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  1. Re: Want flat fretboard, at least 1 1/8" nut width. Suggestions?

    I'd be all over that Gavin Baird F5. They are really exceptional.

    Enjoy!
  2. Re: Inexpensive starter mandolin advice needed

    One step up in the catalog from the entry-level Eastmans and Kentuckys might be a good place to look for a great instrument to start on. You might find yourself with something very good and maybe...
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    Re: Acoustic Engineer

    Indeed! I think the issue at stake is how the name and work go together. If you look you can find employers seeking "Acoustic Engineers" but those positions are generally intended for licensed...
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    Re: Gavin Baird F5 in the classifieds

    I understood Peter to prefer oval holes over F holes, and A bodies over F bodies. The "Peter Otroushko" model Gavin Baird mandolins are certainly A body oval holes - that particular model also has a...
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    Re: Acoustic Engineer

    It's certainly different in different jurisdictions. For instance, in Canada engineering is a provincially regulated profession. To become a licensed professional engineer one must graduate from an...
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    Gavin Baird F5 in the classifieds

    Hi everyone,

    Baird mandolins rarely show up for sale since Gavin's total output was low and demand for his instruments is always high. I have NFI in the one that's in the classifieds right now -...
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    Re: Is this too junky (ebay find lol)

    Maybe try to hold out for one with a solid top?
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    Re: Monel strings

    I've tried the Curt Mangan and Martin Monel mandolin strings (not the D'Addarios yet) and felt the Mangans were quite a bit better than the Martins. Seemed like better tone, volume and presence to...
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    Re: Saddle Fail

    You can easily enough replace the bridge. If you're worried about the new one splitting the same way, the Montana Lutherie bridges that Bruce Weber makes have a brass bar embedded in the bottom of...
  10. Thread: Who?

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    Re: Who?

    Bob Saget. Actually.

    :(
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    Re: Josh Turner Guitar Plays Mandolin

    I have to agree - Josh has great energy and he can play just about instrument. His might be one of the consistently best music channels on Youtube. Well worth a subscribe!

    Enjoy!
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    Re: "Perfect" Scroll?

    A modern reinterpretation. The concavity of the meeting surfaces and the decreasing width of the spacing inside the scroll seem congruent and complementary. The in-hand impression is a beautifully...
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    Re: Best type of string for my mandolin

    There's a lot to be said for the new d'addario XT sets. They sound like EJ74s but last longer and are claimed to stay in tune better. I put the XTM1140 set on my dad's mandolin and they seem pretty...
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    Re: Guitar strings on a GBOM?

    The world of guitar strings offers a lot more choice and a huge (nearly limitless!) range of options. I use them on my octave and mandocello because of that. Might be the same for Sarah.

    I happen...
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    Re: Gibson Jam Master Questions

    I've had both a Jam Master A and a Nashville Flatiron F. Both were very good, and good value too. I did like the Flatiron a bit better though. They can be incredible mandolins for the price. Compared...
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    Re: Mandolin for absolute newbie

    I have a Kentucky KM-256 that might fit the budget and I'm in Canada. PM me?

    (I hope this is within the boundaries of good taste on this forum - sincere apologies if not!)
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    Re: italian spruce

    Like many here I have a few good mandolins and guitars. I hadn't thought of this before, but both my favorite mandolin and guitar have Italian spruce tops:

    a Baird F5 that's very refined and...
  18. Re: Makes me long for the old "Photoshop This" threads

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  19. Re: Of your favorite instruments that qualify for this site...

    Big mandolins are a lot of fun. This Weber Guitar-Bodied Octave Mandolin "Octar" has been getting plenty playtime at home on the couch. It's totally awesome with tons of voice and resonance - it...
  20. Re: A tuner shootout: TC Electronic Unitune vs. Peterson StroboCl

    Yesterday I redid the comparison between the Unitune and StroboClip HD - this time on a solidbody electric mandolin with flatwound strings.

    In this scenario the StroboClip has no trouble locking...
  21. A tuner shootout: TC Electronic Unitune vs. Peterson StroboClip

    A tuner shootout: TC Electronic Unitune vs. Peterson StroboClip HD

    While tuning today I thought of the tuners thread going on in this same forum. It inspired me to do a little head-to-head between...
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    Re: Tuner...not Tuners

    I've tried a lot of different tuners but can't say I love the Snarks. They run through batteries quick, they're not very bright and they seem to break at the stem too easily. And they don't always...
  23. Re: Shocking revelation! Lyon & Healy Style C on eBay

    Wouldn't it be great to see one of the great luthiers here on the Cafe rebuild that lovely mandolin! It would make a great repair thread and at the same time rescue a delightful instrument from the...
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    Re: Kentucky KM630S on ShopGoodwill

    Looks like damage to the back of the neck too - maybe a split of some kind. Seems like a project mandolin at best.
  25. Re: Are the Flatiron F-5 Mandos As Good As I've Heard?

    You'll probably get plenty of good feedback on the Flatirons and there's plenty of information here on the Cafe. They usually represent good value in the sense that they're quality domestically made...
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