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  1. Re: Hypothetical high dollar mando purchase question...

    Not advocating that you buy a Nugget or any particular make; that's your decision. I retired last June. However 18 months earlier I fulfilled my life long mandolin retirement dream of finding and...
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    Collings MT2 en Route! ;-)

    Hi, Everyone!

    Well, Iím in full-on giddy mode. After a brief bought of MAS, including some still present sellerís remorse for a sale from a few years ago, Iím waiting in high anticipation for the...
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    With modern materials, the quality of wood you can get nowadays, and modern methods there is no reason why you can't build a much better sounding mandolin than a vintage Kalamazoo. I have made and...
  4. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I was honored to get the Charlie D. flowerpot cease and desist email long ago, never heard back about the redesigned FUHJ Arizona pipestone flowerpot or the disturbed master scrollectomy model. Just...
  5. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

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    "Hey everybody... Mark here. I'd like to demonstrate my profound respect for iconic instruments like this one I'm holding...The Big Daddy of them all.

    To do so I decided to put on a...
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    I was able to narrow it down to these 5. 177584
  7. Thread: Ellis A5?

    by mtucker
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    Re: Ellis A5?

    Nashwood is a happening town, with 3 great music stores and tons of mandolins to taste. My personal preference are the Carter's, great peeps.

    For a little more than the cost of shipping you could...
  8. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    Already have my dream mandolin - my Girouard Concert model A:

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    Re: Not all Collings hold their value

    Why would anyone buy used if they can buy a new one for the same price???
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    Re: John Sullivan F

    John was a friend of mine and lived a couple of blocks away when I was in Portland. He would have laughed at all of us and said play whatever you have and live life to the fullest because it will be...
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    Re: Carters and Gruhns...visit yesterday

    If you want to have an educated opinion, you need to play a lot of instruments!
  12. Thread: Collings

    by chuck3
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    Re: Collings

    I confess, I sold a Collings ... so as to buy another Collings.
  13. Merry Christmas! (Gernandt 23.5 Octave mandolin)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5G7DSv30G8&feature=youtu.be
  14. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    Here ye go: A great Tommy Coen reel, called "Christmas Eve", keeping with the season and all:
  15. Re: Joining the Girouard club - commissioned a build!

    Well the stars aligned and 5 minutes before I was going to walk out the door this afternoon to head off to work the postman arrived with the mandolin!!! Left it to acclimate while I taught my last...
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    Re: Help Identifying an Issue

    Can you shine a light inside and check the seam there as well. It looks like it is far enough past the block to tell.
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    Re: Stewmac Tuner sale

    After posting of my lousy experience with the Golden Age tuners in this thread, I contacted another MT owner to see about some drop-in replacements. I then contacted Collings to see what they...
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    I’m with you. I would do the same. My 1923 F4 from KB Waltham required mine as well.
  19. Re: IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year Finalists for 2018

    You are right about "grinding the old argument into the ground."
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    Re: Ellis Torch & Wire and Engraved Tailpiece

    Different tastes for different people I'm sure. I think the Torch & Wire is a beautiful piece of artwork & I admire those contemporary builders who remind us of the beautiful quality of those inlays...
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    Re: Pava and Girouard

    Woah, that's a purty mando.
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    Re: Calton Case Fit

    Calton agrees that the headstock scroll is too close to the edge of the case and that they'd like to fix it for free. I'm impressed and grateful.
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    Re: People who have bad rhythm and don't admit it

    Willie Nelson is so good. He really is a jazz guitarist, and his incredible sense of phrasing is extraordinary. Yes, there can only be one in a band. To imply that he has a lack of timing is...
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    Re: Calton Case Fit

    FYI Calton's Facebook contact was very responsive. Fingers crossed.
  25. Thread: Amusing story

    by Br1ck
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    Amusing story

    About two years ago, a young Afghani family bought the house next door. Haven't really had much contact with them as I have shrubs growing clear to the street. Figured they just wanted to keep to...
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