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  1. Re: From Violin to Mandolin - Questions

    I am also a violin player switching to mandolin. I had asked questions on this forum and was looking for an A style, oval hole but loved the Eastman MD505CC. It is a teardrop style with a burnished...
  2. Eastman 515 from Loar 520

    I am considering the MD515 also, but since I also have a Loar 520 F-style I wondered if it is worth trading up for it? Some say to wait until I can get something in the $1,000+ price range, like a...
  3. Re: Help with type of Mandolin for string orchestra

    Great advice here and videos too. I love the idea of watching these. Best of luck with your shoulder, I know it isn’t easy.
  4. Re: Help with type of Mandolin for string orchestra

    Thanks Jim, and I totally agree that I am moderately confused abut I am also trying to learn. Long personal story short, I played violin with this orchestra till I tore a rotator cuff that is an...
  5. Re: Help with type of Mandolin for string orchestra

    I have another (dumb) question. I am so new at this and looking at used Gibsonís, I am wondering if the Gibsonís have truss rods and if not, does it matter?
  6. Re: Help with type of Mandolin for string orchestra

    Thanks very much.
  7. Re: Help with type of Mandolin for string orchestra

    Thanks so much! I would love to find something but confused over A and F style vs A hole??
    I am with the New Horizon Orchestra ( for those over 50) that is hosted out of CCM, Director is Betty Ann...
  8. Re: Help with type of Mandolin for string orchestra

    That is awesome, thanks. Interesting the women are all playing Bowl back.
  9. Re: Help with type of Mandolin for string orchestra

    I am in Cincinnati. Until I sell my Violin, I have some budget contraints. :)
  10. Re: Help with type of Mandolin for string orchestra

    Beautiful Instruments!
  11. Re: Help with type of Mandolin for string orchestra

    The CD is beautiful. I see the various instruments too. Nice!
  12. Re: Help with type of Mandolin for string orchestra

    Very helpful about pics! Thanks

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    And all men too!

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    Gibson A style! If I can sell my violin, that would be great. Thanks! Will listen to the CD, love...
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    Re: Classical Mandolin

    good idea, most are closed right now but something to think about.
  14. Help with type of Mandolin for string orchestra

    Hello, I was referred here from the General Forum board. I am taking classical mandolin lessons from someone who learned in Italy. They have a Bowl Back Mandolin that sounds beautiful. I live in the...
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    Thanks for your reply and link!

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    I did not know about the Classical form, thanks much!
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    Re: Classical Mandolin

    Thank you! Good to remember F style was for classical. Lots to factor in here, this is helpful. I wish my fellow orchestra friend would stop saying my mandolin looks plastic because of the finish. :)...
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    Classical Mandolin

    Hello, I am taking classical mandolin lessons from someone who learned in Italy. They have a Bowl Back Mandolin that sounds beautiful. I live in the US, and I play with a small informal string...
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    Thank you!
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    Re: Classical Mandolin

    I hope to be as lucky too, and think the mandolin is so under appreciated. Thank you
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    Thanks!
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    Re: Classical Mandolin

    I am having some difficulty, so thanks for the ‘why’. some of the chords, like Am i think, is a real stretch. Thank you
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    Re: Classical Mandolin

    Wonderful info, thanks. I don’t feel so alone now...:)
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    Thank you so much! This helps a lot
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    Re: Classical Mandolin

    Good to hear from someone else who is trying too. I have been playing lots of songs on the Mandolin, and they don't sound so great. Missing the technique for sure. Looking for a good teacher! Good...
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    Re: Classical Mandolin

    Thank you Don. I am having difficulty finding a mandolin teacher (most teachers play classical guitar but are willing to teach mandolin...not the same to me). I'm looking at online lessons to get...
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