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    Easy to play, he said!

    A few weeks ago I found a Craigslist ad for a Weber Gallatin, and purchased it. In the text of the ad, the owner commented that "it is easy to play." I didn't give any weight to that feature,...
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    Re: Mandoholic Confession Thread

    This is really therapeutic for me - I fell asleep with mine on the recliner last week and awoke with it in a gentle embrace. I may need an intervention now that I'm starting to think this is normal!
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    Re: I don't get it

    I'm just guessing, but a person willing to shell out that much for a mandolin can probably afford the shipping fee. But then I suspect anyone seriously wanting it is going to at least try to...
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    Re: Lost my A-Style - how to replace it?

    But, unfortunately, there are times when the "want" overrides the "need!"
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    Re: Weber Gallatin vs Eastman 504?

    Really appreciate the comment and experiences shared here. This contributes to my Weber Gallatin A last night!
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    Re: Lost my A-Style - how to replace it?

    So I finally got in touch with the guy with the Gibson, and as much as I like old stuff, I recognized that this was going to be a project that would require a lot of TLC , money and time. Having a...
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    Re: Lost my A-Style - how to replace it?

    Okay, because I completely lack self control and the ability to stay on budget, I am now weighing these options:

    The 1919 Gibson ($1000) above, but I won't be able to see it until Saturday, or
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    Re: Ngd!

    Congrats!
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    Re: Lost my A-Style - how to replace it?

    What's a ballpark value of one of these, F-D?
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    Re: Lost my A-Style - how to replace it?

    So, I stumbled across a 1919 Gibson A-style, arch top, oval hole. The headstock has been recently refinished by Weber. She is obviously used, and I've not actually seen it in-person yet. It is priced...
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    Re: Lost my A-Style - how to replace it?

    Thanks everyone, I really appreciate all your input and suggestions. Lots to consider and a couple new brands that I wasn't aware of to look into. My old A-style was an oval hole instrument, but I...
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    Re: Lost my A-Style - how to replace it?

    Allen, while in theory you are correct, the sound my Breedlove F-style products is quite different (twangier, if that is a word) that the Gold Tone did. It was an oval hole, which may have...
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    Re: Ever have those nights...

    Chris, I think it is funny that you posted this today - maybe it is something in the weather, but I checked the tuning on my mandolin mid-day and it was pretty close, but then tonight (after very...
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    Lost my A-Style - how to replace it?

    While dinking around with a tenor banjo, a mandolin-playing neighbor asked if he could try my banjo. He brought his old Gold Tone mandolin over and we tried each other's instruments out. In his...
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    Does this help?
    https://youtu.be/sP8MSD1qUxI
  16. Re: Can't find the Mandoholics Anonymous thread...

    4 1/2 days and 2200 miles across seven states and I'm almost within sight of home, and I lost my resolve. The Casper Wyoming Craigslist had a deal on very lightly used Epiphone Hummingbird that I...
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    Re: Song A Week Question

    Sounds about like my speed, Honkety!
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    Re: Song A Week Question

    Thanks James!
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    Song A Week Question

    I'm new here and keep seeing reference to a Song A Werk project, but not figuring out exactly what it is and how to participate. Most likely it is for more advanced players, but thought it may be...
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    A kindred spirit, indeed! I'm a Canon 1DX (X2) guy with way too much white glass for wildlife!
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    Yes f-d, I wander through Ekalaka now and again. Lots of trips from Miles City to Broadus and MC to Baker, but I have to be a bit creative to find an excuse to pass through Ekalaka!

    As for the...
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    All too funny, gents! I'm sure I will demonstrate some instances of misplaced priorities, rash decision-making and general indiscretion along the way, but I'm just glad I will be able to share those...
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    I appreciate the warning Russ, but it is too late - the disease has already manifest itself in my being, so I am trying to develop coping mechanisms. But that is secondary to collecting more music,...
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    Re: Mandoholic Confession Thread

    I love the story, Mike!
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    Hi Mark. Only an hour? Your restraint is admirable! I tell myself I can only play for an hour, but three hours later I realize I've lost all track of time. And the gettin' good thing, well I hope...
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