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    Austin Clark Octave Mandolin

    Any fingerstyle fans out there? Austin’s OM is a treat to play!

    Here’s the link if it doesn’t play: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TLv-jflB3bI
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    Losing My Religion

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyrei7VE0KQ
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    Fantastic looking bike.
  4. playing my Nordwall 10-string cittern from Sweden

    Hi all!

    Wanted to share a little video of me playing a really cool instrument. This is a 10-string cittern from Swedish luthier Mats Nordwall. I custom ordered this two years ago, and through...
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    Re: Anthony Hannigan

    Mark, I found this

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/jam-for-anthony

    It appears he has esophageal cancer.
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    Re: Pre Gibson Epiphone Mandolin

    I played an Epiphone Strand about 1000 years ago :) at Silver & Horland on 48th Street in NYC. I could have bought it but it was no Gibson. Epiphone archtop guitars were every but as good as Gibson’s...
  7. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I smell a ruse.

    Am I the only person that sees this as someone went to great length to make a presentation clearly intended for video use on the web? There's no clandestine video work here. This...
  8. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I believe that those are genuine Gibson Firebird X model guitars.
    I'm not going to guess at an explanation.
  9. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    Good thing there are no kids anywhere in the world whose lives could be made a little better by having access to a guitar...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Hi folks - This is more or less due to a prompt by Trevor at TAMCO UK,whom,apparently has been fielding a few enquiries about my current health. As much of a gentleman & & all round nice guy that...
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    Re: RW F5 on Cafe

    I hear you Randy is the man and that gal is a blonde "Yeah baby" If I didn't have so many instruments I'd be all over that! Heck I'm thinking and that's danger one type stuff! I', a fan of those...
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    Re: Black Finished Instruments

    This is one I did a couple years ago. Black dye which still allows the grain to show. Depending on how the light hits it, it can look almost jet black and at other times it looks like spruce dyed...
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    Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

    Very sad.

    I went to high school with Anthony - Tony, then - he was a year older and was quite the rebel who faced and overcame personal struggles in life to achieve world renown, but sadly...
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    Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

    Incredibly sad. We are losing too many great people this way.

    It is becoming more and more apparent how difficult it is for people to feel safe in seeking help when their feelings don't make...
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    Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

    The next person to do this may be close to you. Be an encourager!

    The right word spoken at the right time is as beautiful as gold apples in a silver bowl.
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    Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

    As Cafe participants are about 95% male, designer Kate Spade's suicide earlier this week may not be as high on the radar. Between Spade and Bourdain it's been a bad week, and proof that no one has...
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    Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

    Incredibly sad.

    As someone that has taken one of those phone calls and then had to tell my wife a brother had taken his life, you don't ever forget, and the trail of grief left is very long and...
  18. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

    Here's a simple arrangement of a melody that's been following me around since it appeared in the soundtrack of a film I was watching. Transcription attached.


    https://youtu.be/76iQ_4dScLk
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Happy New Years!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhs-HcGKXSM
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    New custom Rigel mandola

    I love the mandola; it fills the gap in notes between a guitar and mandolin, and the longer scale can be easier on the fingers. Unfortunately, most mandolas I've played had a thin, tinny C-string...
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    Re: New Gilchrists land at Carter Vintage Guitars

    Speaking of the lil' devil here's mine with very little playing time on it; long since sold not because it wasn't an awesome mandolin but I'm always "catching and releasing".


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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Here's some picking on the new Stealth and Zack Arnold's new VX at IBMA.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ-5BSFPNqI

    What a blessing to have the cool, calm wisdom of Danny Roberts in the...
  23. Re: New Gilchrists land at Carter Vintage Guitars

    From DataNick - " I'm in North County San Diego and would love to get together for some Mando tasting... ". Nick - I'll be there before you - ''Get In Line Brother" !!,:))
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    Mtucker - You are the proud owner of one of the most stunning mandolins i've seen to date !. The colour,the fingerboard inlay (lack of !) - everything is simply awesome - WOW !!!!!!!,
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    I bet it is. Enjoy!!!
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