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    Re: Orpheum Mandolin circa 1930s?

    Orpheum and Stradolins were built by the same people.
    I have had lots of both.
    They vary in quality from full laminated to laminated back and sides with a solid spruce top to some very rare ones...
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    Re: Thor's Hammer, many thanks

    'Ella' was the personal (A style) mandolin of the late luthier John Sullivan, who named all of the mandolins he made. You can hear her on the most recent album from Mandolin Orange 'Tides Of A...
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    Re: Classifieds

    The advertiser generally lists the price in the ad. If an advertiser does not quote a price, I and perhaps many others disregard the ad. This is, to me, annoying. Perhaps not as annoying to me as...
  4. Thread: Flinner Walsh

    by TEvans
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    Flinner Walsh

    Was looking for some good mando sounds while doing some work on the computer today, stumbled across this here video. Those 2 Gils are sounding pretty great together! Doesn't hurt that these two...
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    Re: Strad-O-Lin Catalog Pages

    Here are a few others:
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    Re: No mando content: Remembering Ginger Baker

    I have to sympathize with his family,especially his son.

    Ginger Baker seemed like a walking contradiction.

    Surely "Animal" the drummer for Dr.Teeth and The Electric Mayhem Muppets band was...
  7. Re: Sierra Hull interview on Walls of Time Podcast

    https://play.google.com/music/m/Dotf7p6mdxybmo7nhklab2eblae?t=S1_E6_Sierra_Hull_From_Fan_to_Icon_-_Walls_of_Time_Bluegrass_Podcast5
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    Thank you!

    This is Dan from the Mandolins and Beer Podcast. Hope everyone is well! I just uploaded the newest episode that features none other than Scott Tichenor, the man behind the Mandolin Cafe!

    This...
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    No Wires ! Joe Walsh w/ Molly Tuttle

    This video and performance illustrate perfectly why I'm a staunch proponent of "Acoustic" music done with acoustic instruments, no plugs. :mandosmiley:...
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    Re: Rick Stone mandolins

    Really only one mention but it was by a Cafe regular. It appears he has passed on but there are a few articles about him out on the web. This one stood out.
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    Re: Potential USA Recesssion?

    Nope ! I live and spend like tomorrow might be my last ! :) Waiting on my new Girouard F4 !
  12. NimbleFingers, Michael Heiden, and a Kimble

    I made an appointment with Michael Heiden to drop off my mandolin for a refret on Aug 19th and would pick it up a week later. From there, my youngest son and I did some road tripping around BC and...
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    New case option

    My friend Geo showed up with his Gibson in this Pro Rock Gear case. Looked it up on Amazon and it's $79. Not even listed as a mandolin case, it's called a Folk and World music case.
    I like the way...
  14. Ultimate Mixed Bag- 76 Mandolins in the Big Parade

    Not all 76 are shown- the two Gibsons are but other "gems" await our perusal!
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    Some days are like that . . .

    Itís been a tough week at work with frustrations affecting my operations production. Those frustrations are outside of my direct control which compounded the problem. Normally, Iím even-keel but this...
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    Re: Disappointment

    Better to be disappointed and walk away than disappointed with the purchase you shouldn't have made but did anyway. Been their both ways and walking away is definitely better. At least you ended up...
  17. Thread: Just a reminder

    by Br1ck
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    Just a reminder

    It has been ten months and a few seasons since I first strung up my mandolin build, and I was reminded last week when I went on a two store sampling binge, most every mandolin I played had a clarity...
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    Engraved Truss Rod Cover

    Several years ago I bought an engraved truss rod cover from First Quality before Bill Sullivan passed away. I've tried to get them a few times and I finally contacted the fine folks at...
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    Re: Fingerboard Extensions

    There's no money above the fifth fret.
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    Telluride Streaming Starts June 20

    First up at 11:00 Thursday morning is Chris Thile solo. The House band with Sam, Bela, Jerry, et.al. are on at 7:30 Thurs night. It gets better every day.

    Listen at https://www.koto.org/
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    Sometimes You Do Get What You Want

    I’ve been a Cafe member for a long time, but I’ve been away from it—and playing music—for the past 8 or 9 years. (When I left, I think Jim Garber only had 10,000 posts!) Stuff happens....

    Back in...
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    Re: Leon Redbone - RIP

    Very sad to hear of this. Of course he retired about 3 years ago rather abruptly and perhaps the health problems started then. I had the opportunity to see him perform about 10 years ago. Thoroughly...
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    Leon Redbone - RIP

    Leon Redbone has passed away. Another hard loss for the music world.

    https://variety.com/2019/music/news/singer-leon-redbone-dies-at-69-1203229012/
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    Re: Mandolin care??

    I scrub mine with a wire brush and a mixture of Comet and Mr. Clean!
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    Re: Stradolin "Artist" on ebay. Late 30s?

    The auction is over & I have taken the Stradolin in the original post, off the market, so I hope I'm not violating Posting Guidelines as this is meant only to shed light on Stradolins.

    FIRST OFF,...
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