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    Re: 2019 Monroe Camp Sept 18-22 Roll Call

    Had such a great time. It was great meeting everyone in person. I'm looking forward to next year!
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    Re: 2019 Monroe Camp Sept 18-22 Roll Call

    Super excited about going again. Now to practice the camp song!
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    Re: 2019 Monroe Camp Sept 18-22 Roll Call

    I'm trying to see if I can make it happen. Would really, really like to go again. Fingers crossed!
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    Re: PBS documentary on the history of Bluegrass

    Friendly reminder that this airs on PBS tonight.
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    Re: Collings MT2 Review

    Sounds great! Thanks for taking the time to put that together. Look forward to more of these. You seem quite elated!
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    Re: Collings MT2 en Route! ;-)

    Concur. Might wait until the case reaches room temperature. But really, just play that thing!
  7. Thread: Ellis A5?

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    Re: Ellis A5?

    I would like to one day. Maybe itís strange, but havenít been able to bring myself to pick up a mandolin that expensive. I usually go during lunch and itís typically quite crowded in that room. Kinda...
  8. Thread: Ellis A5?

    by geoffa
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    Re: Ellis A5?

    Agreed. Played that one the other day. Definitely a strong one!
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    That is a really, really tough question. There are currently 139 mandolins, and mandolin family instruments, listed on Carters website. They usually have more in stock than they list on their site as...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Ha! I didnít spend a lot of time with it. It did seem to be one of the better in that price range. But this stuff is so subjective.

    I recently started a new job thatís about a 5 minute drive from...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    I played it for a few minutes today. Seems really well built. Had a nice chop. Overall really nice.
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Went and played one during lunch today at Artisan Guitars in Franklin. Nice little mandolin with a great set up. Super easy and comfortable to play.
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    Re: Free Waterloo Mandolin

    Geoff raises his hand emphatically.
  14. Re: What is the most mandolins you've owned at one time?

    The most mandolins I’ve owned at once was four. Down to two now which are both pretty nice. A Rattlesnake F5 and a Kimble J. Would like to get an oval hole for something different.
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    Re: Custom Build Luthiers

    Sent you a PM with Ken's email address. He is still making mandolins. I'm considering having one built by him too and we've been emailing back and forth a bit.
  16. Re: Article: Ellis Mandolins F5 Tradition Unveiled at IBMA

    There are some photos and videos of these on the Ellis Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ellismandolins/

    I look forward to hearing in-person impressions and thoughts!
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    Re: Tell me about your Duff

    Looks like Carter Vintage Guitars (CVG) just got a used x-braced Duff in today. NFI.

    I'd like to own a Duff one day. I played a few at CVG recently and also heard a bunch of them at Monroe...
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    Re: My mandolin exploration

    This could be a fun thread. Would add the following to the list:

    https://www.mandolinorange.com/
    https://www.caseycampbell.org/mandolin-duets
    https://mikecompton.net/
  19. Re: Best USED Mando under $500 with Radius Fretboard: Your Picks!

    Nice looking Eastman 305 in classifieds right now with upgraded Cumberland bridge. NFI.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/128981#128981
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    Re: Autumn family pictures 2018

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    Here are my two. Sitting on the porch waiting on the humidity to go away. Doesn't quite feel like autumn yet.
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    Re: Dennis Vance and The Mandolin Store

    What a fun game this is. Amp Acquisition Syndrome?
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    Re: Having one of these is a real problem...

    Might as well go ahead and buy a Gilchrist to go with it.
  23. Re: Help me choose a F-style mandolin in the $2500 - $3500 Range

    A used Collings MF is a great choice in that price range. I used to have a 2004 that was excellent. Wish I still had it.
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    Re: SURPRISE!!!... Best Wife ever!!!

    There is a Hattie Bís just down the road from Carterís and Gruhnís too (Melrose location). Worth a try if youíve never had Nashville hot chicken. There are a lot of fun things on that same road....
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    Re: How to reply through the classifieds?

    I also recently received a response to an ad here that didn't include the email address. When you reply to an ad there is an email field and it looks to require an email be entered before submitting...
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