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    Mandolin Up-Cycling

    This is not something I'd normally do, indeed some might consider it sacrilege, but I'll post here anyway so you can all criticise me if you want. I might :)

    Some time back I acquired a couple of...
  2. Helping out a mandolin themed film: Jacob's First Mandolin

    An interesting project Jacob Sharp of the band Mipso filled me in on and I thought it would be great to share and for this community to throw it's support behind. Here's the story:

    Visit NC and...
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    Re: A4 back side repair

    There are a lot of ways to equalize the tension on a 'teens A mandolin. I do it often enough that I built this jig a few years back.

    Needless to say, it gets a LOT of use.....;)
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    Re: Should I Resist Waverly Tuners?

    I found ebony tuner buttons for Grover mini rotomatics that fit my mandolin tuning machines perfectly. Of course now it shows "out of stock." According to an email I got from them all their...
  5. Re: Looking for recommendations on a ‘20’s Gibson oval A

    I guess they call it a Mandolin Acquisition Syndrome because sometimes you might acquire more than one at a time. 1921 A Jr & 1924 A Jr. Do you think my wife would notice that I got two? They look...
  6. Thread: Nmd

    by Mike Buesseler
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    Nmd

    New mandola, actually. I own a Pomeroy oval hole mandolin that Don Paine built for me last February. It is the sweetest mandolin I’ve ever owned or played. So, I commissioned Don to make a matching...
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    I JUST GOT MY NEW howard morris a5...

    and I like it. Great craftsmanship, looks nice, and has a lovely bright sound with very good sustain. It was a very reasonable price for what I received. It came with a gig bag, but I think it...
  8. Thread: Fret Size

    by sunburst
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    Re: Fret Size

    Fret size comes down to personal preference. Some like wide, some like tall, some like small frets, so obviously different people prefer the playability of different frets.
    As for "tone", there is...
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    Dudenbostel 2-point

    info with the video:

    "This is a new model mandolin for me, my first 2 point. I call this model the "Grand Nouveau". Engelmann spruce top, koa back sides and neck, with my modified version of a...
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    NMD: 2007 Triggs F5

    Well, almost. It will ship out tomorrow, and I'll have it later this week. I was familiar with Jim as a friend of mine was doing finish work (I believe) for some of his archtops done in gold. The...
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    My lovely new Morris A5

    I'm new here, and just wanted to show off my very first mandolin, a Morris A5, #490.

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    202521

    This is my first mandolin, but I wanted an instrument I could grow into. After reading the...
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    Re: Is this really a Gibson?

    I'm pretty sure this is the same exact mandolin:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux9X3dxJ9p8

    "It really enjoys being put back together."
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    Re: Airloom Tura carbon fiber mandolin case

    Well folks, I have had the Northfield Tura Deluxe case for almost a month now. I LOVE IT!

    Yes, I am a huge Northfield fan. I have 2 mandolins, an octave, a hoodie, some other odds and ends. Mainly...
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    Punch Brothers & Watchhouse

    If this has already been posted then I’m sorry. If not, then I am not sorry.
    This is mando goodness...

    https://youtu.be/OC2Cr1d6Y60
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    Re: Randy Wood Two-Point at Carter's

    Sometimes price and provenance ought to take a back-seat to the appreciation of art! The mandolin stands on it's own as a representation of the luthier's art! ...And, oh yeah, you can play it, too!
    ...
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    Re: Karasik Mandolin Project

    Here's another guy playing the Karasik Loar. Great fun to get to play this a bit.

    https://youtu.be/M-a1FbFCe4Q

    M-a1FbFCe4Q
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    Re: Girouard "Griffith" tribute mandolin.

    You want to hear it side by side with the actual Griffith?


    https://youtu.be/ZwgIBqiuc44
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Here' a little Tour d'Tone with the always amazing Silas Powell on his Sorensen VX --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy2lvj9iZh4

    Steve
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    New Kelley Mandolin

    Here's a newly finished custom Kelley A model. 1850's redwood top. I love the deep tone of this wood. It was a little teaser video for the customer...Nfn9SUxiCeA
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    NMD: Morris F5 #482

    Last weekend I took a trip down to Irrigon to visit Sonny Morris and take a look at his mandolins. He was such a nice guy and built some really nice mandolins - I really liked his A4 as well. This...
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    A major update to the Builder Database

    Over the past three weeks we've worked through a major overhaul of the Builder Database that was launched on this site July 29, 1996. An eye opening experience worth sharing what we learned.

    Mea...
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    Hangin' Dog (Nancy Blake cover)

    I had never heard this tune before I got Bob Minner's recent CD, and have had it on my mind since then. After watching the video of Norman & Nancy Blake's performance many times (and at slow...
  23. From Tablature to Standard Music notation OH My

    Well after several years of nothing but Tab I finally bought a fiddle and had
    no choice but to start to learn to read music. Since taking my fiddle lesson and starting
    to understand all the symbols...
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    Played my first gig

    Hi everyone, just a celebratory post for my first gig. It was only on a street corner at a local festival with a kind of steam-punk dance troupe (we call Morris Dancing) but it’s a big deal for me as...
  25. Thread: NMD - A Jr

    by Bacfire
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    Re: NMD - A Jr

    The Dudenbostel that Carter Vintage has in the classifieds ( https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/186459#186459 ). To my ear, maybe the second-best mando I've ever laid a pick to. I played that thing...
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