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  1. Music for duets for me (mandolin) with my brother (mandola)

    Hi there!

    My brother in law plays mandola and cello, whereas I play mandolin. He's a bass clef sorta guy :) And I mean cello as in giant violin, not mandocello.

    We're looking for music (sheet...
  2. Best mandolin wall stand, e.g. hook etc?

    Hi there, I am just trying to find out what is the best wall hanging stand for a mandolin? I have little toddlers that destroy everything in their path, so I really probably need one that fits onto...
  3. NEW Kentucky KM906 - end pin fell out (only owned it 3 months!)

    Hi there mandolin cafe folks,

    In September I bought a new Kentucky KM906. Been very happy with it indeed. Until tonight that is. An hour ago I was playing and the end pin just fell out and the...
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    Re: Gibson A40 (1954)

    Thank you all for your advice. I'm curious about what you've mentioned Bill. You're the second person who has mentioned the Eastman MD805. It is the same cost as the Kentucky KM900, so I'm not sure...
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    Gibson A40 (1954)

    As someone just starting out on the mandolin, I'm just trying to educate myself about how to choose the best instrument to buy.

    Here's my question: how do I choose between a used vintage piece...
  6. Re: Why is the Kentucky KM900 being discontinued?

    Hi sorry, I'm a bit of a newbie here! A friend of mine had said they were being discontinued but when I asked him about it he said he wasn't sure. I guess they still are being sold. Sorry! I should...
  7. Why is the Kentucky KM900 being discontinued?

    Can anyone in the know please tell me why the Kentucky KM900 is being discontinued?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Learning mandolin online etc

    Thank you all so much! What an amazing community!
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    Re: Learning mandolin online etc

    Apologies for the delay in responding, I've been moving house.

    In answer to your questions:

    1. No I do not play another instrument yet, although I have a good sense of tune and rhythm etc. I...
  10. Re: Which mandolin to buy with my budget? (approx $700 USD)

    No I didn't. I probably should have, but I thought it would be best to arm myself with an education about mandolin-purchasing, before actually buying. And also, I won't have the money for another...
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    Learning mandolin online etc

    Hello there!

    I'm just wondering what do folks recommend for how to learn mandolin if I live somewhere that there are no teachers?

    To expand on that, do people nowadays tend to learn mandolin...
  12. Re: Which mandolin to buy with my budget? (approx $700 USD)

    Seems great! Super lovely of you all to be looking out for me. What a great community I have stumbled upon! I wish I knew more about mandolins to know that this is a steal. Why would someone be...
  13. Re: Which mandolin to buy with my budget? (approx $700 USD)

    Cool! Thanks for alerting me to this! How would it compare to say, a new Eastman MD505 or even a new Kentucky KM900?

    Thanks!
    CN0
  14. Re: Mandolins travelling at 10,000 kilometres above earth

    Silly me!!! I did mean 10,000 metres. I am in VERY rural Canada. But we do get larger aircraft flying in here.

    I guess I was more wondering if mandolins are considered too big to be accepted on as...
  15. Re: Which mandolin to buy with my budget? (approx $700 USD)

    Thank you very much for this advice!

    3 more questions:

    (a) How does a Kentucky KM900 compare with an Eastman MD805?

    (b) I don't like the Sunburnt finish look. Do Kentucky KM900 series come...
  16. Re: Which mandolin to buy with my budget? (approx $700 USD)

    Thanks you all so much for your advice. I really do appreciate the time you all take to answering my newbie questions. Hopefully I can pass on some of that karma one day by staying a member on this...
  17. Mandolins travelling at 10,000 kilometres above earth

    I am currently in the market for my first ever mandolin. I am in VERY rural Canada. When I purchase a mandolin, it will have to most likely come from an online USA store such as the "mandolin store"....
  18. Which mandolin to buy with my budget? (approx $700 USD)

    First of all, let me just preface this by pre-emptively apologizing if these types of new threads are super annoying. I am new to this forum (e.g. 20 minutes ago) and dont know if the etiquette here...
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