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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Not speaking for anyone else, but for me, this part of the definition renders the term (and therefore the characterization) inaccurate.
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Not at all. Make a Vessel copy for us to see your work.
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Go ahead. But first you’d have to be willing to sell your F models for $485. That’s about the same ratio one pays for one of mine compared to a Loar. A $485 Vessel copy would likely increase my sales...
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    My wife once attended a girls’-night-out art class with a friend.
    The event consisted of an instructor and a dozen girls sipping Chardonnay while attempting to paint Van Gogh’s Starry night with...
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    I was recording a couple of tunes for a customer so they could hear their mandolin in the white before I put finish on it, so I figured I could kill two birds with one stone and record a couple of...
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    New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Here is my latest. Not an exact Griffith copy, as I have not seen the original. But more of a concept instrument of the possible existence of a second Loar signed A5.
    Pic guard by Darryl Wolfe,...
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    Good afternoon! Here is a solo mandolin run through of the main part of Third Street Gypsy Rag off the great Natasha's Waltz. Filed by my son Mack on an iphone last nite down at the Zen Garden/Asado...
  8. Introduction and my new to me Gibson Fern

    Hi guys. New user here just popping in to introduce myself and join the fun. I’m a player from rural TN, somewhere south of Nashville and north of Muscle Shoals, living in Tokyo for the last 15+...
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    Re: Good vs. Bad Satin Finish

    If I were in your shoes, I would share your concerns with the builder. I’m sure they will take care of you.
  10. Thread: Tailpieces

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    Re: Tailpieces

    I think they’re a vestigial organ left over from the days when string windings were less reliable than they are now. If they are still present, as on my Gibson snakehead, I continue to use them to...
  11. An (incomplete) list of recorded black mandolinists

    I searched for this on the cafe and there doesn't seem to be a resource for learning about black mandolinists of past and present. I dug up what I could, but would love to learn more. Here is what...
  12. Out of solidarity we will observe Blackout Tuesday

    Since inception this site has attempted to serve as an oasis, a respite from the rest of the world, a place to relax, let down and get away from a lot of complicated news, hot button topics, and many...
  13. Re: Old photos - a hodgepodge of musicians - folkies +

    I'll try and find a few more oldies that I have of my family, The one with Uncle Gene and Duffey was when Uncle Gene played with the II Generation-listen to those old records and you'll here some...
  14. Re: Old photos - a hodgepodge of musicians - folkies +

    Thanks for sharing, William, these are great!

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    John Duffy & Gene Johnson

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    "Lost Girl" Virtual Jam

    Some of my friends and I enjoying a nice old time number...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThCjX0FZug0
  16. Mike Marshall's Virtual Mandolin Orchestra

    Mike organized this with his ArtistWorks students. He wrote out parts and recorded guide tracks for us and then we all recorded our parts. Another student put the video all together. It was a fun...
  17. was looking at a mandolin for a friend, and this happens.........

    let me start by saying,
    1)the Bend boyz got it going on
    2)i pledge i will not look at TMS website for the next 2 years
    3)checks all the boxes, and then some
    4)i was not expecting to do something...
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    A indian folk melody for you guys

    https://youtu.be/11iiei-7hK0
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    Re: One Mandolin - forever...

    My Paul Duff #200. Part of that has to do with getting to know Paul himself, but mostly the feel of the mando, the incredible wood selection and the fact it keeps getting better. Here are a few...
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    Flat top Arch back mandolin

    Hi Guys,
    Hope that you’re all keeping well and safe- a video for your viewing pleasure!
    Take care Gary
    https://youtu.be/lTKxQ2xx2ts
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW7bU4s9xRw
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    Haven't learned a new one yet this weekend, but I found this one in my videos from 10 years ago :disbelief: and a lot of mandos ago. (A Campanella Due) The tune is Georgia Home from Original...
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    Re: Gibson F-9 repair project

    Almost done with my F-9 project. I ended up resetting the neck twice. The first time, I didn’t pay enough attention and did not have the neck aligned to the tailpiece. I steamed it out without much...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Playing around with some bound head plate ideas for the next couple of developmental mandolins as part of a project to build a matched mandolin quartet.The one on the left is bookmatched gidgee or...
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    New Birdseye oval hole

    It has taken a while, but finally I have got around to posting these pictures. This is a recently completed one of my oval hole mandolins. Woods are Red Spruce top, Birdseye Maple back and sides,...
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