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  1. Re: Has Anyone Received Stimulus Check? (Possible Mandolin Conten

    Received ours yesterday, direct deposit. I'm still working and thankfully we don't need the money. So we spent yesterday spreading it around our neighborhood to public library, food bank, homeless...
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    Re: Gibson project on Ebay

    With all the things wrong with this one, the seller helpfully points out-

    a piece of binding is missing.

    Well heck, if that is all it needs...
  3. Re: Gibson F5G Mandolin Master Model / Darkburst / FOE $3,999

    This is a different listing. Original was in Brunswick, Ohio. The second one is in Port Jefferson Station, NY.
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    Re: Virtual St Patrick's Day

    And a poem from WB Yeats on "social distancing". Very appropriate for this St Patrick's Day-

    The Lake Isle of Innisfree
    by William Butler Yeats

    I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,...
  5. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    Weren’t some of the '20s Gibsons built with some of the frets off a bit?

    Teens too. I had a teens A that was off just enough to be really disconcerting. Bob Smakula put a new fingerboard on and it...
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    Re: "Jascha Heifetz of the mandolin"

    With due respect for the decedent Mr. Simon's uncle, there is truly only one "Jascha Heifetz of the _________" fill in the blank.

    Gloria Parker, the Yasha Heifetz of the musical glasses,...
  7. Re: NMC rare relic (re-purposed autoharp body)

    For awhile my teenage daughter played a full sized, Lyon & Healy pedal harp. Hauling that beast around created several areas of my body where I had pain. Maybe if I had laid a Barbie Edwards therapy...
  8. Re: 10 high end guitars seized by Moose & Goose, find good homes,

    M&G is Alaskan for Fish and Game.
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    Re: One more banjo question

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    Big vote for Tu-ba-phones. In center of photo, from left to right- 6 string, five string and plectrum Tu-ba-phones. No ringing overtones here- just beautiful, crisp, bright sound.
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    Robinson Inlays can't touch the Consalvi banjo at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts-

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    And check out the peghead-

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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    I knew Ray Alden but did not know that his dragon design was on an F4. A great combination of a Fairbanks flowerpot peghead inlay and a Bacon Chubby Dragon. Ray's dragon has been working out.

    I...
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    Re: Meet ... the Perfect Mandolin Player.

    I work in Kent, so if anyone wants me to go by on my lunch hour and give you an "in hand" review, just let me know.
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    Re: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs on Netflix

    I really enjoyed Tom Waits as the prospector
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    Re: Vintage Vega electric in Massachusetts

    "And here is Eddie Playbody to pee for you, I mean Eddie Peabody to play for you."
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    Re: Carter Family Movie

    My daughter and I saw The Winding Stream documentary about the Carter Family several years ago at the Cleveland International Film Festival. It was good, with lots of music. I think it is available...
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    Re: Distressing my mandolin

    A light coat of orange shellac tones down the white nicely.
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    Re: Buying a Gibson Loar

    To the OP- check out Mandolin Central. Tony Williamson has two beautiful Loars for sale. And What Tony doesn't know about LL ain't worth knowing.

    NFI
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    Re: At the Dentist yesterday...

    Wow. My dentist plays a crappy '80s rock station. Bluegrass would be a welcome improvement.

    But otherwise he is an excellent dentist, and I have all my teeth to prove it.
  19. Re: taking one of Matt Flinners summer intensive classes-some ?

    Daryl-

    I've taken several of Matt's classes, and cannot recommend them highly enough. I have all the written materials for the classes in Matt's PDF format in a Dropbox folder and I can access...
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    Re: Cool mandolin T shirts

    Sam Hamrick is a fine mandolin player in Seattle. He sells shirts, greeting cards, prints, etc. on Etsy under the Fiddlebones name. Some great examples-

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    Re: The search continues...

    Thanks for the link! The picture of Charley Rappaport holding the blackface 3 point made me smile. A great musician holding a stunning mandolin. Perfect.
  22. Re: Is there such a thing as a traveller mandolin?

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    Here is a picture of one of Doug Unger's pocket mandos. I use a very solid PVC fishing rod case to carry the instrument. It plays (and looks) great. Commuted on Southwest Airlines three...
  23. Re: Article: Punch Brothers Releasing New EP, The Wireless, Nov.

    Ed Helms has very generously sponsored the Punch Bros. artist in residence program at the Oberlin Conservatory the past couple of years. He is an Oberlin College alum. My daughter is a student at...
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    Re: From viola to Mandola

    I hope that your lessons will be with Charlie Rappaport. He made my daughter's mandola sing, and he's a great guy to boot.
  25. Re: Matt Flinner's Online Mandolin Course Review: Jazz/Swing

    I agree with Matt, the class was excellent. I can honestly say that I would not have known a ii-V-I turnaround if it hit me in the face before the class. Now I'm finding them everywhere! For me...
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