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  1. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    It might be baloney, but I was told years ago that A was for artist and F was for Florentine.
  2. Re: How many different F5ís does Dave Apollon play in these Vitap

    My favorite of all time because he could play pieces from nearly genre of music.
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    Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    No. I play in the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra. About half of what we play is classical. The rest a sampler of everything else, but very little bluegrass.
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    A highly misguided proposal for a trade

    This Seagull dulcimer is up for sale in Portland, Ore. The instrument looks well made and, for $200, it's probably a good choice for someone who wants to try electric dulcimer.
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    Re: Carved top Army Navy Pancake Flatiron

    This phrase would rank with "bone-in fillet of beef."
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Homemade? Weird adaptation of something? I give up.
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Here's a bowlback that would require repairs/restoration greater than the value of the instrument:

    https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/msg/d/oregon-city-mandolin-project-bowl-back/7419658521.html...
  8. Re: Non-Classical/Celtic/Bluegrass Mandolin addition to a band?

    I like to jam with a guitarist-friend who plays Beatles, Stones, Creedence, Van Morrison, et al. I usually try to anticipate -- and maybe duplicate -- the accompanying licks and solos from the old...
  9. Oregon Mandolin Orchestra Holiday Concert -- live/virtual Dec. 19

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    The Oregon Mandolin Orchestra will be performing in a holiday concert Sunday, Dec. 19, to celebrate the season.​

    Concert-goers can attend in-person at 3 pm PST at St. Barnabas Episcopal...
  10. Re: What chronic illnesses do old carved mandolins get?

    Hey, I resemble that remark!
  11. Re: Case for a Pochette/pocket mandolin made.

    Looks like a good fit. Congrats!
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    Re: Mandolin marked only 559 1258?

    After you've written whatever you want, go to the array of icons above the field where you just wrote. Hold your cursor over the icons at the far right and identifying labels will pop up. You will...
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    Re: Slow, sweet songs

    Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust"
  14. Thread: Tender Joint

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    Re: Tender Joint

    Sorry to hear. I developed a ganglion cyst in the same spot in 2014. It got steadily bigger until eventually I couldn't play. After a few months of grumbling, I had it surgically removed. ...
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    Re: Is this a mandolin?

    And probably built in Germany or Czechoslovakia, judging by the floral inlays.
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    Re: One instrument to serve two octaves

    I applaud your willingness to experiment.
  17. Re: My favorite Red Bear pick just broke after a decade :(

    If a Red Bear has been your favorite, then why not get another? Treat yourself -- get two!
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    Re: Gibson Snakehead A Junior

    Bravo! Enjoy!
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    Re: Vintage photo of a Lyon & Healy mando cello

    I'm with you. All I can guess is my friend has a very slim-handled baseball bat.
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    Re: Ever heard of a "guitar chair?!"

    Now THAT's a mandolin chair!
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    Ever heard of a "guitar chair?!"

    I guess I missed the class on "guitar chairs." Now I wonder if there are "mandolin chairs."

    https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/msg/d/vancouver-guitar-chair-footrests/7407951462.html

    197746...
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    Re: Vintage photo of a Lyon & Healy mando cello

    Here are the pictures from the eBay ad:

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    Re: Vintage photo of a Lyon & Healy mando cello

    A friend of mine owns a similar L&H mandocello. He told me he appreciates the grace of its look and the excellent workmanship in its construction. But he also said the neck feels like a "baseball...
  24. Re: Items stolen from David Grisman's gig last night

    I sent all of this info to the Portland mayor's office today, hoping they would lean on police to put the pedal to the metal.
  25. Re: Vintage Two Point Carved Top Mandolin - Looking for informati

    Very interesting and quite beautiful! But I have no idea who made it. It does look as if it needs a better-fitting tailpiece. A luthier could help you. Good luck with it! I hope it sounds as...
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