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    Re: Burtenshaw Mandolin #16...

    Very nice! Looks like a Nugget 2-point from back in the day.
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    Not tying to stir the pot, but a scant few years back (5-8?) I was thinking that one could buy just about all the A-model mandolin one wanted for about $3000-$3500. What's happened to make...
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    Re: Wow, what a flip!

    I have exactly the same year model Cherokee Sport with 159k miles. I bought it 10 years ago for $3400. If I sold it for $10001, I'd take a loss vs what I have in it!! New rear end bushings and...
  4. Re: Jacobson Nautilus Mandolin #39 - Ziricote and Birdseye

    Beautiful work, Marty!

    Sound fantastic as well!

    Glad to see that you are still building in some capacity.
  5. Re: Fiddle tunes for viola or mandola - free collection

    Ralph,

    Thanks so much for this! I'm from the metro Atlanta area and serve as a "consultant" to a fiddle group attached to a large high school orchestra. Once a week we have 30 or so...
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    Re: New to me AL Smart F5

    Wow!! I'm simply stunned with the clarity, volume and tone of that instrument.

    Would have to be in the top 3 mandolins I've heard, and I've heard a bunch!

    Question; are you hearing all of that...
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    Re: Fiddle Tunes with History?

    I can't remember where I heard it on a recording (but I know I did!) when an Old Timer was interviewed about the origins of "Bonaparte Crossing the Rockies." When pressed with the information that...
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    Re: Glass mandolin syndrome

    My favorite story was when some knucklehead was practicing with a beautifully unmarked mandolin. After an hour or so of concentrated practice he got up and stretched his arms out over his head with...
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    Re: Mandolin Rag - Doc Roberts

    Scott,

    Thanks for sharing! I've got these recordings somewhere, I need to track them down. As I play (at!) both fiddle and mandolin, I love finding Old Time mandolin tunes that aren't just...
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    Re: New best friends

    And they do!
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    Re: DataNick's Band at Temecula BG Fest

    Great pickin' and singing!! Thanks for sharing this video!
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    Re: Scotland Mandolin Holiday

    Dagger,

    Interest, yes...commitment (at this time in my life), err...

    This fits somewhere in the mix of Pete Clark's Dunkeld Bridge Week;
    ...
  13. Re: A piece I wrote that uses a lot of glissandro: "An Odd Breeze

    Yes!

    Love the music!

    It's cool to hear when this instrument can do something other than chop a bluegrass G chord.

    Hope this musical journey takes you far!
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    Re: Character over practice?

    Interesting concept. Not buying in completely, but there may be a little something in it.

    To me, Bruce Molsky described it best "music is like language, and your playing is your voice." If you...
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    Re: New Apitius - Teaser Pics

    Beauty!
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    Re: Alrite Tribute

    Well, there's another one for "the list."

    Unfortunately, the ability of these talented builders to make amazing mandolins is far outstripping my ability to pay for them.

    I need to make a deal...
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    Re: Buying a Gibson Loar

    Any time you consider something this special and unique an "investment," backwards plan how you are going to sell it.

    Plan on having some other guy show up and hand you a check for nearly 200k?
    ...
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    Re: Jacobson Nautilus Nordic-themed mandolin

    Beautiful work, Marty!

    I need to drop by more often. Too many of these things getting finished without my "personal seal of approval"!

    Jim
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    Re: The search continues...

    So now it seems you have the opportunity to learn from two decisions made in haste: returning the Gil, then buying the Wiens. Glad it worked out, and you are back to square one.

    Seems like now is...
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    Re: The search continues...

    Okay, so now I'm really flummoxed!

    I got faked out when Kate (now we are getting to know D's wife - Hi Kate!) posted the video on p.14, with D's final thought on it being that the Givens was the...
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    Re: The search continues...

    Oh no! Now I'm completely sucked in!

    Which one arrived with the binding coming off - the Givens F-5?

    Wasn't the point made that binding can easily be reglued?

    What's the verdict?
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    Re: Show Your Two-Points

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    If nothing else, this motivated me to learn how to post pictures.

    BRW 2-point, circa 2012. Not a blackface, but rather really dark brown.
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    Re: Givens plays the Dustbowl Revival!

    Mandolin sounds great! You sound great! That must have been a thrill!

    I'd pay to see that!
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    Re: Ethics of filming amateur musicicans

    Ethics aside (yes, the unauthorized filming was rude), I think the primary misconception is that once something hits Youtube, it will be seen by millions of our closest friends and we will suffer...
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    Re: Left Handed Hogwash?

    I'm a lefty playing righty, and there never was a thought of playing lefty. My 5th grade violin teacher took care of that!

    However, in retrospect, I think I'm going about it wrongly. My right...
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