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    Ibanez manolins (Model 522)(700)

    Does anyone out there (under the pain of admitting to "slumming" have any hands on experience with any of the newer Ibanez F style mandolins?:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Nut Width?

    I have owned a few Eastmans, one or two of The Loar, a Gretsch, Kentucky...etc etc. The one I feel is the most comfy would be my The Loar LM-170. It has a 1 1/8" nut spacing...now if it were only...
  3. Re: Gretsch roots a-style mandolins...some thoughts?

    Hi

    I have one more question: how do the Gretsch root series A-style mandolins compare to the Rover RM-50? I have never seen the Rover at any store near me.
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    thanks to all of the replies and for the input
  5. Gretsch roots a-style mandolins...some thoughts?

    I would be interested in hearing some first-hand reactions to the A-style Mandolins of the new Roots Series by GRETSCH (the 9300 series I believe). Thanks in advance. I am not a bluegrass player so...
  6. Re: A-Style Strap Question - Tying On Under the Fretboard Extensi

    I tried doing it that way and it seemed to me with the strap tied around the Dovetail area of the mando I was applying more pressure to that point as it was closer to my chest...and I would have to...
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    Re: Gretsch g9350 park avenue oval f mandolin

    It is the ONLY one in the price range...I looked...
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    Re: Gretsch g9350 park avenue oval f mandolin

    I started this thread and I just want to add that I have had my new Gretsch for just about over a week now...AND IT SOUNDS EVEN BETTER...it is broken in and I love it....
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    Re: Gretsch g9350 park avenue oval f mandolin

    Hi, they are all finished in the matte style
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    Re: Savannah SF-100

    Thank you one and all for the sound advice.
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    Savannah SF-100

    HI
    I play a Gretsch G9350 (F4 Style) mando and I like it a lot. I would like to have a back up mandolin as a spare but do not want to spend more than $300 as the Gretsch cost me almost $600. Does...
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    Re: A good back up mando or not....

    thanks one and all for the quick responses....
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    Re: A good back up mando or not....

    thanks, Choctaw61
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    A good back up mando or not....

    Washburn M3E Mandolin Pack sells for $349 and includes a gig bag...it is not a solid top mando let alone carved...it is all laminated wood...but it is amplified....I was wondering if anyone here has...
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    Re: Gretsch g9350 park avenue oval f mandolin

    thank you BrTex...good luck in your search....
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    Re: Gretsch g9350 park avenue oval f mandolin

    jetsedgewick and I seem to love this model...
    I have it three days now...and let me tell you that it already has surpassed the satisfaction I had with my Eastman MD304...this mando has very good...
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    Re: Gretsch g9350 park avenue oval f mandolin

    just keep strummin' bro...I am with you...
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    Re: Gretsch g9350 park avenue oval f mandolin

    Well, seeing that I started this thread with a question I guess it is fitting for me to resolve it. I took delivery of the Gretsch Park Avenue (F4 style) mando yesterday morning. Here is my "30...
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    Re: Gretsch g9350 park avenue oval f mandolin

    not any that I have come across....
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    Re: Gretsch g9350 park avenue oval f mandolin

    see above
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    Re: Gretsch g9350 park avenue oval f mandolin

    no...no need to apologize...I did not have my reading glasses on when you responded (LOL) and I thought you said..
    "get a BIG bag..." LMAO...I thought you wanted me to toss it in the...
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    Re: Gretsch g9350 park avenue oval f mandolin

    I feel the same way....I own an Eastman MD 304 (oval, A) but like the style of an F mando...but I am not a bluegrasser...I play blues, folk-blues and jug band.
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    Re: Gretsch g9350 park avenue oval f mandolin

    thank you Jet....
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    Re: Gretsch g9350 park avenue oval f mandolin

    no, it is not personal....$579 no case no bag...but it was purchased from a store with good return policies and they do an extensive pre-check....if it ends up being an issue with the bridge...I will...
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    Re: Gretsch g9350 park avenue oval f mandolin

    hi, Mandobart....I would imagine that the Gretsch could be modified to your suggestion, right?
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