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  1. Re: Always surprised how people send stuff

    And if you have a local music dealer, ask him/her to save for you one of the shaped instrument boxes that factories/distributors use to ship to his/her store. You can re-use it, with proper packing,...
  2. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Maybe like this guy?
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    Re: comparing Eastman Mandola's

    When I bought my MDA 615 (since traded on my Stahl), I played an 815 and decided the 615 sounded better, though it wasn't as fancily appointed. As CES states, you need to get one of each and do a...
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    Re: what is the best selling mandolin.

    Tony, "best selling" usually means the highest number of sales. No data exists as to what mandolins Cafe members own. Rule of thumb is that less expensive instruments outsell higher-priced ones --...
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    I try to play anything with strings that you don't play with a bow. So: mandolin family (piccolo mandolin through mando-bass), guitar (six and 12-string), 5-string and tenor banjos, resonator guitar...
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    Re: Disappointment

    It would say, "Who the hell put these crappy tuners and funky-a*s bridge on me? And where's my tailpiece cover? Hey, I'm a respectable mand'lin, jus' tryin' to get a couple G's an' a new owner, and...
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    Re: Uh oh THE Gibson may have a problem

    This recurring "issue" of "Ohio State University" vs. "the Ohio State University" has just puzzled me. I guess it has something to do with athletic designation...?

    Beyond that, who cares? ...
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    Re: Out of my league

    Main answer to "who's buying $125K Gibson F-5's?" -- not me! Not anyone I know, either.

    My house cost $41K, 42 years ago. Probably worth slightly more than that F-5 now, but still...

    Quite a...
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    Bruno mandocello at Bernunzio's

    John has a Bruno Style D mandocello listed; he claims "likely constructed by the Larson brothers," but I'll avoid that particular can of worms.

    Here 'tis.

    Asking $5.5K, NFI for me of course. I...
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    Re: General Mandolin Post

    IMHO, no.



    Just remember what Oscar Wilde said about the bagpipes: "Thank God there's no smell!"

    :grin:
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    Re: Bill davis artist mandolin

    The OP's "mandolin in the classifieds" was there in 2007.

    Nobody ain't gonna locate it now.

    This thread's in the running for the longest hiatus, between posts #7 and #8.
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    Re: Duffeyisms

    Dean Roets, who used to play with Bristol Mountain Bluegrass here around Rochester, had Dick Deneve of Syracuse build him a mandolin with the most "raked-back" neck I've ever seen. Dean was proud of...
  13. Thread: Hey

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    Re: Hey

    "Gonna jump down, turn around, pick a bale of hay..."

    -- Leadbelly
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    Re: Octave sound diffence?

    Also, most arch/carved-top OM's have f-holes, most flat-tops have oval holes. You hear distinctive timbre differences in carved-top f-hole mandolins vs. carved-top oval-hole mandolins, and there's...
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    Re: Beware EVOs

    I have no dog in this fight, as I haven't tried EVO frets, and probably won't.

    I do think that when a thread's titled "Beware EVOs" it starts out like a consumer warning, rather than just a...
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    Re: I canít play now

    Not comparable in extent of injury, but nearly six years ago I "shattered" (doc's description) my left radius and ulna (wrist bones) in a car crash on the Mass Pike. Scared to death I was done...
  17. Re: THANKS! to Denver Folklore Center and Eastman Mandolins

    Harry stayed at our apartment back in the '70's when he played a Rochester gig for Golden Link Folk Singing Soc. A great guy, deserving of the praise in Post #6.

    Plus, he owns Mississippi John...
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    Re: 12 String Mandolin

    These instruments are often called mandriolas or tricordias. They generally are tuned like mandolins, with four courses of three strings each, GDAE low to high. Sometimes the middle string of each...
  19. Re: Newbie wondering about "The Loar" F-style mando quality

    You'll need to reopen the case to get the mandolin out.

    Jus' sayin'....
  20. Re: THANKS! to Denver Folklore Center and Eastman Mandolins

    Spent a lot of time hanging out at Denver Folklore Center 1965-67, while stationed at Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs. Founder Harry Tuft was running it at the time, and I bought my first decent...
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    Re: Gibson F5C - Korina back and sides

    You're thinking of koa, IMHO.
  22. Re: Looking For Information on this Mandolin

    On the other hand, I love the headstock inlay, which seems to represent a partially excavated Austrolopithecus skeleton.

    Seldom find these paleontological references in mandolin construction, IMHO.
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    Re: Reverb acquired by Etsy...

    Not only that, but she'll be able to crochet mandolin straps as well.
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    Re: Meet ... the Perfect Mandolin Player.

    My question is, does the seller think that posing "Woody" with a mandolin will make him more salable? Or does he really want to keep him, although following his wife's insistence to "get rid of that...
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    Re: Found this old mando in a bookstore

    I've seen that called a "kidney" tailpiece on the Cafe. I have 19-'teens Stahl (Larson Bros.) mandola with one, and Bernunzio says it's "original." I also had one on a B&J Victoria bowl-back --...
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