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    Default Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    Quote Originally Posted by dulcillini View Post
    ..There is no such thing as a compulsive purchase, when it comes to mandolin!.
    I believe an earlier post revealed that the thread was supposed to be called "Impulsive Purchase." I'm too lazy to go looking for the post.

    Now, on the subject of retirement. I experienced the same issues. I had to purchase the larger DayTimer diary AFTER I retired...I quit using the word, "retirement" altogether...Eight years later, I am busier than ever...Find that light that has been burning inside you and go for it...It will feel so liberating and it IS NOT selfish.
    Agree. I retired 19.5 years ago. Since then I've played 2-3K gigs, plus helping set up two concert series, and keeping active in political campaigns, alumni affairs, and our local folk music club. The pandemic's cut me back severely, but I'm raring to get back into things when it's over. (If it's ever over...)
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    Default Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    [Wow! That's a sweet mandolin! I'm also drawn to the 5-latch case as ultimate security for these pancakes! Just so right!

    I'd also be quite curious about the koa sound! I can already tell, it's cool looking!

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    Glad to see you are still keeping this long standing thread going! My Koa Pancake has the brightness of the Maple back and side versions Iíve owned but this Koa Pancake has a sweeter midrange. Such a great little picker. Itís also my first one that came with the 5 latch case. I lived in Montana when this was built, lucky to have found it 34 years later. Hereís a shot of the back, very flamey back and sides. Beautiful!
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    Default Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    Quote Originally Posted by dulcillini View Post
    One comment. Others have given splendid comments about the mandolin. There is no such thing as a compulsive purchase, when it comes to mandolin!. Now, on the subject of retirement. I experienced the same issues. I had to purchase the larger DayTimer diary AFTER I retired. After about 1 year or so, I learned a whole new word, NO ! It is hard at first, but it gets easier. You have to say it to your neighbors, all the organizations you belong to, your grandchildren, the list goes on. I quit using the word, "retirement" altogether. That helped, as well. Eight years later, I am busier than ever, but I am setting the pace and feeling the peace, knowing that I now have the time to do purposeful, fulfilling work. I stepped up to be president of my Rotary Club, because I wanted to. I play my mandolins and mountain dulcimers often--in the house, in the yard, wherever. I serve as a library trustee because I wanted to and felt passionate about it. In this world today, literacy and music are things that will save people from themselves. Find that light that has been burning inside you and go for it. You are not required to be a gatekeeper, a chauffer, or a family logistics facilitator. It will feel so liberating and it IS NOT selfish.
    Great post my friend. I am retired (I'm 60) and I spend a lot of time with guitar, and now mandolin, and being a volunteer literacy tutor at my local library. I agree that music and literacy make the world a better place.

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    Default Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    Quote Originally Posted by pickinNgrinnin View Post
    [Wow! That's a sweet mandolin! I'm also drawn to the 5-latch case as ultimate security for these pancakes! Just so right!

    I'd also be quite curious about the koa sound! I can already tell, it's cool looking!

    f-d
    Glad to see you are still keeping this long standing thread going! My Koa Pancake has the brightness of the Maple back and side versions I’ve owned but this Koa Pancake has a sweeter midrange. Such a great little picker. It’s also my first one that came with the 5 latch case. I lived in Montana when this was built, lucky to have found it 34 years later. Here’s a shot of the back, very flamey back and sides. Beautiful!
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    That's a pretty mandolin and a great story about being nearby when it was built and then finding it years later!

    Rob
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    That is a pretty mandolin! Play it in good health!

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    Default Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    Hah! Being a language curmudgeon, I will again bring up the misuse of the title word here. So, Eric, will you buy another for every week for a while, not being able to stop. Just kidding, of course.

    The correct title for this thread should be "Impulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N."
    I guess it could be compelling rather than compulsive.
    When I bought mine it seemed that way - still does.

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