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    Re: Cheap ebay mandolin arm rests

    No experience with cheap ones, but in the process of getting a 3rd McClung from Hill Country Stringworks. Yes, they start at about 40 bucks, but you get fast feedback from Doug and I have no doubt...
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    Re: What, when, where?

    What's SGW? Searching that abbreviation turns up many things, some scary, but nothing musical.
  3. Re: Thoughts on Sierra Hull course at ArtistWorks

    I've been working my way through it since the first of the year. Just about finished with the beginner section. I'm not a bluegrass person and while she references bluegrass and many traditional...
  4. Re: Best mandolin video courses - Homespun or Peghead?

    Take a look at Artistworks too. Sierra Hull, Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg on Classical. I've been working through Sierra Hull's course and while there are references to Blue Grass, so far...
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    Re: Bourgeois M5A Mandolin

    I was basing that date on this story from 2016 that said the company was founded 10 years before. Maybe that's just when they initially had the idea....
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    Re: Bourgeois M5A Mandolin

    How was Northfield received when they first started? I tried doing a search and can't find much from the period of their founding around 2006-2007.
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    Re: Bourgeois M5A Mandolin

    I have one on the way. Details to come next week.
  8. Re: I canít remember if learning guitar was this hard

    Sounds like you are making great progress. As a long time guitar player, short time mandolin player, I don't think you can really compare the two. Both have strings and frets but are played...
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    Re: Effect of humidity on a nice mandolin...

    I live in the Pacific NW too, but humidity can certainly vary, whether your near the coast, valley or high desert.
    I had this concern last summer traveling in the opposite direction to Texas,...
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    Re: A Different Busking Question

    I've never busked, but if I did my tip jar would read "Pay Me to Stop!"
    Seriously, I love to support street musicians. If I listen for a bit and they are either good or putting on a good effort, I...
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    Re: Modern Oval Holes

    This Girouard followed me home a few months ago. Yes, the cedar top does have magical qualities!

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    Re: Do you insure your instruments?

    I have a rider from State Farm on my instruments, above and beyond our homeowners policy. Not all that expensive and they've said that items are insured if I sell until received by buyer. I did a...
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    Re: What is that little instrument?

    Last summer we made a whirlwind trip to see family in Colorado, Texas and Nevada. I brought a mandolin along for 8 different airline legs and 5 different hotel - motel stays. I had 3 "What is that? ...
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    Re: Girouard A5 Ensemble

    What a beauty! Max and Lauri make wonderful instruments.
  15. Bourgeois M5A Mandolin - Anyone seen one in the flesh?

    In the last week, I've noticed a few of these showing up at The Acoustic Shoppe and Denver Folklore. Curious if anyone has seen or played one. These are a part of the partnership with Eastman.
  16. Thread: Customs fees?

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    Re: Customs fees?

    Yes, custom fees can be a mystery. Also, there may be a factor of a refund of the VAT (Value Added Tax) if bought from a retailer.
  17. Re: The Dilemma of Motivation, Attention Span, and Practice Regim

    I'm far from an expert in anything, but a few suggestions that have helped me and that many have (will) mention:
    *Have a routine - Set a consistent time and place to practice. Keep your instrument...
  18. Thread: Nmd

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    Re: Nmd

    Very nice. Congratulations!
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    Re: Weber Yellowstone Experts

    Congratulations! I had my eye on that one. How does it sound?
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    Re: Just tried a Blue Chip pick on my mandolin

    This thread is like a late night infomercial!
    My BC arrived yesterday. I'd tried one before, but hadn't gotten around to ordering one. TAD 50 might just be the ticket. Hard to describe, but...
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    Collings Tour 2009 and Serial No. 1072

    My wife and I have been digging through old photos and came across some pics from the Friday tour at Collings, June 2019. Here's a F O style, #1072 in the finish shop.
    Does anyone here have that...
  22. Resale Value - Mandolins from Small Builders

    There are so many small builders, it seems. How do their values hold up in the secondary market? I see instruments pop up in the classifieds, shop inventories etc. that appear to be nicely made...
  23. Re: Sierra Hull "Mad World" 7/29/22 Ossipee Valley Music Festival

    Thanks for sharing. Her musical ability, depth and performance are truly one of a kind.
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    Re: DO I need a better mandolin?

    Yes, and I prove that adage every day.:)
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    Re: Pricing / value of instruments

    A real estate appraiser once told me "It's not worth what it DOESN'T sell for." I think that's true for personal property too.
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