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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    Concert model ! Superb in workmanship and sound ! Superb people ( Max and Laurie) too ! I would prefer playing only it but with three other mandolins I rotate between the four ! As with children, a...
  2. Thread: Solo builders

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    I agree ! Girouards !
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    Re: Musician quotes

    If the only bird that sings in the forest is the one that sings the best, than the forest would be a very lonely place.
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    Re: New Bob Dylan

    I like Bob Dylan but not this song .
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    Re: Informal Poll

    Back when I had no money but good credit I paid twelve thousand ( almost thirteen) dollars for a Sergio Peresson violin. Made payments to my mom until paid off. Long story short and fast forward...
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    Several people have asked what strings are on my F4 and they are Curt Mangan Bluegrass Series medium. I also use CM Monel on my Girouard A oval.
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    I have been asked what color stain on this mandolin . It is a pomegranate stain developed by Laurie Girouard !
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    Re: Check out this flame (NMC)

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder !:)
  9. Thread: Informal Poll

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    Great advice !! I think of people would put aside the name on the scroll and the cost they might be very surprised at what instrument sounds best !
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    I didn't realize that was what John was referring to ! I thought a lighting issue ! As Don replied , it is the figure of this particular piece of PO. You can get PO with no figure but this figure...
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    NOT blotchy or uneven at all ! Photo was taken by Max Girouard outdoors and under the bright sunlight a few of the photos appear a little different in color but not in my room !!
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    Re: A Mandolin Strap question

    Bill Bailey straps
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    I don't have a proper way to record myself and if I did my playing would not give this mandolin the proper justice it deserves ! :) Sorry! If anyone lives close to central Illinois you are welcome to...
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    I'm trying but my wife keeps pushing out the door to work on a house !
  15. Thread: Informal Poll

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    What is expensive to one person can be pocket change to another! I have always held multiple jobs at same time, school teacher, wedding photographer, operated an insurance agency at home and bought...
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    Ears are different aren't they ? I owned a Heiden but that "particular one" did not compare in workmanship or sound to my Girouard !
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    Even better sounding in your hands !!
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    I have seen. held and played most top end mandolins at Gruhn's in Nashville and I absolutely believe Max's workmanship is second to none ! Period ! Sound is so subjective but to my old ears the...
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    Longer neck ! I did have an Old Wave short neck but to my ears I prefer the long neck . You know , I don't know about the bracing ! I guess I should but I don't know ! Maybe Max will chime in ! Jill...
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    I have paid more than that for an Ellis F5 several years ago ! Just bought a $6500. Girouard F4. People have money for what they want , maybe not need but want ! Renters have money for their cigs,...
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    Get rid of that Heiden and order a Girouard !! :)
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    Even better !!
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    Only thing better than it's beauty is the sound !! Second mandolin I have had built for me by Max and Laurie and both are superb !
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    GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    The most beautiful mandolin I have ever seen was delivered today ! Port Orford top and beautiful flame maple back ! Workmanship second to none ! Sound really projects crystal clear notes across the...
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    Re: Need Advice on Selling/Upgrading Mandolin

    I have a Girouard A4 and a new Girouard F4 arriving this Thursday ! Workmanship second to NONE ! Sound outstanding ! Nicest man ( Max) to deal with ! I really think Laurie , his wife , is the...
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