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    Re: Eastman md 304 vs 314

    Probably, but this would have been a struggle to play with a dreadnaught guitar which was a no go for me. I actually entertained getting it for late night playing oval hole sweetness. It was the...
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    Re: Eastman md 304 vs 314

    If you havenít played one or the other, I will offer my experience with Eastman ovals, I found the one I played to be very quiet compared to F hole version. I had one lined up to buy, all new and...
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    Re: Praise for the Northfield Calhoun

    I played guitar for 40 years before picking up the mando and falling head over heals for it. I am sure that one of the reasons is, I didn’t screw around with progressing through 39 mandolins of...
  4. Thread: Jimmy Gaudreau

    by Jellwoo
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    Re: Jimmy Gaudreau

    Timely. I just listened to a great podcast with Jimmy going through his history, followed by a deep dive on Spotify. Love his playing: great chop, very melodic understated lead lines which are...
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    Re: Advice on purchasing my next mandolin(s)

    I have an Arrow G and I think it it a brilliant mandolin. It absolutely shines with any style of music that allows notes to bloom; however, it will still do a passable chop for bluegrass. It...
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    Re: Steve Earle Interview

    In the Mandolin and Beer podcast with the Carter Vintage owner, they mentioned that Steve had them sell off 140(??) of his instruments to fund his divorce settlement. Nice to see that he kept a...
  7. Thread: NMD and Intro

    by Jellwoo
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    Re: NMD and Intro

    I had a similar journey and started playing mando (after decades of guitar) on a really nice mandolin, far better than I deserved. The great thing is, now I spend hours looking at pretty mandolins;...
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    I have an Arrow G which is pretty nice loud instrument. The Arrow Jazzbo mentioned above is pretty much the same volume. I say pretty much because one plays a four string less aggressively so it...
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    Re: 4 string mandolin?

    Joined the forum just to mention the Arrow Jazzbo that come in both 4 and 5 strings. Stunning instruments to play. The top and back are carved thinner to create more volume with less strings, and I...
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