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  1. Re: Stan Jay, Pioneer of Vintage Instrument Fame Fighting For His

    I remember well their first store... Stan and Hap at the Bay Street location. One day they pulled out a MINT Gibson A2Z (actually a A-) to show me that was going to Statman... man, they had the goods...
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    "too much hassle and it's not fun"... Shaun has got this spot-on correct. I will also add that shipping with any of the carriers (Including USPS now) has gotten RIDICULOUSLY expensive.
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    Re: A Visit to Carter Vintage Guitars

    a superb interview... one of the best thus far...
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    Re: Kimble two point reviews?

    I'm with Shaun. Once I became a fan of Will's work it has always been about playing as many of his instruments as possible to see if there's one I liked better than the one I had. A bit obsessive...
  5. Thread: Kimble Trio

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    Re: Kimble Trio

    There is a certain "something" that Will's instruments have that's kind of hard to explain, but the words "quality and craftsmanship" come to mind. When you look at, hold in your hands and then play...
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    Re: Snakeheads and Paddleheads

    yes
  7. Re: Lyon & Healy Style A, B, C fretboard - all radiused?

    I believe radiuses boards became "a thing" after Grisman started playing and touting the virtues of John Monteleone mandolins. Monteleone made David a mandolin that had a radiused board to combat the...
  8. Re: If money was no object, and perfect bluegrass tone was only g

    All of these builders and others are great luthiers. But after years of owning everything from Lloyd Loar F5s to Gils to Stradolins (not in that order) I'd say the hardest part is finding a...
  9. Thread: Kimble Trio

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    Re: Kimble Trio

    Thanks Bill... I hope all is well in Wyoming...
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    Kimble Trio

    I thought all you Kimble fans might enjoy seeing these... 188791188792
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    Re: Kimble two point reviews?

    Mandobar... are NBs D'Addario Nickle Bronze strings? Thanks!
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    Re: Old Marty Stuart pics

    Badass then... Badass now! A brilliant musician with a whole lot of humanity...
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    Re: Dennis Vance receives double transplant

    Playing for a speedy recovery for one of the "good-guys" in the online retail world.

    Here's looking at YOU Dennis... feel better soon!
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    Online Lessons With Andy Statman?

    I had a great talk with mandolin maestro Andy Statman last week and I suggested that he might think about offering online mandolin lessons during these challenging times.

    His first response was...
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    Re: George Gruhn with his favorite guitar

    What an insightful and touching tribute from "The Godfather" of American vintage stringed instruments. He certainly leaves no doubt that this must be a very special guitar. Good on ya George... have...
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    Re: Mike Marshall’s tone recipe

    "Play it and it will come..."
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    Re: The Grisman Groove

    David has always been my favorite rhythm player... not just his masterful technique, but his uncanny ability to always be in the pocket no matter what setting he's playing in. Many is the time I've...
  18. Re: Coming back to Mandolin and have a few questions.

    as Rob Roy says... the Eastman and Kentucky lines are your best choices in that price range. the Kentucky KM1000 can be very impressive but the entry level Eastman F styles are good too. gotta find...
  19. Re: Coming back to Mandolin and have a few questions.

    if you're talking oval-hole mandolins as opposed to f-hole mandolins you can't do much better than the current Eastman 504 or 604 models. check out The Mandolin Store as they usually have them in...
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    Kudos to Derek at Northfield Mandolins

    As an ex-business owner I sometimes miss the days of being able to truly serve my clients. I valued my relationships with these people even more than the money that they spent and because of this I...
  21. Re: Matt Miller Picks - New to the Pick Market - Great pick/price

    I just received my Miller pick today... what would be the equivalent to a BC TAD50.

    Firstly, Matt's service and communications were GREAT... that is a big plus in my book. I had never ordered...
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    Re: Can you teach musicality?

    I'm with Drew here... if you don't listen to a broad variety of music you'll never really "get" the idea of musicality. For me listening to music critically and fully-immersed is everything...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Fascinating... a July 9th Fern Loar! And no Virzi to boot! Now there's a Loar I haven't played that I would sure love to! And yes, some other pix would be much appreciated!
  24. Re: Mandolin batch in the latest Skinner auction, incl. THREE Shu

    Shutt mandolins... pfffft! Who gives a Schutt?
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    Re: Kimble or Duff F5?

    I'd choose the Kimble... for me the Duff is a little too "woofy" whereas the Kimble has that nice balance between warm and clear without being too bright or too hollow sounding. As Lynn "The Dude"...
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