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    Re: Old Marty Stuart pics

    These are GREAT!!
    Curious. Is that his “Gibson” copy mandolin, before Johnny Cash used his knife to carve in it his initials?
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    Re: Another from the 2020 crop

    Tastefully understated beauty.
    I absolutely LOVE the bearclaw on the top.
    The tuners are so nice, also. What is the brand you used?
    Is the brass tailpiece of your design? It truly adds to the...
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    Re: Minimal contact arm rest

    Beautiful mandolin!
    I too think the armrest is perfect for the mandolin. Is there any contact information for Joseph Cleary?
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    Re: James Tailpiece Review

    I too love mine.
    When I bought my second hand Collings I had the choice of a James with “Collings” on it, or an “Allen” tailpiece with “Collings”.
    I had a Allen on Click I sold. I liked it, but...
  5. Re: nice comparison of two NF Big Mons-englemann vs Red spruce to

    FWIW
    I have a MT2-V with a red spruce top. It is 11 yrs old and I picked it up used.
    It still has the drive and pop of the Northfield with Red Spruce, but now it also has developed a warm rich...
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    Re: Amanda Lynn

    LOVE IT!!

    You might want to also check out this video.

    https://youtu.be/1kvlbtqgmPo
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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    If you have questions about the company and their business model you might be well to search the forums here. I do remember there has been some discussion of this in the past, with the owner even...
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    Re: Happy ending for stolen mandolin

    So glad for the happy ending!!
    Thank you very much for sharing such an encouraging story in the world that is now posing so many challenges.
    Her joy in playing your instrument is a testament to...
  9. Re: Dumb and petty complaint (Doyle Lawson F-5 content)

    Welcome to the reality of MAS
    Acceptance of this terrible disorder is the only way to begin recovery. Though, it is most likely (no, nearly inevitable) that you will forever be affected.
    The...
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    Re: Stolen mandolin recovered.

    So nice to hear of your finding a long time friend!
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    Re: Uplifting instrument Recovery Story

    Doug,

    Thank you very much for sharing this. It is encouraging that at times good wins out.

    I especially liked the following passage from the article:

    “My father was a smart man,” Walevska...
  12. Re: A question for luthiers - from a non-luthier

    One of the easiest to play, and most responsive, mandolins I have ever played was a Giacomel, what is now considered his Jazz 5.
    The neck was perfect for my hands. My fingers fell into place in...
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    Re: F Mandolin gig bag

    I am with CES
    If I was in the market for a gig bag I would search high and low for the Reunion Blues Continental. I saw a traveling mandolin musician using one of these. He mentioned how his has...
  14. Re: Charlie Daniels, fiddle (and mandolin) player dead at 83.

    Sad loss of a talented musician.

    I remember watching the documentary on Bill Monroe that aired on PBS. Daniels mentioned that he knew he couldn’t compete against Bill’s talent on the mandolin,...
  15. Re: MAS: Remember, it's stronger than you and there ain't no vacc

    I’d say multiple congrats are DEFINITELY in order.
    1) For the mandolin that is going to be close to you and be part of your mandolin experience.
    2) For being able to be gainfully employed in...
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    Kind of interesting list, I guess.
    1) Johnson A Style. Gift from my dad only months before his death. Still have. Of course.

    2) Click F5. First ordered custom build.
    Sold so I could afford...
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    Re: New Mandolin Day!

    Mercy, that’s pretty!
    Enjoy your new mando! She sure is a looker.
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Phil,
    I am so sorry to hear of your recurrence.
    May you have a good quality of life as long as you live.
    It has been a pleasure having you here.
    We will welcome any input you have to share.
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    Eva Scow’s new YouTube Video

    Hello All!
    I just stumbled on this a few minutes ago. It is once again another great video fro Eva Scow.

    https://youtu.be/nxIPdM9SIBI
  20. Re: You know you look at the Cafe classifieds regularly when...

    Yes.
    Peculiar older instruments.
    Not often seen on any other platform.
  21. Re: The dreaded black A2Z question. With a possible answer...

    “I see a pumpkin, and I want to paint it black”

    So sorry. I just couldn’t resist.
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    Re: We Lost John Prine.

    So sad.
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    Congrats on the great purchase!!
    We look forward to more feedback.
    Enjoy the wonderful journey!!
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    I have never played a Ratliff, but am so looking forward to your impressions.
    Congrats on your first small shop build!! I am confident that it will work out well for you.

    If you can afford it,...
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    Belle Starr & pheffernan,
    That looks like a great mandolin! So many great features in one. Even a hardshell case.
    You would also may be able to get your money out of it in the future if you...
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