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    Re: New Ruhland F5's?

    There’s really something very special going on with Matt’s mandolins. I think his positive, kind, happy, genuine and personal vibe gets built into every one of his instruments and his mandolins are...
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    Re: High Quality Short Scale Tenor Guitar?

    Pheffernan, I got on Jamie's list a few years ago and he built this one in his latest batch last fall. Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever seen a used Fletcher for sale. I am currently...
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    Re: High Quality Short Scale Tenor Guitar?

    Cary, the two and three finger chords sound lovely.
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    Re: High Quality Short Scale Tenor Guitar?

    I have small scale Fletcher tenor guitar tuned GDAE and I am really enjoying it. It is a joy to play and has sustain that is incredible and volume to spare including the G string. I also like the...
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    Re: Tenor Guitar Gallery & Sightings

    The G string is very strong and very resonant. Jamie has these tenor guitars dialed in. Lightweight, too. Played O’Carolan duets (thanks Scott!) several days ago with a friend. He plays an oval...
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    Re: Tenor Guitar Gallery & Sightings

    A beautiful playing and especially sounding Fletcher 21” scale tenor guitar. Tuned GDAE and an octave lower than a mandolin. Amazing sustain and presence.

    191307al
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    That 2-point looks incredible and I’m guessing the tone matches the cool vibe. Michael’s work is among the best and his set-up is always perfect. Interesting that the nut material on the two-point...
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    Re: Heiden Artist Plus A model mandolin

    Beautiful mandolin!

    [QUOTE=Mark Seale;1796869]Since this has turned into a Heiden appreciation thread, I'll submit these of #92:
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    Re: RIP Jerry Jeff Walker

    Man, I miss those days of wanting to mate, drinking heavily and being rowdy and noisy!!! I think all those performers like JJF, Wille, Commander Cody, Asleep at the Wheel, etc., were usually as...
  10. Poll: Re: Poll for the Song a Week Social Group Week #532

    I wanna visit and have a few pulled pints at this pub!
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    Re: Carbon fiber and fiberglass cases

    Block,

    Who doesn’t love great ”conspiracy theories”? I was one of the original investors in the “Turbo Encabulator” and I’ve never looked back. I’m hoping the dingle arm located as a byproduct...
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    Re: Carbon fiber and fiberglass cases

    [QUOTE=sblock;1789065]. “Seriously, instrument and case manufacture comprise an absolutely MINISCULE part of the global market for carbon fiber composites.” SBlock, would you want to live next door...
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    Re: Carbon fiber and fiberglass cases

    The issue is not about longevity of carbon fiber. The point of the article, and many other articles related to carbon fiber production waste, is there is so much waste of the product when...
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    Re: Carbon fiber and fiberglass cases

    I wonder if carbon fiber mandolin cases have the same negative environmental impacts as carbon fiber bicycle frames? I can’t imagine they don’t.
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    Re: Ken Cartwright loses home in Oregon fires

    “Is there a way for people who aren't on facebook to help?”

    I’m not on Face(less)book either but I hear there is a “go fund” me page that may be set up for Ken and his wife. If it comes to...
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    Re: Ken Cartwright loses home in Oregon fires

    Indeed:

    https://www.kyacfm.org/about-us

    It’s a mess out here and no end end sight. Beyond a severe, extended drought and the forests are stressed and incredibly dry. One of our major water...
  17. Re: source for small, mando-sized strap button

    I have any extra strap button you can have for free if you’ll send me a PM through this site.

    Cheers.
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    Re: Douglas fir

    I think OSU is a wonderful school, James, and its forestry program is highly regarded in the timber industry.

    I made my living in the 90’s in the forests of the Sierra Mountains in the northern...
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    Re: Has Waverly Jumped the Shark?

    I bought a new Red Diamond roasted F5 in 2013 and had similar issues with the Waverly tuners. Sent the mandolin back to Don and he installed new Waverly’s and I have not had any problems since. To...
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    Re: Are tenor guitars slightly evil?

    Anyone have experience with Fletcher tenor guitars? He seems to have quite a following.

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  21. Re: Phil Crump & Paddy Burgin OM's - your experience

    I think Phil's shop got pretty wiped out earlier this year by a terrible wind storm but rumor has it he is rebuilding. Also, I think he builds a shorter scale OM. Seems like a very genuine fellow...
  22. Re: Article: Nate Lee To Release Wings of a Jetliner in June

    Listened to this album today and I really enjoyed it.
  23. Re: Charlie Daniels, fiddle (and mandolin) player dead at 83.

    I saw CDB at Hoch Auditorium in Lawrence, Kansas in December 1978 with the Billy Spears Band opening for Charlie. From what I remember, it was a great show :-) CDB gave it their all and it was a...
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    Re: Your Mandolin Your Beer

    Sunriver Vicious Mosquito IPA and a 2013 torrified Red Diamond makes these crazy times more palatable

    Cheers and safe and happy 4th to all.

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    Re: Celtic Mandolin Builders

    You mentioned Nigel Forster who I think learned his trade under Sobell but not 100% sure.
    This Celtic model from Nigel sure sounds nice:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lg_StJ3SNvA&feature=emb_title
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