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    Tully, I think you have your answer right there....

    Tully,
    I think you have your answer right there. The Mid Missouri is an extremely well made, domestic instrument that is elegant in it's simplicity. You'll have a hard time finding the quality of...
  2. Keith-- The Folk Shop is a great place, with...

    Keith-- The Folk Shop is a great place, with wonderful owners. Support our little Tucson economy! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

    Micah
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    I've been on the cafe for a number of years, and...

    I've been on the cafe for a number of years, and I can't remember a single complaint from a midmo owner. They're just great instruments. I have a Gibson A9 that is several years old, a Stradolin from...
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    A real "bluegrass sound" in this price range is...

    A real "bluegrass sound" in this price range is going to be hard to attain. I think your best bet in that reguard would be a vintage strad-o-lin. I got mine for under 200$. Be sure you get one that...
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    There's a lot of great music in the world.  But...

    There's a lot of great music in the world. #But music that touches the soul?

    Here's the definitive list. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

    Vassar Clements
    Doc...
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    1. Bill Monroe 2. Jesse Mcreynolds 3. Ronnie...

    1. Bill Monroe 2. Jesse Mcreynolds 3. Ronnie Mccoury 4. David Grisman 5. Mike Compton. Honourable mention for Jethro Burns though I like his jazz work the best. Hard to leave Tim O'Brien out as...
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    Hi guys! I was contacted by a mandolin player...

    Hi guys!
    I was contacted by a mandolin player who is having trouble logging into the Mandolin Cafe. He's interested in an electric mandolin, budget of 250$. He's particularly interested in the...
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    Yes, I mean that literally. Rainbow Guitar is...

    Yes, I mean that literally. Rainbow Guitar is directly across Campbell Ave from the Folk Shop.. you can walk, and they have Collings Mandolins in stock, or at least one in stock if it hasn't sold.
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    I'm pretty sure the Folk Shop has a Midmo on the...

    I'm pretty sure the Folk Shop has a Midmo on the wall! #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif You can usually sample a Collings at Rainbow Guitar across the street, but I'd...
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    I bought a strad o lin for about 160$ at a local...

    I bought a strad o lin for about 160$ at a local music shop. 40s model, solid wood. Uglier'n dirt, but it sounds and plays like a dream. I play it at least as often as my A9.
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    You guys have breakfast after your whiskey?...

    You guys have breakfast after your whiskey?
    Wimps.
  12. Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone could help...

    Hey guys,

    I was wondering if anyone could help me with the chord progression to this song as performed on the "High Lonesome Cowboy" album. Any help would be appreciated.
  13. Hi Paco. There's lots of threads on this...

    Hi Paco.
    There's lots of threads on this subject, take a look around the boards for more information.

    But to answer your question... I think it will be difficult to find even a decent mandolin in...
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    Bratsche, I agree, my Midmo is absolutely...

    Bratsche,
    I agree, my Midmo is absolutely beautiful. (and mine has been "abused" with autographs and a poorly applied dark finish). I think they're as beautiful as any instrument made, in that...
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    Chrissy-- It's also worth mentioning that, as...

    Chrissy--
    It's also worth mentioning that, as a rule, mandolins are -expensive- instruments. You can expect to pay 3 times the price to get a mandolin of similar quality to a guitar.
    I'd say...
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    Sunburst, $5000 for a mandolin absolutely...

    Sunburst,
    $5000 for a mandolin absolutely would put me in the poorhouse. I make about 800$ a month (after taxes), working my fool butt off in a high stress environment. Then again, I work hard at...
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    A Used Mid-Missouri Mandolin is a choice that......

    A Used Mid-Missouri Mandolin is a choice that... well, I don't think anyone on this forum would reccomend against it. If you buy anything cheaper, it won't be playable, and you could spend a lot more...
  18. Thread: The Pomeroy

    by Dioptase
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    JD-- Just looked at the pics of your Pomeroy in...

    JD--
    Just looked at the pics of your Pomeroy in the works. To echo the words of everyone else whose seen the photos, it's beautiful! I'll be looking forward to your reports once it's arrived!
    Micah
  19. Thread: The Pomeroy

    by Dioptase
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    J Mark-- That's a fantastically beautiful...

    J Mark--
    That's a fantastically beautiful instrument. I'd been thinking of picking up an old Gibson oval, but now I'm thinking my money might be better used by a living builder. How do you feel...
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    I'll have to try the ultex 1.14. I've been using...

    I'll have to try the ultex 1.14. I've been using the 1.0 for quite some time. They seem to produce less pick click than the heavy fenders and also seem to slip less in my fingers when they get...
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    My "beater" is actually a wonderful instrument--...

    My "beater" is actually a wonderful instrument-- an old MidMo I picked up for 300$. Even though I'd be devastated if anything happened to it, I still use it in circumstances I'd never consider with...
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    Mid Missouri is the way to go. I've seen them...

    Mid Missouri is the way to go. I've seen them used for 300$. It's an instrument you'll always want to keep, even if you upgrade later. Sometimes, if you really really look, you can find an old...
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    Great tune, thanks for lyrics and chords. If you...

    Great tune, thanks for lyrics and chords. If you have any of John's songs to share... I'm sure many of us would appreciate!
  24. Thread: mid-mo' story

    by Dioptase
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    Midmos are just fantastic instruments. I have a...

    Midmos are just fantastic instruments. I have a Gibson, a Midmo, and an old Stradolin. I find myself playing the Midmo most often of them all.

    I love the warm sound, and it just feels right in...
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    major manufacturer in question -raised-...

    <cough> major manufacturer in question -raised- prices.
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