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The Vintage Mandolin Quartet - Back In Time

By Mandolin Cafe
February 10, 2014 - 9:00 pm

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The Vintage Mandolin Quartet - Back In Time

The Vintage Mandolin Quartet - Back In Time

Nashville, Tenn.Back In Time is the debut recording of The Vintage Mandolin Quartet composed of Rob Haines on mandolin family instruments, John Hedgecoth on mandocello, Ron de la Vega on bass and William "Tiger" Fitzhugh on guitars.

"Our approach to the recording reflects our admiration for David Grisman's concept for Tone Poems, said Rob Haines.

"Each song has a different grouping of vintage instruments. For instance, Funiculi, Funicula is played with a 1924 Gibson Style J Mando Bass, 1916 Gibson Style O Guitar, 1924 Gibson K-2 Mando Cello, 1912 Gibson F-4 Mandolin and 1905 Gibson A-4 Mandolin (rhythm). Stardust was recorded with a 1950s Kay K1 8901 Guitar, 1996 Gilchrist Mando Cello, 1993 Gilchrist Model 5 Mandolin and Ron's unknown 1940s Upright Bass. Ah! Marie features a 1919 Lyon & Healy Style A Mando Cello, 1917 Lyon & Healy Style A Mandola, 1920s Lyon & Healy Style A Mandolin, 1980s Classical M. Horabe Model 35 Guitar, and the unknown 1940's Upright Bass."


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February 20, 2014 09:37 PM
The new CD "Back In Time" is now available on our website Also, you will find details of each instrument, strings and mic used to record each song, and many lovely photos of these lovely instruments. Hope you enjoy it!
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