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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving to Scott and all those who contribute to the Mandolin Cafe - Moderators, and Members. This is the best forum on the internet. I am eternally thankful that it is here every da!
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    I'd suggest that you play as many mandolins as you can - you may find your hearts delight (at this time) with enough left over in your war chest to begin saving up for the next one. If you don't...
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    Re: Happy Anniversary Mandolin Cafe!

    I've enjoyed every part of every day I have spent on this wonderful site. Thank you Scott - and keep it cranking for another 25!
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    Re: Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    Referenced by Rick Jones in the prior thread: "Solo Swing" - Brian Oberlin has several solo (some with vocals) mandolin CDs, available from his website. Good stuff!
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    Re: Heiden Heritage

    That mandolin looks like it could keep you off the streets and out of trouble for a long time. Please give us a review and an audio file. Simply gorgeous!
  6. Re: Old, quite unique flatback. Does anyone know anything about

    I'm intrigued - can you see any details of the bracing through the side ports?
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    Re: Very strange intonation

    My first mandolin - a $25 pawn shop Harmony - had a pair of E strings that would progressively go out of tune with each other as you went up the neck. It took a while to figure out that there was a...
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    Re: Bill Bailey has taught himself Mandola

    That is one "wet" tuned mandola!
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    Re: Two Point Mandolin

    I love the looks of asymmetrical 2-point mandolins. Your outline checks the boxes. Have a fun build and report back when you are finished (or at any other point in the build).
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    Re: Waverly Tuner Sale at Stewmac

    Also their mini-electric guitar kits are on sale.
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    Re: Refinishing a German Bowlback mandolin

    If you play it enough, you'll put your own swirls in the finish! It looks good in your photos, but I've been down the road of wanting perfection in a finish after receiving an instrument with the...
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    Re: About TAB and SN

    I always figure that if I pick up tab (or standard notation) for a tune off the internet for free, it is worth exactly what I paid for it and take it with a grain of salt!
  13. We need joy and love!

    We need joy and love!
  14. Re: Looking for information on a Gibson mandolin

    Your Dad had very reasonable taste in the instruments he acquired! I've d be glad to do an in-hand inspection of the A2z mandolin or the later 1950s J50. Just send me a PM... can't tell anything...
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    Re: McClung Armrest

    3 for 3!
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    Re: Billy Joe Shaver

    RIP Billy Joe. Another 2020 casualty. :(
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    Re: National Silvo in the classifieds

    Sorta, but using the close-up feature on the Sylvan Music web, it looks more like buckle rash & lighting. If it were Jesus or Elvis, it would go up on the web for an astronomical price!
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    Re: Tiny Moore Tuesday

    Nice jazz blues tune with a lot of soulful licks, even without a pedal. You know I'll get the tab & appreciate all of these gems!
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    Re: New Eastwood Series

    Who puts a strap button on top of the scroll? Not my favorite look!
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    Re: Builder or Company

    I've played a Pomeroy before & liked it a lot. The one in the MC classifieds looks like a contender. You should play a bunch of mandolins, though, to get a really good idea in your head about your...
  21. Re: Three Early Kentucky Mandolins Made In Japan

    My second mandolin was a 250S from that era that I bought used in a Pawn shop for $45, at a time when I didn't have a mandolin. Pressed top, if I recall, and the short neck, but it was playable. It...
  22. Re: Stan Jay, Pioneer of Vintage Instrument Fame Fighting For His

    I had hours of pleasure reading his descriptions of instruments. I spoke with him a few times on the telephone about various instruments and always wished I'd made it up to the store.
  23. Re: Help..problem with strap and looking for ideas.

    In contrast to the OP's problem is when the end pin pops out of the mandolin at an inopportune time, rather than the strap popping off of the endpin. Strap-Locs or Grolsch washer would have ended up...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    I think this thread should be renamed "This is how it started". :))
  25. Re: Carbon Fiber Builder wants our input on a Carbon Fiber Mandol

    I snagged one of the Z mandolins because retirement and time for travel rears its head. I figured the stability of CF would be a plus if/when we hit the road. The neck is 1 1/8th" and comfortable. ...
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