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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    Girouard A5 ! You won't be disappointed ! Great sound and price ! Also, Max and Laurie great people to deal with !
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    Without a doubt a Girouard !!
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    Re: Strap Recommendation

    Bill Bailey straps ! All my four mandolins have a Bailey strap !
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    Kind of like getting married ! You expect her to be the only one, but--------------sometimes things happen to the best of plans ! :)
  5. Re: Looking for Mandolin Recommendations that hold their value

    Buy the mandolin that suits your ear to begin with and enjoy playing and don't worry about the potential appreciation ! Buy a used A built by relatively well known makers which you can find on this...
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    Re: Price Fluctuations

    I would think the opposite ! If a well known maker dies , his instrument demand and prices should rise ! Case in point. I bought a Sergio Peresson violin in 1983 for $12,000. Price remained steady...
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    Re: Ellis, Pava, or Collings MT2

    From the three my choice would not be difficult , ELLIS ! If you can swing the cost ! I would also throw a Girouard in the mix !! A great mandolin!
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    Re: Solo builders

    I agree ! Girouards !
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    Re: Musician quotes

    If the only bird that sings in the forest is the one that sings the best, than the forest would be a very lonely place.
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    Re: New Bob Dylan

    I like Bob Dylan but not this song .
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    Re: Informal Poll

    Back when I had no money but good credit I paid twelve thousand ( almost thirteen) dollars for a Sergio Peresson violin. Made payments to my mom until paid off. Long story short and fast forward...
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    I have been asked what color stain on this mandolin . It is a pomegranate stain developed by Laurie Girouard !
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    I'm trying but my wife keeps pushing out the door to work on a house !
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    I have seen. held and played most top end mandolins at Gruhn's in Nashville and I absolutely believe Max's workmanship is second to none ! Period ! Sound is so subjective but to my old ears the...
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    Longer neck ! I did have an Old Wave short neck but to my ears I prefer the long neck . You know , I don't know about the bracing ! I guess I should but I don't know ! Maybe Max will chime in ! Jill...
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    Re: Informal Poll

    I have paid more than that for an Ellis F5 several years ago ! Just bought a $6500. Girouard F4. People have money for what they want , maybe not need but want ! Renters have money for their cigs,...
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    GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    The most beautiful mandolin I have ever seen was delivered today ! Port Orford top and beautiful flame maple back ! Workmanship second to none ! Sound really projects crystal clear notes across the...
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    The more you play and practice, maybe you are opening up !
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    I can not tell any difference in sound from an instrument that has been played a lot from a new one ! I cannot hear any "opening up" or improving as it ages ! Does this mean that this phenomenon does...
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    Conference Call Jam Session !!

    Might be the new way to have a jam session !! :)
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    Re: Gibson Post Mortem

    I would like to find a reason to disagree with you for once ---but I can't ! :)
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    Re: What strings are you currently playing?

    Curt Mangan Bluegrass medium on my Girouard ovals and GHS A270 on Ellis A5 and F5
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    Re: Help me understand

    Can't help you with the UNDERSTANDING instrument differences but, I can help you understand that motorcycles are dangerous ! Even if you are not at fault you will come out on the short end of the...
  24. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    I played most and many other ovals not mentioned at Gruhn's in Nashville ! The two that stood out best to my ears were Ellis and Girouard ovals ! I had Max Girouard build me an A4 oval and I liked it...
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    Re: Looking for F-4 string recommendation

    Curt Mangan PB Bluegrass series or CM Monel . Both great , to my ears !
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