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    Re: keeping the mando off your stomach

    Get rid of that beer belly ! ��
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    Re: Help me understand

    Can't help you with the UNDERSTANDING instrument differences but, I can help you understand that motorcycles are dangerous ! Even if you are not at fault you will come out on the short end of the...
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    Re: Northfield mandolins

    :)
  4. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    Girouard !!!
  5. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    I played most and many other ovals not mentioned at Gruhn's in Nashville ! The two that stood out best to my ears were Ellis and Girouard ovals ! I had Max Girouard build me an A4 oval and I liked it...
  6. Re: Decision Time for wood type - Is the difference big?

    Just what I'm looking for !
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    Re: F2/F4 style mandolins?

    For high quality workmanship and a wonderful oval sound, a Girouard is tops !
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    Re: Looking for F-4 string recommendation

    Curt Mangan PB Bluegrass series or CM Monel . Both great , to my ears !
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    Re: Strap recommendations?

    Won't you come home BILL Bailey, won't you come home ? As the song says, Bill Bailey straps are the one ! :)
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    Re: Should I be insulted?

    Has the same effect on my wife !
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    Re: Should I be insulted?

    Just play the old tune, " The Cat Came Back " Should work ! If not, get a dog !
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    Re: Makers getting Top Dollar

    I absolutely agree ! BUT, I will name one ! Max Girouard ! I have played half of your list at Grhun's and I would take a Girouard over any that I played.
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    Re: Need mando advice

    No comparison ! Girouard !
  14. Thread: Solo builders

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    Re: Solo builders

    At this price range I would look NO further than a Girouard !
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    Re: Why so many glossy finish mandos?

    Like glossy ! Like gold !
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    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    Prayers for a speedy recovery !
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    Re: Mandolin lessons in AZ

    Skype lessons from Pete Martin at petimarpress.com ! There has to be good mandolin teachers in your area of Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, etc. Check with music stores !
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    Re: new (used) mandolin

    Concentrate on the journey not the end destination !
  19. Re: Irish trad musicians that use Blue Chip TAD 40 pick

    I also use a BC TAD 35 and very much like it for my oval mandolin.
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    Re: Weighty Question

    Perceived vs actual loudness can be different . You might ask a friend to listen while you play with and without the TG and voice their opinion. I see no advantage to use one with the way I hold my...
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    Re: Quite ill with a trach and a feeding tube

    Prayers for you !
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    Re: Gilchrist Masterpiece!

    I had a short neck Old Wave once but I like the long neck better, especially the Girouard !
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    Re: Gilchrist Masterpiece!

    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding !
    How do you like your Girouard oval ? I have an A Girouard oval and Max is now building me a F4 oval to be born this March ! I can't say enough of how...
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    Re: Gilchrist Masterpiece!

    You must have married the right woman ( with money ) ! I not so much ! :)
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    Re: Gilchrist Masterpiece!

    I would rather have a Concert Girouard F4 at $6500. ! Use the extra $10,000. on something else !
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