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    Re: NMD Sawchyn Hobo Flat top

    No problem! Here's a song I learned from Pegheadnation that I think suits the sound well. It's only a cell phone recording but it gets the point across.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3X8Mcw1rcWE
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    NMD Sawchyn Hobo Flat top

    Hi everybody, new member here. I started playing the mandolin about a year ago after playing bass since I was a teenager. I spent that year playing on a hundred dollar Chinese F style. It was...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Here's a little sample of #37. The tune is "Monroe's Farewell to Longhollow."



    https://youtu.be/gVlcd98NqT0
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    Re: Sierra Hull plays a Duff octave mandolin

    If anyone is interested, I transcribed that video for my own practice (and in preparation for the Heiden Octave I should be getting any day now).

    Spencer
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    #37 arrived a week ago. Enjoying getting to know it and what it has to offer which is a lot. My Heiden is jealous right now. Will make a recording whenever I get some time--it already inspired a new...
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    Re: Flatiron N1 vs K2

    which one has the 5-latch case? Which one is without adjustable truss rod? Pheff, is spot on. Just a couple of items I'd consider if interested in buying either.

    I'm sure the koa is priced...
  7. Re: Hypothetical high dollar mando purchase question...

    Astro made two statements that I took exception to. Iím not sure what those comments were based on, but letís look at a few examples. High end builders use different materials, including finish...
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    Re: Looking for a GOOD flat top mandolin

    yeah pheff, but. . .

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    f-d

    (Never played a Scout, but that is fine-looking craft right there!)
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    Re: I'm buying a Mandolin

    I've had my Breedlove Concert Stage for a year and a half. I still have my Epiphone that I bought in 1978. I play chords and sing... I'm hoping to expand my playing with the Mandolin.
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    Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    I am pretty cut and dry about Virzi's. I dislike them in F5's and like them in oval hole mandolins. However, there is a real conundrum here. The only reason I like them in an oval hole is because...
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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    Amen, brother. Life is too short to skimp unnecessarily on something this satisfying.
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    Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Working with my contact at Collings and Waterloo and it looks like this is going to happen at some point in the near future.

    Who'd be interested in a giveaway of one of these very fine mandolins?...
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    New White Face mandolin

    Thinking about making my up coming octave mandolin a white face, paying homage to the beautiful Gibson A models of the teens. Whatís the general attitude towards them today? Does everyone love them...
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    Re: Sawchyn for a newb?

    Thank you so much for the info! Much appreciated.
    Here are some pictures for reference.

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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    They may dial it back, as they did with the guitar models, but right now I’d say it’s a shade heftier than their MTO necks, which is a wide round profile. If you are looking for something more like...
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    Itís nothing like the Collings. Remember, itís a recreation of the Kalamazoo. Very rounded and heftier.
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    I received mine today from TME. Totally what I expected from Waterloo and Collings. If you are expecting something akin to their MT2 oval holes, this is not for you, but if you are looking for that...
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    Re: Flattening a radiused board

    For me, the issue is the radius at the bridge, which has to be similar to the fret board. So it's more a right hand problem. A compound radius is an improvement, because the bridge can be flatter. I...
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    Re: Eastman MD-305

    I did not receive a pm.

    Ok, I placed an order for...drumroll...The MD-305. I spoke with the guys at Banjo Ben's and they are guys who I trust very much. Anyway, they told me they have a...
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    Re: NGD: Martin TEN515 - My first tenor!

    Thanks so much for the replies everyone! I'm having a ton of fun with it, and I can't stop playing.

    I can't wait to try recording this thing with a better mic and also to try out the pickup. That...
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    Thanks to all of you for your very helpful specific suggestions and all the warm encouragement you've offered me in this forum chain. I have felt welcomed by new friends and am glad to be among you....
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    Re: Eastman MD-305

    If I wanted to play bluegrass and had $1k to spend, I would jump all over that Gibson A9 (NFI). I have played a couple of A9s, they were all great mandolins, not just great for the price. One of...
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    NGD: Martin TEN515 - My first tenor!

    I am thrilled to say that I just received my first tenor guitar a 2016(?) Martin TEN515.

    And I owe a huge thank you to Cafe member pheffernan, who first made me aware of this guitar and helped me...
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    Re: Eastman MD-305

    Your previous experience playing guitar will make your ear much more attuned to the tone improvements over your beater mando. That A9 linked above is a really sweet deal, if the instrument is in as...
  25. The long, arduous journey of Silverangel #438 - with a happy end

    I am not a mandolin player.

    I play a bit, but it’s a sideline. I play a cheap pressed-top instrument. It’s fine.

    I’ve been listening more and more to music with mandolin, and got the bug, and...
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