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    Re: Wow, what a flip!

    Correction,
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    My wife says we really want $11,111.11 for it.!:))
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    New to me AL Smart F5

    I purchased this 2014 A.L. Smart beauty from Greg Boyd's House of Fine instruments a few weeks ago. It has an Engleman top and varnish finish. I'm still getting used to it, especially the shape as...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

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    A cafe member requested that I test my wood burning and staining skills for this custom armrest. A before stain and after.
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    Re: Martin Style 20 Interest

    That would be a style 15 (no prefixed 2-). The 2-15 has f-holes.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    My wife and I recently lost our beloved 50-60 year old Redbud tree that has been in our yard since we bought our home many years ago... before we knew we had to take it down last winter, it lost some...
  6. Re: Introducing the Sorensen CaliMando - The Californian Mandolin

    Jim,

    I think you are asking about the guitar-bodied "Cali-mando" mandolin --

    1. I did end up incorporating the built in armrest in the FX, VX, and Stratus builds. The response from players...
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    A little Star Trek Mando moment

    Forgive me sharing my non-mando-nerd side, but I've been making my way through Star Trek TNG on Netflix (for the second time) and stumbled on an Animal-House-esque mando moment...

    Forgive me, but...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    On my bench is a bunch of metal parts from my old Dr. Jekell CNC machine. The Mr. Hyde CNC machine will be emerging soon, after a little more dismantling and fabricating some more billet parts....
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    Mandolin Rag - Doc Roberts

    I've been working on the Doc Roberts mandolin tunes. Here is my Mandolin Rag:
    https://soundcloud.com/scott-rucker-202243268/mandolin-rag

    and my Honeymoon Stomp (although I'm not as happy with...
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    Re: Can there be only one?

    Single mandolins get lonely, they’re actually pack instruments, much happier in groups. Like beagles.:)

    And they don’t howl.

    Usually
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    DataNick's Band at Temecula BG Fest

    My wife and I had a great time meeting Nick and his fellow musicians at the Temecula Valley Bluegrass Festival today. BK Nicholson and Desperado played some serious bluegrass! Nick can sing and he...
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    Ian Green of Greentrax

    his tune is just so joyous, I knew I had to arrange it the minute I heard it. By the late Highland piper Gordon Duncan. I recently met a piper busking in Bath who says he is great friends with...
  13. CBS 60 minutes program on Isle of Eigg 26th Nov

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/an-island-you-have-to-see-to-believe/

    I'm not sure anyone in the UK will be able to see this, but for any of my friends in the US you should watch this on Sunday night...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Hi friends! Thought I'd post a quick video of our quartet from Joe Val this year. It's an original tune written by our Fiddler/Band leader Rob Flax called "Alpaca Noir". Cheers!...
  15. Anybody the owner of this Ellis from Fiddler's Green?

    This thing is amazing.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwYthXLBmPQ
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    Vintage Back and side wood

    Just for interest sake, I thought I would post some photos of a 1925 F5. As a general rule, Loar signed F5's and those immediately following have elegantly understated flame or figure in the wood. It...
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    2009 Heiden Heritage Model F5 a true rarity

    This is my new-to-me 2009 Heiden Heritage model F5, one of 13 such mandolins in existence, each made with red spruce tops salvaged from a 100-year old building.

    In the early '80s, when I was...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Getting ready to add some support to a couple bowl interiors, with some freshly planed strips of Carpathian spruce.

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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Goodbye Liza Jane on a Kimble
    http://youtu.be/5SzhhEJQlyk
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Snowed in here in Boulder, perfect time to noodle around on Noto Swing.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx24KrP92cQ
  21. Re: How to make your child not succeed at music

    I disagree with everyone here. Not because everyone or anyone is wrong, but because there is no one way to raise a kid to love music. You may think you know, but you don't know. Every kid is...
  22. Re: Is it wrong to correct a poster's spelling or grammar?

    Would you be uncomfortable or grateful if I were to point out that plural pronouns such as "their" and "them" do not agree with singular antecedents such as "someone" and "poster" in this post?
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Been playing around with Jethro's version of "I Found A New Baby", tabbed out in Dave Peters' Masters of the Mandolin book.
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    Re: Mandolin as an Investment !

    Bad idea. Your wife is right. Not a good investment--especially not for retirement.

    It falls in the big category of life's unfair truisms.

    -If its fun to buy, its not a good investment.
    -if it...
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    Re: Mandolin as an Investment !

    Wouldn't it be money well spent, if you had the pleasure of playing it for 10 years and only sold it for cost, or a little below cost? I know I would, but then I've never thought of my instruments as...
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