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    Default 5 Best mandolins of 2022

    Like most people here, I take every written word on this forum as the gospel. That's why I was so surprised to find this video that revealed the undisputed best mandolins of 2022. Needless to say, I've put in an order for my Hola!, apparently pronounced "whole-a." Anyway, can't wait to get pickin'!


    https://youtu.be/Arl1aNv-Ncc

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    I think the bass clef on the Vangoa headstock is a nice touch!

    Bill

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    Welcome to the world of artificial intelligence! This is the future; get used to it.
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    I can't believe I keep wasting my time perusing the Mandolin Cafe Classified, Music Emporium , Gruhn Guitars and the Mandolin store, don't those guys know anything about collecting data and analyzing market trends based on random customer input.

    I was surprised that Rogue is allowed to exactly copy the Vega but sell it as a Rouge.

    Well let me tell you all these Gibsons and Collings and Webers simply don't have the online data to back up thier reputations, I am going exclusive hora A style to make sure I am playing what the Internet recommends.

    I 'm so glad they also included references to thier electronic drum, cello and guitar lists randomly with the mandolin list, I never would have considered those instruments might have market data indicating thier alignment with my requirements for mass produced musical instruments. Its nice to know my decisions will be based on market data and not on something like personal preference What if I make a choice that is statistically out of the median purchase trend, will I be labeled as uninformed ?
    Lets face it those independent builders and re sellers just can't compete with the data driven results of the global production leaders.
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    Now I can really afford a GREAT collection of mandolins. Didn't think I would ever be able to get the best 5 mandolins, WOW what a find.
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    LOL. I must have missed that Hora memo...

    But they don't say "best" for what?
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    Tried to buy the Hola!, but they are out of stock! Dreams crushed…
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmando View Post
    Welcome to the world of artificial intelligence! This is the future; get used to it.
    I was surrounded by ‘artificial intelligence’ at work for years. You do get used to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill McCall View Post
    I was surrounded by ‘artificial intelligence’ at work for years. You do get used to it.
    I was too, but it was way before AI….
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    What I think was positively AWESOME was the tone of voice of the computer that was trying to pretend to sound human. And of course pronouncing ROGUE. as RO-GAY was an especially subtle touch.

    Finally, recommending one mandolin that only had one review on Amazon and it was negative... that just shows the expertise of the makers of that video.

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    Google is absolutely swarming with these kind of "reviews". It's really annoying since they've buried many real reviews and it makes it much harder to find information beyond just what the product page says. Now I always look for the forum of whatever hobby the thing is I'm looking for info on. That lead me here though, so perhaps it's not so bad.

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