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    My dear hubby surprised me with a tenor ukulele! (I'd played in the store and liked the sound of it, and said I'd buy it if I had room for yet another 4-string). It was really a surprise - totally didn't expect it!
    Also, got an armrest for my JBovier (love it!) - but that was from the Mandolin Store black Friday sale, so not under the tree.
    My best X-mas present was the singing along and applause I received from the family when I played carols, Holiday pop-tunes, and classical melodies (upon request) on my mandolin after package-opening mayhem and before gravy-stirring duty.
    I got lots of other nice, thoughtful things, and I feel blessed!!
    Weber Bitterroot F-Style Buckskin (2011)
    J Bovier A5-T
    Kentucky KM272 Vintage
    Trinity College Octave Mandolin and Mandola
    Luna Guitars Passionflower Acoustic-Electric
    Taylor GSmini Guitar
    Ibanez Mini-dreadnought Tenor Guitar
    Gold Tone Cripple Creek Irish Tenor Banjo

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    Rob Page:

    That is a kool-kat metronome. Way cool. Who gave it to you?
    Ha, ha! keep time: how sour sweet music is,
    When time is broke and no proportion kept!
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    A pack of strings and a 15-foot amp cord (both requested). I'm a happy camper!
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    OMG yes. Yesterday I got a 1955 Harmony Patrician archtop six string (H1407). Today I cleaned it up, put new strings and adjusted the bridge, and after about 30 minutes of playing around, I'm in love. Happy Christmas.
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    Nothing musical this year...but I did get 2 pounds of black powder for reloading my 45-70 Springfield trapdoor !
    John in SE New Mexico

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    Having just bought my first mandolin, I ordered quite a number of DVD's from various places that were selling them off cheap, and was not allowed to see them until Christmas Day. Amongst them were, Chris Thille DVD, Stealing Second CD and tab book. Sam Bush, lead mandolin, Rhythm and Bluegrass DVD's (I already had his mandolin method bought cheap many years ago, it was meant to be). Butch Baldasarri Bluegrass workshop DVD, Ronnie McCoury DVD and the three Mike Marshall DVD's. Great Christmas eh?
    Also had the Janet Davis Book. Enough material to last me several lifetimes. Also have the Sam Bush Bill Monroe DV on the way from The States(I already had the 1st one with Bill Monroe on VHS). Had them all at either half price or less by searching. Its great just watching them.

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    I got some more large triangle 1.4mm Primetone picks as requested. Now I have plenty, so they will be dispersed in different cases and pick pouches for convenience.

    Everything else was non-mandolin related stuff. Christmas came early for me because I passed my driving test first time just over a week before ^^

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    I got this for Christmas:


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    Well David...I don't know anything about those kinds of mandolins. I hope it is something you really like.
    The look on your face says "seam separation".

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    Love the tailpiece on it David!
    One watch by night, one watch by day...if you get confused, just listen to the music play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLATROCK HILL View Post
    Well David...I don't know anything about those kinds of mandolins. I hope it is something you really like.
    The look on your face says "seam separation".
    It's made by Ernie Fischbach, and sounds wonderful.

    The look on my face is really "how do I make this camera work".

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    Love the tailpiece on it David!
    Thanks - Ernie made it by hand to somewhat match the antique original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidKOS View Post
    The look on my face is really "how do I make this camera work".
    Thanks David,

    I'm sure you know I was just kidding. The 'look' is probably the same one I have when trying to figure out my own camera.

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    My wife and I closed on our new home in NY after our move from Maryland, so I suppose it was under the tree! I have a space to practice and work on my dissertation again, so that is certainly gift worthy

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    A banjolin. Really! (Let the jokes begin....)

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    Tone guard for my A-style. I like it because I'm a timid and quiet player. It helps with volume and resonance.
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    Yamaha electric keyboard...I think someone is trying to tell me something !

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    Check it out! My sweet wife is so good to me 🤓
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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Mando View Post
    A banjolin. Really! (Let the jokes begin....)
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    Most of the posts in this thread are from last Christmas

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    My wife bought me a new set of Rubner tuners. Brushed brass with ebony buttons. She is the best.
    2010 Weber Yellowstone

    I maybe wrong, but it is highly doubtful.

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    What's under my tree this Christmas will stay there till next weekend!!!! We got snowed/iced out so my boyfriend and I can't get out of the house! I'm alone in my apartment doing some practicing and reading a thriller.

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    Mine got me a collings for my ellis.
    Gonna cost a couple designer pocket books and shoes prolly but it is sweet
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    nothing, I live alone .. have a few refrets to fund next year..

    mid November I got Cataract & Trabeculectomy surgery double header at VA MC
    been going in weekly ever since for followups , so I guess I get to see better for Xmas.




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    I think the grinch came and stole the double case with the matching Halsey’s you guys got for me!
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