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    Here's the email blast The Mandolin Store just sent.

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    Hello Folks! Itís been a few months since I've sent a newsletter as things at The Mandolin Store have been busy. I wanted to share some very exciting news with you. Over the past 13 years we have enjoyed our time in the Arizona sunshine but our next chapter is right around the corner!

    We are excited to announce that The Mandolin Store is headed to Music City! Our new location will be just minutes outside of Nashville. (More details of location to come soon.) We intend to complete this move the last weekend of March and have little to no impact on processing and shipping orders. We are incredibly excited about this opportunity! A few questions I will address now as I know there is a lot of excitement around this news.- I will share the new location and address information once the move is complete. I will also have updated store hours that will be posted on our website once those final decisions are made. If you'd like to follow our move and get the first look at our new location, be sure the visit the Instagram link below and click follow!

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    I just read the email a few moments ago. While I'm certain there will be some AZ locals that are very sad to see the store move, I can just imagine what a trip to Nashville to shop for a mandolin will be like in the future.

    Best of luck at your new location!

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    Ugh though why north of nashville....its a terrible location for traffic....as a local I would have preferred it being south...anything in the madison-hendersonville-
    gallatin area of Nashville is a big PIA to get to.

    Will wait to see where the location will be...but kinda dissapointed.

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    Iím not familiar with Nashville traffic patterns, but I know Tennessee is a lot closer to Pennsylvania than Arizona. Iím excited!

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    Man, I'm glad I scratched the itch to make a road trip to visit TMS last fall. It's gonna be a lot harder after the move back to the other half of the country.

    Dennis, all the best on the move!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleE View Post
    Iím not familiar with Nashville traffic patterns, but I know Tennessee is a lot closer to Pennsylvania than Arizona. Iím excited!
    I am excited about the move for sure...will be anxious to see the location...
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    Oh awesome! Excited for this new chapter of course for TMS, but equally excited because now its WAY closer to Atlanta!!!! Now just think how a weekend trip could include Carters, Gruhn's and NOW TMS!!!

    Awesomeness! Congrats, best of luck and well wishes for Dennis and the crew!

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    Being North of town is because My children and grandchildren are near Cincinnati so it makes more sense for me to be there to go visit on weekends and visa versus. Also, rent is a lot less there than South of town

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    If location isn't set in stone you should check out Clarksville..30 minutes N/W of Nashville, less traffic, reasonable rents, booming economy..only one tiny music store..easy route to N 65

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    Yes! Gonna have to work a long weekend trip to Nashville into the schedule now!! Dennis, I hope the move goes smoothly!

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    Best wishes for a smooth move. Always like to peruse your mandolin porn on-line - hope to see it in person some time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mandolin Store View Post
    Being North of town is because My children and grandchildren are near Cincinnati so it makes more sense for me to be there to go visit on weekends and visa versus. Also, rent is a lot less there than South of town

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    Thank you Hank
    Makes sense...and yes rent south I am sure is high. Congrats on the move and the chance to be close to family again. Having both is the best of both worlds!
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    A good move for them, I think.

    I can remember when Mr. Vance moved from Ohio (I think?) to Arizona. At the time, I thought, "why move a bluegrass-oriented store to Arizona?" I realize the net has reduced the importance of a brick-n-mortar location, but for mandolins, TN/KY/NC/VA seems like a better area for walk-in business, as well...

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    Its good that its closer to me but Nashville is still a good 12 hour drive from NJ

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    Default Re: Article: The Mandolin Store Moving to Tennessee

    soliver - did you ever stop by to Sawnee Mountain Music in Cumming? One of the best mando selections I've ever seen! Unfortunately it appears they are closed now.

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    Cmon Then, we'll be waitin!

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    By the way..the Kentucky KM1500 in my profile pic (my only mando) was purchased from the Mandolin Store in 2012! Happy customer still!

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    surprise no more!

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    Nashville is a great move! We just went there for a week and all the best instruments and guitar shops in the world are there!! You will be busy!! Good luck Dennis!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandobart View Post
    soliver - did you ever stop by to Sawnee Mountain Music in Cumming? One of the best mando selections I've ever seen! Unfortunately it appears they are closed now.
    I checked it out online first because with limited time, it seemed like a longish drive from Marietta. The selection they had listed online at the time didn't make it seem worth the drive. Maple Street in Atlanta has a great selection and I've definitely been there and would love to go back!
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    Well, this will be quite amazing for the mandolin players around here, close and far. I regularly go to Gruhn's and Carter's which currently has the best mando selection in Nashville. But if the Mandolin Store is here too, then it might just end up my new home when I'm dream shopping. True what was mentioned about traffic. I've lived here for 30 years now and traffic north of the city is the worst. It just means I'll have to go mid-day and mid-week to avoid the commuter hours. Not sure there is a time of day without bad traffic, but it will be worth it. I got my first good mandolin from the Mandolin Store and strings and picks and everything else. I have a strange urge to spend more money there. What is wrong with me?

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    Good luck With the move and think it will work out well. I’ve never dealt with them, but I know they have made a lot of people happy and their customer support is top notch. Would love to hear about showroom details when they become available.

    Exciting news
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    Got a chance to stop in last week for what will likely be my last visit to TMS-AZ.

    I played two Weber Octaves (the necks are still WAY too big on these things!), a Pono GOM, followed closely by a Northfield GOM.

    Then there was the Nyberg Cittern, an AWESOME Weber 2-pointer, the new Eastman Electric Mando, a couple of Collings, and Gibson's...

    Will I miss it? Heck ya'! Is it still the best move for Dennis and his store? Heck ya'!

    Thanks for the great run in AZ, Dennis, and I can't wait to see the new store!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleE View Post
    I’m not familiar with Nashville traffic patterns, but I know Tennessee is a lot closer to Pennsylvania than Arizona. I’m excited!
    Agreed! An 8-hour drive for some mando-tasting sounds much more within the realms of reason than a 30-hour drive

    Though I do regret that I'm unlikely to receive any more packages from Surprise, Arizona in the future. I got a real kick out of that shipping label.
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