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    Re: Case of the missing Case

    The "missing case" showed up today! One day short of four months. I was told two months. It is a beautiful case with arched top and back and good hardware. The interior is nice and plush, only my...
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    Re: Case of the missing Case

    Ivan is correct, I could have ordered a "standard" Ameritage case "off the shelf" if I had wanted to, however, I think it looks too much like an institutional case and I could have also ordered a...
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    Case of the missing Case

    I was in the market for a new case for my Northfield NF 5M. After reading some reviews about Ameritage, I decided to take the plunge. The address for the company is in Wisconsin and I called the...
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    Re: Need a new hard case

    I had a Hoffee case for the Ellis F5 I sold, but I cannot justify that much money for a $2,750 instrument. I agree the Travelite cases are great value, however I am looking for a rectangular hard...
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    Need a new hard case

    I just got an amazing 2013 Northfield F, but the case it came with has a top that is "thin as a bats wing." I am looking for a better hard case. Has anyone had any experience with the Ameritage...
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    Northfield Artist Model

    Has anyone heard/tried one of the new Northfield Artist models? Is it much better than the Big Mon?
  7. Re: Alab Bibey possible workshop, Myrtle Beach, SC

    Depending on the date, sign me up! I had the opportunity to sit in a class he had last June at Kaufman Kamp. Outstanding!
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    Re: Virtuoso and Class Act, Adam Steffy

    The Boxcars played at Hiwassee College last year. Keith Garrett is a local boy and I wanted to see the show and especially see Adam Steffey. The group was asked if they would do a "workshop" and...
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    Re: Mandolin hard side case

    Thanks to all who gave advice. I went with the TKL "professional" it has dual neck support.
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    Re: Mandolin hard side case

    My Ellis is a 2011 and came in a TKL shaped (no storage) case that is not in very good condition
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    Re: Mandolin hard side case

    I read on this form that the Cedar Creek cases did not close because of the bridge on the mandolin, and if it did close it put a lot of pressure on the bridge. Also, someone said the smell of the...
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    Re: Mandolin hard side case

    I don't like the looks of the outside of the Hiscox case and the TKL does not seem to have very much neck support. The Cedar Creek case shows a lot of neck support, but there have been lots of...
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    Mandolin hard side case

    I am looking for a new case and cannot afford Hoffee or Calton. What about TKL? I see there is a 8952 TW and 8852 TW (tweed) what is the difference except for $130? Also anyone have experience...
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    Re: Gibson Fern vs F5G

    Seems like a lot of money for bling
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    Re: Stanley mandolins

    Thanks for the link, but that was posted in 2007. Are there any recent reviews?
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    Gibson Fern vs F5G

    Why the big price difference between a Gibson Fern and your basic F5G? Is it all for the bling or what? I guess I am asking is it worth the difference?
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    Stanley mandolins

    Is Chris Stanley still making mandolins? The last thing I have seen about his mandolins is dated 2011 and his Facebook page is very old too.
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    Re: Chris stanley mandolins

    Is Chris Stanley still making mandolins? The most recent review/comment about his mandolins are over three years old. If so, how do they compare with an Elkhorn?
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    Re: Northfield A5 Master Model

    Thanks for giving such a good review of the mandolins you played on your recent trip to Morgan Music. I was especially excited when you mentioned the Elkhorn mandolin. I am planning to buy a new...
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    Tuners for Eastman

    I have a "good sounding" Eastman MD815V that I am having trouble keeping in tune. I don't want to "put lipstick on a pig," as one member recently stated so Waverlys are out. Any suggestions? I...
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    Re: New Elkhorn or used Gibson Fern

    Buying both instruments would be next to impossible. There is a four month wait for an Elkhorn (it would have to be made as there are none for sale now) and timing that with a good Fern that goes...
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    New Elkhorn or used Gibson Fern

    Like everyone else I am planning to upgrade my present mandolin.
    I am interested in any input about a used Gibson Fern or a new Elkhorn, they seem to be about the same price.

    Elkhorn builder...
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    Re: Speed neck problems

    Thanks for all the great advice. It's not like I play well enough to need to be faster, but the better I get perhaps the faster I will become
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    Speed neck problems

    How can I make the neck of my Eastman MD815V "slicker" without taking the finish off and hurting the value of the instrument?
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