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  1. C.J. Lewandowski has been diagnosed with COVID-19

    I have just been informed that C.J. Lewandowski has been diagnosed with Covid 19! Pray for his prompt and full recovery, please?
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    Re: Breedlove Quartz KO

    Seeing those Breedloves always brings me back to simpler times when it was just Kim and I building the mandolins and a few other guys making guitars back at the old Tumalo shop out in the desert. I...
  3. Joining the Girouard Club with an F Oval hole

    I exchanged emails with Max and have sent a deposit to have him build me one of his Girouard F Concert Master mandolins with an oval hole. It will feature complete binding in triple bound, Waverly...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CEiV-p_HCq7/
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    Re: Dennis Vance receives double transplant

    Wishing Dennis strength and comfort during his recovery. As of this morning, there were 68,196 people here in the US waiting for a lifesaving transplant. I received mine this last January. Donate...
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    Re: Body depth - Weber Road Dog & Red Rocks

    I played a Weber Road Dog on Friday at Acoustic Music in Salt Lake City. It is great! Very nice low-end tone. I compared it to a couple Gallatins at the store, and the Road Dog sounds much throatier...
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    Online Lessons With Andy Statman?

    I had a great talk with mandolin maestro Andy Statman last week and I suggested that he might think about offering online mandolin lessons during these challenging times.

    His first response was...
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    Re: No motivation

    Sounds like it's time to learn a new genre. How about the blues? You've got the basis for lyrics right there in your post.:)

    On a more serious note; we've all been there. I hope it passes for...
  9. Re: New Joe Campanella F-5 at The Music Emporium

    And let's hear it for the playing in this video. Well done Jordan Santiago!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPtZgz_dczU&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: My band asked me to stop playing guitar

    Some of my early bands asked me to stop playing guitar. And I didn't even have any other instruments then.
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    Re: Andy Statman recovering

    Great news! Thank you for checking up on him.
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    Re: Andy Statman recovering

    I hesitated to contact Andy until today as I figured he was in no shape to have other distractions but I'm happy to report I just contacted him and heard back almost immediately with positive news.
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    Re: buying first mando without playing?

    A few years ago I stumbled across a new Weber Yellowstone A style for a very low price. Fortunately, I had the money in the bank and after some email exchanges I bought it. It has been a really...
  14. First Video of The Mandolin Store new location

    Just received from Dennis.



    ... there's an Eastman El Rey in there!
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    Thank you, Eastman

    On Saturday (three days ago) I unpacked a five year old Eastman mandola that I purchased used. Tuning it up, I noticed a problem with the bridge saddle intonation cuts. Saturday night I contacted...
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    Re: Waiting for UPS

    We need pics!
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    Re: Collings MT2 vs MF-GT?

    Good on you!!! Enjoy. :)

    Oh, when you get it, we want pics and sound clips. :whistling:
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    Re: Collings MT2 vs MF-GT?

    It was TOUGH! So many tempting choices. I ended up buying a two point Kimble.
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    Re: Collings MT2 vs MF-GT?

    I have a Collings MT torrified and love it. I went Nashville to get an MF and walked out of Carter’s with a Northfield F5s instead, it just felt and sounded better and was way less expensive.
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    The more you play it, the better it sounds. So yes. it's science.

    To quote the NYT: "Researchers in England say that laboratory tests conducted on wood commonly used to make violins supports...
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    So the question is, "When is Collings going to make an Octave Mandolin?"
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    Re: These trying times

    If there's any way you can avoid this travel right now, dear Bill, please stay right where you are. I know none of us are used to living in such a situation, but it's a fact that the choices each of...
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    I love my MT! It is a gloss top, bound in ivory, with a wide nut. A ‘17. I just love the loud and warm tone, with even volume across the courses. The wood selection sounds exceptional. It is so...
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    RIP Kenny Rogers

    Back when he was first starting out, before they became Kenny Rogers and The First Edition. This was the first I heard of him when this hit the radio in the 60's.
  25. Thread: Live From Home

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    Re: Live From Home

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/h8_Dvo2lYDk

    How do you embed a video on here?
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