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  1. #11
    If electric is in the mix, maybe check this one out:

    https://reverb.com/item/772344-eastw...docaster-2015?

    :)

    -Dave-
    1962 F-20 Troubadour
    1970 M-75 Bluesbird
    1971 S-100 "Black Cherry"
    1973 S-100 "Nature Boy"
    1990 Nightbird Custom
    2013 NS M-75 Aristocrat
    2016 NS S-200 Thunderbird

    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum Strummer View Post
    If electric is in the mix, maybe check this one out:

    https://reverb.com/item/772344-eastw...docaster-2015?

    :)

    -Dave-
    Dave, I have one of those Eastwood Tele Mandos. I think I'll sell it! It's here on the FS list:

    http://www.letstalkguild.com/ltg/sho...00-30-shipping
    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post

    And I like Harry's approach.
    '66 Starfire I SB bass, '67 Mark IV pear wood, '75 Mark 4 P padauk, '00 Bluesbird black,
    '66 Thunderbird amp, '68 Thunder 1 RVT amp, '70 Superstar Combo

  3. #13
    Hey Harry, remember that Vega Whyte Lady (or however the intentional misspelling went) mandolin banjo my dad had for a while way back when?

    '66 Starfire XII (sunburst) SOLD
    '71 S-100 (natural) SOLD
    '74 Starfire VI (walnut/mahogany body) TRADED
    '94 X-700 (natural)

  4. #14
    Hey, kak', I don't remember it, sorry.
    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post

    And I like Harry's approach.
    '66 Starfire I SB bass, '67 Mark IV pear wood, '75 Mark 4 P padauk, '00 Bluesbird black,
    '66 Thunderbird amp, '68 Thunder 1 RVT amp, '70 Superstar Combo

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    Chris made me a Mandola, a longer scale version of a Mandolin. Gorgeous and fun to play!

    https://acornhouseworkshop.com/galle...la-the-almond/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Default View Post
    Chris made me a Mandola, a longer scale version of a Mandolin. Gorgeous and fun to play!

    https://acornhouseworkshop.com/galle...la-the-almond/

    Someone needs to make a clip of it.
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    '82 S-275, '86 T-250, '88 Detonator, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, '16 NS S-200 Thunderbird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 Thunderbass, '69 Thunderstar, '92 G-500
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  7. #17
    that's a beautiful mandolin, Chris.
    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post

    And I like Harry's approach.
    '66 Starfire I SB bass, '67 Mark IV pear wood, '75 Mark 4 P padauk, '00 Bluesbird black,
    '66 Thunderbird amp, '68 Thunder 1 RVT amp, '70 Superstar Combo

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    I learned to play the mandolin after I had heart surgery, it hurt too much to try to wrap my arms around the guitar. My friend brought me an old mandolin to play, and I've been playing the mando ever since, for 20 years now. I'm the mando player in our Bluegrass band. I found a used Washburn A-style at Guitar Center several years ago that really barks, I'm still playing that one. I like "A" styles because the necks are not s thick as the "F" styles/ Whenever I go to Elderly Instruments I hang out by the mandolins for a while, I love the sound of the 1920's Gibsons, really woody and resonant. I've seen some nice A-2's and A-3's for around $2K, someday I may pull the trigger on one. I've also played the new Collings mandolins which are outstanding but not cheap!
    "The air's as still as the throttle on a funeral train." John Prine

    '76 D-25M
    '99 DV-52ABHG
    '98 DeArmond Starfire Special
    Takamine Acoustic Flying "A"
    Crate CA-125D Acoustic Amp
    Fishman Loudbox Mini Acoustic Amp

  9. #19
    I was at Elderly last week. No Gibson A mandos in stock but they do have a very nice Lloyd Loar at $135K, which I didn't get to see. Also a Martin A very much like mine, which I did strum a bit.

    -Dave-
    1962 F-20 Troubadour
    1970 M-75 Bluesbird
    1971 S-100 "Black Cherry"
    1973 S-100 "Nature Boy"
    1990 Nightbird Custom
    2013 NS M-75 Aristocrat
    2016 NS S-200 Thunderbird

    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

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