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    Re: Celtic Mandolin Builders

    Be careful with the Sobells. I’ve owned a few, and they all needed some sort of work, and not minor stuff. Non-working truss rods, splits between the fretboard and top at the neck joint, etc. I’ve...
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    Re: Should Bryan Kimsey scallop my guitar?

    Consumer laws vary state to state. You’d be surprised at what some states have embedded in their commercial code to protect their citizens. I’ve learned one thing in life, never say never.
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    Re: Should Bryan Kimsey scallop my guitar?

    I’ve seen some very poorly modified Martins over the last 25 years, done by a variety of well known individuals. Some with bubbled tops, swollen bellies, caved in tops, oversized bridges, etc. I...
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    Re: Celtic Mandolin Builders

    Nigel worked for Stefan for over a decade.
  5. Re: Campanella two-point (How to make an accent on due?)

    Mmmmm, it may sit a while at that price, especially with the wide nut.
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    Re: Irish tenor banjo

    Rolled brass
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    Re: Irish tenor banjo

    I ordered a Pisgah tenor this week. Itís due for delivery in September
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    Re: Kimble or Duff F5?

    There are at least two others that have gone through TME with that peg head.
  9. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    Put a lot of that sound up to the goat’s skin head and the tone ring.
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    Re: Looking to upgrade from first, but Eastman?

    Northfield Calhoun, which is an oval hole might be a better choice. Better build quality, better sound. Try looking through the Classifieds, and on the Mandolin Store's website.
  11. Re: APM cancels Live From Here amid other layoffs and cuts

    I think this has more to do with public funding (remember when PBS and other public funded organizations took at hit ten years back?) than with audiences and social distancing. Many states are going...
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Phil,

    I am very sad to hear this. I wish you all the best.
  13. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    Bill Rickard is a great guy, and an inspiration. He survived a terrible motorcycle accident twenty years ago, thousands of miles from home (in Italy). He lost an arm, and a leg, but has gone on to...
  14. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    There are a lot of great builders in the banjo world. Pisgah, by the way also owns Balsam Banjo works which makes the hardware for a lot of builders. I’m not sure I’d liken them to Weber, because...
  15. Re: New and recent Tenor, best than vintage Martin's and Gibson ?

    Iíve played a few Circle tenors. Considered one until I played a Collings. I have some vintage tenors, a Collings, and a Girouard. The Collings is in CGDA tuning. The Girouard in GDAE. I prefer...
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    Re: Irish tenor banjo

    Iím guessing the head and the head tension on Angelinaís banjo has a lot to do with her tone.

    My luthier sold a friend of mine a beautiful old Vega tenor with a wooden press-on resonator that he...
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    Re: Irish tenor banjo

    Actually, I prefer the 17 fret, shorter scale. I have found that there are a lot of great banjos being made by people you have never even heard of, and probably never will. But many of them will...
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    Re: Kimble or Duff F5?

    If someone is looking to buy a mandolin right now, if they see it, don't wait. Things are moving pretty fast, and lord knows what the restrictions on travel will be in a few months. Things seem to...
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    Re: Kimble or Duff F5?

    Call the Music Emporium in Lexington, Massachusetts. They have one of each (used Duff, new Kimble)
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    Re: Possible Binding Separation?

    Seems to be a whole lot of white showing up in various pictures, but not consistent in all of them. If you are seriously interested in the mandolin ask the seller to make a video, moving the...
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    Re: New Joe Campanella F-5 at The Music Emporium

    These are voiced very differently than the older ones. He's really hit his stride on these. While the older ones are great, those from the last three years are more responsive (you don't have to...
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    Re: New Joe Campanella F-5 at The Music Emporium

    If you listen to the YouTube of the F5.....Absolutely........stunning!

    https://youtu.be/xPtZgz_dczU
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    Re: New Joe Campanella F-5 at The Music Emporium

    I think the prices went up about 20/25%.
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    Re: New Joe Campanella F-5 at The Music Emporium

    Things move fast at TME.
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    Re: New Joe Campanella F-5 at The Music Emporium

    Contact Andy at TME. He is working with Joe. Not sure Joe is taking orders or just building and sending what he builds there. It’s been a few years since they received anything from him.

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