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    Re: Chinese made mandolins (Northfield?)

    If you get a chance to play a Northfield, try it, you'll like it. They are outstanding.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8htrtJqJXIc
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Hi had a chance to play this newly constructed Gatti #7 this morning. It probably could use some time to adjust to the local climate but it seems to have a nice woody tone right off the bat.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Creeksider..that was really lovely. Thank you for sharing that, you both sound great:)
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Thanks TT..i guess we enjoy what we can do and keep on push'in:)
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I don't know if other folks have ever reached this point in their playing but i have basically concluded I can't play Bluegrass. It may be a lack of skill, dedication or inclination but dang if i...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CDBG53rn2q8/

    Happy Friday folks.
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    Re: Off Matt's Bench/New Ruhland

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    Re: Off Matt's Bench/New Ruhland

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    Here is a photo from today. I attempted to remove some light glare from the pic which may have caused more trouble than resolve it but you get the idea.
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    Re: Off Matt's Bench/New Ruhland

    I should mention all of the A5's in that photo are spoken for.
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    Re: Off Matt's Bench/New Ruhland

    187302 This photo was taken a couple of days ago after the initial French polish by Mr. Ruhland.

    I hope you get to play one sometime pops1. They are quite special. The very first A style Matt...
  12. Thread: New f-5

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    Re: New f-5

    HI Folks, i just happened across this thread from the past about Bill Halsey. Does anyone know of a soundbite or recording of one Bill's mandolins? Much appreciation to anyone who can point me in...
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    Off Matt's Bench/New Ruhland

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    Mr. Ruhland shared these pics of an A5, just a day or two away from the French polish stage of construction.
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    Re: Ella Recording

    Thank you MarkusSpiel..my friend that allowed me access to Ella is another individual other than Mr. Marlin. Thanks for your kind comments.
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    Re: Ella Recording

    Hey thanks Kevin, Ella is a special A5. So playable and the reward of the richness of tone is very pleasing. Ella fits in a mix nicely as well.

    (The 2nd mandolin is a Baird F5)
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    Ella Recording

    I had the honor of spending time with Ella a few months ago. For those folks who are unfamiliar with Ella, "she" is a black top A5 built by John Sullivan some years ago. One of the great mando...
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    I will no doubt "step in it" in 3..2...1...now. I haven't followed this thread closely and i'm not trying to judge anyone or anyone's comments. My gut reaction from glancing at a couple of comments...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    https://youtu.be/EooE6W_ScUA

    Recording of a 2018 Wienman F5.
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    Re: Unusual maple grain pattern

    agree with the big leaf thought...nice looking stuff.
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Excellent, "popcorn plz"..
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    Yes plz and as always more Ruhland mando:)
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    I would love to hear an older instrument with a bit of playing time on it:) Big fan from the videos.
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    Re: Kimble two point reviews?

    I have enjoyed the pleasure of playing one of Mr. Kimbles fine J model(two point) mandolins this week. Superb craftsmenship, power, playability and tone. Hard to achieve much better results, very,...
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    Re: Favorite A style mandolin?

    In the price range you mentioned, I'm on board with Caleb(Collings MT, used) or come to think of it can you buy a used Northfield A style at that price point?? Either would be wonderful imo.
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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    Congrats on your anniversary, your wife has excellent taste in mandolins! imho Northfields are "undervalued". Love the instrument that you folks can call yours now! Enjoy.
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