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    Re: New Vessel Mandola

    That’d be great, Gary. I’d be interested in hearing how it measures up to your H5 mandolas, which are most impressive.
  2. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    Northfield is marketing its own custom set of strings now:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/140455#140455
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    I’ve got two!

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    The first is my Hester A5, built by Gail as a tribute to the Mrs. Griffith Loar (#74003). It features red spruce over red maple with a varnish finish that combine to...
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    Re: New Vessel Mandola

    Do you have any sound files of this mandola, Gary? I’m curious if you have any sense on how it compares to a tenor lute conversion, such as the one that you completed for William Smith. I also wonder...
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    Re: Girouard Mandolins

    I just checked out (and enjoyed) your blog. Do you have any recent updates on your build progress?
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    Re: Hester tribute loar a5 pair

    Alan Bibey is playing the Ads topped A5 first bought by squirrelabama in post #52. Ken Sager is playing the Carpathian topped one that he originally purchased in post #68.



    If you think that...
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    Re: Hester tribute loar a5 pair

    Hester with Carpathian:



    Hester with Adirondack:
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    Re: Ashokan Farewell Tabs anyone?

    Here is the link: https://www.mandolincafe.com/tab/ashoken.txt
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    Re: Gibson Master Model List

    Given the date of December 12, 2002, can we infer that this one is V-70364?

    https://www.elderly.com/collections/category_mandolin-family-instruments/products/gibson-master-model-f-5-2002
  10. Re: Help making German Mandolin decision Knorr or Dean

    I’m not patient: https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/139809#139809
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Right here:
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    Re: Hester tribute loar a5 pair

    I saw that today is Gail’s birthday on the Cafe homepage, so I thought I’d bump one of my favorite threads about one of my favorite instruments by one of my favorite builders. I picked up the red...
  13. Re: looking to try some mandos out in fredricsburg va.

    It's not an exact quotation: http://www.vintagemandolin.com
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    Re: Are Eastmans a keeper?

    “Keeper” is a subjective term, not an objective one. It is a well understood expression of longstanding satisfaction with an instrument. In this context, a keeper is that which is kept.

    As for...
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    Re: A short tune in GDGD tuning

    Maybe I can help?
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    Re: Flatwounds on Eastman OM?

    Let emando.com do the work for you! http://www.emando.com/shop/strings8va.htm
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    Re: Piccolo mandolins

    Mike already answered this question for you seven years ago! :))

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/91171-16-Molly-s-A4-Piccolo-Mandolin-w-Virzi

    The answer: “around 11 inches”
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    Re: Ted Davis mandolins

    Skinner has one coming up for auction soon: https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3260B/lots/9
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    Re: Buying on the rebound and gambling

    Reunited and it feels so good? https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/139309#139309
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    Re: Thomastik Strings

    TI's seem to offer reduced tension, corrosion, and squeak although some feel that those virtues come at the expense of brightness, cut, and volume. I like them on my National RM-1 where the...
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    Re: TI strings

    Have you considered simply buying D’Addario EFW74’s? To me, the primary appeal of TI’s is the wound A course, and I willingly pay the surcharge to install them on my National RM-1. If I were simply...
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    Re: Ashbury Resonator

    Have you considered Stuart Wailing’s resonator mandolin?

    https://stuartwailingresonators.000webhostapp.com/mandolin.html

    I’ve not played one, but I at least like the idea of a resonator hand...
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    Re: Why no narrow nut options?

    Jeff Hildreth is rolling over in So. Oregon.
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    Re: Virzi "Tone destroyer"

    He might be way ahead of you: https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/139358#139358
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    Re: Virzi "Tone destroyer"

    Yes. Players (like Mike Marshall) have removed the Virzi from a Gibson F5 through the f-holes without damaging the instrument.



    I suspect the answer here would also be yes. Most buyers and...
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