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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    I didn't realize that was what John was referring to ! I thought a lighting issue ! As Don replied , it is the figure of this particular piece of PO. You can get PO with no figure but this figure...
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    NOT blotchy or uneven at all ! Photo was taken by Max Girouard outdoors and under the bright sunlight a few of the photos appear a little different in color but not in my room !!
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    Re: A Mandolin Strap question

    Bill Bailey straps
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    I don't have a proper way to record myself and if I did my playing would not give this mandolin the proper justice it deserves ! :) Sorry! If anyone lives close to central Illinois you are welcome to...
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    I'm trying but my wife keeps pushing out the door to work on a house !
  6. Thread: Informal Poll

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    Re: Informal Poll

    What is expensive to one person can be pocket change to another! I have always held multiple jobs at same time, school teacher, wedding photographer, operated an insurance agency at home and bought...
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    Ears are different aren't they ? I owned a Heiden but that "particular one" did not compare in workmanship or sound to my Girouard !
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    Even better sounding in your hands !!
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    I have seen. held and played most top end mandolins at Gruhn's in Nashville and I absolutely believe Max's workmanship is second to none ! Period ! Sound is so subjective but to my old ears the...
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    Longer neck ! I did have an Old Wave short neck but to my ears I prefer the long neck . You know , I don't know about the bracing ! I guess I should but I don't know ! Maybe Max will chime in ! Jill...
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    I have paid more than that for an Ellis F5 several years ago ! Just bought a $6500. Girouard F4. People have money for what they want , maybe not need but want ! Renters have money for their cigs,...
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    Get rid of that Heiden and order a Girouard !! :)
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    Even better !!
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    Re: GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    Only thing better than it's beauty is the sound !! Second mandolin I have had built for me by Max and Laurie and both are superb !
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    GIROUARD F4 Delivered Today !!!

    The most beautiful mandolin I have ever seen was delivered today ! Port Orford top and beautiful flame maple back ! Workmanship second to none ! Sound really projects crystal clear notes across the...
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    Re: Need Advice on Selling/Upgrading Mandolin

    I have a Girouard A4 and a new Girouard F4 arriving this Thursday ! Workmanship second to NONE ! Sound outstanding ! Nicest man ( Max) to deal with ! I really think Laurie , his wife , is the...
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    Re: is an arm rest a benefit to technique ?

    I have a mandolin with one on it and I love it ! I have another without one and I love it !
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    The more you play and practice, maybe you are opening up !
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    Not doubting you in the least ! My only point is that "I" can't hear any difference ! Same for taste buds so two buck Chuck it is !
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    I can not tell any difference in sound from an instrument that has been played a lot from a new one ! I cannot hear any "opening up" or improving as it ages ! Does this mean that this phenomenon does...
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    Re: These trying times

    These trying times described correctly ! Got out my mandolin and began singing " Keep on the Sunnyside". Appropriate song for these times ! I am sure there are many others ! Hang in there everyone !
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    Re: Just bought my first mandolin!

    I have never found the quality of Eastman mandolins to greatly improve with a higher number model . I had a 815 once and my 300 series Eastman was much better to my ears ! I had the same experience...
  23. Re: String suggestion for Flatiron Performer/Festival series

    Another thumbs up for Curt Mangan strings, Bluegrass Series and Monels ! Also like GHS A270's ! Only strings I now use are these mentioned !
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    Conference Call Jam Session !!

    Might be the new way to have a jam session !! :)
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    Re: Hypothetical Wierd Question ?

    I assume that when guitars, mandolins and most other stringed instruments were first built , there was a lot of experimentation in finally arriving at today's final designs.
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