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    Re: RIP - John Baxter of Mandozine

    A terrific person. Very generous. He will be missed by many. Rest in peace John.
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    Re: Merry Mandocello Christmas!

    Hi Mark, standard mandocello tuning (CC, GG, DD, AA). Thank you.

    Mark
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    Merry Mandocello Christmas!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQk3FPZmfaEHave a Merry "Mandocello" Christmas!
  4. Re: Is there such a thing as a "Mandolin Culture?"

    Another "c" word comes to mind in addition to "community" and "culture" with respect to the mandolin. That word is "connection." Whenever I hear music played that has a mandolin in it, my ears...
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    Re: Happy New Year

    Sorry, can't figure out how to upload video from iPhone. Update: figured how to add a link to the video in the post above.
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    Happy New Year

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QmsyJK3aoE

    Auld Land Syne on Hilburn Octave Mandolin


    https://www.facebook.com/mark.daly.946/posts/1361374580570307?notif_t=like&notif_id=1483212426336043
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    Awesome Website that keeps getting better. Thank...

    Awesome Website that keeps getting better. Thank you Scott!
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    Re: mando cello rough side dimensions

    Here is another reference point: Gilchrist mandocello side dimension depth including binding is 3 1/4" (25 1/2" scale).
  9. Re: If you're on the hunt for "the one"....Kimble F at Cotten

    Shaun is correct. That was Will's personal mandolin. I was with Will yesterday. I have played that mandolin on several occassions. It is terrific, consistent with Brett's description. Will built the...
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    Re: Gilchrist Mandolins, is there a best year?

    ... and a photo of the Rawhide performance:148050
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    Re: Gilchrist Mandolins, is there a best year?

    Here is an article I wrote that provides an earlier perspective on your question (written in 2004):

    Gilchrist owners and admirers came from near and far to attend Gil-Fest. A record number of...
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    Re: Monteleone Baby Grand Speciale with inlay

    Bravo!

    How does it compare to your F-5 Monteleone?
  13. Re: Kimble F Mandolin Lost in Los Angeles, February 15, 2016

    Signs were placed in the neighborhood. Someone in the local area found the mandolin (run over) alongside the road, called and returned the mandolin. The owner provided a reward (his choice).
  14. Re: Kimble F Mandolin Lost in Los Angeles, February 15, 2016

    Fortunately, he traveled the back route along Lincoln Blvd.
  15. Re: Kimble F Mandolin Lost in Los Angeles, February 15, 2016

    Great news! The mandolin was found today about a half mile from the owner's departure location in Santa Monica. It was run over. Thank goodness to the Calton case, the instrument was unharmed. Thank...
  16. Re: Kimble F Mandolin Lost in Los Angeles, February 15, 2016

    Scott, you provide a wonderful service and great Website. Thank you.

    Mark
  17. Re: Kimble F Mandolin Lost in Los Angeles, February 15, 2016

    Done. Sorry, did not know there was a place in the classifieds to do this. Thank you.
  18. Kimble F Mandolin Lost in Los Angeles, February 15, 2016

    I am posting this for a friend who lost his Kimble mandolin last night while driving between Santa Monica and LAX. He was traveling in a rental car and apparently the trunk did not close all the way....
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    Re: Mandola growing in popularity?

    Writing and playing to the mandola's voice helps it shine. Pairing it with a piano, mandocello and/or a mandolin seems to work well. The following tune "Broad Reach" from my Connections CD is an...
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    Re: 1924 F-5 Master Model Mandolin

    Agree with the above recommendations (take it to Gryphon). Did not see their posts prior to posting.
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    Re: 1924 F-5 Master Model Mandolin

    Assuming this is not an early April Fool's post or a hoax, I suggest you take photos of it and post them here on the Cafe. There are a number of resident experts that are within this community. Based...
  22. Re: Do you know the history of Gilchrist prices?

    Here are a few more data points. On the low side, I have a receipt from Gruhns for a new Gilchrist F-5 priced at $1,500 in January, 1981. In 1985, the price was $2,000. In July, 1994 the price was...
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    Re: Mandocello instruction?

    Mike Marshall
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    Re: Gilchrist Summer 2014 Batch

    Marty, yes. Believe virtually all are spoken for. 124812We had 38 at the Gil-Fest event in 2004:
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    Re: Gilchrist Summer 2014 Batch

    Sean, yes, Steve called the brown stain "Cremona" in his last catalogue published in the 1990's. He called the red stain "Mahogany." The batch is going to Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville.
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