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    Re: Beginner Lessons philosophy/discussion

    Absolutely agree with above post from JeffD. Aspire to play with others. I was lucky enough to meet up with some fellows about
    thirty years ago and we got together every Tuesday night for three...
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    Thanks Scott for the re-direct. And Sherri great work. Now that's Italian!
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    Funny that this thread just popped up again. I recently found a bowlback at an estate sale made by Geo. Bauer Co. Philadelphia circa 1900. (Thanks Jim Garber for help with ID). It needed new...
  4. Re: Looking for thoughts and opinions about a bowel back mandolin

    Calling Jim Garber, calling Jim Garber! Do you read . Over!
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    Re: Custom Build Arriving Today!

    Congrats on your academic accomplishments. State College, PA / Penn State?
    Perhaps your benevolent family would consider adopting this 68 Year old retiree. My accomplishments would be much more...
  6. Re: Was the mandolin played in traditional folk before Bill Monro

    Two weekends ago I found a nice old Bauer bowlback at an estate sale that appears to be in sound structural shape and , I hope, will be playable with a new tail piece and some ultra light strings,...
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    Re: Encouragement is magic

    Well said Mainer. I always get a kick out playing a gig where you get some little kids up and dancing around. Just them finding some joy in live music.
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    Re: Learning mandolin and music theory?

    You mentioned taking piano lessons as a kid. Don't be afraid to revisit some of that because the mandolin noting is all done in treble clef. Learning fiddle tunes in standard notation isn't all...
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    Re: Epiphone MM-30S vs. Gewa mandolins

    About 20 years ago I found a MM30 blk at a local music store marked "Blem" for 95 dollars and was new. At the time I was doing a lot traveling with my job so it became my hotel instrument. With...
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    Re: Amazing Nugget F5 at Carter's!

    Kinda funny but I compare this to those who collect stamps or coins. If, and that's a big if, I had 25K to spend on a once in a lifetime mandolin or say a rare coin well this instrument looks a real...
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    Re: Estate sale find this morning!

    Hi Jim and thanks for your response. I came to the mandolin world via the bluegrass route so my interest in bowlbacks was really minimal. Anything I'd ever seen was in poor shape, missing parts,...
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    Estate sale find this morning!

    Found this nice old bowlback this rainy morning.195196195197
    The maker on back of headstock says "Geo. Bauer Philadelphia". It has 31 staves and is structurally sound. The neck appears to be...
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    Re: Rest in Peace - Byron Berline passes

    My favorite album, "Dad's Favorites", a tribute to his dad Lew Berline. Rest in Peace, indeed.
  14. Re: Protecting mandolins from changes in climate

    Here in the 716 (Western NY) we experience a wide range of temperature and humidity conditions. Tonight 75 and humid, balmy but nothing like Florida.
    Winters (and indoor heat) will definitely...
  15. Re: What price level and up gets you a "lifelong keeper" mandolin

    My date of death comes with the caveat TBD - TO BE DETERMINED! right now my Ratliff R5 is my lifer about 2.8 k at time of purchase 14 yrs ago. Lucky to get my Capek A for about 650 dollars 17 years...
  16. Re: Huzzah! New Mando Day! Kentucky KM-272 from The Mandolin Stor

    Thanks for the pics, especially starting with the cardboard box. We've all experienced the anticipation of that moment it arrives and you say "Ok, here we go". Made me want get out my pocket knife...
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    Re: REELS: What are your favorites?

    Real du Montreal. Yes a French Canadian fiddle tune while I'm watching the Montreal Canadians (le Habitants) in the Stanley Cup playoffs!
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    Re: The Sound of the American Mandolin

    Thanks so much Daryl for posting this video. No, I had never seen it before. Judging by the moderaters eye glasses is goes back a few years. (Yeah I had glasses like that a decade or four ago). A...
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    Re: The shipping problem

    Were you referring to UPS or were you dealing with one of the UPS stores? My understanding, and I could very well be mistaken, is a UPS store is a franchisee. So they set their own rates for boxes,...
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    Re: Help with a Dulcimer

    For you dulcimer newbies check out Dave Haas playing "Starry, Starry Night" on YT. He's an amazing musician.
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    Re: Wait A Minute- Seldom Scene

    Live at the Cellar Door. A huge musical influence for me and I'm sure many others.
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    Re: Trading instruments in the classified

    You haven't mentioned what the value of these instruments are. A couple hundred bucks well maybe you take a flyer. Any more not for me. I agree with scotta above. Consider each transaction...
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    Re: New Chris Thile album

    Great observation CES. I mentioned earlier Duke Ellington and I have found his live recordings have an energy (The Great Paris Concert or Live at Newport) that just doesn't come across one a studio...
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    Re: New Chris Thile album

    Oops sorry about the hiccup!
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    Re: New Chris Thile album

    I had similar disconnect experiences with some great artists that I initially really liked. And please don't take this the wrong way and say I'm being overly critical. Music is art and sometimes the...
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