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    Re: Octave sound diffence?

    After listening to Mike Marshall test drive this Northfield archtop octave, I was blown away by the depth of the sound and the remarkable sustain. Of course, it WAS Marshall. But what a sound. I...
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    Thank you all for the valuable input. Love this forum. So many friendly, helpful members. I think I may try to find a luthier or tech nearby here in the Northern Virginia suburbs of DC and get a...
  3. Strap attachment - A style, no body button

    Iím playing an Eastman MD-505 and picked up a Long Hollow Leather mandolin strap. No problem at the tail piece, of course, but the instrument has no body button. I have seen two different ways of...
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    Re: Tuner upgrade for Eastman 315

    I have a new 505. It has Schallers.
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    Re: Fingerboard Diagram

    This is a terrific resource. Thanks for posting it
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    Thanks to all of you for your very helpful specific suggestions and all the warm encouragement you've offered me in this forum chain. I have felt welcomed by new friends and am glad to be among you....
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Wood-Sailboat/

    I want a ride when you're done! :-)
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    Thanks for the encouragement. And I did find a nice instrument today after obsessing the hell out of the decision. I'll post below. What a great bunch of people on this forum!
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    LOL - I would but I finally settled on a mandolin today. I'll post particulars below
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    Thank you for your kind words.
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    It always has for me. I can’t imagine a day without some music listened to or played.
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    Absolutely! I’m a shrink by profession, albeit retired, and I’m taking that advice I used to dispense for a fee... ��
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    Thanks. My thinking has also headed in the direction you recommend. I just posted same to pheffernan.
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    Yeah, that vintage $2k Bayard is a beauty! But I think I find myself leaning back toward starting with a mandolin and mastering some basics and then graduate to a fine OM instrument like that if...
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    I’m in awe of the amount of research you’ve done and all the specifics, which are really helpful and transcend generalities. I’m going to take my time digesting this. Thank you.
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    Like all good Swede boys, I do play pinochle and will throw in an AARP membership to sweeten the deal... ��
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    My only reservation about the 520 is that Florida peninsula, which looks like it might make picking harder for a newbie. The LM 590 doesn’t have one. Would that be comparable?
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    I guess I don't want to overplay the difficulty issue, recognizing that the rental instrument they gave me has set-up problems and isn't a high quality instrument in any case - plus knowing that only...
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    Simon, let me pursue this a bit more. I am increasingly intrigued by the idea of starting my Mandolin experience with an OM instead of a standard. I’m not all that interested in playing Irish music...
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    Sorry folks for the reply mess above - new to the cafe and learning the interface. Thought in the replies above I was responding to individual postings below each and can see I am not. Thanks to...
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    Makes sense - and that is encouraging. Thought I'd give the rental a few days in case the issue is new strings stretching, but if there's no improvement, I'll bring it back and ask for a different...
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    Thanks for the reply. The Eastman looks like a nice instrument.
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    Re: New mandolin for an old man

    Thanks for the reply. That Eastman looks like a nice instrument.
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    New mandolin for an old man

    Iím 75 and taking up mandolin as a total beginner. I played guitar for many years but not for a while - meaning my callouses are long gone and will need re-growing, hopefully without too much blood...
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