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    Re: About to buy a mandolin, need advice

    Kentucky and Eastman also make some very nice mandolins in that price range. I think if you start with something really cheap, and less than what you are going to be happy with, you will end up...
  2. Thread: Chords

    by Rich Evans
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    Re: Chords

    Welcome to Mandolin Cafe.

    Best to start with simple two finger open chords and work your way up to the more difficult ones as you fingers get used to stretching. You can also look for chords...
  3. Re: The F-5L Mandolin - A turning point in the history of Gibson'

    Great article Roger. It was a real treat seeing you play the prototype F5L on Friday night at Parkfield. It must make you feel a real sense of accomplishment to see the mandolins Gibson had made in...
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    Re: Introducing myself, saying hello, etc

    Welcome to the Cafe.

    If you are interested in Bluegrass, fiddle music, old time, etc. get in touch with me via email and I can give you some suggestions if you want them.
  5. Re: Could I ask for some advice on buying a mandolin as a gift?

    I have dealt with both Elderly and The Mandolin Store. While they are both top notch reputable dealers, I feel that you will get more genuine personal care from Dennis at the Mandolin Store. He plays...
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    Re: NewMAD mandolin owners

    I have an F5 s/n007. I love this mandolin for the following reasons: It is almost always in tune right out of the case, no matter what the weather. It has a great tone, although a little different...
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    Re: Skinny on 75319

    Brian,

    It is being auctioned by Skinner in Boston on Oct. 11th. You can find it online via google.
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    Re: 3 Guitars in Kentucky Thunder

    Mark,

    Your Fatwahs forgot to mention Saws. They are particularly irritating to me.
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    Re: Pick Clicks on Extended Frets

    I had this problem when I first got a mando with an extended fretboard. I changed pick style and concentrated on not extending the point of the pick as far from my fingers. So far I am having good...
  10. Re: Anything in Stockton CA area, last week of April

    To bad you are not there the previous weekend, as the annual California Bluegrass Association Spring Campout is April 17,18,& 19 in Turlock, which is just south of Stockton. Look on the CBA website...
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    Re: MIX mandolin reflection

    I have F5 S/N 07007, which I think is the 7th F5 to be built. I know it is the first F5 to arrive on the West coast.

    I love this mandolin for it's tone ease of playing and ruggedness. It is a...
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    Re: New member, pre-requisite question.....

    I definitely second the suggestion that you check out The Mandolin Store website. There is a link on the Mandolin Cafe opening page. Dennis is a great guy to work with and will give you excellent...
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    Re: Who's on Your Mount Rushmore ?

    Lester Flatt
    Hank Williams
    Bill Monroe
    Jimmy Rogers
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    Re: Mando themed backgrounds/wallpapers

    I use a picture I got from Mandozine for my wallpaper.
  15. Sticky: Re: Invitation for users to use their real name

    Please change my name from RGE to Rich Evans.

    Thanks
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    Re: If you could only have one-forever?

    I guess I have already made the choice. I am lucky enough to own a Derrignton signed Master Model F5V, and I will always be a mediocre picker. I really enjoy owning a high quality instrument that...
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    Re: Can anyone help identify this Mandolin

    Thank You Mike for the info and re posting the photos. I could not figure out another way to do it.

    Rich
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    Can anyone help identify this Mandolin

    I have a friend who is interested in this Mandolin, but is not able to find out much about it. As you can see from the pictures it has some very nice inlay work on both front and back. It has no...
  19. Adam Steffy opening on Allison Krause song Pardon...

    Adam Steffy opening on Allison Krause song Pardon Me.
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    I own Mix F-5 #007. I was initially intrigued...

    I own Mix F-5 #007. I was initially intrigued with the CF mandolin when I first saw an A-5 at Loarfest West/Supergrass. I travel a lot and have always wanted a durable travel mandolin that sounded...
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    Mix F5 is my loudest from the players...

    Mix F5 is my loudest from the players perspective. I believe my Flatiron F5 is louder to the audience.
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    I assume you are going to sell whichever one gets...

    I assume you are going to sell whichever one gets the most reasonable offer. This is my take on the selling prices.

    '84 Flatiron A5-1 $2400
    '85 Kentucky KM1500 $2500
    '86 Flatiron a5-jr $1000...
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    Kim Elking with "Sidesaddle" plays two Nuggets....

    Kim Elking with "Sidesaddle" plays two Nuggets. Her F model is the main instrument, and her A model is played in alternate tunings.

    Ed Neff play Nugget serial number 1. He plays currently in...
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    I have S/N v70373 dated March 19, 2003 signed by...

    I have S/N v70373 dated March 19, 2003 signed by Charlie Derrington. Although I have posted this once before it has not been included on the lists of MM's.
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