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  1. Re: A Loar Story with Darren Nicholson: June 13, 1923 Gibson F-5

    Wonderful sounding mandolin!
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    Re: Mowry siblings, 13 years apart!

    The one-piece back on that archtop is unbelievable!
  3. Re: Gilchrist Using The Tone Traveler On Mike Compton's Mandolin

    JEStanek wrote: “For me best tone is a combination of how I hold the instrument, my technique, and the mix of strings and pick to get optimal tone.”
    It’s only human, of course, so many of us are...
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    Re: Question on "tiers" of instruments

    “A bad instrument will hold you back, a great one will pull you forward.”
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    Re: Steve Earle Interview

    Great photo of Daniel, Steve, and Steve. No talent shortage in that trio!
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    Re: "The Tree"

    John Hamlett wrote: “Last year a large osage orange tree washed up against the bridge in my driveway over the creek … Also hoping (but not too optimistically) that I might get a few guitar sets.”
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    Re: "The Tree"

    Just to add a little of my own experience with “The Tree” used on a small-bodied guitar with a spruce top. To begin with my bias: I had no special love for The Tree. I generally am not drawn to...
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    Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TAMCO retirement.

    Hi Trevor, I was lucky enough to visit your shop in 2014 and Wow!—more terrific instruments assembled in one small room than I’d ever seen! I was born in Brighton but moved to the States in 1960,...
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    Re: Campanella Due

    That is simply a beautiful instrument! The Campanella violin aesthetic is wonderful and unique. Congrats!
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    Re: Volume vs Tone

    Further to UsuallyPickin—Your story on Mr. G is much like mine, I ordered one of his instruments from Carter’s not knowing much in advance, but the result has been amazing, a daily enriching...
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    Re: Volume vs Tone

    Hi James—That tale from the Asheville pub is terrific and so full of insight! I am always struck by how we as players can fall into asking the world of our instruments but correspondingly little...
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    Re: Help identify this wood

    I would have said Bocote
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    Re: John Lennon - Mandolinist?!?

    Yeah, still working on “All My Lovin’”! Then I plan to graduate to “This Boy”—even harder …
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    Re: Speed: Missed Notes and feeling

    Completely agree on Chris Thile—his mastery allows a ton of feeling to come through even on the fastest passages. For the rest of us mortals, playing at or (worse) beyond our speed abilities usually...
  15. Thread: Nmd

    by Richard Mott
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    Re: Nmd

    Gchris—Say a word about what led up to you breaking your 40-year mandolin fast! —R.
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    Re: Amazing Nugget F5 at Carter's!

    Wow, the video. What clarity in that mandolin!
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    Re: What timber is this please ?

    Another guess for Brazilian Tulipwood!
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    Re: Amazing Nugget F5 at Carter's!

    Yeah, it would be great if Carter’s put up a video. Although sometimes there’s a lot of cross-noise in their showroom. Tone, looks, & feel—they all go into the price of an instrument I think. ...
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    Re: Amazing Nugget F5 at Carter's!

    “Kinda funny but I compare this to those who collect stamps or coins”—yeah if this Nugget was a stamp it would be up there with The Inverted Jenny, at least if it was a left-handed build!
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    Re: Amazing Nugget F5 at Carter's!

    Personally, I think the Nugget at $27,500 and the Gilchrist at $16,000 and the Ellis $11,500 each well worth their asking price—maybe the latter two are even underpriced! But then I believe...
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    Re: Mowry F5 - My Last Mandolin

    A great account and what a beautiful instrument! I’ve followed Andrew’s work for several years, and he seems to be turning out incredibly clean builds whose sound folks rave about—archtop guitars...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    I’m in the wabi-sabi camp—believing that years of small wear marks and finish checking on a carefully maintained and lovingly played instrument are a thing of beauty because they capture its use and...
  23. Sarah Jarosz livestream tonight Thurs. April 29th at 8:30 p.m. ET

    As above, nfi, just a fan.
  24. Re: Sarah Jarosz livestream tomorrow evening 4/28/21

    The first Sarah Jarosz performance is actually tonight, Thursday April 29th. So if you think you missed it last night, you haven’t missed it!
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    Re: Rusty Young RIP

    Hi Gtani7–Many thanks for the info on the Melobar! I’m guessing the name explains why Rusty called it “The Bear”. Found this link to a sale with pics of Rusty playing one:...
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