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    Re: Best all time Inlay's

    This one always catches my eye. It's on my F4.
    (But if I cover up the rest of the instrument I feel like I finally have my Loar, at last!)

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    Re: Lifting bridge on a cheap acoustic guitar

    The glue surfaces would have to be meticulously cleaned of old glue for hide glue to form a good bond, and that might not be easy to accomplish in this situation so I probably would not recommend...
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    Re: Hill Country Stringworks

    Just received a new abbreviated pick guard from Doug. Enjoyable to work with, listened to what I wanted and provided it quickly at a great price.
    Beautiful work, I highly recommend them!
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    Re: Best all time Inlay's

    195064These are my two.195065
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    Sorry about the rotation…I don’t have the necessary software installed to alter.
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    Re: Best all time Inlay's

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    I love this one!!. It was in this thread a while back
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    Re: Best all time Inlay's

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=78626&d=1322024196
    The first time I visited Tom, he was kind enough to show me a few of his personal instruments which included a black...
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    Re: Hill Country Stringworks

    I ordered a lefty ebony for my MT.

    LOVE IT. It is so much more comfortable to play, can't believe I waited so long.

    As a side note, I leave it on when putting the mandolin in the gold hardware...
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    Re: Hill Country Stringworks

    My Father's Day present finally got unboxed earlier today. I got ebonized rosewood to keep the look more in line with the rest of the well-used look of the instrument, as well the sunburst coloring....
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    Re: Hill Country Stringworks

    New website is nicely done! Congrats on the launch!
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    Re: Hill Country Stringworks

    I used the new website Monday to buy an armrest and it showed up in the mailbox on Wednesday! Great service.
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    Re: Hill Country Stringworks

    Good to see Doug, great arm rests and pick guards! Got'em on all my mandos...
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    Re: McClung Armrest

    Nice!
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    Re: McClung Armrest

    Hill Country makes great pickguards too. Well made and a good price too. Worth looking into if you need one.
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    Re: McClung Armrest

    I am looking forward to my new curly maple McClung that Doug is sending me soon! It is going on my Weber Diamondback. Thanks Hill Country Stringworks!
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    Re: Hill Country Stringworks

    Doug, Thanks for the quick response you gave me last week, as you always do. I appreciate the great armrests and am looking forward to the next one! Dan
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    Re: McClung Armrest

    This mountain scene is gorgeous! Man!
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    Re: McClung Armrest

    Thanks for your good work, Doug. I have three, two on mandolins and one on a mandola using a viola clamp. They all look good, work great and prevent my arm from developing a permanent crease.
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    Re: Pickguard or no pickgaurd?

    Yes, same concept, facilitates good ergonomics! Also +1 for the McClung armrests that Doug makes (he's in Texas too!), they're beautifully made and work great!
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    White Rose McClung

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    Here is one of Doug Edward's creations on a 2019 Northfield Big Mon. I purchased a Northfield armrest when I bought the Big Mon, but found its profile to be too narrow for my comfort. All...
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    Re: Mandolin armrests - Yes, No, Type?

    I use McClung style armrests from Hill Country Stringworks. They keep the mandolin from getting slimy with sweat & keep my forearm comfy. I'm also a tone-gard fan but would be hesitant to use...
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    Re: Mandolin armrests - Yes, No, Type?

    Doug Edwards at https://hillcountrystringworks.com. makes great arm rest. And he's a great guy. Very comfortable.
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    Re: Mandolin armrests - Yes, No, Type?

    Am split on them. A little more than half mine have them, the others don't. For me, it's more of how much does my arm dampen the sound from the top? Some sounded the same (one worse) with an armrest....
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    Re: Mandolin armrests - Yes, No, Type?

    I really like the McClung armrests and found that they put my arm at a good angle for playing. I decided to not put one on my Girouard when it arrived and have adjusted fine to playing without one,...
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    Re: Mandolin armrests - Yes, No, Type?

    I am of the opinion that, yes, they do offer benefits.
    What I find is they raise the forearm enough it lowers the angle of the wrist. This allowing for less tension in the wrist.
    I also find...
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    Re: Mandolin armrests - Yes, No, Type?

    It really depends on how you hold the mandolin. If you steady the mando with your forearm you might find it's more comfortable to have an armrest.

    I think it also puts your wrist in a slightly...
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