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    Re: Will Kimble "Trident" Mandolin

    Rumor has it that Will built an F5 (actually several for Michael to select from) for Michael Cleveland. One of the ones not selected by Michael ended up at the Music Emporium, and had the trident...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    I have a couple with the torrified tops, but my favorite is the all torrified MT2v i just received. Two plus years of waiting.....definitely worth the wait.177593

    If you told me I had to pick one...
  3. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    Violins are a whole other planet. You can easily spend $8k on a bow (with no hair!).
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    Re: 3 hours of practice a day?

    As a conservatory student I spent at least 4 hours a day practicing, breaking it down into work with a metronome, scales, exudes anD then performance pieces. Even as a high school student, the last...
  5. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    About two weeks ago. They get a lot of stuff that never hits the website. It is 2013, but I don’t think it’s been played much.
  6. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    Joe’s mother is a Campanella by birth. He uses the name as a middle name of sorts. It’s nice to see someone proud of their heritage. Although I’m not sure how much building he’s doing lately.
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    Re: My new Price mandolin/Violin Combo case

    Nice, Tom!
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    Re: How did you feel about your new build Mando?

    Ron, that is a horrible story. A new instrument should arrive ready to be played, not ready to immediately go to a luthier to be made playable.
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    Re: Storage: Case vs Hanging on the Wall

    I recently purchased a very expensive mandolin that had been hanging for quite some time (from the look of the dust that is still caked in the areas around the bridge and various places where a...
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    Re: How did you feel about your new build Mando?

    Don’t assume that the intonation can just be remedied by adjusting or relocating the bridge. There may indeed be an issue with the instrument. You might take it to a local luthier for an...
  11. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    The mandolin is no larger than an F5. This Due, however is x-braced. I think that adds a bit more push to the tone. It does not have the straight-edge fingerboard either, but rather the shaped...
  12. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    Big voice, like a contralto. Lots of volume throughout the registers. Very even tonally from the trebles through the bass. Nice E string too. I can’t say a bad word (or even a mediocre one) about...
  13. Re: Moving between Irish and bluegrass fiddle tunes

    There are different styles of Irish playing, especially in fiddle circles. Pete has given you great advice. Watch and listen for a bit. Then join in where you think you can.
  14. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    That is a Campanella mandolin, made by Joe Campanella Cleary
  15. Thread: Ellis A5?

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    Re: Ellis A5?

    Last I looked the ad was still in the classifieds.
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    Re: Ellis A5?

    Collings makes some great mandolins. So does Northfield, Kimble, Ellis, Girouard, Campanella, Heiden, Dude, Nugget, Gil.....take you pick. Sometimes you just have to grab them when the opportunity...
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    Re: Ellis A5?

    Just be aware that a lot of shops are decreasing their consignment fee, leaving little room for bargaining. As for shipping, I hold my breath every time I have an instrument shipped to me (ever...
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    Re: Ellis A5?

    Lots of shops are collecting sales tax from out of state purchases. The law requires that once they hit their threshold they collect it on purchases.
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    Re: Ellis A5?

    Only problem is you need to get it out of Italy.

    There’s a Kimble f5 in the UK that I keep eyeing. Darn CITES.
  20. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    I just snagged this

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    I could be quite happy where my collection is right now, without spending another dime.
  21. Re: -If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    I totally know that chase. I’ve done it more than once.
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    Re: Best Place to Sell aside From Classifieds

    the problem with Uline is that the boxes might be $40, but the shipping will add to the cost. It costs me about $60 to get five boxes. Still not bad, and if you ship in a new box, you avoid some of...
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    Re: Ellis A5?

    I think your choice is going to depend on what voicing you prefer. Modern? Or traditional?
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    Re: Best Place to Sell aside From Classifieds

    Read through the shipping rules on the UPS site (or Fedex or USPS). I know UPS requires certain packing materials in order to collect on insurance claims in the event of damage. If you file a...
  25. Re: -If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    Mark, is that the Gil that was at Carters a while back?
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