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    Re: Kentucky oval holes

    The finish is the only difference in these models.
    Same basic oval hole mandolin, just different finishes - honey amber, sunburst, & transparent brown.

    Joseph W Baker
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    Re: Favorite Christmas Song to play

    I play mandolin with our church Choir.
    My favorite Christmas song to play is "Carols Around (and Around)".
    The theme is the song is Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant us peace).
    While some parts of the choir...
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    Re: Stuck in customs

    How long have you been waiting?

    I purchased an Irish bouzouki from Thomann two years ago.
    I had a tracking number and could follow its shipping progress.
    It scooted right along until it landed...
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    Re: Tim O’Brien’s - Father, forgive me

    "Tim also likes playing an "octar," which is an octave mandolin built on an archtop jazz guitar. Either will do."

    Looks like he is using the "octar" in this video.
    https://youtu.be/tfmukQd_hf4
    ...
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    Re: Mystery Brand Mandolin

    The photos remind me of my 2nd mandolin, bought back in 1978 (1st mandolin was a bowl back)
    It was a "Hondo" brand.
    I think that the mandolin was sold under a number of brand names.

    Joseph Baker
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    Re: What are your go-to crowd pleasers?

    My go to song is "Back Home Again in Indiana"

    If there's a lot of kids, I start with Old Joe Clark - it has verses that they can laugh at.

    Joseph Baker
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    Re: Second hand km172

    "What would you expect to pay for a mint second hand kentucky km172 in English pounds"
    I don't know what the value of a Kentucky 172 would be, especially in English Pounds.

    "are they any good?"...
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    Re: Fernando Barroso: Bach on Bouzouki

    That was wonderful, indeed!

    And it led me to this video:
    Fernando Barroso & Luis Peixoto - Calšada da Serra
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLWLufsdPog&list=RDhznwMAeVYJU&index=6
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    Re: Thomann tenor

    I cannot speak specifically about Thomann's tenor guitar, but I can speak a bit about Thomann's instruments.
    I have a Thomann Irish Bouzouki.
    "and it seems cheap"
    Yes. it is. Like my bouzouki, it...
  10. Re: looking to move, but I have no clue where ?.

    Pennsylvania has come up twice in this thread.
    One of my friends moved from New York State ( Finger Lake area) to Erie, PA.
    My friend moved to Erie for two reasons : close to Grandkids and close to...
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    Re: Where to buy Bouzouki online?

    "You could try Thomann https://www.thomannmusic.com/index.html they deal with the US, not sure about shipping &c"

    I purchased my Irish bouzouki from Thomann and was pleased with my transaction....
  12. Re: Mando Acquisition Syndrome and the Mandocello

    Well, others may not approve of my suggestion...

    "$2K+ (I'm in Canada, so I'm considering my dollar value here) is a stretch for something I just want to toy with...at first."
    Have you...
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    Re: Walmart Mandolins on Clearance!

    I liked the line "Tell us if something is incorrect"!

    Where do you start???

    Joseph Baker
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    Re: Oval Hole Resale

    Mr Busman hit the nail on the head in post # 2.
    Buy a mandolin to play it.
    Get the mandolin that you like and will enjoy.

    "a decent oval hole should sell pretty easily."
    Indeed. Many people,...
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    Re: Slower is faster

    Well, Maybe it's just me, but I don't worry so much about speed.
    I worry about playing smoothly.
    Someone playing smoothly will sound faster than they are really playing.
    Someone playing as fast as...
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    Re: First Song?

    The first song that I learned on mandolin was Old Joe Clark, out of Jack Tottle's Bluegrass Mandolin bokk.
    The first song that I played on mandolin in public was Goodnight Irene - at a coffeehouse...
  17. Re: Music for mandolin, guitar, cello and piano?

    My suggestion would be the Shaker hymn "Simple Gifts"
    It is accessible to all skill levels and is accessible to all of your instruments.

    After listening to "Memories of Alison", I thought that...
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    Re: Looking for an office mandolin

    I played a new Seagull S8 on Friday and was really impressed with it!
    I have a Kentucky 171 oval hole mandolin.
    Is the Seagull as loud as my Kentucky? No. With the smaller body size, it just can't...
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    Re: My New Guitar !

    Many years ago - in the early 1980s- I used to go to the Old Time Fiddlers Gathering in Battleground, Indiana.
    Bruce Cunningham lived in Battleground and did some part time instrument repair.
    Bruce...
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    Re: Need more dog songs...

    https://youtu.be/mLORXP1xFaw

    This is the link for the 1978 album Mike Auldridge & Old Dog.
    Starting at 10:30 is the song Old Dog.
    Good song on a pretty good album!

    Joseph Baker
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    Re: Lucky Buy?

    Well, Jimmy Gaudreau liked the Kentucky 272 mandolins:
    https://youtu.be/xOYt29BaCk8

    Above is the you tube link. I don't know how to embed the video

    Joseph Baker
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    Re: Simple pentatonic newbie question

    The following is not my original thought.
    This was posted some years ago on a pentatonic discussion here on Mandolin Cafe.
    I copied it for my own reference. I wish that I knew who to attribute it...
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    Re: New (old) waldzither

    Way cool new to you, old instrument!
    I hope that you lots of fun with it

    Joseph Baker
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    Re: Aged Sound From A Kentucky

    I have a Kentucky 171 also. I enjoy this mandolin very much.
    I think that it will always sound like a Kentucky 171... just like my playing will always sound like Joseph Baker.
    What I know is that...
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    Re: What makes an Air?

    "I don't think most people would consider Star of the County Down an air."
    I called Canticle of the Turning an air because the sheet music called it that.

    "One of the distinguishing features of...
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