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  1. Re: Looking for a Sweet Sounding Roundneck Resonator Guitar

    I had heard that Rickenbacker supplied those wood bodies and some other parts.

    Beauchamp helped develop the Dobro resonator guitar, and co-founded the National String Instrument Corporation with...
  2. Re: Looking for a Sweet Sounding Roundneck Resonator Guitar

    Well, to hijack this thread regarding resonators. There is a fund raiser raffle going on right now....for homeless teens in Duluth, Minn. Charlie Parr and Mule are raffling off his wood body Mule...
  3. Re: Man 'headed for death' says he was saved by this

    The offshoot of the school, Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Company, is slowly trying to build enough inventory to supply some dealers who have orders placed. Eventually, when enough...
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    Re: Port Orford Cedar as a soundboard

    I built a #0 sized guitar a year ago with POC as soundboard and neck, a cutaway, body being a rosewood relative (forget the name at the moment). It's wonderful. I built it light, thinking it would be...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin Strings

    That 40 for your D seems extremely heavy. I personally wound be worried about that much tension, both for the string and the instrument. I love to use this tension calculator and aim between 20 and...
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    Accident.

    I've been playing guitar since '68. About a dozen years ago, a friend asked me if I wanted to buy a mandolin.

    I said, "No."

    She said, "Fifty dollars."

    I said. "Deal!"
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    Sorry man, chicks dig the banjo. Or at keast, that's what I told my kids when I went through a phase of playing my dad's songs on the banjo (had to be banjo because he wrote them on the banjo). And...
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    I picked one up and it was too late by the time I put it down, l
    a lot of cool stories here, Mandobart takes first prize for front porch Saturday evening jawing IMHO so far...
    I do recall many...
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    After surviving a traumatic brain injury I needed therapy for memory and thought that a new hobby would be the key. Saw a friends friend playing a mandolin, talked with him, he gave me a couple a...
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    Yank Rachell
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    Re: Charity Shop Donation Help

    It's a neopolitan (Naples, Italy) mandolin from 1906. Maker is Giovanni de Meglio.

    My google skills are showing that these, in good condition, have sold recently for around $300 (and then down...
  12. Re: Building a higher-end replica Taylor GS-Mini guitar (NMC)

    I make a small guitar exactly as you describe. Same body size, same scale length, but slightly different body shape and wider fingerboard. I was not impressed with the few Taylor's I came across so...
  13. Thread: Exposed Bushings

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    Re: Exposed Bushings

    That's it. I bet they once were installed flush and slowly wandered out of their holes. Sometimes the humidity changes cause a bit of loosenes of the holes over time and especially the tapered...
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    Re: Help me narrow down my search

    Anything "new" will face a quick depreciation hit. Beyond that, there's the whole "opening up" discussion; many feel that a new instrument's ultimate sound will only manifest itself after being...
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    Re: First song to learn on mandolin

    I taught my wife Angeline the Baker as her first tune. She had a few banjo lessons but is not very strong musically and picked it up in a couple of days. It was also the first tune I picked out on...
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    A new OM

    After a decade or so of mostly building mandolins, suddenly I have orders for a couple of OMs and a bouzouki. This one was strung up last week and will be heading off to its owner in the next few...
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    I appreciate the question. I remember when I started to play banjo, I had an inexpensive banjo and really didn't know how good or bad it was. What I did know was this: more expensive banjos in stores...
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    Re: Which Budget Fingerstyle Guitar?

    I don't know whats wrong with these people. Of course you will need another guitar for finger style. Every style deserves a new instrument. Sometimes even just a new hair style deserves a new...
  19. Thread: Douglas fir

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    Re: Douglas fir

    Pseudotsuga menziesii, commonly known as Douglas fir or Oregon pine, is a great instrument tonewood for guitars and mandolins. My good friend Seth Kimmel makes amazing doubble basses out of it. I'm...
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    Dennis Vance receives double transplant

    Very good news. Zach sent an email this morning that Dennis received his double transplant yesterday and is now in recovery but awake. Zach posted that here. I had received a call from Dennis on...
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    Re: Steve Earl and his Gibson mandolins

    Steve is most definitely "The Man". What a true eccentric. And I mean that as a compliment. Have seen him several times live- and each show was completely different. That old Gibson A that he played...
  22. Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    Technically non-docs, but containing a lot of truth:

    The Commitments (my all-time favourite music movie)

    Inside Llewyn Davis. “I don’t see a lot of money here” (a phrase no folk music promoter...
  23. Happy Birthday Dennis Vance, hoping for a transplant

    Happy birthday today to The Mandolin Store's Dennis Vance. Hoping everyone will join in on us congratulating him on another trip around the sun.

    Zach, Dennis' son, tells me he's just been released...
  24. Re: Looking for Music Documentary Recommendations

    Festival Express, 1970 doc about a train crossing Canada with musicians, includes Grateful Dead, Janis, the Band, and many more. Excellent!
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    Re: Newbie with mandolin kit question

    The number of kits has dropped of a bit recently. I believe that Stewmac is only selling their F style kit now. If you want to get into a solid wood partially completed kit try the Saga AM-10 A style...
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