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    Default Michael Daves' (touring?) mandolinist

    From last night's show in Brooklyn. Anyone recognize him? Is that an old Gilchrist or a Gibson? Looks well-played. I wasn't there, just got a photo from a friend I envy who was.

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    Default Re: Michael Daves' (touring?) mandolinist

    I think it is Dominick Leslie

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    Default Re: Michael Daves' (touring?) mandolinist

    Yes, Dominick Leslie which makes that a Gil.

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    Default Re: Michael Daves' (touring?) mandolinist

    Looks like Dominick, who typically plays a Gilchrist.

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    Thanks for the quick answer!

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    Default Re: Michael Daves' (touring?) mandolinist

    Definitely Dominick Leslie, and that is the Gilchrist he bought from Grisman. It is an amazing instrument. It is amazingly open and warm in tone. It has wonderful play wear in all the right places. Dominick is an amazing player. If you haven't heard the Brotet, or the Grant Gordy album, they are awesome, and Dom's mandolin really shines. His playing is so solid and elegant. Dominick is my mandolin teacher, and I recently created a website for him at www.dominickleslie.com. You can see a really good shot of his mandolin on the front page of the website. If you check out the website, let me know if you have any constructive feedback. I would like to hear what people think of it. Also give him some Facebook love by clicking the Facebook icon the the bottom right and give him a like on his page. He is an absolutely amazing mandolinist and is also the nicest guy on the planet. I am happy to know him. Go Dominick!!!
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    Default Re: Michael Daves' (touring?) mandolinist

    CW, it's a nice, straightforward site that loads fast. Nice work!

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    Default Re: Michael Daves' (touring?) mandolinist

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianWilliam View Post
    CW, it's a nice, straightforward site that loads fast. Nice work!
    Thanks Brian, I appreciate it!
    That was what I was going for.
    Dominick wanted a simple clean website that can be expanded as time goes on.
    He is a worthy artist to support, so I was happy to do it for him.
    I hope to expand it in the future, but for now, I like the way it functions.

    If anyone here wants to follow him on Facebook, to get news on shows etc, just go to his Facebook artist page.
    https://www.facebook.com/Dominick-Le...75458482529614
    Mandolins: Northfield 5-Bar Artist Model "Old Dog", J Bovier F5 Special, Gibson A-00 (1940)
    Fiddles: 1920s Strad copy, 1930s Strad copy, Liu Xi T20, Liu Xi T19+ Dark.
    Guitars: Taylor 514c (1995), Gibson Southern Jumbo (1940s), Gibson L-48 (1940s), Les Paul Custom (1978), Fender Strat (Black/RWFB) (1984), Fender Strat (Candy Apple Red/MFB) (1985).
    Sitars: Hiren Roy KP (1980s), Naskar (1970s), Naskar (1960s).
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