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  1. Re: Where to put strap peg on the back of my mandolin?

    Keep it where it is. There is no need to add a peg.
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    Re: Ideas for a mandolin, $500-1,000

    Howard Morris has an A5 in the classifieds for $995. I think he's built more than 400 at this point, and lots of people are happy with them.
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    Re: Completed First Build

    Looks great; congrats! I hope it brings you many years of joy.
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    Re: what is the best selling mandolin

    Years ago there was a traveling Michael Kelly, kind of like today's traveling pick sampler. Someone bought one and it got shipped from Cafe member to member. I had it for a while. It wasn't the worst...
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    Re: My new mando!

    That A is speaking to something deep inside me!
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    Re: New case option

    I ordered the Pro Rockgear mandolin case Thursday night and it arrived Tuesday. Shipping was $15 and the case was $50. I bought it to house a Kentucky that was in a gig bag. I was always nervous it...
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    Re: New case option

    I ordered one tonight for a mandolin I like too much to let linger in the gig bag it came with. If anyone wants an update after it arrives, I'll provide one.
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    Re: Kay Mandolin A style F holes Mand-8

    For $1,500 I think you could buy a Silverangel Econo A or a Ratliff Country Boy and be happy for a long time. If it fits your budget, getting into this price range will probably make a big difference.
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    Re: Trying to make a modest leap...

    Dude/Dudette: Get the Flatiron already. The Kentucky is probably a very nice instrument as well, but I don't think you can wrong with a Flatiron and you should be able to resell it easily if you want.
  10. Re: The long, arduous journey of Silverangel #438 - with a happy

    Great story! Thanks for posting it.
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    Re: NMD - Girouard Oval

    Nice! Congrats, Gary. I'd like to get my hands on one of these some day.
  12. Thread: New Kelley F5

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    Re: New Kelley F5

    Wow, Skip, that's one fine mandolin!
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    Re: What's on the grill for the 4th?

    Skirt steak with chimichurri, corn on the cob with chili and lime. Green beans, green salad and southwest corn pudding with rum sauce are what's not on the grill. Oh, and gin & tonics. The heat index...
  14. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    What an astonishingly unprofessional statement. Do they not have a communications department? I'd flunk that piece if a student in my 200-level course wrote it.
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    Re: rigel mandolins

    I don't think the price is so out of line. It's a good make and a respected dealer who seems to always take care that his instruments are set up and in good shape. If you need to plug in, this is...
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    Re: Anyone Know where I can find a used Gilchrist

    Nice, but where did you go on vacation?
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    Re: Kentucky Mandolins

    In that case, I'd buy the 272!

    That is seriously strange. I guess it's what happens when an algorithm sets the price instead of a person who knows the product.
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    Re: Kentucky Mandolins

    Color is the only difference among the 270, 272 and 276. I assume the "$1000" difference is a typo and you meant $100. For some reason, prices on these are all over the map. I picked up a 272 for...
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    Re: Who makes a good inexpensive Octave Mandolin?

    It's quite a bit less than your stated top end, but the APC octave from Moloney Music in Galway is quite a nice instrument that, if mine is any indication, comes set up beautifully. It's less than...
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    Re: New player and I need lesions suggestions.

    Try mandolessons.com. At the beginning of pretty much every tune, he says "Try to get it by ear." He does have tab available, though.
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    Re: Out of the mainstream

    In 2004 Chris Baird was just starting to get some positive notice on this board. Ken Cartwright and a couple of other people whose opinions I respected spoke highly of his work, so I took the plunge...
  22. Thread: Used A Style

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    Re: Used A Style

    A rough guide is that a mandolin is twice the price of the same quality guitar. The aforementioned Eastman and Kentucky models are what I would recommend around your price point. You might find a...
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    Re: Short-neck oval A models?

    Old Gibsons can be wonderful, and I've had a few of them, but I've never met a paddlehead whose neck I could live with long term.
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    Re: Short-neck oval A models?

    Pomeroy.
  25. Thread: What to do ?

    by Eric F.
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    Re: What to do ?

    You're pretty close to a new Pomeroy with that budget. You'll probably never find one in a shop but they often have one or available on their website.
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