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  1. Thread: NMD Morris A5

    by Willem
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    Re: NMD Morris A5

    Congrats on the Morris! I have sang Sonny's praises many times on this forum. Great instruments at really good prices. My Morris has been dethroned as a daily player by my Ruhland, but is still a...
  2. Re: Pick-guard/finger-rest, on-off "Stay at home" gallery.

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    Re: The virus, the economy, mandolins and you

    I relate to this all too well. Inspiration to play was hard to find for a couple weeks, though is starting to return. I forced myself to play last night and was glad I did.
    I lost 2 gigs on March...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

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    Ruhland #41. About 3 months old now.
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    Re: NW String Summit vs Darrington

    Between String Summit and Darrington it is really going to depend on your music and party preferences. Darrington is largely traditional bluegrass based. String Summit is going to have a much broader...
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    Re: Old Ebenezer Scrooge format?

    This may be helpful
    https://youtu.be/70RDbhtJJrY
  7. Re: The Coastal Kid: Musician Jared Pool (The Larry Keel experien

    Good stuff. Looking forward to seeing the Larry Keel Experience at Wintergrass in a few months.
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    https://gregboyd.com/product/ruhland_mandolin_38/
    One from the recent batch is available at Greg Boyd's. I believe this was built specifically to be sold at Greg's. NFI, just throwing this out there...
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    Re: Mia Mandolins in Greenbrier, Arkansas.

    I am intrigued by the octaves.
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    New Mandolin Weekend (w/video)

    https://youtu.be/NEJVd7iUFgs
    Almost 1 year after meet Matt Ruhland and visiting his shop, I was able to take #41 home this weekend. I couldn't be happier. The mandolin is a loud, well balanced...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    https://www.icloud.com/attachment/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fcvws.icloud-content.com%2FB%2FAV9oMzPiwcB1ls9KzxCnxV5XljNxASsJ ...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

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    I got a little peek from Matt before the pickguard goes on. It will be a long 5 days till I get my hands on it...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Mine (#41) is the 3rd one up on the right.
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

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    Here is the current batch with a shellac seal coat.
  16. Thread: New Kelley F5

    by Willem
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    Re: New Kelley F5

    Nice work. That thing sounds great!
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    Re: What's on the grill for the 4th?

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    We also played a 2hour set of bluegrass for about 100 people
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    Re: Jeff Austin Health Fund

    I believe Jeff influenced many of us. His energy was contagious and the Yonder catalog got me looking at the traditional stuff more closely. While my wife and I didn't meet at a Yonder show, we went...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    I could be wrong, its happened before, but I am betting on Mike Compton who is putting on a workshop followed by 2hr concert next week in Portland.
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    Re: Out of the mainstream

    My main mandolin is a Howard Morris A5. Pretty early on I figured out that I wouldn't stay satisfied long with the mass produced Pac- Rim instruments and began researching affordable luthier built...
  21. Re: Suggestions for mandolins in the $600-$900 range

    Howard Morris builds a great mandolin. My personal belief is that nothing else in the price range comes close. He gives lots of options for customization as well.
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    Re: The Traveling Pick Sampler - Anyone Interested?

    Sampler 1 has arrived in not so sunny Eugene Oregon.
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    Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    The entire mandolin is beautiful, but that top really is something special!
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    Re: Making a bad instrument sound good enough

    New strings would definitely help. In addition, a full set-up is needed. Adjusting nut height and slots, saddle height and slots, bridge placement, and likely some attention to the frets. Rob Meldrum...
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    Re: John Skehan & Todd Collins 2014-04-19

    Thanks! I really enjoy getting to hear John play mandolin outside of Railroad Earth where I feel he gets lost in the mix sometimes. That Heiden sounds great!
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