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  1. Jacobson Nautilus Mandolin #39 - Ziricote and Birdseye

    Hello folks,
    The last year has been interesting, full of a lot of changes for us. I'm building mostly as therapy these days, but am really grateful I get to work with awesome woods and make cool...
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    Re: Fender Tele Tenor at NAMM

    IIRC ukes were the largest selling stringed instrument on the planet a few years ago, so that figures.

    When I went to grade school music class consisted of the age old recorder. Still have mine....
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    Anniversary day.

    According to Facebook, eight years ago today my beloved Jbovier ELS arrived from Dietze music to my unit in Sydney. I love it still. It’s in my profile pick. And it’s a tribute to Jeff Cowherd that...
  4. FREE chord melody lesson: LADY BE GOOD -from Aaron Weinstein

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_vdd5bM2sk
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    Re: Tim O'Brien wants you to vote

    Yeah, I'm not real comfortable with where this is going. As much as we can all agree that you should vote I think we are getting past the no political discussion portion of the Posting Guidelines....
  6. Ashley Broder - mandolin Aria DiSalvio - cello "Stardust"

    Enjoy!

    Dem

    Stardust

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qf5CwtKivc

    Invention 13
  7. My triumvirant of electric tenor guitars!

    I wanted to share a picture of my triumvirate of electric tenor guitars. They are all tuned G D A E. They all have Almuse pickups. The first is my copy of an SG (Solid mahogany body and neck) with...
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    New Labraid (Brian Dean) Grand Concert - Jazz

    Greetings all. I wanted to share a few photographs that Brian shared with me recently. This is a new design he came up with, a sort of 'continuation' of his Grand Concert design. Joe Brent is one of...
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    Re: Trade Tariffs

    I told the moderators 10 minutes ago I'd give this discussion 12 hours before it'd implode. More like 12 minutes. It just entered that phase. I'd say based on the link provided, question asked and...
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    Re: Don Stiernberg's guitar-body mando

    Apitius - The Yorkville

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    Re: Good-bye old Mandolin Cafe

    It's right here, Jim.

    Dan and Ted both have essentially retired developing their sites and told me if there was ever a redesign no need for those links.
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    Re: Laurel vs Yanny

    I LOVE it when internet trends give me a chance to share obscure knowledge! *puts on square cap and robe*
    The voice is saying "Laurel," but there are a lot of acoustic and psychoacoustic factors...
  13. Thread: Jazzmando

    by JEStanek
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    Re: Jazzmando

    Our lead Moderator Ted Eschliman is the site owner and creator of all the content on Jazzmando.com. It is a wonderful resource. If you enjoy the site, consider getting his excellent book Getting...
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    My new simi-hollow electric tenor guitar

    Here are a few pictures of my personal simi-hollow electric guitar that I just finished up last week, using scrape maple for the top. It's a joy to play. I'm loving it. I almost went a little over...
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    New custom Rigel mandola

    I love the mandola; it fills the gap in notes between a guitar and mandolin, and the longer scale can be easier on the fingers. Unfortunately, most mandolas I've played had a thin, tinny C-string...
  16. Thread: band name

    by MikeEdgerton
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    Re: band name

    To be honest, this isn't the sophomore boys locker room, it's a family forum with kids in attendance. Let's just end this now and feel free to take this conversation anywhere else on the Internet.
  17. Aaron Weinstein Chord Melody: Lil Darlin'

    A short chord melody. Hope you enjoy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4t_shGQ0no

    You can hear the original Basie recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqn4nyZz0to
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    Re: Safe buying on Reverb?

    We need to make an observation here, then we'll butt out.

    The official position is the Cafe has no problem with Reverb as a service. We allow people to link to their Reverb sales as we do Craig's...
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    Carlo Aonzo playing a Giamomel

    Interesting mandolin played by a master


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU-0hJFm1Lw
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    Re: Butchered Holst

    Aha! Also, the nice thing about a "wall hanger" is that there is such a lower threshold required for playability! :grin:
  21. Thread: Cartoon

    by Steve L
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    Re: Cartoon

    I think the camaraderie around here comes largely from respecting the culture Scott has taken such pains to create and you choose to disregard.
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    Re: Tips on chords in Jazz

    Something I'd like to share that I learned from Don Stiernberg--when discussing music (and this can be said for art of any kind), generalized adjectives like, "good", "great", "terrible", "awful"...
  23. Re: Who makes an affordable full custom 5-string electric mandoli

    By no means am I trying to be offensive here but more about educating people that may want to commission a build. From a builders perspective, this statement "I don't have all the details figured...
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    Re: Jethro Electric vs Acoustic

    The e-mando pictured above was made by a great Chicago luthier named John Montgomery. His company name was ASR, seen there on the headstock. This one, made for Jethro, I believe was a prototype. The...
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    Re: Scotti Adams

    Got his info, thanks everyone!
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