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  1. Re: Stephen Perry updates, shop running again, located N. Va.

    Good seein 'ya here. Like old times again. Minus the koi pond.
  2. Re: Video demo of my new Craig Wilson "Griffith Loar"Tribute mand

    Thanks, Mike.
  3. Video demo of my new Craig Wilson "Griffith Loar"Tribute mandolin

    https://youtu.be/qzNPojq25hI

    wilsonmandolins.com
  4. Thread: Ruhland A5

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    Re: Ruhland A5

    ^^^ great question ^^^
  5. Craig Wilson WA-5 "Griffith Loar Tribute" mandolin....she's mine!

    I just acquired the above mentioned mandolin, and it's an outstanding instrument, punching FAR above it's weight in tone, volume and overall fit and finish. I'll try to post some pictures and video...
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    Re: Looking for something darker and throatier

    I Will have the pleasure of test driving Craig's WA-5 "Griffith" model in the coming days.
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    Re: Eastman 515 vs J Bovier F5t

    515 is usually a clear winner. The later JBoviers were really nice, with those coming before being decent-to-nice.
  8. Re: The elusive Stelling 2-lump mandolin. Behold the glory!!

    Makes one wonder where they are. In 40 + years I have never seen one pop up in a jam, at a festival or anywhere else. Maybe some demented soul is sitting on a cache of early Stelling mandolins.
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    Re: Griffith Loar

    West Coast luthier Craig Wilson also builds his WA-5 Griffith Loar replica. I will have the pleasure of test driving one in the next couple weeks.
  10. Re: The elusive Stelling 2-lump mandolin. Behold the glory!!

    I remember seeing them advertised. Thought they were neat then. Maybe because they were a higher end brand that seemed "more-than-an-A" while "less than an F". Something different to see. As a player...
  11. Re: The elusive Stelling 2-lump mandolin. Behold the glory!!

    The first one is at 5:05.
  12. The elusive Stelling 2-lump mandolin. Behold the glory!!

    The early Breedlove built Stelling makes some appearances on the Don Reno portions of this fine classic video.

    https://youtu.be/L4bae7XoMLE
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    Stelling S1/2/3 mandolins

    Saw the one currently in the classifieds. These are fun to see, and I wanted one waaaaaaay back there when they made 'em. I was a teenager then and had hopes that maybe I could scrape the 7-800.00...
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    Re: Griffith Loar

    I got to spend an afternoon with The Griffith Loar a few years ago. Still have VHS video somewhere. It remains my favorite looking and sounding of all mandolins.
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    Re: Charlie Derrington Question

    Yeah, but did Charlie sign labels for all those years? If he did, that's something I wasn't aware of.
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    Re: Charlie Derrington Question

    I own a 7/9/97 Flatiron A5 Artist, signed by Derrington. Seems early for his signature, but very much a part of this conversation.
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    Re: Gibson Nouveau mandolin in the classifieds

    I do seem to remember them to be Japan built. Don't believe they are carved top, either, but can't confirm.
  18. Re: Flatiron, A-5 Artist Mandolin 1997 Thoughts?

    Wondering if I just bought this mandolin at Carter Vintage. 7/9/97 Derrington signature with Waverlys and James tailpiece. It's a good one, too.
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    Re: Powerful A models in the 5K range

    I'm back!!!! I found the mandolin I was looking for. It's a 7/9/97 Flatiron A5 Artist, interestingly enough signed by Charlie Derrington. Got it at Carter Vintage a couple days ago for far under my...
  20. Re: Tear drop or pear-shaped A style--what's your preference?

    I much prefer the teardrop shape.
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    Re: Powerful A models in the 5K range

    Yep. Still looking.
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    Re: Powerful A models in the 5K range

    Duhhhhh on me, man. I have one of those. Reckon I could try to find a second one.
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    Powerful A models in the 5K range

    Hi Cafe,

    I have done my share of scrolling, and checking post archives, but I just love the discussion. So here's the question.

    I am looking into getting a second mandolin for stage use. It...
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    Craig Wilson "Griffith" copy A5

    Does anyone have any experience with these? I find them intriguing, but can't really find much in the way of demos or videos.
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    Re: Which way do musicians make more money?

    Buying the CD or download is exponentially more beneficial to the artist.
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