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    Social Distancing

    Remember stay at least 6 feet from a banjo playeróóóat all times.
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    Re: Your Thoughts On D'Addario XT Strings

    Ditto! Couldn’t wait toTake them off.
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    Re: F2/F4 style mandolins?

    Eddie Blevins makes an F4 in the $3000 range.
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    Re: Solo builders

    I happened onto a Nichols Road F5 by Bruce Clark. Big $ tone and playability for modest $.
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    Very nice. I like it!
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    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas to all the truly nice people on MC and especially to Scott who makes this possible.:mandosmiley:
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    For a long time I had heard wonderful things about Givens mandolins. This one made me a believer. '77 A5 with a custom golden red finish. I had the Robson tuners and Allen TP put on. It plays up...
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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    Two. The first was a ‘64 Strat. Played surf guitar back then. Sold it when I went into the Army in late ‘65. The second is much less exotic and not at all legendary. It was a Collings MT2-O V. I...
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    Re: The cafe....made my day!

    Can I have an AMEN!?
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Mandolin Cafe!

    A GREAT place for a lot of good people to gather! Thanks for doing this and wishes for many more years.
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    Re: Disappointment

    I'll give it a go! I play a bit of BG, Celtic, Old Time, Country, and starting some light jazz. In my OP I frumped about the tailpiece, tuners, strings, and bridge. The tuners, tailpiece and...
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    Re: Disappointment

    Actually this made my MT expendable!
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    Re: Disappointment

    He was a “not serious “ occasional player. It was a moving sale.
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    Re: Disappointment

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    Chapter 3: After consulting with Greg Boyd I decided to make an offer which was accepted much less than the $2500 asking price. I sent it to Greg and, after adding a James TP, a set of...
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    Re: The Duo Lynx plays Amber Lights

    Lovely tune! Well done!!!
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    Re: St. Anneís Reel

    This is a great way of demonstrating that fast isn’t necessarily better. Well done!
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    Re: Strings and other musings

    Ain’t retirement grand?!!!
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    Re: Mia Mandolins in Greenbrier, Arkansas.

    Have been seeing them on eBay for a few months.
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    Re: Help with Timing

    With regard to ITM I think youíre right on.
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    Interesting.........

    For quite a while I havenít seen much in the way of Givens Aís in the Classifieds. Now, within a couple of days 3 of them.
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    Re: Robson A style tuners

    I don’t see them either.
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    Re: Always surprised how people send stuff

    I recently bought a mandola. It was shipped in its case (a darn sturdy and heavy one) which was wrapped in about 5 layers of bubble wrap, shipping label on that. Came through without any problems or...
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    Re: Sellerís Remorse - 2008 custom Weber Fern

    No help to you, Kevin, but I suspect there are a lot of folks on this forum with similar stories. I’m one. I had a Collings MT2O that had been used as a battle axe, or something. A guitar repair guy...
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    Re: Disappointment

    Chapter 2. I consulted with a pretty well known luthier, showed him some pics and described what I saw. His opinion is that it doesn't need a neck reset at all. He said a planing and refret look...
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    Disappointment

    Well, I had a disappointing experience today. There was a local ad for a '77 Givens A style mandolin for $2500. The headstock inlay indicated it was probably an A5 and the ad owner said it was in...
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