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  1. Re: just starting out - what are my string options?

    pheffernan has the best option for Jazz: tune to "standard" tenor tuning, CGDA, and get yourself some tenor banjo books. Mostly the tenor banjo books have Jazz repertoire in them. You don't have to...
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    NMD Pomeroy Oval

    This has been in the works for a few months. It arrived today and it's spectacular. The neck shape/size is perfect--extremely comfortable and fast and easy to get around on. Don made it custom for me...
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    Re: Wayne’s World of Mandolin Channel?

    I had to get a Stanley F5 since Wayne wouldn't sell the A5 back to me like you did. :grin:
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    Re: Question for flat top players

    Lawrence Nyberg is building be a "Celtic" flattop. 11.5" wide and 2.75" deep, flamed claro walnut with a cedar top. Definitely different from the rest of the stable. Looking forward to watching it...
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    Re: Eastman Mandolin Advice

    I 2nd the Ratliff Country Boy mandolin choice. You'll have a mandolin made by some one with a name and face attached and not an anonymous person on a line. Audey selects the wood, carves,...
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    Re: Need mandolin recommendations a-style

    I've been meaning to reply to you all with my thanks. I found and bought a used Duff A-5. I think it's all I'll ever need. Thanks for everyone's input. It was very helpful. Cheers, Jim
  7. Re: PRETTY Collings Custom MF FLAME looks like a real auction on

    I traded my blonde Collings MF with white binding earlier this year. I had valued it $3500 to $4000 as did the other parties' instrument. I think you're valuation is good. It will be interesting to...
  8. Re: PRETTY Collings Custom MF FLAME looks like a real auction on

    I agree. The tuners alone are a $400-500 upgrade. $4000 would be a good price.
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    Re: Eastman Mandolin Advice

    The equivalent to the Eastman 505 in an F style is the Eastman 515...

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/159614#159614

    The Ratliff Country Boy pointed out in your other thread would be hard to...
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    Re: New Piccolo (Sopranino) Mandolin

    Hi Patrick,

    Thanks, I appreciate it.

    I'm really don't know whether it's Long Leaf or not. The Floor Installer just called it Yellow Pine. It sure is pretty wood though. It is so resinous...
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    New Piccolo (Sopranino) Mandolin

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    Here is my latest Piccolo (Sopranino) Mandolin build, completed just a few days ago. I am still tweaking the setup, but am pleased with it already. I love its sweet, clear voice...
  12. Re: How to clean and polish Varnish on my New Pava Pro

    I was gonna say... :)

    I use a terrycloth sweat band / sleave on my right fore arm - instead of an arm rest. Just more comfortable for me. But I would not hesitate, were that to my taste, to put...
  13. Re: How to clean and polish Varnish on my New Pava Pro

    Thanks all! I have enjoyed McClungs and Cumberland Acoustics on all my mandolins, but with this one I am being super careful. Kevin, I have some of Steve’s Jubilee polish. I will keep that in mind....
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    Re: NMD Pava Pro

    Just a quick, humble demo. Nothing well thought out.
    https://youtu.be/Ets_VEy1U48
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    Re: NMD Pava Pro

    Thank You, Pat, and thanks for being my shopping buddy. You’re right— I sold three treasures to take a step up and I was blown away when I laid the pick to the courses the first time. Have a great...
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    NMD Pava Pro

    I am happy to share my new mandolin from the Mandolin Store. This is my Pava Pro Deluxe A5, with a varnish finish, torrefied top, one piece back, gold James tailpiece, gold Gotoh Tuners, ebony...
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    Re: Weber Custom Vintage

    I think the vintage A on TMS had a major finish blemish but it seems to have sold quickly.
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    Re: Harptone Cases

    They are made by TKL. Materials, design and quality are good. I believe the "classic" is the line I'm familiar with and I'd say it is similar to a good TKL case, maybe not as 'nice' as a Cedar Creek...
  19. Re: Quarantine Collaboration - (and appreciation)

    Awesome vidoe and story!

    Passernigs are amazing instruments.
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    Re: New Build: 13 inch scale Flat-Top

    Just a quick update. I've been playing this new mandolin for a week or so now and it is really starting to sound good. I have adjusted the setup a bit and now have the bridge and nut where I want...
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    Re: Waterlox Marine High Gloss

    The "witches brew" formula adds eye of newt and toad stool...;)
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    Re: Sobell Banjola in the classifieds

    As far as I know, Martin has one, and loves it. We made it in the late 90s early 00s.

    We only made a few and I thought they were great.

    Nigel
    www.nkforsterguitars.com
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    Re: Help Identify This Old Gibson I Bought

    Found some time to record this today!

    https://youtu.be/D3nPKMkRHOY
  24. Re: How did the "curl" on the mandolin body evolve?

    I like F style mandolins, but I don't go around talking trash about how "Silly" of a "bad taste" in design the A style is, because for some people it is exactly what they want. It's OK to have a...
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    Re: If you jam . . . .

    The movable 3 fingered chord is the really the basis for two different 2 fingered “double stop” style chords (3 if you’re willing to skip a string). Learn the 3 fingered chord and then choose which 2...
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