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    Heading down to the Lancaster PA area for a few days. Any recommendations for MAS relief?

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    Fred Oster's "Vintage Instruments" in Philadelphia. Dozens of mandolins.

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    The Bluett shop is nearby.
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    Not MAS related but thatís 2 hours from Nazareth. Great tours at the Martin factory.

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    I can second that trip to Mark Bluett's shop in York, about 30 minutes away. I've played a couple of his mandolins that blew me away. Bob Campbell at Campbell's Music often has a choice mandolin or two hanging around.

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    I wouldn't drive the extra couple of hours ONLY for the Martin Museum (it's pretty small). If you can arrange in advance the factory tour, then sure.

    Fred Oster's Shop Philadelphia Vintage Instruments is excellent. So much to see in there beyond the wall of vintage mandolins.

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    I'm playing at The Living Room At 35 East in Ardmore (Philly area) tomorrow night, and I'll have two '20s Gibson A's and a Sobell octave with me...does that count?

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