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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Glad it's back and sounding great!

    Love the playing, nice lilt!!
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Yes, I'm seeing a lot of beauty in the simplicity and attention to detail in that mandolin.

    Here's to a return to it's playing form!

    (I may call you sometime about the name of that breeder,...
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Spencer,

    In addition to your initiative to build an instrument, I'm also in admiration of your discipline to start off simply. That way, even if something went really awry, you haven't invested...
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    Re: Finally Finished: Soliver #001

    Spencer,

    Congratulations on that first build!

    Looks great, and sounds even better!

    I saw you a NMC a few weeks back - hope all is well there.

    I'm sure I'll cross paths with this mandolin...
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    Re: F-Style vs A-style ergonomics...

    Can't say I have a whole lot of experience in this, but I did have a couple of ideas.

    I played mostly A-model mandolins for years and then bought an old F4, thinking it was the "pinnacle" of the...
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    Re: Burtenshaw Mandolin #16...

    Very nice! Looks like a Nugget 2-point from back in the day.
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    Re: Playing with wrist/thumb pain

    belbein,

    I sent you a PM.

    Thanks!

    Jim
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    Not tying to stir the pot, but a scant few years back (5-8?) I was thinking that one could buy just about all the A-model mandolin one wanted for about $3000-$3500. What's happened to make...
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    Re: Tristan Scroggins & Molly Tuttle

    That rendition is "quit your day job and chase the dream" good! I very much appreciate Tristan's stylings on this. It's obvious he put a lot of thought into it and how to make it sound "old" while...
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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    Apitius A model some years ago (8 or 9?), before Oliver took his hiatus. Someone was selling it here for around $3500. I was first in line, but balked for an hour or two and the seller moved on. ...
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    Re: Visit to Carter Vintage Guitars

    Stay away from my Gilchrist!!

    I'm saving up for it! Should have it covered by 2042!

    That was the highlight of my visit. I have played a Gil F4 before that wasn't bad, but not fundamentally...
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    Re: Wow, what a flip!

    I have exactly the same year model Cherokee Sport with 159k miles. I bought it 10 years ago for $3400. If I sold it for $10001, I'd take a loss vs what I have in it!! New rear end bushings and...
  13. Re: A-5 Jethro two-point.. what can you tell me about this?

    Marty,

    I've always found those to be very interesting, but have never played one. Would like to have your assessment of it. I am also looking for a second opinion of the sound quality of my...
  14. Re: Jacobson Nautilus Mandolin #39 - Ziricote and Birdseye

    Beautiful work, Marty!

    Sound fantastic as well!

    Glad to see that you are still building in some capacity.
  15. Re: Fiddle tunes for viola or mandola - free collection

    I'm sure this will help. While we are adamant that we teach the tunes by ear, as we only have one day per week with them, and not every kid comes every week, we do provide sheet music as a back up. ...
  16. Re: Fiddle tunes for viola or mandola - free collection

    Ralph,

    Thanks so much for this! I'm from the metro Atlanta area and serve as a "consultant" to a fiddle group attached to a large high school orchestra. Once a week we have 30 or so...
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    Re: New to me AL Smart F5

    Wow!! I'm simply stunned with the clarity, volume and tone of that instrument.

    Would have to be in the top 3 mandolins I've heard, and I've heard a bunch!

    Question; are you hearing all of that...
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    Re: Fiddle Tunes with History?

    I can't remember where I heard it on a recording (but I know I did!) when an Old Timer was interviewed about the origins of "Bonaparte Crossing the Rockies." When pressed with the information that...
  19. Re: Couple of Original Instrumental Tunes - Mandolin and Fiddle

    Trey,

    Great Job! I'm more than impressed with your playing and your musicality!

    Sorry I missed this. Let me know the next time you are in Atlanta and I'd be happy to come out and support.
    ...
  20. Thread: MAS or not

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    Re: MAS or not

    My only additional advice is to plan a two day trip. The first day you will be overwhelmed with the different variety and different variables inherent in each instrument. The best decision you can...
  21. Re: New mando. Still trying to adapt. Thoughts welcome.

    Give it a while.

    1) You will adapt. When you have more time on your new one than the old one it will feel more comfortable to you.

    2) Also, give the mandolin time to open up. Iíve been...
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    Re: Bruce Dix and Julie Cline - Video

    Love the BRW 2 Point that Julie is playing. I have one much like it within 5íserial numbers of hers. I donít play mine nearly as well!
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    Re: Martin Style 20 Interest

    I've got one that I think is the 2-15; oval hole, fully carved arch top without the points. Should play like the style 20. I think it's a lovely little mandolin, and has more refinement and better...
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    Re: Glass mandolin syndrome

    My favorite story was when some knucklehead was practicing with a beautifully unmarked mandolin. After an hour or so of concentrated practice he got up and stretched his arms out over his head with...
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    Re: A little Star Trek Mando moment

    Spencer,

    Thanks for the video - how cool.

    Sent you a PM.

    Jim
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