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    Re: Eastman MD-305

    I like the Eastman's, but agree with Pheffernan that the voicing for blue grass is found most readily with Kentucky. I think the KM-250 is worth a listen.
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    Re: Uther my cat..

    I am so sorry, friend. I know how hard this is. He was a beauty.
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    Re: Back to f-holes?

    Mike, I definitely like your approach-- you are looking for that certain sound that will work on your latest compositions. I have owned both vintage Kentucky's and a recent KM 1000. All three were...
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    Re: NMD - Girouard Oval

    Looks great! Glad for you, Gary!
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    It's a beauty! Enjoy!!
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    Re: Who doesn't memorize tunes/songs?

    As a guitarist and singer, I have always played by ear. I have music training as a boy on violin, and later on piano in college, so this helps, but it doesn't factor into my typical performing and...
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    Re: Mandolin orange tab search?

    I too have been finding Chords and Lyrics for many of their songs, but the mandolin instrumentals aren't to be found. I personally am interested in singing and accompaniment of these songs and...
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    Re: mandolin orange in SLO

    Thanks for the reminder about the Fretboard Journal. I didn't read the specific issue yet. I struck out looking for it. I will try again. I left that concert hall in San Luis Obispo feeling...
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    Re: mandolin orange in SLO

    Yes, Scott, My wife and I are still humming the songs. The musicianship in this band is so excellent, as you know. Emily's guitar and fiddle skills, along with her harmonies and lead vocals are...
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    Re: Whew...some Reverb sellers...

    I agree William! One should use good materials and pack with care when shipping. It is thoughtless of sellers not to do so.
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    Re: Whew...some Reverb sellers...

    I sell and buy instruments on Reverb and have had a very positive experience. I am not a store, but having traded on Ebay for many years, which takes skill and care, and I have found that Reverb is...
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    Re: Looking for My 1st Mandolin

    A used Kentucky KM272 comes to mind as a nice option...
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    Re: Gibson “Black Night” at TMS

    Holy Cow! That has a beautiful flame on it!
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    Re: mandolin orange in SLO

    OMGosh-- Phenomenal! (my spelling above was not caught due to the size of the letters on my phone!):) Back on the computer! Whew! Pardon the photo lack of clarity.

    We were sitting just to the...
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    Re: mandolin orange in SLO

    Thanks Kevin! Hard to post photos on the road.
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    Re: mandolin orange in SLO

    I don't have the eye...I had heard that on previous threads. Sounded amazing! But of course, Andrew's playing and singing were fantastic.
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    mandolin orange in SLO

    Just returned from phenominal concert! Great musicianship, vocals and songwriting! The inspiration of the songs like Gospel Shoes and Wildfire speak to these very times! Andrew played a Gibson...
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    Re: Looking for My 1st Mandolin

    IMHO-- In this price range, I don't think laminate is that big an issue. Mandolins and guitars can produce excellent tone with veneer tone woods. I agree that the ideal is solid and carved as goals...
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    Re: Does Praying Help Find Your Blue Chip?

    This is a great thread! I read the conclusion aloud to my spouse. Wow, such kindness and generosity!
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    Re: Mandolin Stand Recommendations

    BTW-- I bought this one and am quite pleased! Thanks for the discussion.
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    Re: 1920's Waverly A style Tuners

    I was thinking those would be a bit better than the sets on my two Gibson A ('12 and '13). Both have some play in them but are functioning well enough to play. This set looks like the buttons and...
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    Re: About done upgrading my MD315

    Hi Doug, Wow, those are some very nice improvements. The tuners, K and K and a speed neck to boot. You have a lot of courage, let alone talent. I admire these efforts and I am sure that MD315 was...
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    Re: Stolen - Weber Fern A-style - Oakland, CA

    So, so sorry Lindy! That is a terrible thing to happen. I will watch in So Cal to see if it shows up anywhere.

    At 20 yrs old in 1975 I had three guitars stolen from my apartment, including my...
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    Re: Ratliff R5 at Morgan Music

    My Ratliff has a distinctively bluegrass tone. The flame and finish quality is superior to other F-5's I have owned, including the Gibson F9 and Nashville Era Flatiron Festival. I recommend the...
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    Re: New to the cafe

    Welcome, Neil (I assume from CA)... my fellow Californian who plays mandolin! Well, you built aircraft so there is a pretty good chance you are from the Left Coast. Enjoy playing and you will...
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