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  1. Re: Need you to rebuild a special 50's Gibson mandolin-just a nec

    I was at Randy Wood’s shop yesterday and unless there are 2 of these with a James tailpiece, this was on his bench already fitted with a new neck. He got it from the new owner who bought it over the...
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    Re: Bluegrass/Old Time in New Orleans?

    I lived there 20 years ago and the home of bluegrass and old time music was the Piney Woods Opry in Abita Springs (across lake Pontchartrain) It has renamed itself the Abita Springs Opry and from...
  3. Re: Song with lyrics "called home". Does anyone know it?

    You might be thinking of the Flatt and Scruggs gospel tune, Gone Home. It has a call and response chorus which repeats Gone Home. It's on YouTube
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    Re: Becoming a Luthier-How?

    Within the next few months the University of Tennessee Press will be releasing a new book about Luthier, Randy Wood. Although everyone does what they do for many different reasons this book explains...
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    Re: Mandolins, Arthritis and Yours Truly

    Before you self-diagnose your hand problem see a doctor. I thought I had arthritis in my left hand for the past several years and when I finally went to a doctor for relief I was diagnosed with...
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    Re: A case for locking the case

    Allen -
    I read a little Arabic and I'm quite sure it translates to - Only A Gibson is good enough
  7. Re: Looking for mandolin as a wedding gift for my fiance. Please

    I've been married 44 years. Buy her a gift certificate at Elderlys and let her choose
  8. Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    Me too please. Dennis Satterlee
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    Re: The History of Vintage Cases

    The badge is black and silver and the buckles are the gun metal style you described. You did an excellent job of identifying the war years guitar case and, except for a red interior, your photo...
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    Re: The History of Vintage Cases

    Over the past summer I had the good fortune of stumbling across a 1945 Martin D-28 still in the possession of the original owner's family. I purchased it with a brown Lifton case, which, through the...
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    Re: Open jam sessions weekly

    Don't know about that one in Shallotte but if you go north to Conway they have a bluegrass club that puts on a monthly show and jam session. I Haven't been up that way in awhile but their web site...
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    Re: Gibson mandolin history

    Walter Carter (Carter Guitars in Nashville) wrote a great history that is still available

    http://www.amazon.com/Gibson-Guitars-Years-American-Icon/dp/1575440148
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    Re: Tom Morgan

    He is indeed the same Tom Morgan. The latest CD reissue is a compilation of the Kentuckian's 1963 radio shows performed in Wheaton, Md. I have a tape from one of those shows where Tom describes...
  14. Re: Bluegrass In Upstate New York - Article

    There was a fiddler's picnic each year at Hemlock Lake ( south of Rochester, NY ) that my uncle attended back in the 1950s. I believe it had been in existence before WWII. I started going myself in...
  15. Re: An odd looking mandolin on German eBay.

    It appears that this instrument may be best played with a bow
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    Re: Wind Gap

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    Here's Barry on guitar from last month. Of course he looks a month older now
  17. Re: Special Consensus live streaming tonight

    The correct thread is

    https://new.livestream.com/saltymoss/thespecialconsensus

    once again the full link isn't being accepted. after - saltymoss/the specialconsensus

    Sorry
  18. Special Consensus live streaming tonight

    Randy Wood's guitar shop has been hosting live acoustic music for years going back to his early days in Nashville. He is now adding a new live streaming feature to his shows to share the music with...
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    Re: Randy Wood

    I was there too. After the jam Randy invited us back into the shop to test his two latest builds. Barry and I have been lucky enough to play pretty much everything that Randy has built over the...
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    Re: Black Faced F-style mandolins

    Pete Langdell built this one in 2003

    Dennis Satterlee

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    Re: Kenny Haddock, dobro player

    Kenny told the story of recording with Flatt and Scruggs. I forget which song it was but Earl thought his dobro break sounded too much like Eddie Adcock and not enough like Earl so it wasn't used.
  22. Re: Good Reading Material? Not Instructional/Theory Books

    I highly recommend this book

    http://www.bluegrassmuseum.org/store/product9.html

    My wife sleeps with the author and she recommends it too.

    Dennis Sattelee
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    Frank Wakefield Medical Update

    Frank, who suffers with emphysema, was taken to the hospital last week with what was diagnosed as a collapsed lung. He was released and over the weekend once again found himself unable to breath. ...
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    Re: Randy Wood mandcello

    It's for sale and there is another one that hasn't been strung up yet. You will have to contact Randy for pricing.

    Dennis Satterlee
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    Randy Wood mandcello

    I went to Randy's last night to see the show (the Boxcars bluegrass band) and ran into Adam Steffey playing this recently completed instrument. I don't think too many folks are building or playing...
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