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  1. Mandolin born during coronavirus pandemic in Spain

    Hi everyone,

    I have built two mandolins and one ukelele whilst in Spain. The last one here shown was born during the corona virus pandemic in Spain. I am living on a cortijo in the Alpuharras...
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    Re: Why do I want this?

    Because you don't. It is just begging you to look at it - a bit like a gypsy.
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    Re: Why do I want this?

    Fool’s gold.
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    Re: Is my MAS dead?

    Tony

    With the gaggle of great mandolins in your stable would you even need to contemplate another mandolin purchase?

    For myself I like to sit on the sidelines and watch all sorts of interesting...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Sorry to hear Ivan’s passing. I wish the best for his family.

    I enjoyed the private messages about mandolins with Ivan.
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    Re: Collings MT2 - Dixie Hoedown

    Great sound Kevin. Your picking action picks a really good tone with the MT2 - one of the best I have heard on lots of MT2 yourube videos.
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    Ruben Bada irish bouzouki

    A shout out to Ruben Bada for making me a wonderful irish bouzouki. It is rich and resonant and beautifully made.

    Here are the specifications:

    Scale: 650 mm

    Top: European Spruce

    Back: ...
  8. Re: Chris Baird's shop burns - Arches Mandolins

    It is ironic that i am a fire scientist and that one of my mandolin kits i purchased recently was going to Spain got burnt to a cinder. So i am down $650 USD. I have supported Chris because his...
  9. Chris Baird's shop burnt down in wildfire in Utah

    I have some very bad news to report. There was a wildfire at Pack Creek where Chris Baird lives in Utah. His shop burnt down. Here is the story about the wildfire. One of my mandolin kits most...
  10. Re: My First Octave Mandolin - Design & (Hopefully) Build Thread

    I like the simplicity of a transverse brace. So Marty do you do a transverse brace like Steve Gilchrist. And if so what size, shape, and placement?
  11. Re: My First Octave Mandolin - Design & (Hopefully) Build Thread

    Interestingly Steve Gilchrist's oval hole mandolins don't the x brace crossing under the feet of the bridge. Instead they intersect at the centre of the bridge. Gives one more options in terms of...
  12. Question about position of soundhole on an oval hole mandolin

    Ok. I am experimenting setting up the neck on an oval hole mandolin to join at the 13th fret like a Collings MTO. On my Siminoff A1 drawings this puts the soundhole at the 24th fret instead of just...
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    Re: No Power Tool Mandolin

    ++1 for Narex chisels. I have a set of six Narex chisels. They work really well.
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    Re: Your MAS Progression

    Yes I did. I was hoping more from an Ellis. The Northfield Model M is very similar to the Jade and the Collings MT I now have is way better than the Ellis in terms of tone and above all projection....
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    Re: Asturian, Gallician ABC site/collection?

    Hi Mandocrucian,

    A lot of the Asturian stuff is passed from one musician to another by ear. I too love their music and have found it difficult to access their vast library of tunes and songs.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Oh! And here is the F4 mandolin nearly finished too:

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    Hardware to go on next week.
  17. Re: Girouard mandolins, the 'Cafe, and gratitude...

    Can you let us know what the owner bought instead with the money he got. Another Girouard mandolin perhaps?
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    Re: First attempt at a burst on an F5

    Matt

    I used a 2lb cut of sprayed Shellac throughout with a couple of drops of Olive Oil. I just poured the contents into my Aldi spray bottle, picked a warm dry day, snd sprayed several light...
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    Re: Thumbs up for Arches kit

    If you ever want a hand with the Kit, PM me. I know the ins and outs of the process backwards now.
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    Re: F2 or F4 mandolin builds

    Yes I am looking to do one with the neck attached at the 13th fret to keep it somewhat traditional. I would move the soundhole forward a cm to compensate for that. Personally I am with Tony Huber...
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    F2 or F4 mandolin builds

    I am starting a thread for those of us who build F2 or F4 mandolins.

    Please feel free to add your stories, your trials and tribulations, your photos and sound clips of your finished mandolins.
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    Re: MAS in remission

    The only way MAS goes into remission in when you are either in debt or sick. And there is one other way which is too morbid to consider.
  23. Thread: Groupings

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    Re: Groupings

    Well here is my family grouping of mandolins I have made or in the last phases of construction or finishing.

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    The one on the left is my finished F5 completed earlier this year. Red...
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    Re: The Search Continues... Part 2

    That is great Demetrius. Maybe the issue now is what to do with your Givens. Maybe Collings MT could suffice for your backup A model?
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    Re: The Search Continues... Part 2

    I have mentioned Ellis before. Certainly is a contender. They have that smooth tone that Demetrius is looking for.
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