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  1. Thread: Trip to Nashville

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    Re: Trip to Nashville

    It’s been a few years since I’ve been, but I remember the house band at Robert’s Western World being outstanding. They’d been playing there since 1995, and they were tight. Great steel guitar! They...
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    Re: Trip to Nashville

    Winter has barely started.
    Guitar show sounds fun.
    When I went for first and only time 2or3years ago:
    Carters was the best !
    Gruhns was great too. I bought a baseball hat with their logo because...
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    Re: Trip to Nashville

    Yes, Broadway has turned into something like Bourbon Street on steroids. It's pretty much mayhem and high prices. You'll find better food and music elsewhere.
    And yes, we probably have the best...
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    Re: Trip to Nashville

    Carter's and Gruhn's are kinda like a Mandolin Player's Pilgrimage to Mecca :))
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    Re: Trip to Nashville

    You will no doubt have a great time at Carter's and the Station Inn. The Sunday night jam used to be a lot of fun at the Station but I haven't been in awhile. Visit Gruhn too while you're in town. ...
  6. Re: Live From Here - Is There a Better Music Show ANYWHERE?

    Incredible show tonight!! The Joni Mitchell musicians' birthdays segment blew me away--Aoife especially, but the whole band just nailed everything about those songs.
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    Here's a favorite of mine

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  8. My 4th mandolin build, 2nd one built from scratch

    Hello everybody, I have become heavily addicted to building mandolins. My first was an IV F-5 kit, second was the Stew-Mac F-5 kit. Now Iím building from scratch. This mandolin has a compound radius...
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    Re: Stupid(?) question re: resawing wood

    I have a resaw with a 3" wide bandsaw blade. A fence is useful on that saw. On a normal Delta style 14" bandsaw, I cannot recommend using a fence. The problem is that your drift angle is dependent on...
  10. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I'll assume you've not seen legal documentation on the mandolin or guitar side of things. Correct me if I'm wrong.

    Many complaining are just shooting from the hip and just like to blow off steam....
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    New Kelley F5

    Hereís some pictures of my latest F5. Itís made with a 100 year old red spruce top, highly figured north-eastern maple. Very even balance across the strings and even up the neck. Thanks for looking!...
  12. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Flatiron: setting the record straight and a bit of context:

    I primarily agree with the prior posts here which emphasize the untenable act of forging the 'Gibson' name and passing off forgeries and...
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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    Here's a little more info on the subject of Flatiron Mandolins startup and early days.

    https://zetaviolins.com/steve-carlson

    Best,
    Steve Carlson
  14. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    This guy might really be in trouble.
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    Re: truss rods

    Of all the mandolins that I have worked on over the years I can only remember 2 that had a back bow in the neck, and they were both carbon fiber mandolins. I can't remember if the fretboards were...
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    Re: Hilburn #66

    Got to play #66 this weekend and hear Jim and several other folks play it. It's a monster. Exceptional volume and tone. Blows away any theory that lacquer hinders volume or tone in any way.
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    Re: A list for first time builders

    Always sweep the floor before you start cutting inlays.
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    Reischman, Nygard & Gilchrist

    They were working up the tunes heading to the studio for Harmonic Tone Revealers. Great recording and video of John's Loar.
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    Sprayed sunburst no mandolin content

    Just thought I'd share my third attempt at a sprayed sunburst. The dark looks a little wider in the photo than in person. May try a mandolin soon.160393
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    Re: Interesting early Gibson factory photo

    No need. The answer is in the photo you posted on April 17. It appears to have been taken in the dry kiln room built on to the back of the original factory in 1918. This is a single story addition...
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    Gerry Barry RIP

    Hi all, I'm using the Cafe to pay tribute to one of its members and my very great friend Gerry Barry who unfortunately died very suddenly yesterday. I'm also hoping that Cafe members who know Gerry...
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    Ellis F5 Special #380

    Starting a little corner where I can post videos of my spectacular new Ellis mandolin. As far as I know, she was completed in September, so only about two or three months old at this point. It's...
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    Re: 1972 Gibson F5 questions

    Karl, I'm guessing that this particular '72 F5 is too far gone, but with some instruments that have not so extremely rotted binding, can't acetone be squirted between the binding pieces to melt them...
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    Re: February 18 Celebration

    Since this thread re-surfaced and reminded me, here are a few more pics. The full face with the bars located by paper strips, the full face strung up following the repair, and a couple of quick...
  25. Re: Jordan Ramsey wins the mandolin competition at Winfield!

    Here's the new axe!!! Only a few hours of playing time and it's already a HOSS!! Excuse the informal playing, 9 hour solo drive, unpacking, and some adult beverages before the video. I'll get back...
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