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    Re: Mando Search Bummer

    Today I discovered the mando which might end my search. A brand spanking new Eastman MD-305!

    Why this entry level model? Well, it's got everything I need. Sounds great for what I need in old...
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    Re: Mando Search Bummer

    I don't really need another mandolin. The Gibson and Eastman mandola serve me well. I was just on the lookout for another "killer deal" to reinvest my proceeds from the Lafferty. I'm just looking...
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    Mando Search Bummer

    Last month I said goodbye to an old friend, a Lafferty LA-2 oval hole A model built by Paul Schneider. It was such a pretty mando; pretty woods, pretty carving,, nice woody bass. But such a plinky...
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    Re: Value of 1919 Gibson A-2

    Needing The Gibson script is indeed shallow. But I feel the same way.
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    Re: Martin Style 20 Interest

    I've decided to pass on the Martin mandolin. I've other projects to occupy my interest.
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    Re: Old Gibson spot repair

    Gruhn's Guide calls a mandolin finger rest a pickguard.
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    Old Gibson spot repair

    I've got a 1921 Gibson A model which use regularly. When I got the A it had the original pickguard on it and an essentially intact top finish. I hated the pickguard because I don't like pickguard...
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    Re: Martin Style 20 Interest

    I have done such a thing 3 times. I have GC ship to the Asheville which is 1/2 hr farther but the tax in NC is 2.5 % less.
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    Re: Martin Style 20 Interest

    Mike, you have increased my interest in this mandolin. Nice curlbto the maple? Frets in good shape?
  10. Re: Anybody from North Kakalacky (North Carolina)

    I lived in the mountains near Robbinsville. I moved over the mountains to Townsend, Tn. A lot more pickers over here!
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    Re: Martin Style 20 Interest

    Thanks for checking that one out! How do you think it would compare to a good 1921 A model Gibson?
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    Re: Martin Style 20 Interest

    I think that is the mandolin and that is the deal.
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    Re: Martin Style 20 Interest

    My 1921 A model has seen little obvious playing time. It has good bite and little thud. I'd sure like to hear a Style 20 and get a real comparison with my A. Unfortunately I live about 900 miles...
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    Martin Style 20 Interest

    I have a line on a Martin Style 20 in decent shape. Nothing more serious than normal wear.. Asking price is $2200.

    My style of music is old time and contra dance fiddle tunes. No bluegrass. My...
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    Re: What to do with New Dola

    I've been having a great time with the dola! After really woodshedding a lot of hours, it's finally starting to feel pretty natural. The dola is capable of some really cool dark and moody things. ...
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    Re: Dola on the Way

    I've the dola for a few days. Some observations. The instrument is a newer one and the finish is quite different from earlier Eastmans, which were quite delicate and fragile. This finisn seems to...
  17. Re: Keeping instruments for sentimental reasons

    I don't develop emotional ties to my instruments. If they look and sound good, they can stay. If something else comes along which I like better, the old ones might be in trouble.
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    Re: What to do with New Dola

    At this point I am satisfied with using my mandola as a low tuned mandolin. I am just trying to get a feel for the instrument and the fact that is a fifth off from my mandolin. My wife and I have...
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    Re: What to do with New Dola

    I've done some of that. I also discovered that I can capo on the second fret and shift down one course of strings and play my 3 string fiddle tunes one octave lower. I'll need to practice a good...
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    What to do with New Dola

    When serendipity smiled on me this week and my Eastman MDA 815 landed in my lap, I was left with the puzzle of what to do with it. Should I treat it as a mandola and learn from the ground up? Or...
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    Re: Dola on the Way

    I picked up the dola tonight. Took it home and gave it a run through. It's a beautiful, pristine piece with excellent build quality. I could quibble over the visibility of the curl on the sides,...
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    Dola on the Way

    Yesterday I visited our local GC. Hanging high on the wall was an F model mandolin that was much too big to be a mandolin. Turned out to be an Eastman MDA 815 mandola in pretty pristine shape for...
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    Re: Cittern string gauge/type question

    Tune it low to high CGDAE.
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    Cittern string gauge/type question

    My friend Gary loves to build instruments; guitars, fiddles, mandolins. His skill level has increased to the point that he is capable of building excellent instruments. During Gary's learning...
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    Re: Thumbs up on stainless steel strings

    I should have known. I switched to "white" strings (Martin Retro) last year on my Gallagher rosewood dread because they gave it a more "vintage" tone than P/B. I still use P/B on my Breedlove...
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