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  1. I’m kicking myself for not knowing about this...

    I’m kicking myself for not knowing about this guy. Gave a listen to “A Little Goes A Long Way” and instantly bought the album. Quote from my duet partner who was sitting in the kitchen, “Wow! Who is...
  2. I bought a copy the other day and haven't stopped...

    I bought a copy the other day and haven't stopped listening. Very nice old time music. Andrew Collins did a good job producing. Try it, you'll like it.
  3. Wow! Thanks, Scott + Mike. You made my Tuesday. :...

    Wow! Thanks, Scott + Mike. You made my Tuesday. : )
  4. I’ve been a fan going back to “Little Widgets.”...

    I’ve been a fan going back to “Little Widgets.” His “embrace sucking” advice is completely on target.

    Andrew was in town last year with the trio as visiting artists for a local arts organization....
  5. Wow! Nice playing. Would love to see the sheet...

    Wow! Nice playing. Would love to see the sheet music.
  6. Thanks for reposting. Don't know how I missed...

    Thanks for reposting. Don't know how I missed this. I must have been in Scotland. Oh, wait! I was.
  7. Re: Article: Guitar & Mandolin Camp North Line-Up Announced for A

    This looks fun! If only "North" meant Wisconsin or Minnesota!
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    Re: Inside the Ellis and Pava Workshop

    Thanks much for the post. I recently acquired an A from Walter Carter and am very happy with it.
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    Re: Steve Carlson Tooling Up at ZETA

    Thanks for the great interview and interesting details about life at Gibson. Glad to see Zeta getting another at-bat. Best of luck.
  10. Re: Alan Munde and Billy Bright - Bright Munde

    Buy.
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    Re: Any thoughts on provenance?

    Rex: There are a few pickers here, in Muscatine, and in Iowa City. We're trying to grow the scene. The internet (FB, online lessons, this Cafe site) is making it a lot easier for people to connect....
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    Re: Any thoughts on provenance?

    No serial number.
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    Re: Any thoughts on provenance?

    The scroll. Appears to be a copy. Might be a '20s case, though. Or am I missing something?

    120740
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    Any thoughts on provenance?

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    Thought to be 1920s F5-style Gibson, but the script is unfamiliar. Mandolin does not appear to be bound. Copy?
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    Re: Hypothetical Gibson Question

    There may be legal issues with trying to intentionally manipulate markets. And markets are fickle. Lately there have been some real bargains in the classifieds, including mandolins going unsold. The...
  16. Re: Matt Flinner Trio wants to play in the Dakotas

    Matt: If you're heading through the Quad-Cities (Davenport, Rock Island, Moline, etc.), on the Mississippi River between Omaha and Chicago on Interstate 80, and interested in a stop here, you have my...
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    Re: Buying the Big One (Capital B, Capital O)

    My advice is jump in with the best mandolin you can afford that challenges your playing. Then start trading up, as your have more funds and your skill grows and your ability to hear, and appreciate,...
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    Question, hoping for a quick answer

    I need to get an estimated international shipping cost for mandolin I haven't yet packed. Any guess on weight? 20 pounds? I should know this. Thanks!
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    Re: Got any St Paddy's Day Gigs Coming Up?

    Playing at Kavanaugh's after America's biggest bi-state St. Patrick's parade. And before that. And after that.
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    Re: To gig or not to gig...

    Go for it.
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    Re: David Benedict - Into The True Country

    Man, that's sweet, tasteful and well-played! Buy!
  22. Re: pleasant surprise (offshoot of the Monteleone mandolins threa

    Thanks! Say, I just bought a Northfield F5-S to use while the Duff goes off to Will Kimble for a tuneup. It should arrive tomorrow. What do you think of them? Talk about an incredible value. Adam...
  23. Re: pleasant surprise (offshoot of the Monteleone mandolins threa

    I've enjoyed reading your posts. My suggestion is go with a Duff F5. You will not be disappointed. There are more expensive mandolins you can buy, and comparable mandolins, but Duffs are top-notch in...
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    Re: The end of civilization

    Yes, it is the end of civilization, but I still like the accordion. Came close to buying a concertina a couple of times.
  25. Re: Is a Gibson F5G a "Professional" Instrument?

    Trampsinger: Thanks for the additional perspective about who you are and what you're trying to do. This is all obviously subjective, but my advice would be to spend a little more money and go up to...
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