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    Joining the Girouard Club with an F Oval hole

    I exchanged emails with Max and have sent a deposit to have him build me one of his Girouard F Concert Master mandolins with an oval hole. It will feature complete binding in triple bound, Waverly...
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CEiV-p_HCq7/
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    Re: Dennis Vance receives double transplant

    Wishing Dennis strength and comfort during his recovery. As of this morning, there were 68,196 people here in the US waiting for a lifesaving transplant. I received mine this last January. Donate...
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    Re: Body depth - Weber Road Dog & Red Rocks

    I played a Weber Road Dog on Friday at Acoustic Music in Salt Lake City. It is great! Very nice low-end tone. I compared it to a couple Gallatins at the store, and the Road Dog sounds much throatier...
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    Online Lessons With Andy Statman?

    I had a great talk with mandolin maestro Andy Statman last week and I suggested that he might think about offering online mandolin lessons during these challenging times.

    His first response was...
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    Re: No motivation

    Sounds like it's time to learn a new genre. How about the blues? You've got the basis for lyrics right there in your post.:)

    On a more serious note; we've all been there. I hope it passes for...
  7. Re: New Joe Campanella F-5 at The Music Emporium

    And let's hear it for the playing in this video. Well done Jordan Santiago!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPtZgz_dczU&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: My band asked me to stop playing guitar

    Some of my early bands asked me to stop playing guitar. And I didn't even have any other instruments then.
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    Re: Andy Statman recovering

    Great news! Thank you for checking up on him.
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    Re: Andy Statman recovering

    I hesitated to contact Andy until today as I figured he was in no shape to have other distractions but I'm happy to report I just contacted him and heard back almost immediately with positive news.
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    Re: buying first mando without playing?

    A few years ago I stumbled across a new Weber Yellowstone A style for a very low price. Fortunately, I had the money in the bank and after some email exchanges I bought it. It has been a really...
  12. First Video of The Mandolin Store new location

    Just received from Dennis.



    ... there's an Eastman El Rey in there!
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    Thank you, Eastman

    On Saturday (three days ago) I unpacked a five year old Eastman mandola that I purchased used. Tuning it up, I noticed a problem with the bridge saddle intonation cuts. Saturday night I contacted...
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    Re: Waiting for UPS

    We need pics!
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    Re: Collings MT2 vs MF-GT?

    Good on you!!! Enjoy. :)

    Oh, when you get it, we want pics and sound clips. :whistling:
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    Re: Collings MT2 vs MF-GT?

    It was TOUGH! So many tempting choices. I ended up buying a two point Kimble.
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    Re: Collings MT2 vs MF-GT?

    I have a Collings MT torrified and love it. I went Nashville to get an MF and walked out of Carter’s with a Northfield F5s instead, it just felt and sounded better and was way less expensive.
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    Re: Breaking in or Opening Up

    The more you play it, the better it sounds. So yes. it's science.

    To quote the NYT: "Researchers in England say that laboratory tests conducted on wood commonly used to make violins supports...
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    So the question is, "When is Collings going to make an Octave Mandolin?"
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    Re: These trying times

    If there's any way you can avoid this travel right now, dear Bill, please stay right where you are. I know none of us are used to living in such a situation, but it's a fact that the choices each of...
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    I love my MT! It is a gloss top, bound in ivory, with a wide nut. A ‘17. I just love the loud and warm tone, with even volume across the courses. The wood selection sounds exceptional. It is so...
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    RIP Kenny Rogers

    Back when he was first starting out, before they became Kenny Rogers and The First Edition. This was the first I heard of him when this hit the radio in the 60's.
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    Re: Live From Home

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/h8_Dvo2lYDk

    How do you embed a video on here?
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    I hear you on the new ones. Although, I liked min a lot when it was new, I played the heck out of it for three months, a few hours a day, and each new set of strings was a revelation. It has a...
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    Re: Shout out to Collings

    I'm impressed by how consistent the Collings I've played have been. They've all sounded good (with the Collings flavour) and have had high quality build and excellent finish. Fancier or more basic,...
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