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  1. Re: 1996 Gibson A-5G with 3 signatures on the label

    Following up on my own post here --

    I emailed Helen Beausoleil (now at Zeta Violins), inquiring about Jean Swan. Helen replied, saying that Jean Swan was a final sander for Flatiron/Gibson...
  2. 1996 Gibson A-5G with 3 signatures on the label

    Hi,

    I wanted to post this to follow up on some older threads about the various luthiers signing Gibsons in Bozeman in the 1990s. My friend has a 7/29/1996 A-5G (likely to be posted for sale soon...
  3. Re: Flatiron FG5 Sign by Michael Owens Information?Any body know

    Googling " 'Michael Owens' mandolin" turns up this Linked In profile, which shows him to be a past luthier at Gibson:

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-owens/57/751/5b6

    (And unless I'm...
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    Re: V-Picks Giveaway

    Count me in. Thanks to Scott and to V-Picks for the opportunity.
  5. Re: Andy Statman Trio in Portland, Seattle and Bellingham

    Tickets for Seattle show are at

    http://www.chabaduw.org/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/1317531/jewish/Chabad-UW-Benefit-Concert.htm

    It is a benefit for Chabad at University of Washington. Info...
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    Re: Free Mandolin Cafe ball cap - give Kirk a quote

    We are the MandolinCafe community. You will be Assimilated. Resistance is Futile.
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    Re: Suggest a caption for this photo

    Sheet music? Cat ain't no part a nuthin' ...
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    Re: Suggest a caption for this photo

    Okay, this is cross-pollination with the Limerick thread, but here goes:


    My chart was all covered with feline
    The chart was just treble - no bass line
    This was the catís way of saying that ...
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    Re: Santa Cruz H-13 on Craigslist -- opinions?

    Paul,

    Many thanks for your comments and insight, and thanks for the great links, too. There's plenty of fodder for me to geek out on there -- great stuff. Will let you know what happens ...
    ...
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    Santa Cruz H-13 on Craigslist -- opinions?

    Hi folks,

    A friend here in Seattle is considering this here Santa Cruz H-13 Custom, listed on Craigslist for $3700.

    Link: http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/msg/1741482599.html

    Essential...
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    Re: music limericks

    a few more ...


    Fiddle four, banjer five, guitar six,
    Mando eight is the one that I picks
    The big bass it rumbles
    My home life it crumbles
    As I practice more hot Monroe licks
  12. Re: Free David Grisman Quintet Tickets - Seattle, April 22-25, 20

    Please throw my name in the hat -- always a pleasure to see Grisman. (And nice touch on that dawgy Tone-gard, David.)
  13. Re: Banjo Pinata at the Darrington Bluegrass Festival

    Hi Folks, thanks for the nice comments. To answer the questions -- no it wasn't bought, Terrie and family made it themselves from paper mache, etc. Terrie is pictured in the second photo, below,...
  14. Re: Banjo Pinata at the Darrington Bluegrass Festival

    Here are a few more. The final three show a couple more festival scenes, namely, swimmin' in the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River (better known as the Stilly), which flows right by the...
  15. Banjo Pinata at the Darrington Bluegrass Festival

    Well folks, this past weekend we had the pleasure of attending the Darrington Bluegrass Festival in Darrington, WA. It is certainly one of the highlights of the Northwest summer festival season. ...
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    Re: children on mandolin

    For my (almost) six year old son, I have my old mid-missouri M-2 set up with just four (not all eight) extra-light gauge strings (there's a 9 to 34 set available). I have blue masking tape in the...
  17. Thread: Salt river

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    Re: Salt river

    My understanding is that Salt River is the older name, but when Bill Monroe recorded it, he was also cutting Crossing the Big Sandy River on the same album, and the record company thought that two...
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    Re: traditional music in Pacific Northwest

    Well, the Centralia Old Time Music Campout is a week long thing is August and is excellent. (That is its reputation; I've not had the pleasure of attending yet, but I pick with alotta old-time...
  19. Thread: Wintergrass

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    Re: Wintergrass

    ... "The hotel underwent (as you are probably aware) a substantial renovation
    and we are very proud of the facility.

    We are trying to balance protecting the investment and our hotel with a...
  20. Thread: Wintergrass

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    Re: Wintergrass

    It would be interesting to find out what percentage of Murano customers for that weekend are Wintergrass attendees. My guess is that it is close to 100%. It would not surprise me if the hotel...
  21. Thread: Wintergrass

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    Re: Wintergrass

    I was only able to make it for Saturday night this year. I was lucky to be present at the Rialto (great venue!) for Choro Famoso with Mike Marshall and Danilo Brito. What a treat! They lined their...
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    My Neil J. Dean A-5 has a "German Spruce" top and...

    My Neil J. Dean A-5 has a "German Spruce" top and I love it. I use the quotes though based on some googling I did, which said that "German" is really a misnomer, since little if any of it comes from...
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    Let's not forget Django's Cadillac out of Oregon....

    Let's not forget Django's Cadillac out of Oregon. Very hot mando, guitar, clarinet, vocals. Google 'em.
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    Well, it's not exactly South King County, but...

    Well, it's not exactly South King County, but Conor Byrne pub in Ballard has a Monday night open bluegrass jam that is fun and open to all levels. Everyone sits on the stage and plays, but if it gets...
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    I would be very curious to see the Red Knuckles...

    I would be very curious to see the Red Knuckles pics, too, if there are any, plus reports from folks who were at Telluride. Am I correct that Red Knuckles has not been seen since Charles Sawtelle...
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