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    Re: The Ol Pals Footprints in the Snow

    Well, it just could be one of life's little mysteries! But, there are some clues here: 1. it happened when they were young "her mother said she just stepped out" 2. no particular peril suspected "and...
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    Re: Best Armrest

    Thanks for the support. I have the best customers. Iíve been at this about 15 years.
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    New Northfield Model M

    Today I finally got my hands on my new Northfield Model M. I've had my eyes on these for awhile, and I've seen curiosity about them here, but not too many first-hand threads about them. So I figured...
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    Re: If your gonna speed neck it....

    I've seen some after-market speed neck work by some well known luthiers that seemed to my eyes to be awful work. I know these guys are conscientious craftsmen, so not sure what the explanation might...
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    Re: Kentucky KM-505 vs Loar LM-600

    Thanks for all the help! I ended up going with the Kentucky KM505, from the comments here and other info, I think it will be a great beginners mando that will hopefully serve me well as I learn 🤓...
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    Mandolin Orange on today Show

    https://www.today.com/video/mandolin-orange-performs-the-wolves-live-on-today-73336389510

    And Andrew has a new X-braced Gilchrist! MAS at the highest level.....:mandosmiley:
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    The reaction to Ivan's death, underlines the fact that we really are friends here. A tribute to the nature of this site, the thoughtful way in which it's administered, and the general bond among...
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    Re: New Heiden Octave Short Scale

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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Back in 2009 when I joined the Cafe, within a week I had a 'phone call from Ivan. He saw a new member from the UK and he reached out. Over the years we exchanged all kinds of music, he helped me with...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    I am honored that Ivan himself started this thread and was willing to communicate with me and so many others concerning his condition. Thank you Ivan for showing us dignity in the face of long odds.
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    Northfield Adam Steffey Workshop

    Just fantastic, if only I could play anywhere within a 100 miles of Adams artfulness and I want every Northfield he demo's.

    https://youtu.be/-dakTwb4fX4
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    New Kelley A model violin style

    Hereís the latest mandolin finished in the shop. It a violin style. I really like making these mandolins. Itís made with some highly figured maple and 100 year old red spruce. Itís a good mandolin...
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    Northfield 4.0 Reviewed

    I know a lot of folks have been very curious about the Northfield 4.0 F5... so, after purchasing one from Elderly about a month ago, (thanks Elderly!) I thought it might be time to post some...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Keep on being your good self, Ivan. I hope you have a good day and know that your contributions here have been appreciated and will continue to be. Please keep posting and stay in touch. I've...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Hi folks - Thanks for all your messages. I more or less decided today that i'll get back to my weight training regime,just to see if that might help to ease my breathing by stretching my chest wall....
  16. The long, arduous journey of Silverangel #438 - with a happy end

    I am not a mandolin player.

    I play a bit, but it’s a sideline. I play a cheap pressed-top instrument. It’s fine.

    I’ve been listening more and more to music with mandolin, and got the bug, and...
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    New Kelley F5

    Hereís some pictures of my latest F5. Itís made with a 100 year old red spruce top, highly figured north-eastern maple. Very even balance across the strings and even up the neck. Thanks for looking!...
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    My first upgrade happened just today...

    My starter mando was a The Loar LM520-VS, which I bought new from The Mandolin Store. The "Pro Setup" that it shipped with was still a little high for my...
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    Montana mandolin field trip

    I just returned from a field trip to Montana. Objective was to meet Bruce and Mary Weber, to have Bruce Weber lay his hands on my Weber Beartooth A, to see his shop, and incidentally do some...
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    About done upgrading my MD315

    After I decided I wasn't going to sell my MD315, even if and when I get an upgrade mandolin, I relaxed and evaluated what relativity cheap things would I do to the MD315 to maximize its potential.
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  21. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    :popcorn:

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  22. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    I was down at Dusty Strings in Seattle today checking out a new Big Mon that they just put out on display. At $4,500 I can't think of another production F-style, pro-level mandolin that can touch it....
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    Re: Are Eastmans a keeper?

    [QUOTE=JEStanek;1718172]What makes a keeper is owner dependent. If you enjoy it and get satisfaction from how it and you perform together, then it's a keeper.

    Jamie

    See my signature....[/QUOT
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    Re: Sam Bush hospitalized!!!

    Great news! Sam's out of the hospital and heading home to Nashville!
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    Re: Silverangel praise

    While I don't have extensive experience with a variety of named mandolins out there, I really did due diligence on line after seeing a classified for a Silverangel #358 here. After reading the posts,...
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