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    Re: Hutto Heritage Monroe F5 relic - lots of pics

    Here are some pictures of my 1997 Hutto for comparison.
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    Re: Chris Stanley still building?....

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    Yes, Chris is still building. This is #68 dated October 31, 2013. An incredible mandolin!
  3. Thread: My new "A"

    by BillD
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    Re: My new "A"

    I had the opportunity to play this wonderful mandolin yesterday and can assure everyone it's voice is as beautiful as the mandolin itself!
    Thanks John and all the best at the show!

    Bill Duvall
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    Re: Post a picture of your band!!

    From the remote reaches of Virginia's Northern Neck............The Woodshed Conspiracy.
    Bucky Beauchamp, Bill Duvall, Suzy Long.104087104088
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    A Video from a recent open mic night at a local Coffee House. We're known as "Woodshed Conspiracy".

    Bill


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psKQ2xrMcPc
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    Re: Mike Black #11 & #12

    Kudos to Mike!!

    I've got his #9. Inspired by the Griffith Loar A5 it's a pleasure to play and delight to hear. In it's first five months the voice has developed beyond expectation. As a...
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    Re: Hanging a strap on an A

    I just slip the hole/slotted end of the strap over a E string tuner button. Does no damage, doesn't come off but is easily removable and is out of the way. This strap is an Eldorado. Has no rivets or...
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    Re: Free Mandolin Cafe ball caps

    Count me in!
    Thanks
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    While more expensive/collectable instruments may come and go (or become closet Queens) this is the pair held most closly to the heart, the ones that get the job done without complaint and let the...
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    Re: Mini Mando Tasting

    Hello Jim

    Thanks for posting this picture. I believe Joe may be bound for Galax so I'll jump in with the details.
    Top row L-R
    Ellis A5, Randy Wood A5, Mowry A5, Bryce two point and two Stelling...
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    Re: Nominate an Undiscovered Luthier Genius

    I second Jonathan McClanahan. His F5's are well below your price point. He's easy to deal with, delivers when promised and most importantly his mandolins sound great!
    The sound bite on Jon's home...
  12. Thread: Ellis A models

    by BillD
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    Re: Ellis A models

    I purchased mine about 4 months ago online, no regrets! The finest mandolin I've owned. The action perfect (for me anyway) and the workmanship flawless!
    Go for it!
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    Re: Your worst mandolin 'compliment'?

    I was once in a trio and much of our material was played with Mandolin, Concertina and Penny Whistle. A frequently heard comment was sometime like "ya'know, you can't go just anywhere and hear music...
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    Re: Merrill & Company's #1 F5

    Hello Sean

    Jim Merrill is known for his fantastic guitars and repair work. This mandolin is the result of years of me suggesting and encouraging (ok, begging and pleading) Jim to build me a...
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    Merrill & Company's #1 F5

    Hello All

    Wanted to share a few pictures of my new Merrill F5. A wonderful instrument in all respects! Red Spruce top, varnished, hide glue construction.
    This Spring has not only brought the long...
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    Re: Heritage mandolins by

    Hello

    I have a "Jubel" A5 style mandolin built by Arron Cowles in 1986 after moving to Vicksburg Miss. The wood is not as nicely figured as yours but is none the less a great mandolin. A lot of...
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    Re: Post a pic of your Randy Wood

    Hello All

    Two very wonderful mandolins from Randy.

    A 99 F style custom w/ Virzi and herringbone trim and a rare A style built in 92

    Bill
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    Re: McClanahan F-5 , Trinity model

    My three McClanahan's (hey, wasn't that an old TV show?)

    left- "Via Delarosa"
    center- "Witness" two point
    right- "Decending Dove"

    All three have extraordinary voices. Jon's a great man to...
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    Re: Raising adjustable bridges

    I use a thin strip of leather (about 1.5" long and 3/8 wide and maybe 1/8" thick). Grasp the wheels between your thumb and index fingers. The leather strip saves your fingers and greatly improves...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Working on Big Sciota, Shove the Pigs foot a little closer to the fire and Drowsy Maggie.

    Bill

    McClanahan Via del Rosa
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    This mandolin appears on the cover of Butch...

    This mandolin appears on the cover of Butch Baldissari's "Mandolin Hymns" recording. Liner notes as follows.
    "1919 Gibson A-3 mandolin serial # 52757, was custom-ordered by an unknown female...
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    Dave Beautiful! Any chance you'll have it at...

    Dave
    Beautiful! Any chance you'll have it at Cabin Fever?

    BillD
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    Playing two mandos from custom builder Jon...

    Playing two mandos from custom builder Jon McClanahan. His "Via Dolorosa" and "Desending Dove" models. Incredible mandolins!
    Have "Merrill & Company's" #1 mandolin on order. Have every confidence it...
  24. Thread: Need Fret Work

    by BillD
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    You might try Jim Merrill in Kilmarnock Va....

    You might try Jim Merrill in Kilmarnock Va. (about 90 miles east of Fredricksburg) He's doing repairs as guitar production allows. I've had guitars and mandos repaired by Jim and the work has always...
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