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    A Calton case for my Ellis (facilitated by my wife).

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    Socks and underwear. Nailed it.

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    No new mandolin for me, but I did get a vintage German metronome to help with practice.

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    A couple of Wegen picks were a nice gift. The seem to work quite well. I wish I could drive them as fast as they are capable of being driven.

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    A bit of salmon from my brother. My old family is gone, except my son, who is here, but had nothing. My elderly parents and I have an arrangement of not doing the gift thing. They're into their divestment period. My wife is up doing her family things, and will have something. It's a delight to see my parents and brother, who all live a ways off. My sister called from Wales. I've only seen her a few times, since she appeared on the scene a few years ago Surprise relative. So there's deep forever heartache and delight in old and new relationships that remain.

    But there was a trip for shrimp and a 1/2 bushel of Chesapeake oysters, back on the scene. I made an ettoufee, no idea how to spell, and shucked many oysters. Brother did an oyster stew. Steaks. Today a wonderful turkey and some decent Scotch.

    And the dog is here still, grizzled and a steady companion as always.

    As I find pieces of Christmas old, I give them to my ex. I have the memories.

    I have unearthed my piano, and old Christmas favorites sprang forth easily. It is enough.
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    No new mandolin for me, but I did get a vintage German metronome to help with practice.

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    Those are pretty strict I hear..."Ve haf vays to make you tock"

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLATROCK HILL View Post
    Those are pretty strict I hear..."Ve haf vays to make you tock"
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    I got a Blue Chip for Christmas,... but since wifey is one of those who buys Christmas presents for everyone really early, I've had it since October (I think), so it technically wasn't "under the tree."
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    A new shirt and a subscription to Fretboard Journal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLATROCK HILL View Post
    Those are pretty strict I hear..."Ve haf vays to make you tock"
    Then my instructor will be very happy with my gift. Lack of timing is my worst trait...

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    I got the brand new "Complete Guide to Gibson Mandolins" by Paul Fox. Haven't gotten very far into it yet, but I'm ready to read about my 1906 F2 next time I pick it up.

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    No tree, but my gift today was time. Time to spend with my wife and our cats, time out on the farm in the fresh air watching the sheep and the ponies while hawks soared overhead in the sunshine, time with friends for good conversation, and time to make music this evening on my piano and my mandolin. Really, what more could I possibly want? I am content.
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    My wife just finished building her 2nd guitar and decided to surprise me with it for Christmas. Stunned! Its an OM with Carpathian top, padauk back and sides. [/ATTACH]Click image for larger version. 

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    My wife bought me this but i got it a few weeks ago so it was actually under the tree

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    And i bought myself this

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    I got a reprint of Mickey Baker's Complete Course in Jazz Guitar Book 1, first published in 1955, and an original copy in great condition of Mel Bay Presents The Merle Travis Guitar Style from 1974. Both of these guitar giants used some unusual chording that I'm eager to get into my fingers!
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    - bottle of Jura Superstition & 2 glasses (surprisingly well balanced for a NAS whisky)
    - a stone my wife secretly picked up from the bank of turf and rock I slept on for one hour in Hirta, St Kilda this summer. Talking about mojo
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    Nothing mando related. But my sister gave me a very nice CD from Bela and Abigal.

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    pine needles.

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    A new pair of PJ's / a bottle of Jack Daniels (miniature !) / a bottle of my favourite aftershave & a 4-pack of assorted beers from my sister in law. This despite my annual request for 'nothing at all'. I already have have more than many folks will ever have.

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    We just bought a house, and spent our first Christmas in it. Had a nice lunch gathering with a couple of friends and spent the day playing music. The house itself is our gift to each other.
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    WOW! That looks great. What a gift.
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    Santy Clause was very good to me this year and provided me with a new muse. He left me a Merlin Dulcimer under the tree.
    Goodnight Irene inside the prison walls
    Killed a man and lived to sing about it all
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    I got an "Alexa" echo dot thingy. Its like "Seri" for your home. You activate it by saying its name and then ask it a question ("whats the weather today" or give it a command "play me some bluegrass music").

    Only problem is, I can't ever remember its name to turn it on.
    No matter where I go, there I am...Unless I'm running a little late.

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    A case of beer - a stout called The Abyss - and a "ticket" to River of the West Mandolin Camp!
    Both should improve my playing...

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    Some great instruction books from Berklee Press, socks and a great camping/picking chair.

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