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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    The wood on that instrument is breath taking. OMG!!! I'm sure it sounded just as good as it looks.....
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Mark,

    That’s a great ideal about a Heiden appreciation thread.......

    I really like the photo of the back of your Heiden mandolin!

    I would love to see more pictures of everyone’s Heiden...
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    Re: Heiden Heritage

    Again Congratulations!!!

    I just love the color and the wood that Michael uses in his mandolins!!
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Evan, I want to thank you and Don both for talking me into getting a Heiden mandolin! After getting one I must say they are worth the money the sound and craftsmanship is unbelievable!! If someone...
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Shaun,

    After getting this Heiden Artist plus A model mandolin I can see why your a Heiden fanboy!

    Like all Mandolin Cafe member we all have had a number of mandolins pass through our hands over...
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Thanks Bill,
    My wife asked me how many mandolins do I need and I said just one more!! 😂
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Thanks Don!!
    I just canít believe how great the Heiden mandolin sounds like you said they are spectacular. The number on my is #99...
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Here are a couple more pictures of my Heiden Artist plus A model. It's just off the bench, but it already has incredible power and volume and that Heiden tone. It's an incredibly well-made...
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    Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    The Brown truck finally showed up today.

    I took delivery of a new 2020 Heiden Artist plus A model mandolin. It has an Old Red Spruce top with Sugar Maple back and sides with Wheat sheave inlay...
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    Re: Heiden Heritage

    Congratulations on getting a beautiful Heiden Heritage mandolin!! I'm sure it sounds just as good as it looks and I love that dark stain that Michael puts on his mandolins!! Also, my favorite...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin Strings

    Here is a picture that Austin Clark sent me today after coloring the back of my new Clark octave mandolin to match the 2 point mandolin that he made me in 2019. Itís looking like he will have it...
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    Re: Recent A model Mandolin

    That’s a sweet looking mandolin. Very Nice!!!
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    Re: Apitius J Model just arrived

    Congratulations!! That’s a great looking Apitius J model. Enjoy!!!
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    Re: Octave Mandolin Strings

    Well I called Austin Clark at Clark mandolin in Boise, ID and asked him about the strings that he uses on his octave mandolins. Here is the skinny, Austin uses single ball end guitar strings...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin Strings

    I'm think more and more that you have to purchase single ball end strings. Because I have called Strings by Mail and they don't carry octave mandolin strings. Also, I called Elixir and they don't...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin Strings

    Baron,

    Thanks for your recommendation on buying bulk strings from Just Strings.

    Darwin
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    Re: Octave Mandolin Strings

    Peter,

    Austin makes a great two point mandolin! I have had offers to sell mine but its not going to happen its a keeper as they say. Believe me it sounds just us good as it looks!! You will be...
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    Octave Mandolin Strings

    I’m going to get a full body octave mandolin which uses ball end strings. The scale length 20.25” with string tension 12 - 52. Any recommendation on strings for an octave mandolin and a good place...
  19. Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    Hi Scott,

    I have been wanting to do this for sometime now. Please change mine to Darwin Gaston.

    Thanks for everything that you do here on the form!
  20. Re: Joining the Girouard Club with an F Oval hole

    Here is a photo of the Master Grade Red Spruce wood that Max picked out and is using for the top of my Girouard F oval hole, rough planed and not joined. It's one of the best Master Grade Red Spruce...
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    Yankees1,

    After reading your post on the Mandolin Cafe about how happy you were and posting photos of your Girouard F oval hole really got me going in asking Max to make me a F oval hole mandolin....
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    Seankeegan,

    First I want to say thanks for sharing the article written by Max and Andrew Mowry about the Varnish finishing on a mandolin which was very helpful. Also, I want to say thanks for...
  23. Re: Joining the Girouard Club with an F Oval hole

    After reading your post on the Mandolin Cafe about how happy you were with your Girouard Concert oval A that Max made for you helped me in deciding on getting Max to make me a Girouard F oval hole...
  24. Joining the Girouard Club with an F Oval hole

    I exchanged emails with Max and have sent a deposit to have him build me one of his Girouard F Concert Master mandolins with an oval hole. It will feature complete binding in triple bound, Waverly...
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    Re: the first 3 tunes you learned?

    Flowers of Edinburgh
    Red Haired Boy
    Over The Waterfall
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