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    Chris Thile on CBS Saturday Sessions

    Man this is so good...

    Enjoy!
    Dem


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4OWAyDMK64


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In1WXGEDIX8
  2. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NY6mgm21Bo

    Worth a few minutes.
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    Read Me First

    The old Forum software has been reinstalled. But I wasn't done meddling just yet. I saw some things in the other version and decided they had their place here so changes have occurred in the...
  4. Re: Northfierld F5A/Gibson MM/Ellis Tradition Video Comparison

    Thanks for the vid. All 3 sound great.

    I also prefer the Ellis, but the Northfield sounds great, and on par with the other 2.
  5. Re: Northfierld F5A/Gibson MM/Ellis Tradition Video Comparison

    Yup, the 5Bar rocks.
    It is nice to hear it next to the other two.
    I prefer the Ellis to the Gibson, but I like the Northfield just as much.
    The Ellis does have that nice sizzle that would be...
  6. Re: Northfierld F5A/Gibson MM/Ellis Tradition Video Comparison

    I prefer the Ellis, but I have an Ellis, so I'm hugely biased. :)

    Beautiful instrument collection. Congrats on your new acquisition. They all sound great.
  7. Re: Northfierld F5A/Gibson MM/Ellis Tradition Video Comparison

    tbown...congrats! those puppies are very special indeed. Awesome:)
  8. Thread: Banjo Ben

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    Re: Banjo Ben

    I've never met Ben but he seems like a cool guy. He was on my favorite TV show with his sisters a few years ago. Check it out:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXoUB-uTcbI
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    Re: What Mandolin should you not buy???

    A discussion centered around cutting down and criticizing people that build mandolins as their passion or companies involved in their distribution with people making their living do so is not what...
  10. Re: New Gibson Bill Monroe Hall Of Fame Model?

    Well I figure now I am in a position to make an actual meaningful comment about the Bill Monroe Hall of Fame model. David Harvey, Cole Ritter were joined by Jan and Emma Harvey for a concert in...
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    Adam Steffey is Back

    Read about it here ...

    https://bluegrasstoday.com/adam-steffey-is-back-with-volume-five
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    Re: New Ellis F5 Tradition

    Really great tone out of that Ellis. I'm a torrified believer.
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    Re: New Ellis F5 Tradition

    Wow--that video is fantastic. Thanks for sharing, great playing and I really dig the sound of the Tradition. Really crisp.
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    Re: New Ellis F5 Tradition

    Congratulations on the new Ellis! I confess to jealousy, envy, and covetousness. May your MAS-free hours stretch into days!
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    Visit to Schoenberg guitars, Tiberon, Ca

    Hey all,

    I decided to take advantage of a beautiful day and drove over to Schoenberg Guitars in Tiburon, Ca.
    Definitely my favorite instrument store out here in California, if not my favorite...
  16. Re: Guitar Question: Starting to Play Fingerstyle?

    For a beginner, there is a very simple, free solution available these days - Tommy Emmanuel videos on YouTube.

    That's not a joke. Tommy Emmanuel is a good teacher, he keeps things extremely simple...
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    Re: About my Mandolin “Lyon and Healy”

    Here are some more pictures of my Lyon & Healy

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    Re: About my Mandolin “Lyon and Healy”

    +1
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    Tom Ellis on Fretboard Journal Podcast

    The folks over at Fretboard Journal have a new podcast episode up featuring Tom Ellis.

    Lots of great discussion about Tom, how he got started, his time working alongside Bill Collings, and all...
  20. watch the smooth glide like action of Mike Comptons fingers

    especially at 2:16, his fingers barely move out from the strings and glide from place to place. that to me is amazing efficient playing. sounds just right.
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  21. Henderson fingerpicking a Henderson in the white

    mando picking starts around 3:00

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu0mER1_g4c



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu0mER1_g4c
  22. Re: F4 vs F5; or, how do you like your oval holes?

    If that were the wall next to my desk I would never get anything done.
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    Re: Black Cloud Over Gibson

    Have no fear, folks. We are living in a Renaissance age of fine instruments. Some of the best mandolins that have ever been made are being made right now. They just don't necessarily have the...
  24. Re: vintage dealers: preservation of inst and price trends

    Yeah, and my $450 'teens F-2, $300 1957 Martin D-18, $150 Gibson J-50 with a repaired top crack. Of course, I was making $6K a year, my apartment rented for $70/month, and my first new car, 1972...
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