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    First post here. I've been thinking about learning the mandolin for ages and finally pulled the trigger on an inexpensive instrument about a month ago. That initial interest exploded to something of an obsession. Today I picked up an Eastman 305 based on some of the comments on this forum. So, thanks! I'm super psyched with the purchase.

    Glad to be here and I look forward to some mando discussion.

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    Enjoy your new mandolin and welcome to the Cafe!

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    The second step.

    Your questions and observations are always welcome. You'll have plenty of both I'm sure.
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    Glad to see you've got a good mandolin as long as it's propperly set up, you're on the road to some good times, sir. Enjoy the journey and don't hesitate to ask questions. I'm still a beginner myself, but, am loving the learning process.

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    Welcome to the mando world! the café, as you've probably gathered is a wonderful source of information.


    Happy playing

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    Welcome!
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    Welcome to the world of mandolins and the Mandolin Cafe. You'll be glad you found both.

    (Small world department: In about 1965 my father bought me my first mandolin for $30 at the now-defunct Tillman Music on East Independence Boulevard (no connection I'm aware of with the current Tillman Music in Rock Hill). Arthur Smith steered us toward Tillman's; my dad steered me toward the $30 price tag.)

    Enjoy!
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    Pickaway!
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    Nice to welcome another Eastman MD305 fan.

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    Yes, John, very small world. I bought my "inexpensive instrument" at Guitar Center on East Independence Blvd. The Eastman was purchased at Ron's Pickin' Parlor (yes the setup is perfect Blind Bard) and the difference in the two is unbelievable.

    Lots of questions to ask so thanks in advance!

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