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  1. Re: Loar 520E, Kentucky 630, Loar 590E or Eastman 315

    I would second the does she need or really want an F5. You can get a more for your money with an A style mandolin. It is a little tricky since she can not play them. My personal vote would be for an...
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    Re: Confusing Gibson Flatiron

    2nd mandolin labeled on January 01, 1998, not even a Friday
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    Re: What's the deal with Vintage F4s?

    Pretty simple and there are two main reasons. There is 300 +/- Gibson F5's with a magic signature, snakeheads, F2', F4's or any other mandolins built during that time do not have Lloyd Loar's...
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    Re: Lighter strings for beginners?

    You might try a set of Elixir nanoweb strings. They do make a sets of medium and lights. Although they are the same guage they don't seem to require as much pressure and just seem easier to play....
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    Re: Tkl rectangular cases

    I doubt that someone would still have a case they were trying to sell after 13years....this thread was from 2006.
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    Re: $200 to dress mandolin frets? Ouch!

    Yes, I did understand it was $300 total, but was thinking $200 total would be at the top end of fair in my book.
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    Re: $200 to dress mandolin frets? Ouch!

    I don't think $200 for a fret dressing and a new nut would not be out of line for a shop. A shop does have more expenses than a one man repair shop doing it in his home shop. But I could not justify...
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    Re: Kentucky KM-1050 vs Northfield F5S

    I can really only speak to 1/2 of your question. I have had several Kentucky mandolins including a 1050 and 2 950's for about 2 years. It was a terrific mandolin and it was a very good mandolin and...
  9. Re: Shoping mandolin - Nov 1 - West to East Coast - safest method

    I have shipped or received several mandolins, so have learned a few things. Most damage that I have read about seems to be the headstock or dropped on the end so the end pin splits the block inside...
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    Re: NMD Sawchyn Hobo Flat top

    Great looking mandolin and I really like the name.
  11. Re: Recent visit to Carters, and also to Tyler White’s shop

    Play that heck out of that mando it is stunning. There are some great instruments being built right now.
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    Re: Emory Lester - Missoula, MT

    I just saw that, may have to make a trip? Depending on the weather?
  13. Re: Does this seem reasonable for a first mandolin?

    I have never played a Loar mandolin but if I were going that route I would spend a few extra $$ and call the Mandolin Store - They will be honest and treat your fairly. You will also get a mandolin...
  14. John Reischman and the Jaybirds - Spokane, WA

    John Reischman and the Jaybirds will be in Spokane, WA Sunday Oct. 20th if anyone is interested.

    https://thebartlettspokane.ticketfly.com/e/john-reischman-the-jaybirds-73138147167/
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    Re: Brentrup Mandolins

    Not sure if this is one of the ones your are taking about? I have never heard one live but seemed like he was well respected. Thought this one would not last long.
    There are lots of really good...
  16. Re: Where can I find a tutorial for new camptown races?

    Great site, thanks for the link.
  17. Re: Curt Mangan Monel medium string price increase?

    I just got a code for 20% off - 14YEARS

    I have a great mandolin that leans towards the modern sound. I have tried several strings. Sounded good to great with all of them but I prefer that...
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    Re: Ideas for a mandolin, $500-1,000

    His name is Howard, but goes by Sonny.
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    Re: This must be a joke

    It says Guaranteed against faulty workmanship and materials - wonder if the warranty is still valid?
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    Re: Weak trigger finger woes

    Things changed when Ebay and Reverb started charging sales tax. If I am dealing with a business fine but hate eating 8.75% when your are dealing with a private individual. I think a lot harder before...
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    Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    You feel bad for the guy thinking he has a mandolin worth $7K when it is worth 1/4 or less? And then we wonder where people come up with ridiculous prices on instruments for sale.
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    Re: My KM 1050 vs other Mandos

    I had a 1050 and it was very good. When I got it the prior owner told me that it had not been played for a few months and would take some playing to wake up again. I was very underwhelmed at first,...
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    Re: Blueridge BR40T

    I have a BR60T and bought one of these. Seems like a nice case and fits pretty well. A little extra room but not bad. Has a nice front pouch a handle and the backpac straps.
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    Re: Skype Instruction on West Coast?

    Not sure of the time but Pete Martin in Seattle teaches -

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/144044#144044
  25. Re: Praise for the contoured and rectangular Ameritage cases

    They look nice. Decent price compared to the high dollar cases. To bad they don't make one for an A style.
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