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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    While there appear to be many factors with the physicality of the mandolin (or any stringed instrument) like the type and age of the woods, how it was built, finishes, set-up, changes in weather,...
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    Re: Northfield Marshall Mandolin Summit

    It was a first class event. Marshall, MI is a sweet, small town in south central Michigan about 90 west of Detroit. We toured the production facilities the first day and got a sense of the R & D that...
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    Re: I canít play now

    Doc - Sorry to hear about your accident. It does not surprise me that the person who hit you drove off. Most accidents where motorcyclists are hit, the drivers of the cars are given very light...
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    Re: Mandolins for 6k and under?

    At your budget, you have many choices my friend. It all depends on the sound you want and the type of music you will mostly be playing, I believe.
    I have 2 Northfields (an F5S blonde and a 5 bar...
  5. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    I bought an Artist Series Variation 1 (5 bar) that I received in late March this year after being in the "que" for 4 months. It's everything I want in a custom mandolin... and it will only get better...
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    Re: How do you get better at the mandolin?

    One thing I suggest when practicing is to not get upset with yourself when you make mistakes (which happens all the time for me). As a younger man, I was a stage actor for about 12 years and I would...
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    Re: Mandolins are Cool

    When people ask me if my mandolin is like a uke, I just say,"Actually, it's a uke with double the strings and double the sound and double the fun. Ukes are certainly OK but a mandolin is twice as...
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    Re: Mandolin Set Up Ebook and Mandolin Users

    Rob - I'm appreciative for the well written ebook on mandolin setup. You are the man! Thanks for taking the time to compile this really excellent guide.
  9. Thread: TKL Mandolins

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    Re: TKD Mandolins (TheMandoShop)

    Look at the video around the 50 minute mark to see where the gentleman discusses how luthiers used tools to fine tune a Strad violin by way of the f-holes. In rounding out the discussion on this...
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    Re: Introducing The New Collings MF Deluxe

    Mike - I'm a bit late tothe game as well but I bought an MF Deluxe Merlot last week. I's a beautiful thing. Do you still have yours? If so, how is it doing?
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