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    Re: Franks' Mandolin Kitchen

    Here's another Italian tune I learned from the only mandolin teacher I ever had. Thanks for the Listen!:mandosmiley:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FP-0D4CmYw
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    Re: Campanella Mandolin

    I donít usually use an arm rest on any of my other mandolins but, this one Joe makes works so perfectly on his mandolins...
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    Dudenbostel 2-point

    info with the video:

    "This is a new model mandolin for me, my first 2 point. I call this model the "Grand Nouveau". Engelmann spruce top, koa back sides and neck, with my modified version of a...
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    Re: Franks' Mandolin Kitchen

    ~o):mandosmiley:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmKFK0Rj87U
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    Re: New and Vintage leather mandolin straps

    Let me add to the Sully Strap pile on. I really like his basic strap design. Here's one on my Girouard A5. 202529
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    Re: New and Vintage leather mandolin straps

    All my instrument straps come from recycled leather belts costing next to nothing in charity shops, all great quality leather which will outlast me.

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    Re: Girouard Griffith Tribute A5

    A little late on commenting, but have to say this is such an amazing instrument. When it popped up at TME, I found the blog that Max did on making the first series. Just amazing the amount of work...
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    NMD Girouard A4

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    https://youtu.be/m_yj7bdbcXM

    First week with my Girouard A4. You can find different but in my opinion, you won't find better. I love how it sounds, how it looks, and how easy...
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    Re: Girouard Griffith Tribute A5

    How clever of them! Same tune that Grisman played on the original A5 on Tone Poems. There’s your moment of mandolin geekdom for the day! :grin:

    Nice sounding mandolin. Love to get to play one...
  10. Re: Holding on to your personal Holy Grail mandolin

    I doubt that I will ever say that I will not buy another mandolin, but I absolutely will always keep and treasure my Ellis F5 Special. I had been extraordinarily impressed each time I had ever had...
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    Another Original Tune

    A person on a recording website offered to master tracks for people. I sent him this track and he worked some magic on it. He has multiple Pultecs and other tube gear that really added some goodness...
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    Re: Concerning Loar copy mandolins

    I played a Griffith Girouard yesterday…of all the Loar-inspired mandolins out there, some have the look, but none have really had the sound. Until now. I’ve played a few Loars and a few Ferns. ...
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    Re: Girouard A4 build thread.

    Getting close now. Sealed with shellac and the varnish goes on this week. It's been a lot of fun watching the progress.
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  14. New Muleskinner A style - English Walnut / German Spruce

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  15. An afternoon picking w/ Andrew Marlin & the Griffith Loar

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    https://youtu.be/FqcVKoA6ZLs

    Thought folks might enjoy seeing photos from an afternoon picking session over at Matt Ruhland's place yesterday (and a truck...
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    Re: What has happened to Elixir mando strings?

    I can highly recommend the new D'Addario XS mandolin strings. If you liked the old EXP set you will love these... a much better product than the Elixir strings or the old EXPs. These strings are...
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    Rubner and Kimble

    Snakewood set of Rubners finally came in and I snatched one up immediately.

    I love Rubners, and I think the snakewood really sets off the instrument.

    Can't say enough about them.
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    In Praise of Hans Brentrup

    This 2002 Brentrup 23V with an Italian spruce top showed up on Friday. I think it will take care of my scroll fever for quite some time. I've gone through more mandolins than I can remember :grin:,...
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    Flatiron A5 Jr on Sweet Georgia Brown

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    Hagerty #8

    My most recent build.
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    Girouard A4 build thread.

    I'm trying to narrow down my instrument collection. If it doesn't get play, it's for sale. The upside of that is turning lots of instruments (over 30 years of playing and collecting) into a few...
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    Re: What strings have you tried on your Kimble?

    And here's the flip side...

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    Kimble F with new style headstock

    a whirlwind month of purchase attempts involving Gibsons, Duffs, Kimbles, and a Randy Wood. here is what has landed.

    looks old, feels old, plays like new, svelte and balanced.

    1 3/32" nut...
  24. Flatiron Appreciation Thread / 1994 Flatiron A5 Artist Pics

    I recently had this Weber signed Flatiron A5 Artist in the classifieds section trying to fund something else in the endless MAS cycle. But as I made videos for interested buyers and continued to play...
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    Campanella Due

    Well folks, I've finally got one coming. I think it'll make a wonderful companion to the Halsey's...

    Here are some specs.
    2020 Campanella Due
    European Spruce top
    Either European or Red Maple...
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