 dollars reward for information leading to the find of my mandolin. IT has been 15 years since it was stolen.

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