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    Re: Weber Custom Vintage

    Good for you, that is a really nice instrument. It was one of the higher-end Webers. People do hang onto these, as I should have.
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    Re: Weber Custom Vintage

    Is it a Montana-made Vintage A? Also, is it one of the old wood Vintage As (that great stash of very old wood Bruce used for this model)? If so, $2,500 seems perhaps a bit low. I sold one some...
  3. Re: The mandolin is more than just a folk instrument

    Hello Sue,

    And what better time to do it? With music and your beautiful cats, what more could one need to remain relatively sane during these trying times (assuming, of course, the basic...
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    Re: Ready built electric mandolin necks?

    Another place to try would be Musikraft. They are Fender licensees and do custom work as well. One of the guys from their shop worked for me at one point. He had good things to say about the...
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    Re: New Build: 13 inch scale Flat-Top

    Thanks for the idea Richard, but thankfully, my fingers are not yet to that point. Let's hope they don't get there. Lower tension might help maintain them. In the interest of full disclosure, you...
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    Re: New Build: 13 inch scale Flat-Top

    Just a quick update. I've been playing this new mandolin for a week or so now and it is really starting to sound good. I have adjusted the setup a bit and now have the bridge and nut where I want...
  7. Re: What do you do when you're Just. Not. Feeling it?

    This is one of the reasons I have multiple mandolin-family instruments (flat- vs arch-top, piccolo mandolin, mandola, OM). When I experience the ennui you are describing, I pick up the instrument I...
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    Re: New Build: 13 inch scale Flat-Top

    Hi Spencer,

    Thanks for the compliment! I am trying for something a little different with that elongated body. I like it and hope others will as well, but I recognize it may not appeal to...
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    New Build: 13 inch scale Flat-Top

    A couple of months back, I posted about a new flat-top piccolo mandolin I had just completed in this thread: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/150019-Piccolo-Mandolin-Building-Project ...
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    Re: Anybody know anything?

    Less and less with each passing day, or so it would seem.
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    Re: F Mandolin gig bag

    Look at Access gig bags. They come in a few 'stages' based on level of protection, features and of course, price. I have a Stage One and. Stage Three, although the Three is actually a Uke bag.
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    Re: Just an observation

    Debating what to order? Here are my three Mel Bay favorites (no particular order). These get a lot of play whether at home for my amusement, or playing out with my duo partner.

    Renaissance...
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    Re: Just an observation

    Mel Bay has offered various discount levels on and off for some time. I watch for their 25% or 30% sales and then buy. Whether or not it is a gimmic is irrelevant to me. I like the low prices and...
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    Re: Your Mandolin Your Beer

    Cool old photo!
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    Re: Your Mandolin Your Beer

    Given my business (small farm winery), I'd better be. But I enjoy beer as well. There's room for it all.
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    Re: Your Mandolin Your Beer

    Just this evening on my back porch; my piccolo flat-top, one of Nigel Gatherer's Scottish music books, two of my cats listening, and a Mexican Modello. What could be better?

    187035

    Looks upside...
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    Re: Hybrid electric

    Hi Keme,

    I thank you for this thread. I am enjoying your adventuresome spirit and willingness to share your thought process. I am having fun following your build and hope you end up with an...
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    Re: Help with upgrade, please

    No Jim, the Crystal Forest is still available. Can't be discussed in the Forum, though. Send me a PM, if you like.

    Best wishes,

    Bob
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    Re: The Best of times; the worst of times.

    Phil, I wish comfort, contentment and peace for you. This thread demonstrates what you mean to this community, and I hope that gives you a feeling of accomplishment. I wish you all the best on this...
  20. Re: Required tools for building own fingerboards?

    As always, Graham, your postings on this topic are quite helpful. I am making my own fretboards in the way you describe and while far from perfect, they are getting better with each attempt. I am...
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    Re: 18" scale length-Help with options

    Hi Brian,

    I have a custom-made 18.5" scale-length arch-top Weber. The top plate is mandola-size and the sides (ribs) are OM depth. It works very well as an OM (GDAE) or as a mandola (CGDA). I...
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    Hence the need for piccolo flat-tops as a 'gateway drug'. It's funny, but the conversation here has now come full-circle. I feel like a piccolo mandolin evangelizer!:grin:
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    Hi Tim,

    These are in Mike's regular lineup, and they are amazing. Here's the URL http://www.blackmandolins.com/piccolo-mandolins.html

    Mike was really easy to work with and the instrument...
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    Hi Tim,

    The mandolin in the Vivaldi seems to be a piccolo. The mandolin played solo could be a piccolo or not, I'd have to know the scale length, but the body seems too small. It probably was...
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    Re: Piccolo Mandolin Building Project

    Hi Tim,

    I had a Weber Sweetpea and really liked it, but it is not a piccolo mandolin. They are quite different from each other That instrument has a small body but a full scale length, and is...
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