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    Re: Seagull S8 Owners Thread

    I certainly agree that the sound projects surprisingly well. It is louder than most mandolins I have played.
    As regards the tuner buttons, there are no issues with mine - indeed I find the tuners to...
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    Re: Seagull S8 Owners Thread

    I quite like mine. I have travelled with it a lot this year.

    I was lucky enough to go to a music seminar in Crete in March, and I felt that the Seagull was actually good enough to use at it.
    I...
  3. Re: Any clues about this British-made mandolin?

    I can't think of a maker. I once had an electric mandolin called an Errington, but it was quite different to this (I'm making an assumption that the builder's name began with E). There were not many...
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    Re: The new Session King mandolin?

    That is probably true, but you could probably say much the same for a guitar-shaped zouk. People may think it's a funny guitar.
    Either way, on its own terms it seems to work very well, and indeed I...
  5. Re: Bouzouki built for under $1k? Any thoughts?

    I've not tried them, but this shop in Ireland looks to have some good instruments.

    https://www.moloneymusic.com/Products/Mandolin_Bouzouki_Family/Bouzouki__Cittern#nav10MandolinBouzoukiFamily
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  6. Re: Nice article about Dublin maker Frank Tate

    Thanks. Well spotted!
  7. Nice article about Dublin maker Frank Tate

    This is good.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/craft-and-graft-of-a-dublin-guitar-maker-1.3864724?fbclid=IwAR3Pzxo2QvGkzmlXUZxGtCo5JlNmCyqHVgbsDm0V2Btwo_r0pM9lankaIfQ
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    Re: a bad practice session

    If you're practising on your own, particularly if you are trying to learn a new piece, it may well be that you have other things on your mind and you are not fully engaging. Either go and deal with...
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    Re: Not all Collings hold their value

    I own two instruments by the great English luthier Stefan Sobell, which I'm not planning to sell. His stuff comes up quite rarely and he is an example of instruments which certainly hold their value....
  10. Re: check this out, Rahim AlHaj NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    A great musician.

    He is also mentioned in a recent thread on oud players:
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/143192-7-Oud-Players-to-Listen-To/page2
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    Re: Under Seat on Plane?

    Just to be completely clear :
    Are you saying that a cheap seat with United does not allow you to bring a carry-on piece of luggage which can be stowed in the overhead space? I've never come across...
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    Re: Under Seat on Plane?

    I often travel with a Seagull mandolin which is small and ideal for travelling with.
    It is small enough to fit in my hand luggage along with my clothes etc, so I don't have any check in stuff.

    I...
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    Re: 7 Oud Players to Listen To

    [QUOTE=Michael Wolf;1707606]The oud seems to be not that important in Iran, but it`s there.

    I was unable to watch your videos for some reason, Michael.

    However, when I was in Crete, Negar...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    That's good news Ivan. All the best, mate.
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    Re: 7 Oud Players to Listen To

    Well I had really great trip. The workshops were quite intense but good fun. There was a lot of emphasis on different rhythms, playing music from Turkey and further afield. I learnt a lot about the...
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    Re: What is a Celtic mandolin?

    I've always liked the sound of harp with mandolin and actually feel it's not a sound we hear enough.
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    Re: Happy Birthday Norman Blake

    I saw him with Nancy and James Bryan at The Exit Inn in Nashville in the late seventies.
    He made a lasting impression, and I subsequently bought a lot of his LPs and in several ways I think he...
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    Re: Abandoned instruments???

    Just to clarify:

    Have you actually made these instruments yourself but your prospective customers have not picked them up or paid for them,
    or have you done repair work on instruments that belong...
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    Re: Abandoned instruments???

    "multiple years". If that is literally what you mean, then it sounds like they have abandoned it.
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    Re: What is a Celtic mandolin?

    All good. Colin got married in September and lives on a boat near Bristol, Donald is getting married in June and moving to Shetland and we're just back from a month in New Zealand visiting the...
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    Re: Abandoned instruments???

    It seems straightforward to me. If they won't actually buy them, then they're yours to sell.
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    Re: Train from Edinburgh to Inverness

    I hear you, man. I would have been doing the lambing then. The weather in April is VERY unpredictable. Dornoch is a local town to me. We often go there, usually to the beach, which is magnificent.
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    Re: What is a Celtic mandolin?

    NK Forster's article about this is the best and most detailed I have read.
    (Post #110).
    (By the way Nigel, I was interested to read your Workshop burglery update. I admire your attitude in this. I...
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    Re: Train from Edinburgh to Inverness

    There is no doubt that hiring a car will obviously get you off the beaten track, where much of the magic is.

    You perhaps hadn't thought of the bus. It is worth looking into. The main companies are...
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    Re: What is a Celtic mandolin?

    Round-backed mandolins and round-bellied mandolin players don't go well together.
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