Get well soon, Dan. Wishing you a full fast recovery!
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That was good fun.
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Nice playing, Peter. I fixed the link so it will play in the post.
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Congrats! It looks sweet!
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Hmmm. You always do an thorough job covering the vendor displays and some of the interesting folks walking around. I want more food photos.
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Welcome. I wouldn't call that a common issue with Ibenez mandolins (at least it hasn't made the boards here often). Good luck with the lessons and...
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Congrats and enjoy!
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There's this old gem.
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I'm with Mike on that older Morgan Monroe. That's not one of their higher end models. I would say $250-400 for it, depending on condition.
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Congratulations. That's a remarkable career worthy of a fine retirement gift.
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TL;DR: I'm pretty sure MM mandolins are made mostly in larger facilities mostly by machine.
My first F style was a Morgan Monroe Tree of Life...
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on Jan-23-2010 at 8:26am
Here's the advice I give aspiring players looking for their first instrument and some general new to instruments shopping advice. I assume you know nothing about stringed instruments, floating bridges, string gauges, picks (just like me when I got my first). I also figure that $500 is pretty much the upper limit (or way above their upper limit) for just getting started in a new hobby. If someone told me I had to spend $500-1000 to see if I would like playing the mandolin, I wouldn't be playing
on Nov-27-2008 at 2:19pm
Well, I'll bite at the blog bait. I don't think I will write very many but this may be a worthwhile place to store information on me and my mando collection. Not to brag (maybe about the skills of the builders not my ownership) but to let others know what I've had and how I liked them.
First Mandolins 2001
Lone Star Venice. Tuners weren't the best and needed a good set up. I've read these don't make good first mandolins because of the tonal complexity. Dunno, it looked