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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Very nice tone Don, nice playing as well. Thanks.
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Beautiful mandolin Don, truly. I love A5's. I have been flirting with the idea of simply keeping and playing only my Ruhland A5. Probably can't let go of the other mandolins I enjoy so much but I...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Nice A5 Don, thanks for posting. How would you compare your Heiden(which sounds great on recordings I have heard) to your new A5?
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    Re: Laughing Hands

    Thanks Tim, yes they do still perform. Steve Mullins became a pretty highly regarded flamenco guitarist as well. I know he has released numerous albums in that direction. I agree with you about being...
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    Laughing Hands

    Have folks ever heard of a group called Laughing Hands out of Colorado?
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    Re: New Mandolin Weekend (w/video)

    Thanks Will...I envy everyone who just received a new Mando, congrats! Looks good, sounds good...years of good, clean fun!
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    Yes..
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Hey Bill...i love the flowerpot on that one, very cool. Fancy pickguard as well.
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Definitely a treat and for whatever reason Matt's mandolins always sound nearly identical. There are some subtleties sure but very very similar. Its always been one of the aspects of his work that...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Ok, these are the last two photos I will post but I just couldn't resist after playing all of these new Ruhland A5's. Enjoy.

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    Re: Post A Picture Of Yourself

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    A pic from a show a little bit ago. Playing my Wienman F5. Hmm...well, i thought i was sitting upright for the majority of the evening.
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

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    I thought folks might enjoy this photo from a couple of days ago.
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    Re: A pair of Diamonds

    Doesn't get much better than those two. Congrats and thanks for sharing !
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Very nice, especially for being one day old. Thanks!
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    Re: My new mando!

    Its a beauty! I wonder what it sounds like?
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Is it wrong that I'm excited about other people receiving their new A5's tomorrow?
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    Re: Tone

    So kind of you Sir...i'm a gentle soul she would be in safe hands. In all seriousness, that entire batch of A5's just looks outstanding. Rumor as it the builder managed to keep one for himself...
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    Re: Tone

    Willem...i'm happy to keep your Ruhland safe until Saturday:) Just nod your head...
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    Great suggestions on the thread...what fun. I wanted to mention I was over at Matt R's shop yesterday and did ask about the Carter's F5. It's a varnished instrument. Often times(sometimes) you can...
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    i'm shutting down. But, yeah, i believe especially new mandolins "open up" at least some. I might also believe that as they lose moisture over the years they become more resonant.

    * a couple of...
  21. Re: Hypothetical high dollar mando purchase question...

    Gary Vessel, perhaps? I know there are a couple nice ones on the market or were just a couple of days ago.
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    That is a spectacular piece of Brazilian...
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    Re: Love the One You’re With

    Those MT's are so very sweet sounding. One of my favorite mandolin sounds on the planet comes from I believe it's the MT with I want to say torrified Sitka top. I could be wrong, do they put more...
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

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    I don't know that's it's the prettiest but it's definitely nice to look at. I usually also like the subtle beauty of things. This one time i decided to go "Big". Heirloom big...i have...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Thanks Luna & Kevin...the mandolin has everything i have wanted in a F5. Power, cutting highs that are not shrill, plays very well, sounds vintage right out of the box. It feels like another era....
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