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  1. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    I was down at Dusty Strings in Seattle today checking out a new Big Mon that they just put out on display. At $4,500 I can't think of another production F-style, pro-level mandolin that can touch it....
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    Re: 3 hours of practice a day?

    I need to practice at least 3 hours a day to move forward... but any time playing will at least help me maintain hand strength, dexterity etc...
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    Re: Kimble Style J #67

    I used to own this mandolin... I purchased it from Andy Marshall about 3 years ago. I believe it has an Engleman spruce top and sugar maple sides and back. It was/is a fantastic sounding and...
  4. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    agreed!
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    Re: Northfield 4th Gen F5 reviews?

    I spoke with Jordan today at The Music Emporium where they just got one in. (Not yet posted on their site) Jordan is TME's "mandolin guy" and he's always been very helpful and frank with me. He told...
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    Re: Eastman 515 V - wow

    I appreciate your post Marty as I know you build some great mandolins. But if you were to have my Eastman MD604 in hand I believe you'd be pretty impressed with the fit and finish... not to mention...
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    Re: Are Eastmans a keeper?

    Hell yes Eastmans are worth keeping! I recently bought the newly re-designed Eastman MD604 (an oval hole A model on steroids) and as far as I'm concerned it's the steal of the century. Fantastic...
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    Re: A serious teacher in NYC?

    Andy Statman is a fantastic teacher... of mandolin in particular and music in general... contact him through his website at andystatman.org
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    Re: Leon Redbone - RIP

    One of the greatest fingerpicking stylists I ever heard/saw... a huge talent...
  10. Re: How much does a Northfield actually cost to make?

    how much did the pint of IPA that i drank yesterday cost to make? who cares?!? i'm sure it cost way less to make than the seven bucks (including tip to the bartender) i spent to enjoy it...
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    Re: Great Mandolin Accessories - Nashville

    Carter's, Gruhn's, Cotten Music... the big 3! All great places to go... assuming they're open on Memorial Day...
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    Northfield Recurve Case Remake!

    Hi Gang... I just received my new-generation Northfield Recurve case (in Grey Tweed) and I'm very pleased and impressed. This is the second Recurve that I've owned... (I sold my first one as part of...
  13. Re: Northfield 4th Generation, on Elderly's web page - $7495

    Exactly. The guys at Northfield have made (and are continuously making) their reputation the old-fashioned way... they EARN it! An impressive operation all the way around...
  14. Re: Northfield 4th Generation, on Elderly's web page - $7495

    wrong... they ARE that good... not to mention their other products.
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    Re: Where are the Eastman OMs?

    The Eastman of today is so far beyond what they were doing 10 years ago... think Hyundai 2000 as compared to today....
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    Re: Mandolin Teachers On Oahu?

    Thanks Pete... I did send him an email and am looking forward to his reply. Or maybe I should just move to Oahu?!?
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    Mandolin Teachers On Oahu?

    Hi gang... I have a mandolin student that will be moving to Oahu, Hawaii later this summer and I was wondering if anybody out there knows of a good, experienced mandolin teacher on the island? Many...
  18. Re: Thoughts on 1924 Gibson A-4 snakehead mandolin

    This mandolin actually looks quite handsome with its block inlays and beautifully designed rosette.
  19. Re: Thoughts on 1924 Gibson A-4 snakehead mandolin

    I recently bought one of the new, block-inlay, acoustic-electric Eastman MD604s from The Mandolin Store. All I can say is WOW! Anyone looking for an oval-hole, A model mandolin should check one of...
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    Re: Mandolin purchase advice

    The Eastman 504, 604 and 605 are impossible to beat for the money...
  21. Re: Northfied Artist Model at TME and New V 4.0's

    I have heard that the 4.0 will be priced at $7K. Whether or not that's an accurate figure I have no idea but I did hear that from a couple of dealers.
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    Re: Tony Rice Interview April 9/2019

    his musical proficiency is matched only by his humanity... what a beautiful cat...

    many thanks for this thread!
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    Re: Adjustment for Eastman Tuning Pegs

    Try loosening the small, phillips-head screws that go into the tuner buttons. You can actually adjust the resistance of the tuners by tightening or loosening these screws.

    Worked for me! You can...
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    Re: '25 Fern on eBay?

    My friend Larry Wexer first played this mandolin many years ago and had very high praise for it... feeling that it was one of the best he'd ever played with great upside potential once set up...
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    Re: Short-neck oval A models?

    My girlfriend recently bought me a mandolin as a gift! (how lucky can a guy be?!?)
    She got me an Eastman 504 (an oval-hole A model) in a beautiful brown finish and I'll tell y'all, for $700 bucks it...
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