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    Re: Beginner Celtic mandolin

    Seconded. My first thought was a used flattop from a small shop or independent builder, and a buddy of mine raved about a Newell he owned.
  2. Re: First Time Cafe Seller - Returns Cost Allocation

    I typically have listed instruments for sale with the explicit condition that a buyer will pay for shipping both ways in the unlikely event of a return. I have only had one come back, and I don’t...
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    Re: Thomastik-Infeld string weights

    How short? Would they accommodate a 21.5 scale (depending on tailpiece)?
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    Re: upgrade thoughts

    For sure. Buy a used A5 appropriately depreciated and enjoy the ride: https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/147720#147720
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    Re: Octave mandolin by Thijs van der Harst

    Hey Bob, do you have any similar video showing off the Smart mandola listed in your signature?
  6. Re: ISO Recs for Bluegrass Mandolins in the $900-1.2K rang

    This one seems a great buy: https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/147940#147940
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    Re: Oval hole differences

    Typically, maple is associated with a brighter tone and mahogany a warmer one.
  8. Re: ISO Recs for Bluegrass Mandolins in the $900-1.2K rang

    You can occasionally find a Gibson A9 in your range that would suit your needs.
  9. Re: Converting Trinity College OM to lefty?

    I’d be more inclined to buy something that is already set up for a lefty:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/147243#147243

    However, if you’re leaning toward the Trinity College, you might want to...
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    Re: PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    It’s going to be hard for someone else to determine what is going to work for you as tastes vary. Size is important, but so are material, shape, and bevel. I really like the Wegen TF140 but find the...
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    Re: PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    For your goals, I would recommend the PEEK. Not only does casein produce a darker tone to my ears, but it is available from a number of manufacturers (like Red Bear). Eric is the only commercial...
  12. Re: Mandolin players who bought or have played a Waterloo Mandoli

    The one-piece design was my least favorite part of a Flatiron 1N and a pair of Redline Travelers that I previously owned. When I commissioned my Alrite Tribute from Andy Poe, I insisted on a vintage...
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    Re: Just wanted to say thanks...

    You might find that one Passernig is not enough. Ask me how I know . . . :whistling:

    There is a pretty one in the classifieds right now:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/146724#146724
  14. Re: And the prize for worst mandolin photoshop goes to.......

    Just not his gloves.
  15. I really enjoyed this collection, Don. I admired...

    I really enjoyed this collection, Don. I admired the creative takes on familiar tunes, like The Big Scioty, and I would be proud to have written the original ones, particularly Red Mesa Waltz. But my...
  16. Re: 1925 Gibson Mandolin Production Estimate - By Model

    #81254 just turned up at Bernunzio’s: https://bernunzio.com/product/gibson-4-snakehead-26339/
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    Re: F4 Mandolin Copy

    There’s a used one in the classifieds for $1200: https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/146244#146244
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    Re: F2/F4 style mandolins?

    He may already have: https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/146244#146244
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    Re: What is this wood figuring called?

    That theme might tell us something about the attention to detail that Adrian and crew are paying to the quality of the wood they are sourcing (and pretty much every other aspect of production).
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    Re: F2/F4 style mandolins?

    Gretsch made the G9350 Park Avenue that occupied this end of the market for several years.
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    Re: NMD Sawchyn Hobo Flat top

    I find the blurb interesting: “As compared to a Beavertail, the Hobo has a darker, deeper, warmer, and slightly lo-fi tone. It’s a fun solo instrument, with less projection and horsepower, but more...
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    Re: NMD Sawchyn Hobo Flat top

    I am a huge fan of flattops have owned six of them but Ive never played a Sawchyn or any make with f-holes. I would definitely be interested in any audio/video clips that youd be generous...
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    Re: Need a safe wall mount mando holder

    180388

    Giddy up!
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    Re: High Quality Short Scale Tenor Guitar?

    I think they’re small size 5 bodied but still with a 23” scale.
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    Re: Ideas for a mandolin, $500-1,000

    This old article is always worth a read:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/news/publish/mandolins_001443.shtml

    If i were shopping in the $500-$1000 range, I’d probably look for an old player’s grade...
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