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    I know the Podium is closed. Is there any other instrument dealer in the Twin Cities worth visiting?
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    For a mandolin or what kind of instrument?
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    Mandolins, guitars

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    Homestead Pickin' Parlor and Willie's American Guitars are the two that come to mind.

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    Just yesterday an article appeared in the Star Tribune about Quinn's, a newer guitar retailer. Also check out Twin Town Guitars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelhai View Post
    Just yesterday an article appeared in the Star Tribune about Quinn's, a newer guitar retailer. Also check out Twin Town Guitars.
    And the Strib's photo shows mandolins hanging on a wall behind Mr. Quinn. Thanks for the great news!
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    Unfortunately not a lot of high volume Mando's...Homestead is a great place but not huge inventory for mandos ....for guitars I'd recommend Hoffman and Twin Town and a short drive to LaVonne's as they can have some cool stuff often as well. RF

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    Homestead Pickin' Parlor is the place to go. There are more mandolins there then meets the eyes. Ask Marv.
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    Fretboard Central (the shop in the Strib article) carries Eastman. They also carrying more and more guitar lines. Good shop and nice folks. (Bias alert - I got my Eastman MDO-305 from them.)

    Willie's American Guitars in St. Paul carries Collings, guitars and mandolins (1 in stock last I checked.) They also have used mandolins.
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    Definitely Homestead Pickin Parlor. Groth music can be worth a visit.
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