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    Re: Brentrup Mandolins

    Cafe Member Larry S Sherman curates the Brentrup Archive. It's a pretty great resource for his mandolin work.

    Jamie
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    Re: Dropped mandolin

    Definitely take it in to have it checked out. They can ensure the neck is straight and the bridge is OK.

    Jamie
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    Re: Completed First Build

    Fantastic job!

    Jamie
  4. Re: Article: Amid Constant Change The Mandolin Store Flourishes

    I have had several interactions with Dennis and always been pleased by the deal, his frankness, and honesty.

    Zero regrets.

    Jamie
  5. Re: Mandolin players who bought or have played a Waterloo Mandoli

    I remember when I first had a chance to play a bunch of old mandolins a bunch of years ago in a shop in Philly. I go to play great old Gibson A4, A2 mandolins and a bunch of different Martin Cant...
  6. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    Is it possible to get them with a return policy. Get it and play it for 48 hours and keep if you love it and ship it back if you don't? You may not get that for a custom build. You may for a new or...
  7. Re: Decision Time for wood type - Is the difference big?

    In general if the same experienced builder were to build f style mandolins one all mahogany and one spruce over maple the sounds would be different. The mahog would be darker and warmer and the...
  8. Re: Nr. Of Lyon & Healy style 1125 bowl back produced?

    Wow! That's a beautiful presentation mandolin!

    Jamie
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    Re: A pair of Diamonds

    Nice!

    Jamie
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    Re: Another unusual tenor for sale U.K.

    Love the MOTS fingerboard.

    Jamie
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    Re: eBay sales tax

    From E-Bay.
    Why.

    Jamie
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    Re: eBay sales tax

    Lets tread carefully folks. I have the keys ready for this one.

    Jamie
  13. Re: The Soul of Epirus - Petroloukas Halkias & Vasilis Kostas

    That's fantastic.

    Jamie
  14. Thread: 1918 f4

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    Re: 1918 f4

    Very nice!

    Jamie
  15. Re: Looking for opinions of Big Muddy mandolins

    I'm a fan of flat and cant topped mandolins. I think they have wonderful voices and make great music. I've enjoyed every Big Muddy / Mid Missouri mandolin I have ever played. I was particularly...
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    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    Lets tread carefully here with the political nature of this incident and the replies.

    Jamie
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    Re: Michigan Koa Armrest

    Read the link... They call it Koa b/c it looks like Koa. It's maple, from Michigan.

    Jamie
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    Re: Mandolin art (drawing)

    I found the original image on my PC. It has a creation date of Feb 3 2006 (when I copied it off the Cafe).179513

    Jamie
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    Re: Mandolin art (drawing)

    I know I have this image of the original painting somewhere on my home computer. I know I pinched it off the Cafe. Great rendering!

    Jamie
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    Re: Potential USA Recesssion?

    I only make big $$ purchases when I have the money to spare. I don't divert from my regular savings for them. I play for me and this isn't a business investment.

    Jamie
  21. Re: Combination sound hole and a special carve?

    I was going to mention James Condino's Cricket. I'm glad he chimed in. Experimentation can be rewarding and frustrating. It's how we learn. Of course we also learn by honing our skills on...
  22. Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    .... If you spend more time in the classifieds than playing....

    Jamie
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    Re: My International Violin A-Style Build

    Excellent!

    Jamie
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    Re: if you could build your own madolin.

    I kind of did that with my Spira flat top (cant top actually) with Engleman top and Western Australian Sheoak back (density like rosewood). It's my favorite mandolin.

    179337

    Jamie
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    Re: I'm buying a Mandolin

    Welcome to the Mandolin Cafe. The sage advice is try as many as you can before you buy. You get more for your money in an A style than an F style. If used, be sure you can return it. In general,...
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