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    guitar returned after 45 years

    Here's some hope for all who've lost instruments.

    Happy Canada Day. 🍁

    (Regarding the video: Lenny Breau was Randy Bachman's guitar teacher.)
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  2. Recently discovered documentary footage from the Gibson factory

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-zOaOYB120

    Just a short glimpse of mandolin building in the custom shop toward the end - anybody recognize the builders?...
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    Re: Determining a fair sale price

    In past years you could see what instruments were selling for by going to eBay, doing and advanced search and looking at the sold prices. That number will be green. If any number of that brand and...
  4. Re: Gibson is preparing to sell NFTs of its most famous models

    NFT: quite literally “ain’t no part of nothin’”
  5. Re: Gibson is preparing to sell NFTs of its most famous models

    Googled it. Read all about it. Still don't know:(
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    Re: Where did you find your last mando?

    I got my last mandolin (2018 Newson) from Gruhn's guitars in Nashville. Fun story.

    I went there one day with a buddy after hitting other local shops looking for a mandolin. I ended up finding 2...
  7. Re: Let's talk about the Stromberg archtop guitar on SGW...

    These days you can take about 10 seconds and search for Stromberg guitar and get the Wikipedia page that compares it in the first paragraph to DAngelico....
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    Re: Mandolins as a work of art

    All I know is that while I'm working at home I'll often put one of my instruments within my range of vision so that I can gaze upon it with admiration every so often. We have art on the walls in our...
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    Re: A Loar on Craigslist? Yes sir!

    Speaking of ...
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=198496&d=1641162507 https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=198498&d=1641162507

    Happy New...
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    Re: Here's my sad mandolin story...

    Well, here's a rough video. Not the best comparison since they have different age/type strings and the Gil is still setting in, but ask and you shall receive.
    https://youtu.be/OzC2lOZLu34
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    Re: "Eight More Miles to Louisville"

    circling back to Jimmy Gaudreau's version. The whole album is worth listening to---Eight More Miles To Louisville is at about the 23:00 mark.


    https://youtu.be/kC_NoLEnNfM
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    Re: How many Mandolins to own

    Interviewer asks Allen Steffey how many mandolins he has:

    https://youtu.be/fd3lAIyvgRs
    <https://youtu.be/fd3lAIyvgRs>
  13. Thread: Hutto mandolin

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    Re: Hutto mandolin

    I was with the current owner when this was purchased. The owner (possibly original) passed away and the widow sold the mandolin to a guitar shop in San Diego. The guitar shop was the one that put it...
  14. Re: seeking advice/connection to builder to re-top an F5

    I can't foresee anyone willing to take this on. Student instruments are just that- learning situations for you to develop. Anyone who has the skillset to do this correctly will realize that there are...
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    R.I.P. Dennis Caplinger

    Lost a good one yesterday. I've never met a nicer man. Hosted him and John Moore on a Canadian tour.

    From John's FB page:

    I lost a big piece of myself this morning. I've been trying to gather...
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    Re: Strings for Octave Mandolin

    Newtone. I’ve never used anything else on my Clark GBOM.

    Pick your end, pick your length, pick your material, pick your core, pick your gauge and they’ll put your set together for you....
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    R.I.P. Dan Hicks

    I'm nearly overwhelmed with grief upon the passing today of Dan Hicks. He was (I hate having to use that word) one of my biggest musical influences. He was the guy who made me want to be a musician,...
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