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    Re: Jam with Jake Workman- Cherokee Shuffle

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    Re: Solo builders

    But where would the OP find a used Hamlett F5 in his price range? :whistling:

    http://www.mandomutt.com/products-page/mandolins/2016-hamlett-f-5
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    Re: D'Addrio picks?

    They certainly don’t last like a Blue Chip, but then Blue Chips don’t last like PEEK. Uncoated strings don’t last like coated ones, and bronze ones don’t last like monels. Everything is a compromise,...
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    Re: D'Addrio picks?

    Casein, like in a Red Bear
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    Re: Hester Mandolin

    Well, I know that the fever has burned hot, and the search has been extensive. I hope that you’ve found the perfect complement to your Heiden.

    John Hamlett posted recently in the builders section,...
  6. Re: We have a 3-way race: Collings vs Pava vs Gilchrist

    Iíll be interested to hear how the Gilchrist measures up against your recollections of the Black. I will confess that I have long felt that a Model 1 was my end of the road oval, but I have a hard...
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    Re: collecting and playing mandolins ?

    When youíre ready to unload the Sobell for the $800 you have in it ó less depreciation over the last 35 years, of course ó I hope to be first in line! :grin:
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    Re: Solo builders

    If I were you, Iíd drive to Gryphon:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/150843#150843
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    Re: Tyler Mountain Strings

    Tyler Mountain is a local business owned by brothers Dave and Paul Stype who used to run “The Banjo Shop” in Hollywood (Florida). In recent years, they have become Wholesale Music Distributors,...
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    Re: Source for left-handed mandolins

    Lefty F-styles are rare to begin with and particularly so in your stated ~$1500 price range. The best I’ve seen is probably 650 miles away:
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    Re: A. Lawrence Smart Mandolins

    There was recently a black Smart A5 that moved quickly in the classifieds with an asking price of $3700:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/150539#150539
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    Re: Where are Pono Octave Mandolins made?

    Kilin has posted elsewhere that they are made in Indonesia and then set up in Hawaii:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/123234-New-Pono-octaves!/page3
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    Re: A. Lawrence Smart Mandolins

    This option might be a lower priced alternative for the OP:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/150628#150628
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    Re: F2/F4 style mandolins?

    This one is what I had in mind: https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/150538#150538
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    Re: tone woods for Octave Mandolin

    For clear, clean, and loud, I’d go with maple (or birch) over mahogany (or rosewood).
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    Re: A Willing Vessel

    I really do! The only other mandola on which I have logged significant time is a Smart H5, and whether due to the longer scale or Engelmann top, it has a more complex voice with lots of overtones....
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    Re: Solo builders

    What kind of new mandolin interests me? An oval? F-holes? A-style? Scroll?



    I have happily jumped into the unfamiliar if not the unknown. My biggest success story involved a Passernig A5 which...
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    Re: New tenor

    The 7000 series has laminate tops. I suspect that if it were solid, it would say so.
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    Re: Gary Vessel F5 #94

    And mandolas!

    183315
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    Re: To Gibson or not?

    The bass and sustain which you describe are an inherent feature of the Gibson oval, particularly the pre-Loar paddleheads. It makes them ideal for drones, like those found in Irish traditional music,...
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    Re: Chris Thile's Loars

    I believe it’s John Paul Jones.
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    Re: Flat top Mandocello?

    Herb Taylor might also be one to consider. He has an archtop two-point in the classifieds for above your price range but could probably build you one with simpler appointments and remain in budget:...
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    Re: Chris Thile's Loars

    75318 I believe.
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    Re: Flat top Mandocello?

    The North American Guitar, formerly Cotten Music, has a flattop mandocello from Cafe member Joe Mendel for $2795:
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    Re: To Gibson or not?

    It’s no steal, but it is a value. I can’t think of an archtop mandolin that I’d rather own for $1000 than an old Gibson oval. Perhaps make an offer?
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