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    Re: NMD Stanley A5 #68

    Thanks, Darwin, Rich, bbcee, and Larry. Mark, yes, that was my response too once I started playing it.

    Dan, I think Chris really had it dialed in on #68. I can only work from memory, but I think...
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    Re: NMD Stanley A5 #68

    Thanks Frank and Russ. I'll have to make a video showing its sweet side. I think it was distorting the camera mic. Here's a couple photos. The color reminds me of a violin-type orange.

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    Re: NMD Stanley A5 #68

    Thanks Rob, the Duff was already gone. Thanks, Shaun!
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    NMD Stanley A5 #68

    I actually received Stanley A5 #68 a couple weeks ago and have been getting to know it. The label is signed October 31, 2013, so it's 8 years old today. I guess Chris Stanley decided an...
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    Re: RIP Arthur Stern

    I was deeply saddened and shocked to receive this news. Arthur was a brilliant artist and a true friend for over 40 years. His studio/home in Oakland was our playroom and hangout in the early days of...
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    Re: Punch brothers

    Iíll tell you what. I own a music academy and for the past week I have played this video for all of my students in particular. Mind you, these are electric guitar students as well as some pop vocal...
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    Northfield 4th Gen F5

    This post is mainly just to give some love to Northfield’s 4th Gens. Ordered one last March and I received 4th gen #34 in the mail a few days ago and man I’m just blown away by this thing.

    I had...
  8. Thread: Ruhland A5

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    Re: Ruhland A5

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  9. Re: Focal Point Presents | Mike Compton + Joe Newberry

    Thanks for the video link. Mike played that Model 4 all Monroe Camp last week. An amazing mandolin that held up just fine amidst all the fine F5's.
  10. Re: New Bela Fleck Album out - My Bluegrass Heart

    I just want to add mad respect to Michael Cleveland here. Not only did he learn and play these tunes on par with these other master musicians, but he did it without being able to see a chart to...
  11. Focal Point Presents | Mike Compton + Joe Newberry

    Bumped into this on the interweb the other day. Not nearly enough views, so I figured I would share here. Just some great old and new tunes picked by two aces.

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    Re: Left hand thumb soreness

    It sounds like you're just pressing too hard and clamping down on the neck a lot. That's a common issue I see with students and, aside from thumb soreness, can significantly decrease your speed. If...
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    Re: New Northfield A5 special coming my way

    Rob, That bold flame on the neck and the back are phenomenal! Your new mandolin looks like it had a great deal of attention to detail in the making. Wow! I’ll bet it sounds amazing if it tops the...
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    Re: New Northfield A5 special coming my way

    Wow Rob, that's spectacular! Is that a soft V neck?
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    Re: New Northfield A5 special coming my way

    I had exactly the same experience a month ago at Elderly. The $3500 Northfield F-5 blew away the Big Mon (surprised me) and a $5k Collings gloss A
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    Re: New Northfield A5 special coming my way

    Looks great. I like the bound headstock and fretboard on your A5 Special.
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    Re: New Northfield A5 special coming my way

    Looks ace! Enjoy!
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    Re: New Northfield A5 special coming my way

    looks like a beauty... now play the hell out of it! :mandosmiley:
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    Re: New Mando... Hamlett Two-Point

    Wow!

    First, thank you for your positivity and encouragement. The Cafe is awesome.

    Second… as you can imagine, I’m thoroughly enjoying my new partner. It still has the first set of strings on...
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    Re: New Northfield A5 special coming my way

    Love my A5 Special
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    Re: New Northfield A5 special coming my way

    That is a stunner and certainly the Northfield A5 Specials are consider top notch Mandolins. You have made a great choice. Can’t wait to see pictures and hear you play it! Enjoy!
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    Re: New Northfield A5 special coming my way

    congrats Rob, sounds like everything worked out well! Looking forward to hearing you pick it!
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    Re: New Northfield A5 special coming my way

    Looking forward to hearing it!
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    Re: New Northfield A5 special coming my way

    I think you'll be pleased. I'm head over heels with my Big Mon :grin:
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    Re: New Mando... Hamlett Two-Point

    Hey Everyone!

    I couldnít resist. Hereís a brief, informal video capturing some of the sound. More later!

    https://youtu.be/WCDBPACBAUg
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