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    Re: New Mandolin Day - Ellis

    Hey Mike (and others), I Googled "Ellis Mandolin #450," at the top of the list is, "Ellis - F5 Tradition - 450 - Ruttlist," and if you scroll down there is a small video clip of this mandolin being...
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    Re: New Mandolin Day - Ellis

    "Tradition" model Ellis?
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    Re: The Ol Pals Footprints in the Snow

    Is that a Red Diamond mandolin Butch is playing? It cuts through nicely. Pretty sure I was at that performance at Grass Valley. Good job!
  4. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    #7 and #13 at Carter's, #7 looks more distressed than #13 and is $2500 more. Must be the sound difference?
  5. Re: Gibson Ricky Skaggs Distressed Master Model - My New Mandolin

    Looks like #13 is for sale at Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville.
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    Re: Counting Tree Growth Lines ?

    Thanks gents for the info, good stuff.
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    Counting Tree Growth Lines ?

    Can you tell approximately how old the spruce top wood is on your mandolin by counting the lines on one side of the mandolin's top? If the top is book matched you can only count one side, with one...
  8. Thread: Gibson "F-3"

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    Re: Gibson "F-3"

    Well if Bill Monroe would have made the F3 his main mandolin....
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    Re: Visit to Carter Vintage Guitars

    It's a 2,333 mile drive for me....
  10. Re: Live From Here - Is There a Better Music Show ANYWHERE?

    "Be yourself, and be yourself the best you can. Everybody else is taken."
  11. Thread: Jet City Guitars

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    Jet City Guitars

    Anybody had any experience with Jet City Guitars? Thoughts?
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    That mandolin has Punch brother!
  13. Thread: "Powerful/Loud!"

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    "Powerful/Loud!"

    How important to YOU is it to have your mandolin be powerful and loud? We know people who have powerful and loud voices, but the result is not pleasant or pleasing. If you are in a band or large jam,...
  14. Thread: Brentrup Mandolins

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    Re: Brentrup Mandolins

    My experience is that you need to play a mando at least 1/2 hour to have it open up and get into its "best voice." That's even if you play it regularly. If it hasn't been played for months or years,...
  15. Thread: Brentrup Mandolins

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    Re: Brentrup Mandolins

    Anyone besides Mandobar played the Brentrup F5C at Music Emporium? 2nd opinion on that one would be interesting.
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    Re: Michael A Lewis Mandolins

    Hang in there Michael, you've gone through a lot. You are one of the best, hope to see you around Grass Valley at the 2020 FDF Bluegrass Festival, maybe just as an attendee to take in everything that...
  17. Thread: Brentrup Mandolins

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    Brentrup Mandolins

    There have been a couple of Brentrup F models in the classifieds lately. Ten years ago they would have been scooped up in a week or less. I'm wondering if the newer generation of mandolin players...
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    Re: Today the Music Died

    It's somewhere....
  19. Thread: A pair of Diamonds

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    Re: A pair of Diamonds

    How does the F model compare to the A model regarding volume and tone?
  20. Re: How do you test the qualities you're looking for in a Mandoli

    After playing it for at least 30 minutes, it should "speak" to you." "I'm the one, take me home!"
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    LoarFest? Is there another one (years ago in California there was one) coming up?
  22. Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    You see one on line that "grabs you", too far away from you to travel and try it out, and you go to bed thinking about it, and you wake up thinking about it....
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    Re: Potential USA Recesssion?

    Okay, no more wimpy hesitation!
  24. Diamonds (Red) are a man's best friend!

    Diamonds (Red) are a man's best friend!
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    Re: Caterina Lichtenberg‘s On-line course

    I have her DVD/Booklet. It has plenty to keep you busy, understandable, doable, recommended. Some folks need an online instructor for motivation, I don't. I think you should be an intermediate...
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