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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    I’ve had a Pava A body for over a year, always love the voice, but it was not loud. Then last week, I handed it to a very accomplished player, and he immediately raised the action at the bridge....
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    Re: looking to move, but I have no clue where ?.

    Agree! Grew up outside of Pgh., there’s a strong Italian American community, easy to navigate City, and, 10 miles outside of downtown: total rural, wooded neighborhoods, unbelievably affordable. Of...
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

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    M Great Blue Heron custom Club Jazz headstock inlay, by Mr. Apitius. (art provided by me…:)
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    Re: Uh oh THE Gibson may have a problem

    You should try for ‘Awesome’... Awesome O Apitius.... sounds good ����
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    Re: My new Silverangel Econo A has arrived!

    My sister bought one of those, exactly like that one. I had the opportunity to play it, and I found it to be very precise, solid, with a beautiful, warm voice. I think its a super value too…!...
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    Re: Reverb acquired by Etsy...

    I still feel that Reverb is a great site for selling musical gear. Except mandolins, which the Cafe does best. (IMHO) I did have a bad experience with PainPal, thought their website was very...
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    Re: Reverb acquired by Etsy...

    I had a good experience with Reverb, selling a synth. However, they want to hold onto your money afterwards. (to use for future purchases) If you cash in, they dump your account. …and don’t get me...
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    Re: Mandolins on Gibson web site?

    Unfortunate about the company’s marketing, but,… my 5 year old F9 is a dream. Well made, great voice, easy to play. Well, maybe that’s because it’s not a Gibson, its a The Gibson… ��
  9. Thread: Ellis A5?

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    Re: Ellis A5?

    that blonde A5 is suhweeet…!! and then there’s the Pava amber satin A: Ellis dna, not as loud, but gorgeous voice. great value. (IMHO).
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    Re: New Apitius Club Jazz Mandolin acquisition…

    Hi, Jamie, I have no plans to electrify this sweetheart. I use a Collings MF workhorse, to play live. I use a dual output combination: a dpa 4099 mini condensor mic, and a K&K Twin internal, run...
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    Re: New Apitius Club Jazz Mandolin acquisition…

    Wow! Shop brothers…�� What a small world this mandosphere is. I’ve never done a custom order before, and I certainly love the result of this one. I hope you do too, brother…��
  12. Re: Sam Bush & Sierra Hull - "Turkey in the Straw" - Grey Fox 201

    Thanks for posting this, Daryl. I LOVE Sierra Hull! Saw her with her band playing songs from her album, ‘Weighted Mind”. Absolutely gorgeous work. Very cool lady too..
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    Re: New Apitius Club Jazz Mandolin acquisition…

    Thanks, all for the great comments.
    Here’s a short video of the Club Jazz. Warning: I’m not Chris Thile…


    https://youtu.be/rzOZh38ljFw
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    New Apitius Club Jazz Mandolin acquisition…

    Here’s a few pics of a special order Apitius Club Jazz mandolin I just just received. I knew Oliver Apitius was a one man shop, and wondered if he could do a custom headstock inlay . I provided him...
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    Re: this 2 point Ellis.......wow

    Please don’t use the “n” word,… its very offensive, particularly to MAS victims, such as myself…
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    Re: Busking! who's gone and done it?

    I was practicing in the local park, as I often do, under some trees. Two small children broke away from their playgroup, and ran towards me. They wanted to climb the trees, which were very kid...
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    Re: How'd this happen?

    Please don’t use the “N” word. Its very offensive… 😉
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    Re: NMD, Silverangel Econo A

    Soliver, you don’t look ANYTHING like your avatar……… so disappointing. However, that mando is fantastic! I had an opportunity to play one of his a models, a redwood top old wood model. Uniquely...
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    Re: just saw Carlo Aonzo Trio in Pittsburgh

    Jim, I flew. and boy were my arms tired..
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    just saw Carlo Aonzo Trio in Pittsburgh

    Amazing virtuosity,Carlo and his bandmates . They sound even better (to me) than when I saw them a year ago! How can that even be possible..?! :) Definite bucket list show.
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    Re: Ronnie McCoury on Eastman?

    dammit, me too…!
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    Re: Good-bye old Mandolin Cafe

    I know how much work it is to run a website. Your work is greatly appreciated, Scott! Thank you .
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    Re: What are the chances?

    Love seeing vintage longhand penmanship! A dying art…😢
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    Re: Pava and Girouard

    wow, the aesthetics of that one are sublime! MAS is striking…! again.
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    Re: Summer camping trips with the mandolin...

    freezing, boiling, and major spills would be a doing a merciful favor to a Rogue... take the Kentucky, dude!
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