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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    https://gregboyd.com/product/ruhland_mandolin_38/
    One from the recent batch is available at Greg Boyd's. I believe this was built specifically to be sold at Greg's. NFI, just throwing this out there...
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    New Mandolin Weekend (w/video)

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    Almost 1 year after meet Matt Ruhland and visiting his shop, I was able to take #41 home this weekend. I couldn't be happier. The mandolin is a loud, well balanced...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    https://www.icloud.com/attachment/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fcvws.icloud-content.com%2FB%2FAV9oMzPiwcB1ls9KzxCnxV5XljNxASsJ ...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

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    I got a little peek from Matt before the pickguard goes on. It will be a long 5 days till I get my hands on it...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Mine (#41) is the 3rd one up on the right.
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

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    Here is the current batch with a shellac seal coat.
  8. Thread: New Kelley F5

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    Re: New Kelley F5

    Nice work. That thing sounds great!
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    Re: What's on the grill for the 4th?

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    We also played a 2hour set of bluegrass for about 100 people
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    Re: Jeff Austin Health Fund

    I believe Jeff influenced many of us. His energy was contagious and the Yonder catalog got me looking at the traditional stuff more closely. While my wife and I didn't meet at a Yonder show, we went...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    I could be wrong, its happened before, but I am betting on Mike Compton who is putting on a workshop followed by 2hr concert next week in Portland.
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    Re: Out of the mainstream

    My main mandolin is a Howard Morris A5. Pretty early on I figured out that I wouldn't stay satisfied long with the mass produced Pac- Rim instruments and began researching affordable luthier built...
  13. Re: Suggestions for mandolins in the $600-$900 range

    Howard Morris builds a great mandolin. My personal belief is that nothing else in the price range comes close. He gives lots of options for customization as well.
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    Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    Sampler 1 has arrived in not so sunny Eugene Oregon.
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    Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    The entire mandolin is beautiful, but that top really is something special!
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    Re: Making a bad instrument sound good enough

    New strings would definitely help. In addition, a full set-up is needed. Adjusting nut height and slots, saddle height and slots, bridge placement, and likely some attention to the frets. Rob Meldrum...
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    Re: John Skehan & Todd Collins 2014-04-19

    Thanks! I really enjoy getting to hear John play mandolin outside of Railroad Earth where I feel he gets lost in the mix sometimes. That Heiden sounds great!
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    The credit goes to Matt. He had quite a bit of spruce on hand. He took the time to go through the characteristics of several pieces and suggested the sitka. I would love to see some lore develop...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Well, as luck would have it, I was able to pick on one of Matt's earlier x-braced F5's for a while today. I believe it was #17 or possibly 20 owned by Chuck Holloway. It was as loud and punchy a...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    I am eagerly awaiting November 1st when I will have the opportunity to meet Matt and try out a mandolin or 2. I believe today is also his birthday.
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    Re: Harmonica in BlueGrass

    Check out Horseshoes And Hand Grenades. While they arent a "Bluegrass" band, they play some bluegrass. Their harmonica player also doubles as a, wait for it... accordion player (reference to much...
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    Re: When you're extremely bored....

    I thought I was the only one...
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    Re: New mandolin and selfmade accessories

    CA bridge is a bridge made by Cumberland Acoustics of higher quality/better wood the the stock The Loar bridges. J74's are medium gauge strings by D'Addario.
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    Re: My mandolin exploration

    Jarrod Walker who plays with Billy Strings these days has gotten my attention recently.
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    Re: Custom Build Luthiers

    I second Mandobart's recommendation of Sonny Morris. I am beyond thrilled with my Morris A5. Best $995 I have ever spent. He is certainly willing to customize for ya.
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