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    Re: Indian rosewood and redwood octave mandolin

    That's gorgeous. Got a spare one for sale? :)
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    Re: Should I Resist Waverly Tuners?

    If you think you will keep the mandolin "forever" I'd go for it. You want to feel good when you play it, right, not cheesy? :)
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    Re: Shopgoodwill . Com, says Gibson

    https://shopgoodwill.com/item/151570910
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    Y Stern Mandos-Octave

    I am looking (on line) at a couple of octave mandolins from Y Stern (Canada). The recordings sound OK, and they have an interesting design aesthetic and a reasonable price point (under $2k). Anyone...
  5. Re: G Strings on Nearly New Eastman 805V-2022 Model

    My 1-1/2 year old MD615 (spruce but not addi) has no issues with the G. It was set-up by The Mandolin Store on purchase, and I am using a D'Addario XT PB 11.5 (G being a 40) string set. I am actually...
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    Re: Eastman 515 tuning machines upgrade

    Put 409's on my 615 last month. Big improvement.
  7. Re: Could a 12-string be repurposed as an octave mandolin?

    My McIlroy is in DADGAD or Open G/Gm all the time.
  8. Re: Could a 12-string be repurposed as an octave mandolin?

    I perused this on the subject: https://stringjoy.com/new-standard-tuning-explained/



    Part of the "octave" logic is that this newbie doesn't have to learn two different sets of...
  9. Could a 12-string be repurposed as an octave mandolin?

    I've got a Taylor 12 GA string that is very nice, but I do not play it very much. I could sell it, or....
    I could get a set of Octave Mandolin strings, cut a new nut (and saddle too, I suppose) and...
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    Re: Can this be buffed to gloss?

    That was my thought too. I can improve a little more, but that's it. Now I won't feel like I'm lazy or something! :)
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    Re: Can this be buffed to gloss?

    About 45 minutes with Maguiar's and a Q-tip got it done.

    It's an Eastman MD 615 (and my first and only mandolin) so not cheap but certainly not "upper shelf." I notice that the inside curves of...
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    Re: Can this be buffed to gloss?

    Thanks John.
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    Can this be buffed to gloss?

    202931

    Area of body across from scroll looks like it never got buffed (machine limitations?). Some adjacent to the fretboard too. Can I micro-buff this to a gloss? Use a product like Maguires?...
  14. Re: New player: a lot of pain in the knuckle of my left hand

    Are you coming from the guitar? When I started Mandolin last year after 50 year of guitar, I found that my index knuckle (at the palm) pressed against the neck shape and caused pain after a bit. I...
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    Re: Just read "MANDOLIN PRICING"

    Well, that's just not fair! :)
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    Re: Just read "MANDOLIN PRICING"

    "Cap'n, ya can't change the laws of physics!"
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    Re: Just read "MANDOLIN PRICING"

    This (Lloyd Loar built Gibsons) would seem similar to pre-war Martins and even Stradivarius violins. They are in limited and non-growig supply; they have a reputation for greatness, in some way...
  18. Re: Today in Mandolin History - August 13, 2002, Nickel Creek rel

    A REALLY excellent release. The Smoothie Song is a classic. Great video too.
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    Re: Mowry siblings, 13 years apart!

    Can't say which is more lovely!
  20. Thread: A or F style

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    Re: A or F style

    Not in any way.
  21. Thread: 2022 Eastman Line

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    Re: 2022 Eastman Line

    I know nothing of older Eastmans (I came to play mandolin new in 2021 from decades of guitar). I have an MD615 and am pleased with its tone, and sustain. Aside from the slightly tight 1-3/32" nut,...
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    Re: New and Vintage leather mandolin straps

    You should also check out Lakota Leathers for some "wildlife" sourced straps. Just got me a Chocolate and Tobacco flat braided Elk strap. Very soft, supple and non-slippery.

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    Re: Strad-o-lin neo-log-ism

    Guessing SOL is Strat-o-Lin, not s*** out of luck! :)) No idea on who SGW is.
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    Re: So if I love The SteelDrivers...

    Punch Brothers. Five consummate musicians playing every style under the sun. Even bluegrass sometimes! :)
  25. Thread: NMD - Turkey Creek

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    Re: NMD - Turkey Creek

    Gorgeous mandolin there! Congratulations on your find.
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