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    Re: Gilchrist Masterpiece!

    The Girouard is great, and Max is a joy to work with. Between it and the Ellis I've definitely scratched my long-neck oval MAS. It's these modern, short neck mandolins (or that Monty) that cause MAS...
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    Re: Gilchrist Masterpiece!

    Unfortunately not, and have a wedding to save for, thus living vicariously through other people trying these beautiful, rare instruments and reporting here!

    The (future) Mrs is from Cincinnati,...
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    Re: Gilchrist Masterpiece!

    Already have a Girouard, Gibson and Ellis oval hole, so sights are now set on Gilchrist, Heiden, Kimble and that Monty oval! We can dream....
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    Re: Gilchrist Masterpiece!

    Sean if you did call to Seattle you could check out the Monte oval they have as well:

    https://www.archtop.com/ac_93monty_bg.html

    Would be a rare treat to A/B the 2 of them against each other....
  5. Re: New Steve Cooney guitar album of harp music

    A link to the tg4 documentary on Cooney that was aired a couple of days ago:

    https://www.tg4.ie/en/player/home/?pid=6120996798001&title=Steve+Cooney&series=S%C3%A9+Mo+Laoch+&genre=Ceol&pcode=086785
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    Re: Sean Casey on mandolin

    I'm glad so many people have enjoyed listening to this. I've very fond memories of SeŠn from my own time in London. A brilliant musician and one of the wittiest people I've ever met.


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    Re: ToneGuard Question

    Glad that previous post was removed. Absolutely vile.
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    Re: The Obvious 12/26 Question

    :)) Nice first post!

    Congrats on your new mandolin, and welcome to the Cafe
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    Re: Your favourite mandolin picture of 2019

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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    Ah Jill, all the best on the heal. I messed up my knee cap doing judo; it's never been the same since. I spent about a month on the sofa practicing, waiting for my knee to recover. Only fools and...
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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    Those JP banjos are fantastic. I've played a few, including the one owned by John/Maggie Carty and it's a brilliant banjo. You did well, hopefully Jim will build again, but if not that'll be a great...
  12. Re: Stefan Sobell mandolins and other instruments

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    5 course Sobell mandolin, sat beside my Girouard. This one is owned by a friend who's based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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    Re: sad news, Arty McGlynn passed today...

    RIP. One of the greats. I had the pleasure of having him in my home for a day of recording a couple of years back. It's an experience I'll never forget.

    There's dozens of great videos of Arty...
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    Re: Higher Education for Mandolin

    Hi Emily,

    Best of luck with your studies in Chapman. I was Ali's first principal study student in Trinity. I too had a bit of a struggle at first - they didn't know where to stick me either! For...
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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    That's so funny, was just thinking about this thread. I called around to Frank Tate's with an instrument and tried one of his bouzoukis for the first time. Mahogany top, back and sides. A fantastic...
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    Re: I made a "Smart" purchase this weekend

    Congrats on your new pair! They look absolutely stunning. I've only ever tried one Smart mandolin; an a style 'comma' that was at TAMCO in UK. It was also the first mandolin I've played with a sound...
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    Re: Who has thin bluechips?

    TD35, speed bevel.
  19. Re: Good non standard string buying advice in UK?

    Are they still Newtones? I used to buy Newtones from Eagle Music, as their customer service was brilliant. However the name on the strings changed from Newtone to 'Puretone'. I emailed once to ask...
  20. Re: Good non standard string buying advice in UK?

    As Ray said, Newtone.
  21. Re: Lyon & Healy style 5283 Model A) at Skinnerís auctions

    From the Skinner's site:

    Lyon & Healy Washburn Style 5283 Mandolin, c. 1930, serial no. 14500, with original case.

    Provenance: Mary Zelnick-Roitman.

    "N.B. In 1961, Mary Zelnick recorded...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Yup Flatrock, exactly.
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

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    Thinking of Ivan this morning and his many nuggets of advice.
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    http://www.alisonstephens.com/instruments.html

    She had another Embergher that was on permenant loan from the family of her late teacher, Hugo D'alton. She called it Hugo. I believe it returned to...
  25. Re: Nice article about Dublin maker Frank Tate

    Finally got the chance to try out one of Frank's mandolins and it was fantastic. Brilliant projection and so easy to play. Ye Vagabonds commissioned a guitar and mandolin from Frank and they're both...
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