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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    Fender emailed me today to say they're back in stock, so i touched the trigger. Would've rather given a store the business but nobody i contacted was interested. i hope it's a nice one. Thanks to...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    It may help if folks went to the Fender Telecaster web page and clicked the "notify me when available" box. Listing the Tenor Tele with the Telecasters might be a good sign from our friends at...
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    Re: Alternate Reality Fender Tenor Tele

    It doesn't seem like good business sense to redesign and tool up for a completely different size, unlike anything else Fender makes, only to make one short limited run. Even tho CNC programming is...
  4. Re: Campanella two-point (How to make an accent on due?)

    There's a story about Johnny Smith being asked why he didn't play barre chords, and his reply was, "I don't play them because I don't like them." As far as the mandolin goes, the 3 course chords...
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    Re: Fender Tenor Tele - First Impressions

    Okay, i was wondering what i was missing out on. There was once a MIJ Squier tele in the house; not as good a guitar as its Strat counterpart and with the weight on the heavier side of medium with...
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    Re: Fender Tenor Tele - First Impressions

    Hmmm. Maybe my taste is in my mouth, as my favorite ash tele's have all been at or under 7 pounds, with one 8 pound exception. And swamp ash's popping tone tickles my ears much more than the hard...
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    Re: Fender Tenor Tele - First Impressions

    Baron - i greatly appreciate your making the effort to weigh it and answer my questions. IMHO this is a really great weight for this instrument. All interesting pieces in the herd for sure,...
  8. Re: Is the wait for the Fender Tenor Telecaster worth it?

    Update: Here's what I found after talking with a prominent guitar seller (who checked with their rep) and talking with Fender by phone: All of the initial run has been sold and more are in...
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    Re: Fender Tenor Tele - First Impressions

    Baron - Thanks so much for your helpful demo, as i've been waiting years for Fender to make this model. And now I'm looking forward to their production getting up to speed to meet the demand so I...
  10. Re: Is the wait for the Fender Tenor Telecaster worth it?

    vwfye - Thank you for suggesting the Eastwood. Here are the +'s as i see 'em:
    Eastwood: nice looking bridge and overall shape.
    Fender: resale value, translucent butterscotch finish, alder instead...
  11. Re: Is the wait for the Fender Tenor Telecaster worth it?

    Considering the price point, it will likely need some work to make it play well -- the mandostrat needed proper saddles and i can visualize some old school strat or later tele saddles on the TT. ...
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    Sorry to hear that other folks' mandolins don't get better with age. i've had a few of those, but the one i've kept was bought new and there's no question that the tone has changed for the better. ...
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    Re: nylon strung 4 string OM

    There hasn't been much going on in the way of guitar sales in the area since the passing of Charlottesville Music, so i was surprised to see a Pono nylon strung tenor guitar with all solid wood and...
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    Pedal steel guitar gets my vote. The theory alone is mind boggling with tunings that are constantly changing with combinations of pedals and knee levers...10 string necks in E9 and C6, and few pro's...
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    Re: Parting with a beloved mandolin

    Well, if it's that beloved you'll likely regret it later and it will likely take more coin to get it back. You may be best off finding a way to keep it than go down that road so many of us have...
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    Re: nylon strung 4 string OM

    fox - That's a new one to me. Pretty nifty and different stuff, but i'm thinking more like flat wood.

    Can you tell me about the instrument pictured in your avatar?

    Thanks very much.
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    Re: nylon strung 4 string OM

    Seonachan - Thanks for the idea. The body size might be alright, but it needs the shorter scale and spruce top. Capo would be an option, but ultimately there wouldn't be much neck left clear of the...
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    Re: nylon strung 4 string OM

    Thanks for the ideas. There's a baritone uke in house that will get restrung. The classical guitar body size is right, but the neck is about 2 strings too wide tho.
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    nylon strung 4 string OM

    Is there anybody who makes these. One with 19" or 20" scale and cutaway would be nice.

    There are some baritone ukes cutaways in this scale, but the body is rather small.
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    Re: Mojo on beloved Daley mandolin

    Maybe the best argument for touching it up would be for preserving its value. You might not envision selling but it's likely that it will move on someday. i can't predict that or how much more it...
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    Re: Mojo on beloved Daley mandolin

    i would definitely have it touched up from time to time...not talking about refinishing, but just adding finish material to protect it. This gets done to my guitars when needed and prevents more...
  22. Thread: Tonegards

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    Re: Tonegards

    A Tonegard came with a Japanese KM-1000 some 10 years ago. It did sound better with the thing than not and when the mandolin wasn't being held properly. By that i mean the back wasn't allowed to...
  23. Re: Straight Up Strings by Siminoff - any thoughts or experiences

    Mybe they can sound good on your mandolin despite their theory instead of because of it. It seems like different tailpiece widths would change their notion of downward and lateral pressure on the...
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    Re: Monroe's "Fiddle" Shuffle

    About Goldrush, there's video where Byron plays an extra part that was left out and not recorded to make the song the right length for the record.

    i recall reading an interview of KB where he said...
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    Waverly tuner bushing reliability

    Considering taking the plunge on a new Waverly set on a new instrument. i'm wondering about their nylon bushing design and if it will eventually wear out or develop any problems. Something this...
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