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    Kilin Reece and String Band Revival

    Interesting article about traditional Hawaiian string band music. Kilin is the brain behind Pono Instruments, most notably their flat-top octaves but also mandolas, mandolins, tenor guitars, etc....
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    You never appreciate a Waterloo until you come across a loo that has no water.
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    Re: Headstock Scroll repair?

    I recommend Bill Bussman.
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  4. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    There's a big difference between a copy and a counterfeit. (A point which appears to be lost on Mark Agnesi in his role as Gibson spokesman.)

    I agree that counterfeit instruments - instruments...
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    Re: Question about glue

    Just to add my perspective, some of the most difficult glue joints that I have opened have been in old Gibson mandolins made with hide glue. I don't recall ever struggling as much with a Titebond...
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    Re: truss rods

    Of all the mandolins that I have worked on over the years I can only remember 2 that had a back bow in the neck, and they were both carbon fiber mandolins. I can't remember if the fretboards were...
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    Re: Pecan as tone wood?

    Never tempted to cut down the backyard pecan. James mentioned the economics- if inexpensive classical guitars from Mexico use it, players might be reluctant to show you the $, even for an abalone...
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    Re: Walmart Mandolins on Clearance!

    For anyone thinking buying into this scam you have until until Sat, Jul 6 to return it for your money back or a replacement. Wal-Mart shows the package as being at a carriers terminal in New Jersey...
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    Re: Walmart Mandolins on Clearance!

    Lol! :)) :)

    Er, not to nitpick, :cool: but according to the pic, those perfectly-aligned thingies are the "Open Chord buttons" (see close-up below).

    Whereas the "Winding pillow" appears to be...
  10. Re: Question about resawing a wedge for a soundboard

    You know, for a guy, like me, that will likely never utilize this information for anything, the understanding of the process is really incredible. I know several instrument builders and itís quite...
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    Re: Mandolin Oddities

    That is a Tahitian ukulele. Read more here.
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    A lot of what this old guy does seems to be a good starting place for thinking of the basics --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=eDQg6qFjjy0

    Steve
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Today I have made this video of a Russian melody - The lonely accordion


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7fgaeCcwEc
    Enjoy!
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    Re: Transposition tool

    For some reason, in German music notation H is used instead of B♮ (B-natural), and B instead of B♭ (B-flat). Talk about confusing but that is only the name of then note. When you read notes on the...
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    Re: Transposition tool

    If you think in numbers 1 4 5 and know what the chords are in each key transposing is very simple with no tools or finger counting. I will make a slip of paper for folks starting that goes like this ...
  16. A little not bluegrass by a master bluegrasser

    Danny is one mandolin instrumentalist who is not confined to one style of music. His "Sorta Annual Concert" last year was spectacular.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=14&v=UD0ojWtX-YE
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    Sierra Hull, casual blues vid

    Sierra writes, "Solo jamminí tonight on a song + mando from 1923."

    2106925712762125

    https://www.facebook.com/SierraHullMusic/videos/2106925712762125/
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    Re: Carbon fiber mandolins

    Coastal California is just about perfect.
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    Re: Disease among musicians...Report and study

    Hmmm, spend your money on making a few professionally produced albums. That'll cure ya!
  20. Jam with the incredible Kutchi Singer from India Moora Lala

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoxcFIzHyTo&lc=z23ax3344q3yuj1ia04t1aokgnzplyvo24jredqdogqlbk0 h00410
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    Re: illegible parlor guitar label

    I haven't posted in forever (it's not personal, I love MC and miss it, but am too busy most of the time) -- but saw that there was some traffic heading to my blog and followed the breadcrumbs -- so...
  22. Thread: Mando Goes Pop

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    Mando Goes Pop

    Trying to play pop songs on the Mandolin is so fun. It's defiantly a great way to reimagine the instrument. Heres my attempt.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-QgnYc6usM
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    Trying again

    Since the September dust-up in which I was involved, I've been "lurking," as they say, and not posting on the Cafe. I must confess to some hurt feelings; whether deserved or not, up to others to...
  24. Re: Weber no longer producing octave Gallatins.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W6Ej0vB5-0
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    Don't be a jerk, there's no point.

    Anyway, I have a story for you.

    When I was 18, I built a mandolin by the numbers, traditional, to a normal Loar-inspired plan. It came out great. I thought,...
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