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  1. Re: And the prize for worst mandolin photoshop goes to.......

    I loved the old Photoshop threads. So much fun.

    Jamie
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    Re: someone beat me to this....

    Must be an Octave.

    Jamie
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    Re: New here, hello.

    Welcome to the Cafe. I love your design.

    Jamie
  4. Thread: Oval vs F

    by JEStanek
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    Re: Oval vs F

    The length of the neck is pretty standard. Older Gibson styled oval holes have a neck body joint around the 12th fret while Gibson styled F hole models join around 15th fret. This shifts the bridge...
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    Re: Fun observation

    I think the main thing to remember with our older, less expensive mandolins is they are still mandolins and sound essentially mandolin-y to people. They make great gifts to aspiring players. But,...
  6. Thread: Holiday music

    by JEStanek
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    Re: Holiday music

    There are lots of great books available. Butch Baldasari's Evergreen and Allan Alexander's Christmas music are both great. Both have simple enough tab for beginners and you can add embellishments on...
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    Re: just say no to a lone star

    A Lone Star was my VERY FIRST mandolin. The Venice Model. It really needed a set up but it intonated well enough. The tuners weren't spectacular but, I still loved it. I kinda miss it (I gave it to...
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    Re: Is my MAS dead?

    I have my signature line for a reason. I have found the right mandolins for me. Camera gear is a bit different since it is evolving in a manner that instruments aren't anymore. Again, I have to...
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    Re: instrument swap

    If you want to continue this conversation with the OP in the other closed thread, please do so via messages. The forum is not the place for this.

    Jamie
  10. Re: And Now for Something Completely Different. Gong Master Sven

    I feel exactly like this with my new Tibetan Singing Bowl. Now I need a big gong over my bed. GAS! He's good. Some of those tones remind me of the Shining.

    Jamie
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    Re: The Un Pequeno

    You oldsters who hoard things can sell the old school metal tins for Band Aids, Altoids, or even the holy grail - Sucrets to hipsters for $25 a pop I bet. Even more if they have actual aging instead...
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    Re: Mandolins in the Martin Museum.

    My son and I did the museum tour a few years ago after hiking around Bushkill Falls. My favorite parts of the museum weren't the collected Martin Xth Guitar or the mandolin relics (although I did...
  13. Re: Gig over, wife happy, Mando Cafe sticker, pint behind my back

    Seems to be a good evening's work!

    Jamie
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    Re: The Un Pequeno

    Compared to the ads I see on Instagram and FB for niche products, this is pretty good. I don't even need one and I like the product now. Well done!

    Jamie
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    Re: New Heiden Octave Short Scale

    Wow! That's a beauty!

    Jamie
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    A fitting gesture from Ivan's friend. I also had been corresponding with Ivan this past year and had missed our texts back and forth. My sincere condolences to all who knew and loved him. He was a...
  17. Thread: a link

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    Re: a link

    Nice pieces. It's great you still have an expressive outlet.

    Jamie
  18. Re: The Grateful Dead St. Stephen Mandolin Lesson

    I merged these two threads.
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    Re: Brentrup Mandolins

    Cafe Member Larry S Sherman curates the Brentrup Archive. It's a pretty great resource for his mandolin work.

    Jamie
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    Re: Dropped mandolin

    Definitely take it in to have it checked out. They can ensure the neck is straight and the bridge is OK.

    Jamie
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    Re: Completed First Build

    Fantastic job!

    Jamie
  22. Re: Article: Amid Constant Change The Mandolin Store Flourishes

    I have had several interactions with Dennis and always been pleased by the deal, his frankness, and honesty.

    Zero regrets.

    Jamie
  23. Re: Mandolin players who bought or have played a Waterloo Mandoli

    I remember when I first had a chance to play a bunch of old mandolins a bunch of years ago in a shop in Philly. I go to play great old Gibson A4, A2 mandolins and a bunch of different Martin Cant...
  24. Re: How to choose a good F style mandolin when you are miles from

    Is it possible to get them with a return policy. Get it and play it for 48 hours and keep if you love it and ship it back if you don't? You may not get that for a custom build. You may for a new or...
  25. Re: Decision Time for wood type - Is the difference big?

    In general if the same experienced builder were to build f style mandolins one all mahogany and one spruce over maple the sounds would be different. The mahog would be darker and warmer and the...
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