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    Re: What was under YOUR tree this Christmas?

    Yamaha electric keyboard...I think someone is trying to tell me something !
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    Re: Gibson F fretboards, flat, radius or both?

    My Bibey model is flat. I had also heard the Bush models were radiused, but only played one and cannot remember. I really don't notice much difference between the flat boards and curved boards.
  3. Re: Jammin' at the Lake- Grand Lake O' the Cherokees

    I have put this up before and no takers yet. I am not a strong enough player to lead a jam session, but I think I am close to having a gentleman lined up to help me with that. We have great facility...
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    Re: Two Master Models or One Gil?

    MM and $ 10-12K in my pocket would be my choice.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    That is awesome !
  6. Re: How do you justify a high end mandolin? Or do you?

    :mandosmiley:I echo what Shaun G. said on the first page of the post. Same also goes for cheap whiskey...no time.
    I am very blessed...I had a good job and my wife was very understanding. I never...
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    Re: More Irish Fiddle Music

    I am not at a loss for words, but I don't want to get called down by the very nice moderators.
  8. Jammin' at the Lake- Grand Lake O' the Cherokees

    I have mentioned this before, but have not had any takers. My wife and I have a campground on Grand Lake in Northeast Oklahoma midway between Tulsa and Joplin, MO. We have a great clubhouse that...
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    Re: #Taterbug: "Wheatfield Hornpipe"

    I have never posted a video of me playing my mandolin for very good reasons. I enjoy watching videos here from many of the talented musicians that frequent this site.
    I once went to a pro to take a...
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    Re: Gibson F5 Custom advice?

    There's a F5G Custom in Classified for $ 2400....NFI here but it ought to be a good mandolin. I would not shy away from any of the Gibson F models from early 2000's on. I have seen and played many...
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    Re: Trade Value vs. Sales Value

    I was just curious if there might some protocol attached to musical instruments. I have seen ads that state a "trade value" but wondered why that was done. I think it would be like trading cars, or...
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    Trade Value vs. Sales Value

    I have bought and sold several instruments but have not done any trading. How would a fair trade value compare to a fair sales value ? I see ads that refer to a trade value...are they the same...
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    Re: Did You Ever Regret Selling a Mandolin?

    I have only sold 2. One was a Washburn Jethro Burns and one was a 1998 Weber Yellowstone. No regrets about the Washburn...wouldn't mind still having the Yellowstone. It was a very nice mandolin.
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    Re: Waterproofing a chipboard case?

    after you put your instrument in the case, slip it inside a trash bag....that will keep it dry.:mandosmiley:
    I also do not like chipboard cases.....wouldn't spend effort or money on one...
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    Question about classifieds

    I have been away for a while....has the classified section function changed ? I am having trouble seeing the photos of the ads. Thanks....Merry Christmas !:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Happy Birthday, MandolinCafe.com!

    Happy Birthday, 'Café !

    I have learned a lot about mandolins on this site and had a lot of fun ! Thanks and best wishes for the next 20 years ! :mandosmiley:
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    How is the mandoconomy ?

    I have not been able to spend much time keeping up with the 'café for the past several months....trying to catch up a little...
    What is the current state of the mandoconomy...are prices up....down...
  18. Re: Nervous about selling from Mandolin Cafe Classified

    I have bought and sold several items here with no issues. Just be careful and follow the guidelines.
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    Jammin' at the Lake

    I have been wanting to do this for a long time. My wife and I have a RV and Cabin campground on Grand Lake O' the Cherokees. We have a nice clubhouse with a decent PA set-up and plenty of room for...
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    Re: How true do you think this is?

    I didn't realize that Gibson had done that on most of their electric guitars.... Checked website yesterday...that is going to take some time to get used to, at least for me. It just doesn't look...
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    Re: Tulsa Oklahoma Jams

    Title is Tulsa Oklahoma Jams, so I'll ask the question: are there any regular jams in and/or around the Tulsa area ?
    I live up at Grand Lake and there isn't much going on up there, or at least I...
  22. Thread: Deal of 2014

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    Deal of 2014

    No financial interest....I would buy it if in the market...

    Maybe the deal of 2014...Gibson F5G in the classifieds...less than $ 3 K.

    Happy New Year !
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    Re: Who made the first "Celtic" mandolins?

    that would be the....Celts......
  24. Re: Are Gibson Sam Bush strings being discontinued?

    I heard that about a year ago and bought about 15 sets...they are good strings...for my mandolin.
  25. Re: Question about used " mint uplayed" instruments

    I don't think it's s big deal....just a way to attempt to describe the instrument as "almost new" , perhaps. It is still used...treat as such and make the best deal you can. Sellers do all sorts of...
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