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    Re: Why did you begin playing a tenor guitar?

    As it happens my tenor guitar is a part of 1983 Martin 150th anniversary Kingston Trio commemorative set, though thatís not why I got it. I wasnít in the market for a tenor guitar but it was hanging...
  2. Re: Guitar-maker Gibson Brands files for bankruptcy

    If KKR are involved, despite what they say, you can say goodbye to Gibson. Hereís what they did to Toys R Us :
    https://theweek.com/articles/761124/how-vulture-capitalists-ate-toys-r
  3. Re: Beginner looking to Zouk: which bouzouki brands, which string

    You can always break the balls out of ball-end strings with a pair of nippers to create loop-end strings. Thatís what Iíve done for decades with bulk guitar strings I get from Euphonon for my octave...
  4. A model Gibson in Upper Brookville, NY estate sale

    Upper Brookville NY sept 15th. Dark stain, oval hole, Handel tuners, fleu de lys headstock inlay + “The Gibson”, looks like OHSC. ...
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    Re: Monteleone Mandolins

    Here are a couple of pics of my Monteleone:
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    Itís #6, made in 1976. John said it was the prototype for his Baby Grand model.

    Incidentally, re John Jorgensenís Monteleone, he told me...
  6. Re: Old time fiddle tunes for Mando on Slippery Hill..Kelly Perdu

    Thanks for the kind words, Jim. When it was suggested to Larry that these recordings be put on his site, he was immediately enthusiastic, and you’re right, Slippery Hill is a great source for...
  7. Re: Old time fiddle tunes for Mando on Slippery Hill..Kelly Perdu

    You’re very welcome, Lappy, and thanks for the condolences. Kelly passed away in 2005, so the pain has subsided somewhat, but we still miss him a lot. His elder son, Ben, now plays his old F5, and...
  8. Old time fiddle tunes for Mando on Slippery Hill..Kelly Perdue

    There’s a new page on the Slippery Hill website with over 60 old time fiddle tunes recorded on mandolin at slower speed for instructional use, by my good buddy and band mate Kelly Perdue before he...
  9. Re: Article: Northfield Introduces Three New Michigan-Made Instru

    *Loved* those videos with Mike/Darol & Vasen, who are just about my favorite band! We hosted Vasen a year ago at the Prism Coffeehouse in Charlottesville VA & made the evening extra special by having...
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    Re: Northfield A5 Special

    Itís not an A5 special, but I got a Northfield Octave Mando after seeing & hearing Joe Walsh play his. Itís so loud one of my jamming buddies asked me to play more softly as he had to put in...
  11. Thread: Rockbridge

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    Re: Rockbridge

    They donít call it Buena Vista for nothing! Blue Ridge mountain backdrop & the Blue Ridge Parkway is maybe 5 miles at the most away.
    - Pete
  12. Thread: Rockbridge

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    Re: Rockbridge

    Hey Charley, I think you’ll like my new octave...it’s modeled after a 1940s Martin arch top tenor guitar. Look forward to seeing you there!
    - Pete
  13. Thread: Rockbridge

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    Re: Rockbridge

    I’m going, getting there Wednesday. I’ll be on the gate sat 2-4pm and 6-8pm, mostly otherwise hanging over on the river side. I’ll have my new Northfield octave Mando with me & love to play...
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    Re: Taking a mando out of the country

    Thanks for the quick replies, fellas. Because i just bought the cheapo mando, I've still got the receipt, so can prove it's mine and where I bought it. International travel, particularly with an...
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    Taking a mando out of the country

    I'm going on an international trip & wanted to take a mandolin with me(out of the US, to Ireland & the UK). The CITES regulations got me worried, so i called Elderly Instruments & a very...
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    Mando radio show

    As part of the upcoming folk fundraising marathon on radio station WTJU , Charlottesville, VA, I will be hosting a 3 hour all mandolin show on wed feb 6th, 9-noon EST with special guest and...
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