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    Re: Battle of Evermore

    This version is available in the tab library: https://www.mandolincafe.com/tab/evermore.txt
  2. Re: Installing a K&K in OM - Question about location of endpin ja

    I hope you join us in the Mike Black social group where you can find build photos of that GBOM in progress:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/group.php?discussionid=5478&do=discuss

    There’s...
  3. Re: Installing a K&K in OM - Question about location of endpin ja

    I don’t have any insights to offer but would welcome more pictures of and information about your Black GBOM!
  4. Re: Eastman oval-hole vs f-hole: Difference in access to upper fr

    The short answer is tradition. The oval with its 12th fret neck join pushes the bridge back to the tailpiece, kind of like the Gibson mandolins from the first two decades of the last century. The...
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    Re: Beginner Lessons philosophy/discussion

    A good teacher from the outset will help you adopt good fundamentals and avoid forming bad habits that you will spend considerable time undoing. Beware the guitar teacher who also can noodle a bit on...
  6. Re: String recommendations for Gibson Snakehead A Junior

    I use Curt Mangan monels on my Snakehead:

    https://www.curtmangan.com/monel-mandolin-11-5-40/

    https://www.curtmangan.com/monel-mandolin-medium-11-40/
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    Re: Andy Statman Bought A Loar F5!

    When did a master craftsman adding honest play wear through the use of a tool for its intended purpose become considered “trashing?”
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    Re: Mandola Sounds?

    Lawrence is a master:
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    Re: Good deal on a Big Muddy M2 on Boston CL

    The builder, Mike Dulak, thinks that the M4 mandolins are the best sounding ones that he makes due to their rosewood backs.
  10. Re: Tear drop or pear-shaped A style--what's your preference?

    I don’t have a preference, though I’m thankful to own one of each. My Hester A5 is part of the former camp, a tribute to the legendary Mrs. Griffith Loar A5:

    195200

    Meanwhile, my Passernig A5...
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    Re: Amazing Nugget F5 at Carter's!

    https://cartervintage.com/collections/mandolins/products/nugget-f5-2009

    Easy on the eyes, hard on the wallet.
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    Re: Help me identify this mandolin!

    The OP has not logged in since the date of the OP, which is likely the date the account was created.
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    Re: String preferences for Gibson A2-Z?

    I typically install monels on my snakehead, starting with the old Gibson Sam Bush set that went obsolete and now with Curt Mangans.
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    Re: Case for L&H?

    Ask Tim Logan about the Calton for his Lyon & Healy: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/152487-Cases-for-Lyon-amp-Healy-model-A
  15. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    Maybe. And his prices have certainly climbed:

    https://www.banjobuyer.com/banjo/51244

    However, your own The Music Emporium mentioned one from NAMM 2016 and one or two that have arrived...
  16. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    I’d seen the Omega offered at Banjo Studio as well as their demo of a previous one:
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    As an Abigail Adams fan, I may require one of each. ;)
  18. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    Okay, so how does it contrast with the Flora? :grin: Apparently, it has an 11” head, which changes the tone, and a radiused board, which impacts playability. Are the other differences largely...
  19. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    How does it compare to your Flora?
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    Re: 1956 Fender Mandolin Serial #00005 HELP

    I wouldn’t conflate “worth” with price. It’s a cool piece that many here would like to own and nearly all would like to play. And if its early serial number adds to your enjoyment of it, all the...
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    Re: backpacker mandolin

    You might consider a Want To Buy ad in the classifieds.
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  22. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    Or on Elderly: https://www.elderly.com/collections/category_open-back-banjos-5-string/products/will-seeders-12-dobson-special-2019
  23. Re: What price level and up gets you a "lifelong keeper" mandolin

    This one just hit the classifieds: http://www.mandomutt.com/products-page/new-arrivals/2000-flatiron-festival-f-5
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    Re: Powerful A models in the 5K range

    In case “MUST be an A5” means “COULD be an F5,” here is the link:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/172799#172799

    And these are two video samples:
  25. Re: Open Back / Old Time Banjos - Comparisons to Mando Builders

    Lovely! https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/172699#172699
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