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    Lawrence Smart mandola on craigslist

    https://charlottesville.craigslist.org/msg/d/charlottesville-mandola/7537360792.html

    It says they are looking for a local-to-Charlottesville VA cash sale, but might be worth asking if you were...
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    Re: Loar K-5 Mandocello

    One of the Loar Mandocellos on the Mandolin Archive is Serial # 75255, which was Lloyd Loarís personal mandocello and had a unique headstock. At some point, it had been converted into a guitar, but...
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    Re: Tunes in "F"

    Just came across this one the other day:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rqZeGm9V7s

    Slippery Hill is a great source for tunes in all kinds of tunes in different keys. They have 274 fiddle...
  4. Re: Monteleone F5 - #4 of his original 10 Loar copies

    202789

    Iím that friend! Hereís the back of #6.
    Pete
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    Re: Ian Coury 1st solo CD

    You’re welcome, David. Ian is a remarkable player!

    Pete
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    Re: Ian Coury 1st solo CD

    Al, I’m not on Facebook, but feel free to post something on the Choro North America Facebook page if you like. It was a pleasure having Ian on the show….what a great young player!
    Pete
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    Re: Ian Coury 1st solo CD

    Just a quick reminder that this interview will air today(August 5th 2022), with Ian Coury going track by track through his brand new, as yet to be released, solo recording project.

    The radio show...
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    Re: Ian Coury - Peghead Nation

    David,
    I am interviewing Ian Coury on my radio show tomorrow, August 5th 2022. Weíre going to go track by track through his brand new cd, which will be released on August 20th.

    I made an...
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    Ian Coury 1st solo CD

    Hey folks,
    On friday, August 5th 2022, at 4pm US Eastern time, Ian Coury, the young (20 years old) 10-string Brazilian mandolin virtuoso, will be joining me from Brazil via Zoom on my radio show,...
  10. Re: Andy Irvine's Sobell instruments missing amid airport chaos

    This isnít the first time that an airline has lost one of Andyís instruments: he flew into Charlottesville, VA to play a concert at the Prism Coffeehouse one time and his checked bouzouki didnít make...
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    Re: mandolin banjo - anyone's 2 cents

    I’ve bought a couple of Gretsch banjos from that guy, including a mandolin-banjo. He had strung it with Nylgut strings, which really helped mute the harshness of tone you'd get otherwise with metal...
  12. Very nice and informative article. I had not put...

    Very nice and informative article. I had not put two and two together, but my aunt was born on May 31st 1922, one day before the first Loar was launched into the world. She just celebrated her 100th...
  13. Strength in #s tribute/Mando Mafia Clifftop concerts

    I wasnít around to host my regular radio show on WTJU Charlottesville Christmas Eve, but my sub played two concert recordings back to back, the first being the Strength In Numbers tribute band (with...
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    Bob White mandolins

    Anybody got one? A good buddy of mine was just given a beautiful and pretty flawless A model mandolin made by Bob White, of Shade, Ohio, but searching for his name doesnít come up with much. We know...
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    Re: Bedpan-dolin

    My friend Julie Mangin holds an event every year called the Tacky Treasures Roadshow, sort of modeled after the Antiques Roadshow. One year Cathy Fink showed up with a bedpan banjo, made using a...
  16. I remember seeing Grisman’s Quartet(Dawg, Darol,...

    I remember seeing Grisman’s Quartet(Dawg, Darol, Mike and Rob) at the Trafalmadore Cafe in Buffalo when they were touring this album. When they played ‘Dawg Jazz’ the band imitated the horns of the...
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    Loars at Carterís

    I just checked the Carter Vintage site and they have seven Lloyd Loar F5 mandolins and three Loar H5 mandolas. I donít recall ever seeing so many for sale in one place before. A wide range of prices...
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    Re: Monteleone F5 -#4 - 'The Gibson'. 1970s

    Very cool pics there! I have #6, made in 1976, but it’s not a Loar F5 copy, it’s a 2 point with a unique ‘moccasin’ style headstock. John told me it was the prototype for his Baby Grand model. It’s...
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    Re: Octave Recommendations?

    I played a James Jones Octave mando throughout the time Mando Mafia was in operation, including on all our commercial recordings. You can hear it prominently at the beginning of this track:
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    Re: Some Real Music - Sierra Ferrell

    Thatís Nate Leath on a John Hamlett F5 in that video. Nate is an awesome musician, particularly on the fiddle. He and Audrey MacAlpine, the bassist, played with Sierra Ferrell for a number of years,...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Rocky Road to Dublin, but this one:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0_KC2prUqo

    Pete
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    Re: Ry Cooder isolated mandolin Love in Vain

    Just heard this awesome Ry Cooder produced Mavis Staples song on the radio, with Ry playing mando and slide guitar, and his son Joachim on drums:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeZmZ1Pt6C0
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    Re: Monty tailpiece *cover*?

    I can relate. I surprised myself that i was able to remember that Lou Martin LP.

    That description by Stan Jay was about as over the top as I have ever read! His catalogs were always such a...
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    Re: Monty tailpiece *cover*?

    The photo of mine is a little confusing because there’s a strip of leather under the strings at the bridge end of the tailpiece... it kinda looks like an old Gibson tailpiece base to me. The cover...
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    Re: Monty tailpiece *cover*?

    Good idea, Jim. Iíll try that, and yes, that is the mandolin Iím talking about. The tailpiece cover that was on it when i bought it was a very roughly shaped piece of aluminum, obviously not what...
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