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    Re: A couple of electrics

    beautiful work!
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    173544 a semi hollow with Ebiara / flame maple core Cocobolo top and Rosewood back . The neck is Mahogany/Ebony a 20th anniversary project for the shop
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    starting my first F5 build ( and first acoustic after 20 years of building electrics) using the Stew mac kit. I found a nice piece of Claro Walnut in the scrap bin for the headstock overlay . just...
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    Re: Finished octave mandolin

    gorgeous instruments!
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    Re: Stew Mac F Mandolin Oval hole?

    Thanks folks !
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    Re: an experiment in octave mandos

    I think a 5 course octave would be nice , I play 5 string fiddle so I like that range
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    Re: Spruce vs. Cedar?

    My mandolin is a port orford cedar top / myrtle body F5 style , I would agree that the cedar top allows for a slightly warmer , i.e. more lower mids and more open sound . The character of the...
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    Re: What is Groove?

    Groove is the interaction of the beat within the collective , inherently in time but creating the depth between melody and rhythm.
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    Re: Custom Build Luthiers

    regarding custom instrument pricing vs. the Big Boys . Due to economy of scale alone direct competition is not even an option.
    I've been building going on 20 years and price and profit haven't...
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    Re: Mandola to Viola

    I switched from viola to violin (5string) and then picked up mandolin . Mandola -Viola or Mandolin-Violin isn't bad because they are the same voicing. I find it easier to learn on mandolin , then...
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    Re: Stew Mac F Mandolin Oval hole?

    Verified with them there is no problem going either way. As my main mandolin is an F5 style , I'm going for F4 on this one to compliment it.
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    Stew Mac F Mandolin Oval hole?

    I'm about to begin my first Mandolin build from the Stew Mac F kit. I've been building guitars and basses for 20 years , but this will be my first acoustic. ( so playing it safe with the kit to learn...
  13. Re: Has anyone tried the David Gage Realist pickup for mandolin?

    I have the Realist Pro V violin and love the pickup , it is the most natural sounding I've tried .

    I saw a luthier install of their double bass model copperhead , and he recommended putting the...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Stew-mac lots of sanding ahead , but for a rookie it's nice to skip the carving this time .
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    170508 starting my first mandolin build
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    Re: My third f5  stewmac kit

    I just got my first Stew-Mac kit , impressed with the raw goods . I've used them for years for parts. Nice to see the finished project looking great!
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    Re: Grateful Dead tunes

    Althea and Stella Blue for this life long deadhead .
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    Re: I bought an Octave! Now what?

    agree, and it's amazing how some songs sound so much better slowed down ... listen to the acoustic version of Layla by Eric Clapton vs his electric ..any version .
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    Re: Favorite Acoustic Amps?

    The Marshall acoustic amps are wonderful , both the 50 and 100 ( I had the 100 and miss it)
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    beautiful work Sir!
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Ain't no Sunshine - david grisman version
    La Flaca - Jarabe de Palo
    Listen My Son - The Unseen Guest
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    Re: Favorite Acoustic Amps?

    I ran a Marshall ASD 100 for a few years and loved it, I sold it to my Music teacher who is a professional violist. Very good sound, and loads of usable effects on board, and reliable.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    170010 Quilted Maple semi Hollow made for Joe Marcinek
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    170009 a semi hollow with a quilted Sapele top ,Granadillo core and Claro Walnut back I just finished for Christian Gerner-Smidt of Zale
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    Re: New Jessen Blue Octave Mandolin

    Absolutely stunning craftsmanship! Did it sell?
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