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    Re: Reverb Gibson 2 Point

    Don’t blame me. At least I tell you all when I make a fake! ��
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    It is a refreshing change to see this crowd getting so worked up over an A5 mandolin.
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    That white Black mandolin sounds just right!

    Nice pickin on 3rd Street Gypsy.
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    I was recording a couple of tunes for a customer so they could hear their mandolin in the white before I put finish on it, so I figured I could kill two birds with one stone and record a couple of...
  5. Re: Transcriptions for Butch Baldassari's "Travellers" Album?

    Hi Jake,
    I went through my .tef files and found whatever I could that came off the Traveler's album. Some of the tunes are almost exact transcriptions, such as El Grillo, Birdland Bounce, Chief...
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    Here is a second version of Nancy's hanging' dog, one of my favorites:

    https://youtu.be/egzjs7tX0CI
  7. Re: Happy 70th birthday today to Mike Kemnitzer of Nugget Mandoli

    Thank you Scott and to everybody for the kind words. Thanks also to those who contacted me personally. Your thoughts and wishes made turning 70 a happy milestone. Best, Mike
  8. How to Open a Vintage Guitar Store in Seven Easy Steps

    This is a wonderful read, by Walter Carter: How to Open a Vintage Guitar Store in Seven Easy Steps

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    New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Here is my latest. Not an exact Griffith copy, as I have not seen the original. But more of a concept instrument of the possible existence of a second Loar signed A5.
    Pic guard by Darryl Wolfe,...
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    Re: Bailee's Lullaby with video

    The tremolo really showed off its guts while still complementing the guitar. Tasteful!
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    Re: Bailee's Lullaby with video

    Lovely!
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    Good afternoon! Here is a solo mandolin run through of the main part of Third Street Gypsy Rag off the great Natasha's Waltz. Filed by my son Mack on an iphone last nite down at the Zen Garden/Asado...
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    Re: The sound of a Girouard mandola

    Nice music, great road trip!
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    Re: The sound of a Girouard mandola

    Great tune and great sound from that mandola. I liked both so much that I just went to your website and downloaded the album.
  15. Out of solidarity we will observe Blackout Tuesday

    Since inception this site has attempted to serve as an oasis, a respite from the rest of the world, a place to relax, let down and get away from a lot of complicated news, hot button topics, and many...
  16. Re: Rosanne Cash - I Will Miss What I Wanted to Lose

    Wonderful article, Scott. This is a perspective form someone close to the top rung (at least upper quartile) or music performers. And it is a real experience that expresses the need to get out...
  17. Rosanne Cash - I Will Miss What I Wanted to Lose

    Wonderful article worth your time:

    I Will Miss What I Wanted to Lose - I didn’t fully appreciate what life on the road gave me until suddenly it was gone, by Rosanne Cash.

    Everyone will have...
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    Stuck in a hotel in California, I took the opportunity to record Coming Down From Rising Fawn. Didnít get it clean, but at least got it recorded in one take.

    https://youtu.be/BzOACj79ciE
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    "Lost Girl" Virtual Jam

    Some of my friends and I enjoying a nice old time number...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThCjX0FZug0
  20. Land's End. Tim O'Brien cover with free notation

    Hey yall! This Tim O'Brien tune is one of my favorites. In the process of working on this one, I notated out the standard dots for it. On "Hard Year Blues" Tim plays the B and C parts up an octave...
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    Re: Strap Recommendation

    He smiled. Laughed a little. He's a very amusing guy with a good sense of humor.
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    Re: Strap Recommendation

    I've noticed that when Earl Scruggs was with Bill Monroe he wore his banjo strap the way that Bill wore the mandolin strap. With Lester he also wore it over his right shoulder same as with Bill. But...
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    Re: Strap Recommendation

    That has never happened to me. I wear my strap over my shoulder. Exactly the way in which both God and Bill Monroe intended for a mandolin strap to be worn.
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    Re: Mike Marshall's Virtual Mandolin Orchestra

    This is the coolest thing I have ever seen on the Cafe. Mike, Catrina and the whole Artist works program is AWESOME!!!
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    The beagle has landed

    Bought a basket case Gibson Junior snakehead last fall. Refinished it and had my local gear whisperer add hardware and some frets. Folks here recommended a Cumberland Acoustics bridge and a clamshell...
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