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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Made it thru surgery! Home resting now, whew!
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Here's Week 48's tune, "The Honeymoon Reel":
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    The Mando Boys

    The greatest band that nobody ever heard of. I knew these guys back in the Twin Cities in the late 70's.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAke1-rHE4Q

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H2EMIWEqk8
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    Re: "Dark" Fiddle Tunes?

    I gravitate toward dark sounding music as well, so I can't wait to check out all the tunes posted here. Here's one I've been really into lately, and one that's fun to play: The Boxing Reels by Jeremy...
  5. 1923 Gibson Mandolin Production Estimate - By Model

    To the best of my knowledge there are no surviving Gibson factory documents with production totals for the year 1923. I have produced the following estimated production, using my own private serial...
  6. Forty progressive studies for the mandoline, Op. 50 - G Hucke

    I recently acquired a copy of "Forty progressive studies for the mandoline, Op. 50" by George H Hucke from the BMG collection. As I hadn't seen a copy available I have scanned it and uploaded it...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    The reaction to Ivan's death, underlines the fact that we really are friends here. A tribute to the nature of this site, the thoughtful way in which it's administered, and the general bond among...
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    2019 Satin Silverangel A

    Just finished this one. Been a long time since I've posted anything. Not been well.:(
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Very sad --- I'd been expecting it.

    For many years I was lucky enough to be "e-pals" with Ivan -- I so much enjoyed reading a fresh email from Ivan with morning coffee often more than one --Ivan...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Late with Tune 41 because I've had a poxy cold, so combining it and Tune 42 in the same post - Tune 41 is a reel called "John Brennan's":



    And Tune 42 is short and sweet, a jig called "Jig in...
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Week 40 of the Tune A Week project - only 12 weeks left! Here's a reel for ye, "The Crib of Perches"
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    These are real questions taken from a Orchestra Conductor’s examination. 10 points for each answer.

    Jethro has been playing electric bass in a rock band for 12 years, three months and seven days....
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Oops, a week late with last week's tune, so here's the tune for Week 38: "The Piper's Chair", a jig learnt at a Marla Fibish workshop earlier this year:



    And Week 39's tune: "Up and About in...
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    Re: Show off your back side

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    maybe the back of my MD315 ain't so hot,
    But howd'ya like the backsides of my Taylor and Martin?
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    My new mando!

    Hey all! I just wanted to share some photos of my new mandolin. Lou had made some special 40th anniversary models back around 2014 and I'm happy to say I was able to get my hands on one. I can't say...
  16. Thread: 1918 f4

    by Darryl Wolfe
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    1918 f4

    Here are some photos of an F4 I got a few months back. Also included is a rare case I just got from a Café member

    I apologize for the orientation stuff, it's an iPhone. Maybe Scott will be nice...
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    The Irish seem to be masters of it. Here's Jon Kenny:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1u3eRDUYbM
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    Re: Mandolin art (drawing)

    I only rarely post on this forum, but I do draw quite a lot, so I guess this thread is an obvious place for me to step out of read-only mode.
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    Re: Musician Jokes

    So several years ago my band played a gig at a local church. After we had finished the folks started going downstairs for some coffee and cake. A woman came up to me and said "Those were some of the...
  20. The Throne Room (A New Hope) - one man(dolin) quartet

    This was really fun to play. It was originally arranged for string quartet but it works really well on mandolins as well. I played the mandocello part on my mandola (GDAE) and down tuned it in post....
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    Re: 2019 Tune-A-Week Project

    Finally caught up - here's the tune for Week 35, a hornpipe called "The Few Bob", a Joe Ryan tune I think:
  22. Thread: 2019 Fantasma

    by kyken
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    2019 Fantasma

    I've just finished a Fantasma from sinker wood. Thus the dark marks at the bottom. I think this is a monster of a mandolin.:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    The Schmergel Devastator has hands down the most blindingly beautiful headstock inlay. It’s simply too brilliant to post photos without risk of retinal damage.
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    Re: My new Silverangel Econo A has arrived!

    178936178937I’m trying to add a picture, but have not figured out how to upload it yet. When I figure it out, I’ll post it. Yay, it worked!
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