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    Howdy Everyone, Just joined and wanted to introduce myself. Been playing guitar for about 35 years, classic country mixed with alittle Bluegrass. Been wanting to try my hand at Mandolin, so here I am. Figured I would educate myself by reading all the great wisdom being shared here before I run out and buy one and get started. Really looking forward to picking your brains soon on good starter mandolins and lessons.
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    Welcome to the Cafe, Bill. Lots of helpful folks here. Where in Texas?

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    Oh, and be sure to check out the Newbies social group.

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    Howdy Sherry, Thank you for the welcome. Living in Victoria Tx, but looking to relocate to east texas piney woods soon when I retire. Will stop in to the newbies social group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizard1962 View Post
    Howdy Sherry, Thank you for the welcome. Living in Victoria Tx, but looking to relocate to east texas piney woods soon when I retire. Will stop in to the newbies social group.
    Guess I missed the Victoria before. If you settle near Nacogdoches, I highly recommend Jon Hall for lessons, maybe even starting now with Zoom.

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    Default Re: Newbie from Texas says Howdy

    Hi again, Bill. I just left you a note over in the Newbies group.
    New to mando? Click this link -->Newbies to join us at the Newbies Social Group.

    Just send an email to rob.meldrum@gmail.com with "mandolin setup" in the subject line and he will email you a copy of his ebook for free (free to all mandolincafe members).

    My website and blog: honketyhank.com

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    Good Morning, Thank you very much for the great information.
    Have a great day !
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    Howdy Bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Dodson View Post
    Howdy Bill.
    Howdy Joe Dodson !!!

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    A fellow lifelong-guitarist who picked up mandolin semi-recently from Ohio says “Hey man.”

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    Welcome to the Café! First mandolins can cover a lot of ground. I wrote this 10 years ago and it still applies. Maybe use D'Addario EJ-74s (rebranded) and make it $10 on picks. As a guitar player, this is not news to you. Set up set up set up.

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    Thanks for the welcomes and great information. Chris and Jamie !

    Have spent alot of time just reading thru all the great information here. I think I am just about ready to start the quest of finding the right mandolin. Think I will go used at first, and upgrade later if needed. Will post what brand/type I'm looking at and get your feedback.

    Have a great evening
    Bill

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    Hi Bill and welcome. I’ve camped not so far away at Goliad State Park.
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    Welcome Bill,from Palmer, TX
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    Hey Bill! Welcome to the cafe! I'm also a South Texan transplanted to the piney woods from Corpus Christ in 1973. We have thriving acoustic music community in the Nacogdoches area although we're struggling like everyone else during the pandemic. Thank you Sherry for the kind word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Hall View Post
    We have thriving acoustic music community in the Nacogdoches area although we're struggling like everyone else during the pandemic.
    I've only been once, but Nacadoches seems like a cool little town. I made a point to stop by the Old Time String Shop when I was there and had a great chat with the proprietor, although I've spaced the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Dodson View Post
    I've only been once, but Nacadoches seems like a cool little town. I made a point to stop by the Old Time String Shop when I was there and had a great chat with the proprietor, although I've spaced the name.
    Steve Hartz is the name you forgot. He's a fine mandolin player with a lot of other talents as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Hall View Post
    Hey Bill! Welcome to the cafe! I'm also a South Texan transplanted to the piney woods from Corpus Christ in 1973. We have thriving acoustic music community in the Nacogdoches area although we're struggling like everyone else during the pandemic. Thank you Sherry for the kind word.
    Sounds like I need to take a drive up to your neck of the woods and look around.

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    Hello from HEB! - about ten minutes from DFW airport. Not really mandolin country around here but it's home.
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