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    I was at Carters Vintage this past Tuesday. I was there to play a Nugget/Collings TOB #12 (I did buy it). I hear this great music coming from another area of the room and it was Mike Compton playing the newest Loar to come into the shop. I played it after Mike, well I strummed it a little and played a tag. Mr Compton was extremely gracious with his time and knowledge. Once again I now understand another thing I didn't before, now will everyone pitch to help me buy the Loar

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    It's always fun to be able to have hands on time with those special instruments and to have some time with players we admire. You had a hat trick that day!

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    That is a cool experience. You must have had a huge grin on your face as you walked out of there with a great new mandolin and having had the time spent with Mike Compton. Thanks for sharing.
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    That is a day to treasure. And your souvenir of it is enviable itself.

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    Awesome day! Enjoy that TOB!!
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    Good times I bet, playing one of the rarer Loars even with the Gibson refinish job still awesome experience I bet! You should've played all the Loars they have as its not everyday one can play a bunch of them! Plus coming home with a fine mandolin doesn't hurt! Great story. Is that one of those black top Nugget built but Collings finish mandolins? Also are those varnished?

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    Now sign up for this year's Monroe Mandolin Camp and get a one on one lesson. You won't regret it. September is right around the corner!
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    Awesome, MC is the best!!

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    You probably received an ear adjustment. After Playing a Lloyd Loar F-5 gor the first time my perception was never the same anymore.

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