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    Re: Help identify this wood

    I would have said Bocote
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    Re: John Lennon - Mandolinist?!?

    Yeah, still working on “All My Lovin’”! Then I plan to graduate to “This Boy”—even harder …
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    Re: Speed: Missed Notes and feeling

    Completely agree on Chris Thile—his mastery allows a ton of feeling to come through even on the fastest passages. For the rest of us mortals, playing at or (worse) beyond our speed abilities usually...
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    Re: Nmd

    Gchris—Say a word about what led up to you breaking your 40-year mandolin fast! —R.
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    Re: Amazing Nugget F5 at Carter's!

    Wow, the video. What clarity in that mandolin!
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    Re: What timber is this please ?

    Another guess for Brazilian Tulipwood!
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    Re: Amazing Nugget F5 at Carter's!

    Yeah, it would be great if Carter’s put up a video. Although sometimes there’s a lot of cross-noise in their showroom. Tone, looks, & feel—they all go into the price of an instrument I think. ...
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    Re: Amazing Nugget F5 at Carter's!

    “Kinda funny but I compare this to those who collect stamps or coins”—yeah if this Nugget was a stamp it would be up there with The Inverted Jenny, at least if it was a left-handed build!
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    Re: Amazing Nugget F5 at Carter's!

    Personally, I think the Nugget at $27,500 and the Gilchrist at $16,000 and the Ellis $11,500 each well worth their asking price—maybe the latter two are even underpriced! But then I believe...
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    Re: Mowry F5 - My Last Mandolin

    A great account and what a beautiful instrument! I’ve followed Andrew’s work for several years, and he seems to be turning out incredibly clean builds whose sound folks rave about—archtop guitars...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    I’m in the wabi-sabi camp—believing that years of small wear marks and finish checking on a carefully maintained and lovingly played instrument are a thing of beauty because they capture its use and...
  12. Sarah Jarosz livestream tonight Thurs. April 29th at 8:30 p.m. ET

    As above, nfi, just a fan.
  13. Re: Sarah Jarosz livestream tomorrow evening 4/28/21

    The first Sarah Jarosz performance is actually tonight, Thursday April 29th. So if you think you missed it last night, you haven’t missed it!
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    Re: Rusty Young RIP

    Hi Gtani7–Many thanks for the info on the Melobar! I’m guessing the name explains why Rusty called it “The Bear”. Found this link to a sale with pics of Rusty playing one:...
  15. Re: Chris Thile & Aoife O'Donovan Lakes of Pontchartrain

    I absolutely love the way Aoife sings this!
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    Re: Rusty Young RIP

    I saw Rusty at the Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, probably 1974. He was playing a steel guitar built to fit with a strap around his neck and the strings tilted forward to the audience, I heard him call...
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    Re: Women Builders

    If Maegen Wells and Peggy White’s guitars are any indication, their mandolins should be exceptional.
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    Re: Post a picture of your Gilchrist

    Willow20—What a gorgeous mandolin! The back is indeed lighter looking than many Gils, but beautiful and great figure in the maple. Hope it gives years of enjoyment. —R.
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    Re: Post a picture of your Gilchrist

    Willow20—Can you post a picture?
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    Poll: Re: Poll - Torrefied vs Natural

    Among the torrefied guitars I’ve played, especially mahogany topped, the difference can be pretty striking—greater volume and more pronounced attack, with many—if not all—of the characteristics of...
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    Re: Post a picture of your Gilchrist

    Does this count? http://www.gilchristmandolins.com/732
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    Re: My favourite things.

    Nice work!
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    Re: milling maple blanks

    Not a luthier, but flatsawn is said to be a little more flexible, therefore bassier, perhaps a little less stable. Quartersawn may be a little stiffer, as a result brighter and perhaps more stable. ...
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    Re: Comparing Mandolins

    The rolling curl in the one-piece back of that Smart mandolin would swing it for me!
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    Re: Olive wood for mandolin body?

    Liked this from James Condino! “ -Is it an emotional attachment to the wood? Did my 9x great granddaddy cut it down by hand when he worked as a 13 year old apprentice for Stradivari back in the old...
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