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  1. Sarah Jarosz(I'm with Her) and Billy Strings at Grey Fox 2019

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv1mmY7d1rI


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv1mmY7d1rI
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    Completed First Build

    Finished my first mandolin build a little less than a week ago. Have been playing my fingers off since.

    This started as an IV A-style kit. I ended up re-working almost every aspect of the kit. I...
  3. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    I would say that the first step is to give up the notion of "the right one" and just get one that you really really like. :)
  4. Thread: I fear

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    I fear

    What, you ask? I fear I've slipped down another rabbit hole. I was just strolling through the forest when I tripped over a banjo. It was the kind that transports you back to the dawn of steel...
  5. Re: Here's some of the best IBMA jams on youtube! Post your's bel

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeHWEDANRG4
  6. Excellent Introductory Video on the Mandolin

    Likely this has been posted before, but I just came across this video from the Philharmonia Orchestra and Nigel Woodhouse, and really enjoyed it, especially the excerpts from different classical...
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    Re: Has Anyone Built a Cigar Box Mandolin?

    I've built some Cigar box instruments, but not a CG Mandolin.

    Some things that I've found make a much better instrument are to source the largest volume box possible as mentioned above, and then...
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    Thanks for everyone's thoughts. I actually did search the forum as suggested, and found this was quite a hot topic...back in 2011. I assume a few folks have joined since then who might have some...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Here is a few shots of my all original December 1st 1924 Lloyd Loar F-5 #80191 also with a Virzi, from when prohibition was in full swing and the 20's were Roaring! I'm very happy with the tone,...
  10. Re: Hypothetical high dollar mando purchase question...

    I would call Randy Wood and have him make you one. I did back in l993 and have not regretted it for one second.
  11. Re: Hypothetical high dollar mando purchase question...

    Get what ya want, life is short and very unexpected! I pulled the trigger on some old 5's and don't look back as far as retirement account well a high end mandolin is it-I sure wouldn't bet on...
  12. Mandolin Orange and NPR's tiny desk concert

    Enjoy the latest from Andrew and Emily.

    https://www.npr.org/2019/08/23/752851260/mandolin-orange-tiny-desk-concert?mc_cid=414736a50a&mc_eid=75ed43d498&jwsource=cl
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    Number 99 and 100

    I've hit a milestone for me, and I am completing instruments numbers 99 and 100. I wanted to do something very different on both of them. If nothing else, I achieved that. There are more photos of...
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    Re: what is the best selling mandolin.

    Well, I guess people can guess. Nobody knows the answer to your question.

    To find that out, you'd need one of two things. Either work out a deal with the owner of this site for access to the...
  15. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    Love that Jason Anick video. I play a similar beast made by the same luthier, Paul Lestock, but I only aspire to that level of musicianship.

    Why I play emando...
    (15 years of gigging, recording,...
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    Re: Need some advice.

    IMHO, making music is making music, regardless of genre. If you've got the ear and the chops, you can play anything. It's just about finding a comfortable fit in the mix. I say go for it.
  17. My 4th mandolin build, 2nd one built from scratch

    Hello everybody, I have become heavily addicted to building mandolins. My first was an IV F-5 kit, second was the Stew-Mac F-5 kit. Now Iím building from scratch. This mandolin has a compound radius...
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    Re: My new Silverangel Econo A has arrived!

    178936178937I’m trying to add a picture, but have not figured out how to upload it yet. When I figure it out, I’ll post it. Yay, it worked!
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    New Kelley A model violin style

    Hereís the latest mandolin finished in the shop. It a violin style. I really like making these mandolins. Itís made with some highly figured maple and 100 year old red spruce. Itís a good mandolin...
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    NMC - The Boaz One

    To further your knowledge you need to see this. No mandolin content and certainly NFI.
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    Re: Mandolin art (drawing)

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    Your drawing is quite well done with the contrasts in light and dark. Here is another I did recently. I have been doing this just about a year, so I still have much to learn.
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    Re: Mandolin art (drawing)

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    My father did pencil drawings and watercolor paintings quite well. After he died, I took his drawing pencils and a fresh pad of paper. I have enjoyed trying to draw and it makes feel...
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    Mandolin art (drawing)

    I did this piece a few years ago and recently ran across it. Thought someone here might enjoy it as a desktop background or something. Pretty sure this is an old painting or photo I saw and...
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    Paul Shippey Tone Mandolin

    It's been a very long time since I posted here but I feel I owe Paul a shout out here for the excellent mandolin he recently built for me.

    I've been taking lessons since March 2018 and have been...
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    Re: Summer NAMM 2019 Report

    Ok... let's start with my favorite, Ellis & Pava. (I apologize in advance for the cell phone photos--I wasn't planning on doing this...)

    Here's a look at their sweet booth:
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