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    Ellis F5 Special

    I just received this new Ellis F5 Special #550 today. This mandolin is a testament to Tomís ability to voice a mandolin! Its rich, vibrant and lively, with great SUSTAIN!! Tomís workmanship is...
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    David Surette's health

    David has been battling with cancer for quite a few years and decided to go public with it in a recent note to his mailing list. I was unaware of any of this and so asked for his and Susie's...
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    Re: New build, bowl back mandolin

    Here it is: https://youtu.be/zR25L6xfqQo
    https://youtu.be/jIgtoXL9yu4
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    NMD, But there's a problem

    The Kentucky KM-150 I had on order arrived today, but I have a problem. My violin playing daughter won't let go of it!

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    New build, bowl back mandolin

    Hi
    Wanted to share my new bowl back mandolin based on my flat-backs
    some images attaches and a link to some sound videos
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  6. Thile solo last night in Rockport, Mass

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Isz7TWN3LM

    Thile solo last night in Rockport, Mass: "Another New World"
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    Re: mandolin tattoos

    196741196742

    Fresh from Friday.
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Remembering Ivan today.
  9. Re: Another D'Aquisto inspired art-deco mandolin

    Hello Len

    I thought I had posted some pics of the first one, but I can't see them here anywhere. Here are some pics and the mandolin recorded by a friend of mine, Tony Hunter, one of a few people...
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    RIP Arthur Stern

    I haven't seen it mentioned here, but Arthur was a friend to everyone in the mandolin world and a brilliant artist. He was a long time forum contributor and a fountain of knowledge and experience...
  11. Another D'Aquisto inspired art-deco mandolin

    The second of the Jimmy D'Aquisto inspired mandolins, This one of Sitka and Tasmanian Blackheart sassafras.

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    Bach - Cello Suite No. 5 Sarabande

    Hey, it's a just few notes here and there, right? Yeah right...This was deceivingly difficult to play for me. A true tongue twister for my fingers! After literally 40+ takes, this is what I got. ...
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    Cape Breton mandolin (1976)

    Here are a couple of pieces recorded by the Celtic Studies scholar and Cape Breton fiddler, John Shaw, et al. Shaw's notes imply that relatives of one musician were playing Cape Breton music on...
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    Re: Late Night Trashy Mandolin Music

    Finally located the original newspaper clipping from the August 5, 1890 issue of the Lawrence Journal-Tribune, thanks to the research department at Watkins Museum in downtown Lawrence. After more...
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    Encouragement is magic

    I spent some time yesterday covering the first aid station at our local festival's pre-festival string camp. Sadly, I had to back out of attending the camp, but am volunteering on the medical side. I...
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    Andy Statman Bought A Loar F5!

    A couple of weeks ago Andy Statman made the move and purchased a Lloyd Loar F5 from Larry Wexer (wexerguitars.com) in New York City. His father purchased a Loar for him when he was a teenager, but...
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    Re: Post a picture of your band!!

    Your picture was disturbing my peace of mind, so I took the liberty. Hope you don't mind. :)

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    NMD and a little story

    Today I received Dolly, my new Ibanez M522 f-style mandolin. She's definitely a different kind of critter from any of my other mandolins. I bought her to address a situation that arose recently when...
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    Re: Post a picture of your band!!

    Once upon a time, there was a band called Tin Can Alley. And I was in it. It was my first real band. Fiddle, mandolin, guitar. Added a bass soon enough. Eventually pedal steel and a female singer,...
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    Re: Celtic Mando vs Bandolim

    Also in general the bandolims use very light strings. I am not sure if there is a preference for medium gauge strings for Celtic music. Also more and more these days the top tier bandolim players are...
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    Re: Blind test of 6 different bowlbacks

    OK, many thanks for taking an interest in this blind test. It confirms to me that the beauty is not only in the eye of the beholder, but also, to a degree, in the ear ;) Please find the photo of the...
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    Blind test of 6 different bowlbacks

    Hi all. I am going to offer you a blind test of 6 different bowlback mandolins. I was having fun today playing them side by side and recording the results using Rode mini USB mic and Audacity with no...
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    Re: What artist/album got you started with Trad?

    I was on tour with a Cirque du Soleil show, hitting open mic/blues jams (with the electric mando in my avatar). We were in Spain, and I couldn't find anywhere to jam. Turns out that the little...
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    Old-time on Dotara (Indian Lute)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS9zBp0a3dU&lc=UgyWJBqyjyNA7mRQtnF4AaABAg
  25. Re: 1903 postacard showing how to not play a mandolin

    That's actually from the classic 'Fettucine Modern Method of Mandolin', in the chapter on the advanced 'reverse overlap' hand position, mastered by so few.:)
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