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    Garcia guitar Grisman mandolin

    I like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QCJ9mflho8
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    There's a bunch of black magic going on with these bridges. I don't want to hand out information I'm not 100% sure on but I was like, "it'll do WHAT?" when I heard. I may be seeing Steve again late...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Someone took some cell phone video of myself and J.P. Cormier, the well know Canadian guitar great trying out the new Zeta models. Wasn't aware he played mandolin. J.P. has chops!
  4. Watsons Blues, filmed in a guitar shop in St. Petersburg, Russia.

    some really good music at Yura Lytkins youtube channel

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZF7QXlksQI


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZF7QXlksQI
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    Re: Will Kimble mandolins are....

    ...perfect. I've only had my new A (#266) for a couple months, but it has far surpassed even my admittedly high (and probably unfair) expectations.

    I'll note that it was one of Will's mandolins...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Here's a little sample of #37. The tune is "Monroe's Farewell to Longhollow."



    https://youtu.be/gVlcd98NqT0
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    I went with the old bridge sitka--Matt seems to really like how that wood works for mandolins.
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    #37 arrived a week ago. Enjoying getting to know it and what it has to offer which is a lot. My Heiden is jealous right now. Will make a recording whenever I get some time--it already inspired a new...
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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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    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

    Ok, these are the last two photos I will post but I just couldn't resist after playing all of these new Ruhland A5's. Enjoy.

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  12. 2019 National Mandolin Championships from Walnut Valley Festival

    1st Place Winner: R. Wesley Carr
    City/State: Rochelle, IL
    Prize Instrument Selected: Collings MF5 Custom Mandolin provided by Collings Guitars, Inc. of Austin, TX

    2nd Place Winner: Luke...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

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    I thought folks might enjoy this photo from a couple of days ago.
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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...
  16. The Soul of Epirus - Petroloukas Halkias & Vasilis Kostas

    A new recording just hit the Cafe's mailbox that merits our attention. It lands a little outside of what we normally publish as news (possibly my own limitation) but the music is so brilliant it...
  17. The Throne Room (A New Hope) - one man(dolin) quartet

    This was really fun to play. It was originally arranged for string quartet but it works really well on mandolins as well. I played the mandocello part on my mandola (GDAE) and down tuned it in post....
  18. Re: That company never responded to my email!

    I literally deal with this subject every single day of my life in running this site. Case in point, Oliver Apitius sent a direct email awhile back that turned out to be very important to the...
  19. Alex Heflin on the Eastman ER-M mandolin

    Terrific video by Alex Heflin who should be a familiar name of many, his take on Django Reinhardt's "Douce Ambiance" on the new Eastman ER-M El Rey mandolin.

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  20. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Well, I believe "our" trademark lawyer provided some good insight on this subject. ♫
  21. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Interesting post here from a trademark lawyer: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/articles/features/dean_guitars_answer_seeks_to_de-tune_gibsons_trademark_claims-93487

    Excerpt:

    Armadillo...
  22. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Quality time in Iowa City includes going down to the Mill every second and fourth Wednesday of the month to hear Bob Black (yes that Bob Black) and some of his friends play the real genuine...
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    Re: Kimble Style J #67

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    Re: Ashokan Farewell Tabs anyone?

    Gosh, guys. All he wanted to do was play a song. ♫ :)
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    Re: Ashokan Farewell Tabs anyone?

    Wow! I had no Idea this would stir up so much discussion.

    Ok. I feel the need to say a few things here for the record.

    1.) I already knew that this song was done by Mr Unger in the early 80's...
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