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    Re: 10-year mandolin anniversary

    “Sounds like a mandolin-themed vacation to Carter Vintage to buy a new mandolin is in order”—Carter Vintage, the Niagra Falls of Mandoversaries!
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    Re: italian spruce

    Hi Mike—With all the right caveats about conflicting common names, generalizing across a species, and the all-important qualities of the individual piece of wood at hand, a number of experienced...
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    So John Coltrane "had serious mouthpiece acquisition syndrome"? Sounds like a whole new definition of MAS. Reassuring to know it's not just for stringed instruments.
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    Re: Natural talent vs practice

    On the Nature vs. Nurture question, I don’t think it is Nature AND Nurture so much as it is Nature TIMES Nurture. Folks with a good natural ear and musical sensibility will get a ton more out of...
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    Re: Parting with a beloved mandolin

    I have actually grieved after sending an instrument off, very sad for days. The feeling is quite similar to loss of a pet, etc.
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    Re: Speed

    With all due respect to contrary opinions expressed here, I think that atsunrise’s tremelo video is dead-on. It recognizes that we tend to increase right-hand speed not linearly but by doubling (or...
  7. Re: Australian Crater Lake Magician - Batch #51

    Indeed an amazing batch, and Steve’s record-keeping is wonderful to follow. Even though my own instrument was several batches ago, I find myself checking in occasionally to see what’s in the kitchen!
  8. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Just watched the video. Legally and from a PR perspective, it seems like the worst of both worlds for Gibson:
    1) Legally, issuing a broad threat by video if they don’t back it up only further...
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    Re: Pecan as tone wood?

    I had often wondered the same thing. Pecan is beautiful and seems like it could be a close cousin to walnut, but its genus is Carya (the same as hickory) whereas walnut is Juglans. What I have...
  10. Re: This Gibson mandolin deserves it's own page for its back side

    Can anyone identify what the finish style is on the back? It is just beautiful but looks very different, at least in the photograph, from the usual Gibson color.
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    Re: An Observation on Humidity and Tone

    On the seasonality of humidity here in Virginia, I have noticed my instruments sound wonderful, at their very best, twice a year—around April when the outdoors has thawed for a couple of weeks, and...
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    Re: Andrew Mowry article

    Hi Andrew—I’ve followed your work for years at long distance and was delighted to see this article! Your instruments suggest a deep understanding of traditional building along with an understated...
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    Re: Resisting the "Iron Maiden"

    That is actually hilarious!!! Ive noticed the same thing playing with bands.
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    Re: Why "The"?

    I think as others have alluded, it’s a choice for emphasis. I think back in the day of Orville Gibson, it was an effort to make Gibson sound a little grander. The pinnacle. It’s a type of usage...
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    Re: Dawg's J3 with blonde bridge.

    Boxwood is traditionally used for violin pegs, chinrests, and tailpieces. Beautiful and as others have said, very hard.
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    Re: Post MAS syndrome

    Guilty as charged!
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    Re: No to cookie cutter mandolins

    I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about precisely this question. In one respect, working with as many different materials and designs as possible will give you a broader understanding of mandolin...
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    Re: Trust yourself

    Dear Br1ck--Great you trusted yourself on the '65 Epiphone Texan! Your judgment is in good company--Paul McCartney bought the same guitar on tour and used it on "Yesterday" which half a century...
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    Re: Varnish vs Lacquer

    Point, though I guess this begs the question why he switched to varnish if it was simply a matter of putting on a thinner nitro finish. Perhaps there are obstacles to putting nitro on at an...
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    Re: Varnish vs Lacquer

    Dear SBlock, I actually didn’t just assume that they moved from lacquer to varnish because of a difference they could hear. Mike has said this in interviews (e.g., “Cracking the Nugget” and Steve has...
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    Re: Varnish vs Lacquer

    I believe that some of the most highly regarded builders, e.g., Steve Gilchrist and Mike Kemnitzer, at some point early on in their careers switched from lacquer to varnish because of the difference...
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    Re: Mandolin of MAS Destruction?

    Back in 2011, I played a Gilchrist for the first time, and a friend asked me how it compared to my then-current instrument. I told him: louder, more even, clearer trebles, fuller bass, easier to...
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    Re: Im With Her at 9:30 Club

    Last night their close-out number (pre-encore) was the John Hiatt tune "Crossing Muddy Waters" heard here from YouTube, a great showcase for Aoife's voice, just beautiful:...
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    Im With Her at 9:30 Club

    Last night. Sold-out show, just transcendent musical evening. Anyone else there?
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    Re: John Reischman with his Heiden F5

    Dave, please say a few words about your upcoming guitar from Michael Heiden! Archtop?
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