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    A new classical mandolin

    Just strung up this morning, a classical mandolin, for want of a better term. 13" scale, with a body inspired by a carved top Italian mandolin I found a photo of years ago. The soundboard is Sitka,...
  2. Amazing video of Josh Luttrell finishing an Ellis

    Thought we could all use some soothing relaxing video to watch today.
  3. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    Here she is. Love it love it love it!


    https://youtu.be/FNcmjk3QsY8
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    Yes, mine is a port orford cedar top with a transverse brace!
  5. Re: We have a 3-way race: Collings vs Pava vs Gilchrist

    Jordan was super helpful and sent me sound files of all three instruments. All there very distinctive and pleasant. The Pava sounded complex. The Collings was shimmery in a nice way. But the winner...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    I'm working for Glasser now, and we are also the importer of Larsen Strings. This is something Glasser has in development.
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Eastman Del Rey electric mandolin on display today.

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  9. Delfest vid - Andrew Marlin, Casey Campbell, Bryan Sutton

    Just stumbled on this video of the three jamming on the (unknown to me) Monroe tune "Tombstone Junction". Interesting to see the serious Monroe chops of Andrew Marlin....
  10. Re: New Steve Cooney guitar album of harp music

    Yes thanks for putting that up Sean.
    I watched it yesterday - really enjoyed it.
  11. New Steve Cooney guitar album of harp music

    No mandolin content, but I'm sure many of you will be interested to hear that the Australian/Irish guitarist Steve Cooney has just released a guitar album of Irish harp music. Good news!
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    Wow! Some incredible As in this thread. Raising two kids on a public schoolteacher's salary, I couldn't afford a 3k instrument, so I learned to build. This is #5. I mostly play celtic/contradance...
  13. Re: Interview with Rory Dowling of Taran on new "Springwell" mand

    https://youtu.be/3hjuxZtxUso
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    Kalamazoos and a Waterloo

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    My flat tops
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    Re: The Obvious 12/26 Question

    Hard to picture how the body was made though I assume that the steel's body was stripped and pieced together to make the width of the Telecaster? Looks like anice old piece of wood.

    Not to derail...
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    Re: The Obvious 12/26 Question

    Got a Kentucky KM252 from my wife. She’s a beauty. (And my wife is too.)
    Need to learn how to play. The mandolin.
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    Re: Your favourite mandolin picture of 2019

    From a Carter's listing in the MandoCafe classifieds:

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    It just doesn't get any sexier than this.
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    Re: Your favourite mandolin picture of 2019

    I am quite partial toward Weber mandolins. Was travelling through Montana last summer and stopped to see Bruce and Mary. Here they are with an old Beartooth A model that Bruce was tweaking. What a...
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    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas to all the truly nice people on MC and especially to Scott who makes this possible.:mandosmiley:
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    First mandolin made in my new shop!
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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    She was a Brazilian visiting lecturer when I was in grad school
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    Re: What's The One That Got Away?

    In other "one that got away news", but not mandolin related:

    A few years back there was a JP Whitechapel tenor banjo that popped up on Reverb. I'd been coveting a JP (made by Jim Patton over in...
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    Re: Maggie May mando?

    Wouldn't you know we have an article on the very subject, published September 7, 2008: The Man With The World's Most-Heard Mandolin Solo.
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    Re: Maggie May mando?

    Yes, except the one Ray Jackson played on the record was labeled Columbus and had a slightly different headstock shape. They were imported into countries all over the world with different brand...
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