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  1. I would have liked to ask him why he chose not to...

    I would have liked to ask him why he chose not to use a truss rod in his mandolins. I have seen/played a number of Givens instruments that had badly bowed necks.

    I realize there are other...
  2. Re: Article: Acoustic Disc Set to Release Dawg Trio Plays Tunes &

    Sign me up! Grisman and Barnes is a match made in heaven... two masters with huge ears and expansive tastes... throw in the mighty Sam"son" and you've got a pretty potent brew... as evidenced here....
  3. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    Just buy a Northfield NF F5S... the best F5 style mandolin for the buck out there... seriously.
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    Re: Classic Grisman

    This solo is very much like his solo on the original Old & In the Way recording of the classic "Knockin' On Your Door". Certainly a good, varied solo, but nothing compared to a lot of his Bobbly...
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    Re: Great New Váňa H-5 Mandola

    Thanks for the redux! The mandola sounds great and the playing even better... beautiful compositions superbly played...
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    Re: Great New Váňa H-5 Mandola

    can't really determine the actual sound of the mandola due to the acoustics of the room, but the playing is superb!
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    Re: New case option

    that looks quite nice Jim... many thanks for the heads-up!
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    Northfield Marshall Mandolin Summit

    Anybody out there go to the Marshall Mandolin Summit? Your impressions?
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    Re: Hilary Hahn: Hearing her live

    back in 2006 (or so) i was lucky enough to see Ms. Hahn and Mr. Thile together doing a benefit concert at a little bookstore in lower Manhattan. they performed solo and together as well. i was about...
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    Re: New Kelley A model violin style

    uh-oh... somebody might be getting some orders... and deservedly so! as they say in France... c'est class!
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    Re: An Evening with The Andy Statman Trio

    Ah, The Wretched Refuse String Band... late nights at Broadway Charlie's... those were the days...
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    Re: Northfield 4.0 Reviewed

    I'm glad you got to play one of the 4.0s... mine is impressing me more day by day. It's amazing how changing the bridge action by just a fraction can give it a whole different character. I believe I...
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    Re: Northfield 4.0 Reviewed

    Hi Don... I think the profile on this neck may be a bit slimmer and more Loar-like than say, their Big Mon neck which can be a bit chunky. I've found the Northfields to vary a bit like old Gibsons...
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    Northfield 4.0 Reviewed

    I know a lot of folks have been very curious about the Northfield 4.0 F5... so, after purchasing one from Elderly about a month ago, (thanks Elderly!) I thought it might be time to post some...
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    Re: Ellis F5 Fern at Gryphon

    Hey CW, by any chance to you get to play the Northfield A5 Special that they have (had?) on their listings? Thanks!
  16. Re: John Reischman & The Jaybirds, Deep End Sessions

    Because he's a fantastic soloist! (plays everything actually, but just guitar with the Jaybirds) The tone he gets out of that guitar is very impressive and his solos provide the perfect foil to...
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    Re: H5 Mandola Case question

    with Gibson there's always that exception from the norm... The Griffith A5, that snakehead mandola, this rectangular H5 mandola case... wonders never cease! fascinating stuff...
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    Re: H5 Mandola Case question

    mine was #84252
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    Re: H5 Mandola Case question

    Mine was one serial # away from Bobby O's and sounded fantastic... had a lovely, orange/brown hued finish. Sounded better than most of the Loars I owned...
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    Re: H5 Mandola Case question

    Nice looking Fern my friend! Looks like one I owned/sold a number of years ago... (sigh)
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    Re: H5 Mandola Case question

    I've only seen them paired with a shaped case. There may be a rectangular case for a Loar dola... if anyone would own it it would probably be The Dawg...
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    Re: Thanks To Lowe Vintage

    a mandolin
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    Thanks To Lowe Vintage

    I just wanted to give huge props to Ed Lowe and the folks at Lowe Vintage for their friendly, superb service. They were complete pros in every way regarding my recent purchase and I would highly...
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    Re: Jeff Austin Health Fund

    It's always sad when a formidable talent dies so young... and yet it happens all the time.

    It really makes me appreciate the fact that now, at 65 years old, I am playing mandolin with greater...
  25. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    I was down at Dusty Strings in Seattle today checking out a new Big Mon that they just put out on display. At $4,500 I can't think of another production F-style, pro-level mandolin that can touch it....
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