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    New Northfield Model M

    Today I finally got my hands on my new Northfield Model M. I've had my eyes on these for awhile, and I've seen curiosity about them here, but not too many first-hand threads about them. So I figured...
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    Obscure Tony Rice tabs. No mando content.

    I'm posting this here because many of us play guitar in addition to mando. And the fact that Tony's work reaches beyond just guitar, influencing other musicians no matter what instrument they play. ...
  3. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    To Brad's point above, here are two posts from Joe Vest who worked at Gibson alongside Charlie Derrington and Danny Roberts, among others, in developing and bringing to life the Distressed Master...
  4. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    The story of the DMMs is here in the Cafe’s forums along with some skepticism but also info from the luthiers closest to the project. You’ll need to search for posts from Charlie Derrington and Big...
  5. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    Daryl, it's my understanding that the distressing done back in the day affected the tone tremendously. That process was never really fully discussed as to what was done and how it was completed, but...
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    Visit to Carter Vintage Guitars

    I live about 2 1/2 hours north of Nashville and travel down every so often - usually to drop someone off at the airport. After todayís airport run I scheduled a stop at Carterís. Iíve been a couple...
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    Mandolin Orange on today Show

    https://www.today.com/video/mandolin-orange-performs-the-wolves-live-on-today-73336389510

    And Andrew has a new X-braced Gilchrist! MAS at the highest level.....:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Disappointment

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    Chapter 3: After consulting with Greg Boyd I decided to make an offer which was accepted much less than the $2500 asking price. I sent it to Greg and, after adding a James TP, a set of...
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    Maybe it's just me...but I like this

    Maybe it's me...

    Maybe it's the fact that I've only been playing a couple of years and my speed is not up to the level of some of the bluegrass out there. One thing that I have learned is that a...
  10. Live From Here Joni Mitchell musicians' birthdays

    The whole musicians' birthday segment featured Joni Mitchell songs. Aoife O'Donovan really nailed a couple songs. Skip to the middle of the video if you watch nothing else. Unbelievable renditions....
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    Re: Marty Stuart's ex-Loar?

    I have more and more respect for MS as time goes on.
    The fills he plays on this duet with Del of "What Would You Give (In Exchange For Your Soul) echoing Monroe's original recording, give me chills....
  12. My New Picking Porch (limited mando content).

    You may or may not remember that last year my wife surprised me with a weekend trip to Nashville as a thank you for completing 17 years of renovations on our house... details here if you're...
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    Re: Early medieval lute and kwitra

    Yes that is correct, lutes almost always have tied frets as that was what they historically had (I say almost always because there are some modern hybrid ones which have modern fixed metal frets).
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    Re: Early medieval lute and kwitra

    Sound and video sample of kwitra:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBmAQBhj0Jk

    Sound and video sample of early medieval lute:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G37GopFyPG0
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    Re: What are these bridges called?

    I call them (at least the top one) "zero downforce bridges". I think I got that from a GAL publication, not sure who coined it. Of course the downforce is not exactly zero, but probably a pound or so...
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    Sierra Hull Interview

    I was lucky to do this interview with her at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in SF last week. There's probably no new info but fans may like it.
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    Early medieval lute and kwitra

    https://i.imgur.com/hznnrQM.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/x5BHD7o.jpg
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    Re: Campanella Mandolin

    I bought a used Due this summer and this A440 about a week ago

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    Probably the best oval hole I’ve played or owned. I played some tunes with a friend this afternoon, and you could hear the...
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    Campanella Mandolin

    I got a 2018 Campanella mandolin recently. It's basically an A-440, but with f-holes (shown on his website with an oval hole). I have owned a lot of mandolins, and played a lot more. This may be the...
  20. Thank you Mandolin Cafe community! 1000th post

    Finally up to 1000 posts!

    I joined the forum 14 years ago, and I had lurked for some years prior to that

    I donít post daily but I sure read and keep up on a daily basis

    This community is...
  21. Thread: Gryphon is 50

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    Gryphon is 50

    Can you imagine any business being around for 50 years? Went to the 50th birthday party at Gryphon yesterday. Live music all afternoon, capped off by a solo set by Molly Tuttle , daughter of long...
  22. Re: Is there an ideal Radius Setting for mandolins?

    So far, none of my customers have asked for a flat fretboard. I've done compound radiused fretboards entirely, flattest was 10" at the nut and 14" at the bridge, the most extreme was a 4" radius at...
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    New Mandolin Weekend (w/video)

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    Almost 1 year after meet Matt Ruhland and visiting his shop, I was able to take #41 home this weekend. I couldn't be happier. The mandolin is a loud, well balanced...
  24. Re: Sierra Hull interview on Walls of Time Podcast

    I really enjoy that podcast. They have a great Peter Rowan interview.
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    All,

    Just listened to a great podcast featuring Sierra Hull for about an hour. The podcast name is "Walls of Time". Highly recommended to get to know this great player and person. I'm just a...
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