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July 30, 1952 (67)
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San Antonio, TX
Bluegrass, old-time, Jethro, rythym, Aviation
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Weber Bighorn Mandolin
ca. 1900 Clifford Mandolinetto
Martin Guitars


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Moving on Up, to a Mandola

by GRW3 on Mar-19-2011 at 1:46am
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It's here... It arrived Monday but I was jammed up at work and could not get away until today. I am so excited, it was love at first sight. I'm not going to try to do a review yet I just wanted everyone to know it was here.

Once again, this was a design your own venture. It's a Gallatin Mandola with "The Weber" on the headstock, a trad Brekke Bridge, a D hole and Antique Walnut instead of the normal finish.

Moving on Up, to a Mandola

by GRW3 on Mar-19-2011 at 1:45am
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After due consideration, I've decided to order a mandola...

You don't run into mandolas all that often but each time I have, I've been captivated. The first one I ever played was an Eastman at Appalacian Bluegrass in Baltimore. I took right to it. The fifth tuning works just as well in longer scale and I was able to play it straight away. Interesting, but I still on my mandolin quest.

There was used Gibson that made its way to Guitar Tex but it was too soon after getting

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RMI oh my!

by GRW3 on Jul-23-2010 at 1:38am
Sorry for no more camp posts. I started getting pain in my shoulder. I suspect my problem may be a repetitive motion issue from too much heavy typing with an old style keyboard.

1st Day of Class

by GRW3 on Jul-19-2010 at 5:31pm
Having Gerald as an instructor was as much fun as I thought it would be. We did a lot of work on arpegios in the morning an chord melody basics in the afternoon.

There are a lot of great players here. I listen to the jams and I feel I could play in most of them - that's a big change from my first visit here. I even know I do some things better. I being careful of my shoulder coming off of the RMI problem. I'm keeping this short for the same reason.

Went to the slow

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Instructor Change

by GRW3 on Jul-18-2010 at 8:16pm
At orientation tonight I learned we have an instructor change for mandolin. Gerald Jones is going to teach instead of Nate Lee. Nate is a great player but so is Gerald and Gerald is a much more seasoned veteran player and teacher.

Everybody's favorite vocal teacher Dede Wyland has had another brush with the big C. The prognosis is good but she just finished chemo and the docs said she should not travel. The delightful Chris Sanders is subbing for her.

The irrepressible

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