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    Re: Best light gauge mandolin strings

    The D’Addario EJ62 and EJ73 sets are almost identical. They use the same gauges for the E, A, and D strings (.010/.014/.024) and only differ on the G course (.038 instead of .034). I probably...
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    Re: Down the Tenor Rabbit Hole... (Help)

    Another option, depending on how you feel about double courses, would be a flattop octave mandolin. Now, the Northfield one is way out of budget, but Pono has a line of guitar bodied octave mandolins...
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    Re: Down the Tenor Rabbit Hole... (Help)

    When it comes to Martin guitars, the first number refers to the size and the second to the materials/ornamentation. The bigger the first number (5), the smaller the instrument body (terz). The bigger...
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    Re: Down the Tenor Rabbit Hole... (Help)

    Generally speaking, I would think that scale length would be an important consideration. A 21” scale might be a bit more comfortable for playing lead, while a longer 23” scale could provide a more...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    The headstock inlay points to Will Kimble.
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    Re: Ratliff R5 at Morgan Music

    Kevin over at Mandomutt has a pretty one used:

    http://www.mandomutt.com/products-page/new-arrivals/2011-ratliff-r5
  7. Re: Inherited and no manufacturer markings on this 2-point mandol

    It looks to me like a Shutt/Harmony model like this one listed in a wanted ad on the Cafe classifieds:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/140295#140295
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    So . . . um . . . did you?
  9. Re: Mando Acquisition Syndrome and the Mandocello

    It’s only MAS when you start searching for a mandobass to accompany it.
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    Re: New Vessel Mandola

    That’d be great, Gary. I’d be interested in hearing how it measures up to your H5 mandolas, which are most impressive.
  11. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    Northfield is marketing its own custom set of strings now:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/140455#140455
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    I’ve got two!

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    The first is my Hester A5, built by Gail as a tribute to the Mrs. Griffith Loar (#74003). It features red spruce over red maple with a varnish finish that combine to...
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    Re: New Vessel Mandola

    Do you have any sound files of this mandola, Gary? I’m curious if you have any sense on how it compares to a tenor lute conversion, such as the one that you completed for William Smith. I also wonder...
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    Re: Girouard Mandolins

    I just checked out (and enjoyed) your blog. Do you have any recent updates on your build progress?
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    Re: Hester tribute loar a5 pair

    Alan Bibey is playing the Ads topped A5 first bought by squirrelabama in post #52. Ken Sager is playing the Carpathian topped one that he originally purchased in post #68.



    If you think that...
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    Re: Hester tribute loar a5 pair

    Hester with Carpathian:



    Hester with Adirondack:
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    Re: Ashokan Farewell Tabs anyone?

    Here is the link: https://www.mandolincafe.com/tab/ashoken.txt
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    Re: Gibson Master Model List

    Given the date of December 12, 2002, can we infer that this one is V-70364?

    https://www.elderly.com/collections/category_mandolin-family-instruments/products/gibson-master-model-f-5-2002
  19. Re: Help making German Mandolin decision Knorr or Dean

    I’m not patient: https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/139809#139809
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Right here:
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    Re: Hester tribute loar a5 pair

    I saw that today is Gail’s birthday on the Cafe homepage, so I thought I’d bump one of my favorite threads about one of my favorite instruments by one of my favorite builders. I picked up the red...
  22. Re: looking to try some mandos out in fredricsburg va.

    It's not an exact quotation: http://www.vintagemandolin.com
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    Re: Are Eastmans a keeper?

    “Keeper” is a subjective term, not an objective one. It is a well understood expression of longstanding satisfaction with an instrument. In this context, a keeper is that which is kept.

    As for...
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    Re: A short tune in GDGD tuning

    Maybe I can help?
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    Re: Flatwounds on Eastman OM?

    Let emando.com do the work for you! http://www.emando.com/shop/strings8va.htm
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