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    Re: Honest opinion sought

    Thanks to everyone that responded. You've helped me decide to go for the Brit. I'm going to own it for a long time (hopefully) & so I want something that I'm going to feel proud to own. I don't need...
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    Honest opinion sought

    Hi Folks
    Iíve been looking for a mandocello & I live in the UK. These things seem to be mutually exclusive. However, I have the opportunity of buying a British built basic acoustic mícello or a mass...
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    Ozark guitar bouzouki

    Hi Folks
    Im still trying to find a mandocello here in the UK. Absolutely nothing available. However I’ve come across an Ozark 2246 Guitar /Bouzouki. I suspect the quality will be poor but before...
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    Re: Gold Tone Mandocello - Breaking strings

    Thanks for your reply. Is it possible to upgrade the tuning pegs, if they are weak or poorly made?
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    Gold Tone Mandocello - Breaking strings

    Hi All
    I did start a thread on this yesterday but where it now is is a mystery! So if you come across another post of mine on the same subject, please accept my apologies.
    Anyway, I'm struggling...
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    Remarking fretboard

    Hi
    Iím thinking of converting a guitar into a mandocello but wondered how you remark the fretboard with the dots between the right frets.
    Many thanks
    Martin
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    Suzuki Mandocellos

    Hi Folks
    Crikey, mandocellos are difficult to get hold of in the UK!
    I read a few threads about Suzuki mandocellos & wondered what the general view is? Are they decent quality & worth buying . . ....
  8. Thread: Mandocello

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    Re: Mandocello

    Itíd be interesting to know how they compare with the Gold Tone mandocello. Both are comparable prices but seem to be completely different instruments.
  9. Thread: Mandocello

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    Mandocello

    Hi Folks
    Iím looking at potentially buying a mandocello. Iíve come across a British make called Hathway. The instruments look good but they donít have an adjustable bridge. My original mandolin...
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    Re: Hidden D'Addario Micro Tuners....

    Is the D'Addario micro tuner instrument specific or the same one be used on a mandolin, guitar, banjo etc
    Cheers
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    Re: Mando players in Devon?

    Thanks
    I was starting to feel lonely.!
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    Mando players in Devon?

    Hi All
    It would be great to meet up with some local learner/player/enthusiasts? Anyone in South Devon, UK?
    Cheers
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    Re: Struggling with left hand

    Good question!
    I’ve got an old BlueMoon which I’ve marked up with a permanent marker to help me while learning. I only recently purchased the Eastman, which is such a lovely instrument that I’m...
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    Re: Struggling with left hand

    Thanks Matt. This is really helpful, particularly the pics. I'll spend a bit more time on it & maybe give you a shout if I cannot fix the problem. I'm currently learning a lot of background stuff...
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    Re: Struggling with left hand

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    Thanks for your reply. Yes, I have a leather strap on my Eastman but not on the cheapo one that I am using to learn on. I think an arm rest & tone guard may help. I'll look into this.
    Cheers...
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    Re: Struggling with left hand

    Thanks.
    I did as you said & ended up emailing Rob Meldrum at rob.meldrum@gmail.com, with the word "ebook" in the title. I got a lovely email back, with a copy of the book attached!
    I'll look...
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    Struggling with left hand

    Hi Guys
    I'm pretty new to the Mandolin so realise that practice will help but I'm struggling with my left hand positioning. Firstly holding the mandolin is causing soreness in my joint above my...
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    Re: Final choice - Eastman MD305 or Kentucky KM250

    Thanks for your replies everyone. Iíve decided on the Eastman. Looking forward to playing it.
    Cheers
    Martin
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    Final choice - Eastman MD305 or Kentucky KM250

    Hi Folks
    Sorry in advance for my questions, which all revolve around mandolin makes.
    As mentioned before, I am just picking up the mandolin again after several years & am re-starting my learning....
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    Re: Telestar, Teiso, Columbus?

    Thanks Nick
    It would be really useful to get some idea on value. Are we talking about $50 or $500. Are cannot get any idea eventhough I am seeking guidance from emando.

    Many thanks
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    Re: Telestar, Teiso, Columbus?

    Thanks Mike
    Iím new to the forum but was wondering if it was possible for me to message you for some advice off line. I donít know how you do this or if itís permitted.
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    Re: Telestar, Teiso, Columbus?

    Thanks Mike. I suppose the obvious observation is that if it was that bad you probably wouldnít have one. How much would it be worth do you think?
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    Re: Telestar, Teiso, Columbus?

    Thanks for your replies. Here are some photos. It actually198801198802 sounds nice, but I guessed the quality may be poor.
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    Telestar, Teiso, Columbus?

    Hi Folks
    I've come across a 1960s Telestar Electric Mandolin. I can't get much info on it apart from it was a make from New York that imported instruments from Japan. They seem to have been also...
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    Re: British or American

    Davey Mandolins, Cornwall. Theyíre just down the road from me. Iíll check them out. Thanks!
    Although not British or American, the Eastman MD 305 looks really nice.
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