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    Re: Iwamoto F5 mandolin #118 in progress

    Ranger Bob
    I appreciate your comments and agree with your position. Regardless of political leanings the mandolin cafe has always remained neutral. My hope is that it stays that way.
    Cheers...
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    Re: Iwamoto F5 mandolin #118 in progress

    Moderator. Please remove the video due to the political insert of Black Lives Matter.
    Thank you
    Homer Savard.
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    A Gilchrist Iíve owned since 1987....
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    Re: is an arm rest a benefit to technique ?

    Arm rest. Not necessary
    Tone guard. Not necessary
    Use them if you want to!
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    Re: Hoffee vs new Calton vs Pegasus vs ?

    I have a Pegasus with a Colorado case cover. Easy to carry over my shoulder and I’ve never been questioned getting on a plane. Appears smaller than a Calton (I have 3) but about the same weight. ...
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    Re: Why do people only sell the great ones?

    I’ve never sold a mandolin. They are all just too good to part with :))
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    Banjo!
    Ducking...
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    Re: Mandolin lessons in AZ

    Billy Parker
    Mark Miracle

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    Billy is in Chandler
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    Re: Your MAS Progression

    1987 Gilchrist F5 still have
    1999 LaPlant F5 still have
    2004 Gilchrist F5 still have
    2005 LaPlant F5 still have
    MAS cured!!
  10. Re: Why are good mandolins more expensive than good guitars?

    Here is my example. Around 1999 (I know it's a while ago) I purchased a Mandolin and a Guitar from Lloyd LaPlant. Lloyd is a top notch builder of both mandolins and guitars. Guitar price $2800,...
  11. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    1. Banjo
    2. Mandolin
    3. Guitar
    4. Porsche
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    Re: beside the mandolin.

    Yup 5 string. Been playing bluegrass banjo for 43 years and mandolin is my second instrument.
    Always kept my day job because a family needs to eat!
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    Re: If You Don't Perform In Public....

    The pleasure of playing a high quality instrument has very little to do with where you play it. My mandolins can fill a room at home and fill the room at church. In the rare case that I'm in a jam...
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    Re: Whatís your travel case?

    I use a Pegasus case for all of my travel, planes, cars, gigs, even to church. I don't like taking risks.
    Cheers
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    Your first was a Gilchrist ? Wow ! You saved a lot in the decision making process on what to get next ! You don't need a next ! Congratulations !

    You have to remember that in 1987 Gilchrist was...
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    Re: Your First Upgrade

    The first mandolin I ever bought was a Gilchrist. I do have a banjo mandolin that was given to me prior to that. I should add that I was already playing banjo in a band before deciding to get a...
  17. Re: My band playing Manzanita in the Telluride Band Competition

    My band won that contest back in 2000. The main stage is a hoot! Did you stand on the stage for the land rush?
    Good picking!
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    Re: 1996 Gilchrist price list

    Gerry, yup that’s the one. Tone bars The other one is 188. X braced
    Cheers
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    Re: For Family. For Country. For Freedom.

    God bless our greatest generation! Those who served and those at home. Our world is a better place because of them.
    God bless America!!!
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    Re: 1996 Gilchrist price list

    To be honest, scraping together $2250 was really, really tough in 1987. I’m glad I did it though. #179 is a great instrument.
    Cheers
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    Re: 1996 Gilchrist price list

    In 1987 I got mine for $2250!
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    Re: My July 2016 LaPlant

    I have Lloyd's first varnished mandolin. It is really a great instrument and I think Lloyd has varnished all of them since then. I remember chatting with Lloyd and Steve Gilchrist at IBMA in...
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    Re: My July 2016 LaPlant

    You can’t talk about Lloyd LaPlant without mentioning his guitars. 176528 You also need to know that he’s the nicest guy you will ever work with.
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    Re: My July 2016 LaPlant

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    Three LaPlants in this picture

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    The other two are from some guy named Steve
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    Re: Clip-on mic setup, anyone?

    I use a Shure sax mic clipped onto the pick guard.
    Works just fine for me.
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