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  1. Re: Article: The Mandolin Store Moving to Tennessee

    Nashville is a great move! We just went there for a week and all the best instruments and guitar shops in the world are there!! You will be busy!! Good luck Dennis!!
  2. Re: Ebay Ratliff Mandolin Ads - Why is there little interest?

    Over the last 35 years in San Diego I have seen mandolins go from super popular with a ton of expensive mandolins on store walls to just a few on walls. Twice! Now , there are no high end stores...
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    Re: Gibson snakehead Jrs vs other snakeheads

    I have a 23 snake. Has that cool old tubby pretty sound. Then I played a A jr at a bluegrass jam and it had that cool old tubby pretty sound!!! I think at 96 years old most of the old Gibson’s...
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    Re: Your MAS Progression

    Just two. 1923 Gibson A bought in 1983 and Weber Fern bought new in 2004.
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    Re: Gloss or Satin finish? Sound difference?

    The two best sounding mandolins I have ever played had a nitro finish. One was a very plain Weber A type and the other was a Gibson F. Both just loud incredible sound. In my opinion I do not think...
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    Re: DR MD-11 mandolin strings

    They are not coated. Just made different. Made my Weber fern come more alive. Over the years I don’t try a ton of strings. Mostly J74’s. But I tried the DR strings and I like them better. ...
  7. Thread: Givens A

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    Re: Givens A

    This reminds of the time I took the two hour Taylor guitar tour with my Son. At the beginning of the tour Taylor had a guitar that was completely made of an old nasty wood pallet. And they had...
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    Givens A

    I want to talk a bit about the givens I played at Carterís. This mandolin looked like it was made from wood from the free wood pile at Home Depot. Really. But it sounded as good or better that...
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    Re: DR MD-11 mandolin strings

    so many strings, so little time! The DR strings have a clarity and loudness that I like. I play guitar like many of us I I changed over to DR 11’s. Not to light, not to heavy . A friend who...
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    Re: DR MD-11 mandolin strings

    Sorry, I have been away from the cafe for years. Anyway, the strings work for me. Maybe I’m out of tune!!
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    DR MD-11 mandolin strings

    I bought a few sets of these strings now and they are amazing. They give my Weber fern more volume and they last longer. Very bright string also. Just my opinion but they are my new string now. I...
  12. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    I was just in Carterís vintage a week ago. So many great mandolins. My Wife agreed that if someone really wanted to buy a fine mandolin , $300 plane tickets would be well worth it. Why? Because...
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    Re: Carterís vintage guitars.

    Or a Visa!!! Where else on earth can you try 60 high end mandolins??? Or more. And if you are a guitar player, they have the best in the world new and vintage. Hundreds!!
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    Re: Carterís vintage guitars.

    My Wife bought me a hat.
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    Re: Carterís vintage guitars.

    Their attitude was welcoming. Just come in and play. Look. Have fun. How often do you see a 1937 00028 ? Or 3 Loar mandolins?? Plus every new high end guitar. Single story shop in downtown...
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    Re: Rover RM-75 F style mandolin

    I played a new one several years ago at a good shop in San Diego. I was amazed by the solid woods and overall build quality . The experienced sales guy was amazed also.
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    Re: Carterís vintage guitars.

    I did not write down serial numbers because I only had so much time. Maybe not everything is on their site. It looked like they had a few thousand instruments. I just wanted to say what an...
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    Re: Carterís vintage guitars.

    Sorry pictures are sideways. Thought I did it right.
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    Carterís pictures

    Amazing place. Best guitar shop in the world I think.
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    Carterís vintage guitars.

    Hi. I recently went to Tennessee on a family trip so my first stop was Carterís!! Oh my!!! The coolest best guitar shop I have ever seen!!! They have hundreds of fine instruments including 3 Loars...
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    Re: Question about "Bad" Gibson F5's

    Its kind of like anything, some are probably good while some are not so good. Look at classic air cooled Porsche cars for example, the mid years, 74 to 77 were considered terrible 10 years ago. ...
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