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  1. Re: Mandolin players who bought or have played a Waterloo Mandoli

    Sometimes there's a reason why designs need to evolve.
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    Re: Thank You, Collings

    But he may not be taking on new clients or want to get involved in warranty work at this stage of the game.
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    Re: Thank You, Collings

    Generally, they will direct you to someone they have used previously. And an FYI, Lou Stiver is well into his eighties now. I’m not sure how much repair work or building he is doing.

    Tyler Unger...
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    Re: Thank You, Collings

    Collings has a limited number of luthiers they will authorize to do their warranty work
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    Re: Thank You, Collings

    No, it isn’t the fact that it was bought new, it’s the fact that it’s a Collings. I have seen them make things right on any instrument they make, regardless if you are the original owner. If they...
  6. Re: Ellis Torch and Wire in todays classified.

    Having played both, I would take the Collings home. Sweet sounding, plenty of volume and with a bit more presence.
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    Re: Mandolin Close Ups

    Did the mandolin come with a James tailpiece, or did you install this yourself?
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    Re: Mandolin Close Ups

    Lou Stiver does all the mandolin work for Acoustic Music Works in Pittsburgh. You might call there also and see if they have anyone else they can recommend.
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    Re: Visit to Carter Vintage Guitars

    I’ll second the emotion on the flattop Northfield. They are hard to find, and maybe that’s why. You see batches of them being made and none in shops (at least not for long anyway).
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    Re: Hello. Experts needed

    Condition is going to dictate the resale.
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    Tom, I’m referring to the one I have which was in the first batch to come out of Austin. But if anyone is expecting the same neck as you’d find on an MT, they are going to be disappointed.
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    The neck is not a Collings neck. The neck is much larger and rounder, like an old Kalamazoo.
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    Re: Portland, Maine Old Time Jam

    317 Main Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday’s from 730 pm until 9 pm with Lincoln Meyers.
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    Re: Portland, Maine Old Time Jam

    Check with the folks at the North Conway Music Center. They may have a jam there. Tamworth Lyceum (in Tamworth) used to have something on Sundays. Shaina Aisenberg also had a string band that used...
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    Re: High Quality Short Scale Tenor Guitar?

    I have a Girouard tenor, which is tuned GDAE. Sounds great in that tuning. I also have a Collings tenor tuned CGDA. The Collings is a longer scale, but I have found that you need to play around...
  16. Re: Lehigh Valley, PA - Jams and Clubs for the BG, OT etc newcome

    Brad, Bethlehem is the home of Godfrey Daniels, which is a very well known folk club. It's also a college town, so there have to be jams in that area. They do offer some jam opportunities
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  17. Re: Can Anyone Shed Light on this Fiddle Embellishment?

    I went to a workshop given by Jenna Moynihan this past Saturday and she referred to these types of ornaments as an “interruption”. I’ve heard Kevin Burke say this also, but he was referring to rolls....
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    Re: Anthony Hannigan

    Mark, I found this

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/jam-for-anthony

    It appears he has esophageal cancer.
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    Re: Jet City Guitars

    Good guy. Been around quite a while. I notice he has been selling instruments for Eli West. I think that’s his Blazer & Henkes guitar in the classifieds.
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    that one has nice pop to it, Don. Enjoy it!
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    Re: Brentrup Mandolins

    There are so many great instruments out there, and more being made. What we believed was the end all and be all ten years ago, even five years ago continues to be refined and new building techniques...
  22. Re: 10 high end guitars seized by Moose & Goose, find good homes,

    Let the kids learn how to take care of great instruments. Maybe it will encourage some phenoms to the music program.
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    Re: Brentrup Mandolins

    If you are interested in the TME one, call and ask for Jordan. He will give you an honest assessment.
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    Re: Bourgeois Guitars Partners with Eastman

    Theyíve had a variety of financial partners since 2000. After Pantheonís principal owner, Patrick Theimer exited there was a local Portland money man named John Karp. Itís my understanding that he...
  25. Re: Campanella two-point (How to make an accent on due?)

    Play it every day for at least 30 minutes. It needs some waking up.
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