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    Re: Browser Inconsistency

    If I had a dog that hunted like that, I'd give him to my brother-in-law.
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    Re: Is this too junky (ebay find lol)

    If you're interested in a tenor guitar and don't want to spend a ton, Kala makes a nice one for around $200 if you order direct from the factory. Mine came well set up and sounds nice. It's well...
  3. Re: I registered for a group class and am getting nervous

    Good luck! Better to be nervous and in a group than content at home alone. I'm betting this will be a rewarding experience. Funny, I'm about 50 percent Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish, but you'd never...
  4. Re: What under $1200 used tenors would you look at?

    I took your advice (ajh) and ordered a Kala tenor and am really pleased. For anyone wanting to experiment with a tenor but not wanting to commit a ton of resources, this is a great option. My setup...
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    Re: Lyon & Healy Model A on Reverb

    This should take you there.

    https://reverb.com/item/29667535-washburn-lyon-healy-2218-1920s-2-point-style-mandolin
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    Re: Oval Hole Resale

    I recently took delivery of a new Girouard oval hole and couldn't be more pleased with its sound. I have no doubt that if I ever wanted to sell it (a doubtful proposition) it would move very quickly.
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    You are a warrior Ivan. Keep going.
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    Re: western redcedar

    Max Girouard is building mandolins with Port Orford Cedar tops. I think he gets his from Bruce Harvie of Orcas Island Tonewoods. I have one of those mandolins (I just got it last week) and it has a...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Hi Ivan - I'm a late comer to the mandolin world and faithfully read the Cafe to try to more fully understand the instrument and how it's played. I've come to highly value your thoughts and opinions....
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    Re: Spruce vs. Cedar?

    That's right. I had a mandola made with a top from that batch of bog cedar and it was phenomenal. I requested cedar then and that's what I got, but I've always felt I should've let Max make the call...
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    Re: Spruce vs. Cedar?

    This is why I put this decision in the capable hands of Max Girouard.
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    Re: Spruce vs. Cedar?

    I'm having Max Girouard make me a new mandolin and I couldn't decide between spruce and cedar for the top. Bruce Harvie's advice about letting the builder make the call was exactly what I needed to...
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    Re: Entry-level mandola

    I second the Big Muddy recommendation. I bought my first mandola from Mike and couldn't have been happier with the instrument and the customer service. You won't go wrong with a Big Muddy.
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    Re: $3000 limit Weber, Collings, Pava or?

    Expand your list and consider an A style Girouard.
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    Re: Torn between two mandolas

    I own a Girouard mandola and it is a fantastic instrument. It sounds great with Thomastik strings and Curt Mangan phosphorous bronze strings, which Max recommends. Mine has a cedar top with maple...
  16. Re: Two Loar H-5 mandolas in the classifieds

    You'd think having a glut of Loar signed 'dolas would drive the price down.
  17. Re: Appraisal value for Lyon & Healy no 50 style A mint condition

    There's a very nice Lyon & Healy listed in the classifieds right now for $3,800. I don't know if it's the same model as yours. http://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/107478#107478
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    Re: Mandola owners

    I use the 174W Thomastiks on my Girouard mandola and have ample length. Here's a link http://www.juststrings.com/toi-174w.html
    if you're interested in them.
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    Re: Spruce vs. Cedar?

    I have a Girouard mandola with a cedar top. It has beautiful warm tone that, at least to me, is more complex than spruce. As for durability, my father has had cedar shake shingles on his roof since...
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    Re: Collins? Weber? Other recommendation?

    I'd highly recommend a Girouard mandolin. Max Girouard is producing fantastic instruments that have a beautiful tone and are incredibly easy to play.
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    Re: Good Mandola albums

    Daniel Estrem has two great albums that feature solo mandola for music by JS Bach. Estrem plays both the Partitas and Cello Suites. They are wonderful recordings.
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    Re: Need a beater mandola

    Search for a used Big Muddy 'dola. They usually go for a round $250 or $300 and are a high quality instrument with a great sound. Mike is also selling refurbished instruments on his web page, so you...
  23. Re: Strongly considering removing the eBay section on home page

    I wouldn't miss it.
  24. Re: 1st Cello Suite: Prelude on mandola!

    That was fantastic!
  25. Poll: Re: Poll for Song a Week Social Group Week #333

    One seventy nine.
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