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  1. Mandolin Mondays #159 - D'Addario String Comparison

    Mandolin Mondays #159: This week on Mandolin Mondays we have a very special video sponsored by D'Addario Strings. Listen to an in depth comparison of 3 different D'Addario mandolin string styles played back to back to back on my Apitius Vanguard F5 mandolin.



    For this video, I used medium gauge sets (.011, .015, .026, .040) of Phosphor Bronze, Nickel Bronze, and Monel strings. Check out the links below for more details. ...

    Updated Jan-14-2019 at 10:22am by Mandolin Cafe

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  2. Mandolin Mondays #158 w/ Special Guest Massimo Gatti

    Italian mandolin innovator and founder of the oldest bluegrass band in Italy, Bluegrass Stuff, Massimo Gatti joins us on Mandolin Mondays to play an beautiful original tune on his custom Giacomel J5 mandolin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPLgSD22CKM

    Massimo has had his hand in the Italian acoustic music scene for over 40 years. Since the start of his band Bluegrass Stuff in 1977, he's gone on to pioneer many other musical ...