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  1. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    That's exactly what I noticed - if it sounds this open now, I can't imagine how even more amazing it'll sound in 6 months, a year etc.!!
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    Jill! What a creation you have there... starting with your vision and now in your hands, by way of one of the best builders out there. This is what I call a "Fantastic Journey" :-)

    Congrats on...
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    Here ye go: A great Tommy Coen reel, called "Christmas Eve", keeping with the season and all:
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    The first thing I notice is how much LOUDER the Girouard is. The tone is warmer with more midrange than the Collings had as well. The other significant thing is I'm realizing that the 1 1/18th nut...
  5. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    I played a lot of ovals from various big name builders at Gruhn's but none compared to Girouard ovals and that is why I bought one from Max. Workmanship was flawless also.
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    Sweet! I like the sunburst top and amber back and sides. So nice to see sister mandolins being completed at one time. Y'all need to get together and play.

    Speaking of sister Girouards, I saw that...
  7. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    I saw those photos this morning on FB - so gorgeous! Love that top and back combination!

    I've just been playing mine for the past 3 hours (should've been out running errands but couldn't put the...
  8. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    And it's finished! Max just sent these to me and it's as stunning as I imagined it would be! Can't wait to be able to play it!!!

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    Yanuziello Electric Mandolin

    Joe’s work is wonderful: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x0Vb9wGR0bs
  10. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    both of these look spectacular. heavens, how can you stand the wait?
  11. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    My thoughts exactly ~ both very cool! Exciting times
  12. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    Beautiful mandolins both. Looking forward to some sound clips in the future.

    Jill, the figure in the top of yours looks like lightning bolts!
  13. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    Beautiful...both of them!
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    another beauty.
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    Ah, that looks lovely!!!!
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    Lauri started staining my mandolin today - look at the figure in that top!!!

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  17. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    Oh, definitely looking forward to seeing the finish on yours!!
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    Strung up in the white! Max said Lauri will be staining it this weekend and then into finish next week!

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    Yes, it's going to be a Cremona-burst finish, similar to the finish that was on one of Max's A5's that The Music Emporium had for sale last year.
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    Getting close....

    Since this photo has been taken Max has fit the neck to the body, glued the back on, made the fretboard and inlayed the peghead overlay!!!

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  21. Re: Musicians Gear A Case price doubles to $100!

    I have the crossrock fiberglass case and it is quite good
  22. Re: Paul Brady & Andy Irvine, w/ Lunny & Burke, Cork Opera House

    Dublin last night. Brilliant.

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    Can't wait to see photos of the finished mandolins. Best of luck to both of you two; I found the wait for completion really difficult :grin:

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    Here's the body!!!

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    Re: Stewmac Tuner sale

    I got the new Gotohs installed and they are a night and day improvement over the subpar StewMac Golden Age tuners. Much thanks to Collings for such great service.
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