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    Re: Lawrence Smart mandola on craigslist

    Boy howdy, they don’t come any better than Lawrence’s mandolas, only different.
  2. Re: Future octave mandolin player question?

    Do you have a budget in mind? It might help people make appropriate recommendations.
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    Re: Strings Question

    Curt Mangan: https://www.curtmangan.com/monel-mandolin-light-10-36/
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    Re: Bass Builder Undertakes Mandola Build

    203360
  5. Re: Djangolin, D.J. Hodson, Selmer Mandolin

    How about an octave? https://reverb.com/item/59926449-bumgarner-octave-mandolin-2022-natural
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    Re: Modernizing an A-4. Yes or No?

    Id leave the 1921 alone and buy a 2022 A4 with modern playability features.
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    Poll: Re: Solid Wood Acoustic Environment/Storage

    You want to avoid dramatic shifts in temperature, so take steps that mitigate them (keep the instrument cased, etc.).
  8. Re: G Strings on Nearly New Eastman 805V-2022 Model

    There is a recent thread describing a similar issue with an entry level Eastman:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/161160-my-eastman-G-string-sounds-dull?p=1877527#post1877527
  9. Re: Yet another Kentucky KM-1050 vs KM-1500 thread?!

    How about an A-style with f-holes?

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/192667#192667
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    Re: an aesthetic question

    Was Jordan marketing Gibson mandolins back then?
  11. Re: Yet another Kentucky KM-1050 vs KM-1500 thread?!

    You could always narrow your search in the classifieds by using or Eu, for instance. I didnt find any Kentucky mandolins near you, but there is an interesting old Gibson in Denmark:
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    Re: Loar K-5 Mandocello

    Who is making the best modern iterations of the K5?
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    Re: my eastman G string sounds dull?

    The dangerous answer is that you might have good ears. I’ve often felt that the quality of tone on the G course is one of the most noticeable differences between even a good entry level mandolin and...
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    Re: Just tried a Blue Chip pick on my mandolin

    I’ve become a believer in professional mandolin players.
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    Re: Mid-Mo madnolin value....

    There's a lesser Mid-Missouri M-0 in the classifieds for $545 shipped. It has been listed for ten days.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/191987#191987
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    Re: Is this an A-2Z?

    This is the only one I recall with photographic evidence:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/149667-The-dreaded-black-A2Z-question-With-a-possible-answer
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    Re: Pricing / value of instruments

    Elderly Instruments has one on consignment in the classifieds with an asking price of $7500 USD:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/191335#191335
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    Re: 5 String Archtop Tenor

    Herb Taylor http://www.herbtaylor.com/instruments/tenorguitar/
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    Re: Is this an A-2Z?

    Ask for the serial number and FON. There are some mandolins that I suspect started their life in a batch of A2-z’s before some type of blemish appeared requiring a blacktop to cover it. I only...
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    Re: DO I need a better mandolin?

    No, you do not need another mandolin.
    Yes, you might appreciate a better mandolin.
  21. Re: What Are Some Good Options in the $2-3k range?

    As you probably know from guitars and banjos, prices for mandolins have climbed the last couple of years, but ~$2500 used to be a great price point for used A5 mandolins from independent builders....
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    Re: Quality Octave Mandolin?

    $2K is an interesting price point in the octave market, a bit more than you have to spend for most independent flattops and a bit less than you need for most quality archtops:
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    Re: Quality Octave Mandolin?

    Gryphon has one at the top of budget: https://www.gryphonstrings.com/products/red-valley-oam-octave-mandolin-new
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    Re: Mowry siblings, 13 years apart!

    Were you tempted to order a GBOM?
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    Re: Bluegrass Mandolin for a Newbie

    You can, but you might like added thickness to drive the dual courses on a shorter scale.
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