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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Thanks for your announcement Scott and it was very nice getting the chance to visit with you at NAMM and the Ranch. I'm happy to report that I've updated our ZETA website with pertinent info...
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    Mr. Compton on the right hand.

    A few days ago I had a pleasant email exchange with Mike Compton over a CD of his ("Gallop to Georgia") that I ordered but that for some reason got sent back. it sent me to his website, where I...
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    2020 Silverangel Max

    This is a very good mandolin. Old spruce top old maple back.
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    There's a bunch of black magic going on with these bridges. I don't want to hand out information I'm not 100% sure on but I was like, "it'll do WHAT?" when I heard. I may be seeing Steve again late...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Someone took some cell phone video of myself and J.P. Cormier, the well know Canadian guitar great trying out the new Zeta models. Wasn't aware he played mandolin. J.P. has chops!
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

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    This is Steve Carlson, the man that founded Flatiron Mandolins, worked for Gibson for 5 years, now owns Zeta Violins and does a ton of CNC programming and manufacturing of parts for a lot of...
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    I've actually managed to pipe the heat off the server processors from the Cafe Data Center into my office in the winter so I have a little heat. It's a tough gig.

    Dan has it a little worse than...
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    And don't you forget it.

    Excuse now, whilst I light this Cuban cigar with a crisp $100 bill and have my secretary fetch a glass of champagne and fresh strawberries as I prop my feet up on my new...
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    Re: Lloyd Loar's Pick

    Scott is up in the penthouse on the 12th floor. I'm downstairs. We only see each other in the hall on the way to cafeteria.
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    182429182430 Nugget 272 Art Deco A style
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    Retirement gift. Fender Tele Tenor.

    So, I'm retiring from 40 years of music retail, 26 years as a store-owner come Jan 1. My business partner gave me a pretty cool treat. Glad he got this in before Fender ran out.

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    Fender...
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    Re: Cleaning Mold From Inside a Guitar?

    The store owner who brought the guitar to me stopped by with more repair work on Monday. He told me the man's daughter picked the Hummingbird up over the weekend and was very happy with it and a bit...
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    Itís that time of year

    Merry Christmas to all of my Cafe friends. Merry Christmas to Scott and the cafe as well. This would be a great time to donate a few bucks to the cafe. Scott has worked hard for years to make this...
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    Sierra Hull: Lee Highway Blues

    From late November. This might be beyond jamgrass. No mando content until after the 6-minute mark, but then ...


    https://youtu.be/9nb2TH-54gs
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    Obscure Tony Rice tabs. No mando content.

    I'm posting this here because many of us play guitar in addition to mando. And the fact that Tony's work reaches beyond just guitar, influencing other musicians no matter what instrument they play. ...
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    I was aware of the old PHC show, and even attended one with my family, in the early 90s I think, mainly because my parents loved listening to the Lake Wobegon segments, but I never listened as an...
  17. Re: How Many Loar Era A style mandolins were made of each kind?

    To the best of my knowledge there are no surviving Gibson factory documents with production totals for the year 1923.

    However, I estimate that Gibson produced about 3,000 instruments with serial...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Very sad --- I'd been expecting it.

    For many years I was lucky enough to be "e-pals" with Ivan -- I so much enjoyed reading a fresh email from Ivan with morning coffee often more than one --Ivan...
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    Re: What is this wood figuring called?

    Yup, looks like it.
    I saw a Northfield Octave recently that had a ton of Silking on the top.
    It was a beautiful instrument.
    Sounded amazing too.
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Back in 2009 when I joined the Cafe, within a week I had a 'phone call from Ivan. He saw a new member from the UK and he reached out. Over the years we exchanged all kinds of music, he helped me with...
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    Flinner Walsh

    Was looking for some good mando sounds while doing some work on the computer today, stumbled across this here video. Those 2 Gils are sounding pretty great together! Doesn't hurt that these two...
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    Re: Cedar Hill

    Thanks for the interest in this, my first, tune! Too set the record straight, here's the "official" chart including tab, which illustrates the fact that I use my pinky on the 7th fret in bars 3 & 4...
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    Re: Michael A Lewis Mandolins

    My apology to all for dropping out but my Life circumstances dictated that I must. Six years ago my wife was diagnosed with lung cancer, and the ensuing medical issues and doctor appointments...
  24. Sierra Hull and Billy Strings, Grey Fox June 2019

    Masters of the craft


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx8bPqvFXig


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx8bPqvFXig
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    Re: Show off your back side

    180140 My Collings180141
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