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    Re: Dreaming of a Great A5 under $6000

    I'd look for an early or mid-80's Carlson Flatiron. The good ones hold up against any bluegrass mandolin out there. If you can find one, they're probably in the $2.5-3K range. Mine's an '83 and love...
  2. From the website it seems you can order these...

    From the website it seems you can order these mandolins as acoustic instruments without the pickup system- thank you for that option. I hope to get to play one someday, and really looking forward to...
  3. Re: Article: Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments Rolls Out New Models

    Is it just me, or does the Red Rocks concept sound a bit like the Northfield Big Mon? Or is this "deeper" while the Big Mon is "wider.?" Didn't Bryan England make a bigger F-5 at one point? Please...
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    Re: Naming your Mandolin

    I named a guitar once, because the name just came to me and stuck. But then I sold it- dumb XXX than I am- an haven't done so since, and never a mandolin, though I can't say why. But all my bikes...
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    Re: Ridiculous ebay post of the day

    I am chastened by the evidence of my hasty posting of rehashed narishkeit


    thanks all.
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    Re: Ridiculous ebay post of the day

    Oh, sorry, didn't realize this was beating a dead horse (sized mando.)

    My bad but still funny the first time you see it.
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    Ridiculous ebay post of the day

    By the name of Monroe, what manner of photoshop knavery is this?

    https://ebay.us/TR1qk1

    Or is the happy hipster just a really small happy hipster playing a normal electric 90 dollar mandolin...
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    Re: Mandolin Luthier Recommendations NY/NJ/PA

    Thank you Troy for reply. Must have been a technical glitch in my messages. Appreciate the clarification and hope to play your mandolins someday!

    Neal in Poughkeepsie
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    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    I got to interview Tim O'Brien a few months ago. He told me that these days he mostly plays a Collings/Nugget TOB model not the original Nugget. IIRC he liked the nut width better on the Collings....
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    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    FWIW, a couple of years ago I attended a house concert with Andy Statman's bluegrass-ish band, and got to chat with him for a few minutes afterwards about his Kimble mandolin vs the old Gibson A. He...
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    Re: Mandolin Luthier Recommendations NY/NJ/PA

    Hey don't mean to be off topic but I live in Poughkeepsie and have tried to contact Troy Harris a couple of times- he has never responded. Maybe my reputation for playing the wrong chords got around...
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    Re: Whew...some Reverb sellers...

    I had a sale go wrong on Reverb- not because of Reverb or the buyer but %$#*&!! UPS smashed up a guitar I was trying to sell. I must say the Reverb staff was great, mediating between me and the buyer...
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    Re: Mando Madness Concert now online

    Hi all- now the second set is up:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsWjbA0Us_E

    All mando, all the time, what's not to like?
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    Mando Madness Concert now online

    Hey folks a few weeks ago the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association- as fine a group of upstanding citizens as you'll find around these parts- had a mandocentric concert with some great players and...
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    Re: Expensive mandolins

    Re: real musicians play "adequate but not high end or vintage gear," I dunno. I have been going to live music and bluegrass festivals for 30 years and I've never seen a Takamine or Epiphone guitar on...
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    Re: Flatiron on Reverb: bargain or bupkis?

    Right, I saw the China and "F-2" in the text but I didn't realize the label in the instrument would be so similar to a "real" Gibson label.

    Waaayyy overpriced.

    Mystery solved.
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    Flatiron on Reverb: bargain or bupkis?

    Hey folks, there's something wonky about this listing on Reverb:

    https://reverb.com/item/22197061-gibson-flatiron-f-festival-sunburst

    The text in the listing says Flatiron F-2, which would be...
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    Interview I did with Tim O'Brien

    Hi Folks, I got to speak with Tim O'Brien a couple of weeks ago on behalf of the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Music Association, and it's now up on our website:
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  19. Re: how to fix smoke smell in mandolin and case ?

    Thanks, I should have done more research before posting. What's odd is that there is a lot of hair in the case but the seller insists it's not pet hair. How does that much human hair get into a mando...
  20. how to fix smoke smell in mandolin and case ?

    Hi folks, I just bought a used, somewhat beat up Eastman on Reverb- good mando, good deal- but the case and mandolin smell like smoke, which seller didn't disclose. I'm not inclined to return the...
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    Re: Mandolin Set Up Ebook and Mandolin Users

    Hi all, I cannot yet thank Rob for the book, but after reading the thread just asked for it and hope to thank him soon. But I would put in a good word for the idea of asking for donations rather than...
  22. Re: Article: Northfield Introduces Three New Michigan-Made Instru

    Thanks for reply, Northfield. I just signed up for your email newsletter so when the new F-5's are named/priced/in production then I can start the process of not being able to afford it. No rush,...
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    Re: considering an oval hole mandolin

    Just to clarify my post about my Will Parsons oval, it's got a great woody, old-Gibson-ish sound because that's what I asked for. Will and I spoke at length about what I was looking for and he dialed...
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    Re: considering an oval hole mandolin

    No idea if he's still building or how long it will take but I have a wonderful Will Parsons oval hole that has a long (compared to old Gibsons) big fat round neck like my old Flatiron (meaning, he...
  25. Re: Article: Northfield Introduces Three New Michigan-Made Instru

    Hi Northfield, is the new F5 discussed above the same as the 4th Generation F5 on your website? Do my eyes deceive me or is the neck shaped a little bit rounder on the 4th Gen rather than the V of...
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