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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    We've lost around 2k. Likely to lose some more.

    The bigger thing is we are "sheltering" at home with 3 kids two of whom have severe autism. They rely on routine and well....not so much of that...
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    Re: A Tiny surprise....

    That copy is a Jay Roberts made in Yuba City Ca, and sold in Tiny's music store in Sacramento Ca. I'm lucky enough to own one. Wish mine had the Bigsby, but it's very cool and fun to play just the...
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    Re: A Tiny surprise....

    Here's a closeup of Tiny's Bigsby.

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    Re: A Tiny surprise....

    Coincidence? I came across this watching Roy Clark videos yesterday. Tiny shines at @ 1:50 :mandosmiley:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHJPHjb6WN4
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    Re: We need songs for these times

    Thanks for reminding me, Mike. It doesn’t get much better than Nancy Griffith’s From A Distance.
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    My new tablesaw multi-sled

    This project was so easy and quick and useful, that I don't know why it took me so long to make it. It also has a lot of possibilities for expansion - some that I'm sure I haven't even thought of...
  7. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Do you really think people misspell Louisiana's capital or the river. Well, yes, I guess they do.
  8. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I am thinking of selling a line of reddish mandolins called “The Rouge”. They will be French polished with an inlay of a pig wearing lipstick. :)
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    Re: Social Distancing

    Being English social distancing comes inbuilt.
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    Re: Social Distancing

    Did you notice that the uilleann pipes player in the video had a banjo leaning next to him, and an accordion on top of the piano? Betcha he's got a bodhran and a set of spoons stashed somewhere --...
  11. Re: String-less Mandolin by Vinaccia, Vihuela & Larson Co.

    I knew that was not an ordinary mandolin.:confused:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KExQu-4wi9A
  12. The Long Lost Mandolin Cafe Time Wasters Page

    Went looking for this and it hadn't been linked from anywhere in years. Well, what better time to resurrect? Some of you may visit this page. You may regret it. You've been warned.

    Mandolin Cafe...
  13. Re: String-less Mandolin by Vinaccia, Vihuela & Larson Co.

    Yup, standard mariachi band vihuela.

    Tuned like the top 5 guitar strings but quite re-entrant, used to play chords mostly.
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    Re: Marty Stuart's Mando

    Past discussion on it here...

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/79536-marty-stuart-s-mandolin


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  15. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    There are those who say there's not a single Gibson that will equal any Gilchrist. Or maybe any Ellis will beat any Gilchrist or Gibson

    What's amazing is they're completely right...at least...
  16. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Give them 90 years.
    If you look back through some of the numerous threads about the efforts that have been made to return the caliber of the Gibson mandolin back to its height I do not think you...
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    Re: Strap Button Recommendations

    I use the Waverly tortoise button on my Collings MT - https://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Parts/Strap_Buttons/Waverly_Guitar_Strap_Button.html

    Purchased a few so it's not as silly with the...
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    Re: Any help identifying old Mandolin?

    From the looks of it, it is very close to a American Conservatory style 602. These pages are from my 1912 catalog:


    184090 184091
  19. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Stuck in the 70's huh?
  20. Re: My Thoughts Are With Nashville

    After all is said and done, nature will always have the final say...
  21. Re: My Thoughts Are With Nashville

    Just got an email that Banjo Ben Clark sent out (somehow).

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    First, thanks to ALL who have been checking on us! It was a very scary night as we hunkered in our bathtub, but we are okay. My...
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    Re: Mandolin Magazine

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/archives/mandolinmagazine.html
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    Re: $199.00 solid F style mandolin

    It's been about 3 1/2 years since this thread opened with a bang...

    I pulled my MK out today, mostly just to look it over and make sure it's doing ok. It had been between 6 and 9 months since I...
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    Re: Lyon & Healy Style A Professional

    You are not allowed to sell instruments or promote your sales here in the forum. It is quite unnecessary to ask forum viewers to look at your ad; the ads get plenty of eyeballs already.
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    Re: Marketing and getting your name/brand out.

    That is called "social security insurance for luthiers" :-)

    My advice regarding OP would be build quality (and you can do quality setup or repairs as well to finance your building) and the...
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