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  1. Re: Mandolin Considerations -- Add to my List

    Avenue Guitars in Manitou Springs, outside of Colorado Springs is a great shop.

    https://www.avenueguitars.com/
  2. Re: Mandolin Considerations -- Add to my List

    This....

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/145117#145117

    Pava works in the Ellis shop and builds a great mandolin.

    I doubt you will find a Heiden in your price range.

    Good luck with your...
  3. Re: Was the mandolin played in traditional folk before Bill Monro

    Doc Roberts for one example........
  4. Re: Was the mandolin played in traditional folk before Bill Monro

    Yes, very much so. The mandolin was used in Old Time stringband music in the 20's and 30's and beyond. It was also popular with jugband and blues musicians in the same time period. There is a lot of...
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    Re: Flat top mandola adjustable bridge

    Also contact Steve at Cumberland Acoustics........

    https://cumberlandacoustic.com/

    Great guy and makes a great bridge.
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    "I don't love nobody" by The Skillet Lickers. Great C tune with an Am bridge.
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    Re: Tenor Guitar Gallery & Sightings

    Mills Brothers "I Heard"........
  8. Re: Mandolin players who bought or have played a Waterloo Mandoli

    Tom, you should buy two, so I can play one. ;)
  9. Re: 2019 National Mandolin Championships from Walnut Valley Festi

    This is a Pava satin F-5..........

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/144572#144572

    NFI

    Not sure what the "Satan" model would be. :confused:

    Congratulations to the winners!
  10. Thread: 1918 f4

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    Re: 1918 f4

    Beautiful! Huh, if you click on the image twice it it puts it in the correct perspective.
  11. Re: Sierra Hull and Chris Smither Live show

    Sierra's set starts about 23 minutes in.
  12. Sierra Hull and Chris Smither Live show

    I have been a Chris Smither fan for a long time and when i came across this I was thrilled.
    Chris and Sierra play "Killing The Blues" together at the end.
  13. Re: What's the origin/lyrics of this song: All Around the Mountai

    Thanks Paul, I really like that version.....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TugBAgasHN0
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    Re: Ketch Secor playing tenor

    Looks like a 1928 style 2 "wild rose" tenor.
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    Re: Campfire & Mandolin

    Better then cigarette smoke. Festival?
  16. Re: Hypothetical high dollar mando purchase question...

    This nugget just landed in the classifieds........

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/144141#144141

    He does not state neck width.

    NFI
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    Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    Thanks Martin, looks like you nailed it.
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    Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    Thanks Martin, if it is a late 20's A-O, would the tailpiece be original?
    I thought it was funny that she valued an A-4 a few years earlier for far less then this one.
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    Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    I have no idea who this person is or what the event was but she clearly is no expert on mandolins.





    Looks like an A- Jr with non original pick guard clamp. I think she is off by about 6K. ...
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    Re: Lazy Sunday pics

    Lazy Sunday at the beach....
  21. Re: F5's from $3000-5000 worth considering - Sept '19

    There is a slightly used Ellis A-5 in the classifieds as we speak......

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/143872#143872

    In the OP's price range there are a lot of good choices, This BRW F-5 just...
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    Re: Name that Mando

    It looks like it has the date "1891" on the headstock.
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    Re: if you could build your own madolin.

    I built this flat topped Lyon and Healy style mandolin a few years ago. Totally out of the mainstream. Back and sides are Australian Blackwood.
  24. Re: Electronic tuner: guide, or unquestionable authority?

    I use an electronic tuner to tune it the best I can knowing if another mandolin player asks to play it they will retune it. ;)
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    Re: baritone ukulele with guitar string

    I put classical guitar strings on my wife's baritone uke. I used the A,D,G and B strings and tuned it to DGBE. It worked great and sounds fine.
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