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    Re: Fender Electric Mandolins

    I just ordered a set of these for my beloved 66 Mandocaster. I can't wait to install them.
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    Re: My new Redline Traveler Mandolin!

    My Red Line finally arrived after two days of missed connections with the UPS guy. Considering I work from home, and failed to chase down the UPS truck two days in a row, it is going to be an...
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    Honestly, I'm struggling with the ukulele right...

    Honestly, I'm struggling with the ukulele right now.
    I bought my first mandolin in 2000 and played it every day till 2002. Since then I've split my time with the better part of 40 ukes (buy and...
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    So MRmando, how does it sound? How wide is the...

    So MRmando, how does it sound?
    How wide is the nut on these?
    thanks,
    Josh
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    I think this used to be my old mandolin. It's a...

    I think this used to be my old mandolin. It's a Johnson. I simply wiped the logo off with some mineral spirits and put a National sticker on it. I sold it for $300, so I'm not sure what this person...
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    Great conversation. Background: I've been...

    Great conversation.
    Background: I've been playing strictly Mandolin as my first instrument and ukulele as my second for about 8 years now. I never had much luck with guitar but had moderate luck...
  7. Thread: Dude #35

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    Great conversation. I guess I've always wondered...

    Great conversation.
    I guess I've always wondered who is buying these expensive mandolins. Are these wealthy people with novice skills, or musicians who can earn money with them? I've played mandolin...
  8. Thread: Gibson a9 neck

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    Different strokes for different folks I guess. My...

    Different strokes for different folks I guess. My A-9 sounds so good, I've yet to hear a better sounding mandolin in my own hands. With that said, I've been at this thing for 7 years, and have been...
  9. Thread: Gibson a9 neck

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    Odd, mine measures 1 1/16". I have a 2004 that...

    Odd, mine measures 1 1/16".
    I have a 2004 that is brown in color.
    It does feel a little narow compared to some other mandos, but since it is my main player I have gotten used to it. The sound more...
  10. Thread: The gibson a-40

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    Thanks for the info f5loar. Your comments on...

    Thanks for the info f5loar.
    Your comments on this subject in previous posts cleared up a lot of my questions. My A-40 has some miles on it but it is all original except for the bridge and case. I am...
  11. Thread: The gibson a-40

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    Ok, I guess the brace across the back was only...

    Ok, I guess the brace across the back was only used up till the end of 1951 according to the post entitled "Gibson 50s A model". I answered all my own questions.
  12. Thread: The gibson a-40

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    Ok the factory order number is 8158-13. According...

    Ok the factory order number is 8158-13. According to provide.net this dates it to 1951. If anyone knows otherwise please let me know. I would still like a confirmation on the back brace question.
  13. Thread: The gibson a-40

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    The back has not been off and this brace could...

    The back has not been off and this brace could never have fit through the f hole. The shape of this mandolin is perfect and the brace nicely fits the arch of the interior (something that would be...
  14. Thread: The gibson a-40

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    I recently purchased an older A-40 mandolin off...

    I recently purchased an older A-40 mandolin off ebay and was wondering if someone out there could answer some questions for me. For reference, my mandolin looks just like this one....
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    David Grisman gets paid to play his mandolin, not...

    David Grisman gets paid to play his mandolin, not give musical advice. He speaks best through his mandolin playing. Without technology we would all be screwed. The horrible state of today’s popular...
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    My vote is for the A9. I've owned my A9 for 3...

    My vote is for the A9.
    I've owned my A9 for 3 years and have yet to find a better sounding mandolin that I can afford (<$3000). I played a few MT's at a local music store last night with both gloss...
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    Lee, I'm interested in the details on your...

    Lee,
    I'm interested in the details on your mandocaster. I have attempted to contact the owner of the mandocaster that is posted for sale. No answer yet. They look like a lot of fun. What is yours...
  18. Thread: CNC and Collings

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    Hi gang, this is my first post. I've been playing...

    Hi gang, this is my first post. I've been playing mandolin for 6 years and my A-9 for 3. Question. I was looking for an upgrade and was considering an F-9. Most recently I was looking at the Collings...
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