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    Re: Price increases coming soon or already here

    I don't think that any dealer has a couple dozen mandolins in stock these days. Are we talking a couple dozen Eastmans and Kentuckys? Stores like Elderly, TME had at least ten higher end mandolins...
  2. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    Great instruments inspire you to play. I hadn’t touched a banjo in a while but bought a nice Pisgah Possum off Reverb last week. Strung with nylons, hide head. Light and very plucky. I’m kind of...
  3. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    Someone needs to buy this one: https://www.pisgahbanjos.com/product/banjo-2002/

    Patrick and his crew make great banjos, and they are very social as well as civic "conscious". The entire shop is...
  4. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    Glen Carson does the engraved inlays for OME.

    There are only a handful of people doing engraved inlays: Will Seeders, Pharis Romero, Kevin Enoch, Bob Anderson, Glen (who may have taught a lot of...
  5. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    Add at least 6 months on that timeline. I’m still waiting on something from this past summer. The engraving is done by Glen Carson, so the necks are sent to him which adds to the timeline.

    If...
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    Re: Price increases coming soon or already here

    It's lack of inventory and enormous demand coupled together. I had a dealer ask me politely not to pay in cash. He wanted trades. I had to laugh out loud at that one, but it is now not the first...
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    Re: Price increases coming soon or already here

    Collings has no MAP. The price is the price. What the ad is telling us, from that dealer is that if you buy it in 2021 the price is $5800. If you buy it in January it will cost you $275 more. ...
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    Re: Here's my sad mandolin story...

    Isnít that one still listed in the classifieds?
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    Re: Curt Mangan Strings - Wonderful

    Curt worked at Ernie Ball for years. He knows his stuff. I have talked to him on the phone several times, and it's a small company. I think his daughter was doing his website for a while (she...
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    Re: Price increases coming soon or already here

    I wouldnít hedge a bet on that happening. With the minuscule output of mandolins being produced the last two years it would take at least five years for supply to eclipse demand creating a glut. ...
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    Re: Punch brothers

    It signifies indifference. From the dictionary: expressing a lack of interest or enthusiasm
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    Re: Price increases coming soon or already here

    The only problem is that he’s looking at the issue and the operations from one facet, one side, and does not have all the pieces of the puzzle. 18 months ago internet communications were somewhat...
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    Re: Price increases coming soon or already here

    Guitars are actually more readily available than mandolins or banjos. But yes, lots more people are interested in learning to play. The projection for scarce inventory is through 2023.
  14. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    Carved heel. Big upgrade. But even without that the new ones are close to $6k and several years out.
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    Re: Modern Mandolin Workshop was great!

    It was one of the best camp experiences I have had, virtual or in-person.
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    Re: Mike Marshall interview

    Mike did an hour and a half talk for the Modern Mandolin Camp yesterday. After listening to him tell stories about gigs and talk about his approach to a playing, listening to others, I'd have to...
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    Re: Price increases coming soon or already here

    Price increases are going to be across the board, and I doubt there are other domestic companies who are going to be able to increase production anytime soon. Expect to pay more and wait longer. ...
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    Re: Northfield FS vs Artist series

    You've just described the Northfield section of my collection. LOL. It's a create trio. I owned an F5S for over ten years, along with an F2S. Great mandolins, but the newer models are a notch...
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    Re: ASCAP/BMI

    Check those respective websites. I believe they will walk you through the process.
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    Re: Kimble neck - forearm pain

    If the mandolin does not fit your playing style pheffernan is right. Move it along.
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    Re: David Benedict quit Mile Twelve

    I have been taking lessons about once a month with David. He’s a great teacher, and I love his Patreon model. He and Tabitha are enjoying their new house and I expect to see and hear great things...
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    Re: Loars at Carterís

    It was recently. Several belonged to one individual from what I was told. These may be some of the same instruments as are at Carters now.
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    Re: Loars at Carterís

    If you are going to “play” in that market you need to do your homework.
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    Re: Loars at Carterís

    When you talk banjos things get murky over switched necks, tone rings, etc. And there are like five people (most of them dealers) who are considered “players” in that game. You really have to know...
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    Re: Loars at Carterís

    Maybe of Loars, but when a $10k plus Ellis A5 sells a few hours after hitting a dealer website, that’s a seller’s market. The used Ellis F5 went shortly afterwards.

    As for violins, different...
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