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« Reply #60 on: December 06, 2011, 09:00:10 AM »

I've playing mandolin for about 30 years now and I'm lucky enough to have asked the great John Monteleone to build me one in 1982. Now I would be able to afford it but it's such a great instrument, I will never sell it.
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« Reply #61 on: December 07, 2011, 01:07:28 AM »

Actually, it looks as though it may be one of the mandolin store's custom distressed Weber models.

I've owned a few Webers' and feel Bruce makes a nice instrument.

 This one above looking to be a fine example!

Yep it's a DiamondBack

1 look at the frets though and you can tell it gets played, a lot.

I'm thinking about getting a refret in stainless
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« Reply #62 on: January 16, 2012, 02:32:39 PM »

I saw your post over on the mandolin cafe about your trip to the Mandolin Store.  I would love to be able to sit down with that many mandolins around me at one time.  You must of thought you died and gone to mando heaven  :winking:


My son has been playing for just over 2 years and I promised him when he started that I'd get him an F style if he practiced hard and stuck with it.  Well, he kept his end of the bargain so I had to keep mine. Here is a picture of him just after opening the case and one of him playing it.  And here is a link to a video of him playing it last night.  Great mando, but I still prefer my Larrivee A-33 over it!

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Wow, your son was amazing! 
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« Reply #63 on: January 23, 2012, 06:32:20 AM »

  I love the mandolin so much, I could possibly give up guitar for it ( though I'd probably get more gigs AND money for my guitar playing )
Just have a Michael Kelly A+ that works for me. My friend Andy won at Winfield ( not sure if it was guitar or mando ), won a Gallagher guitar. But more importantly, he's the owner of a new Larivee F model!. It was only a couple of weeks old when he let me play it. What a nice instrument! I'll never be able to justify that kind of money to my wife but IF I had disposable income, I'd dispose of it that way............
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« Reply #64 on: October 19, 2015, 01:29:58 PM »

+1 here
The fiddler in our band started playing mandolin (some songs required its sound more than the violin's), and after trying his 1919 Lyon&Healey, I was converted too.
It feels very easy and fun to play. Currently making first steps on Fender FM62SCE thinline but definitely see a "proper" acoustic in my future.
Maybe even a Larry, if I'll be lucky enough to find one used.
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« Reply #65 on: December 03, 2015, 03:44:24 AM »

I stuck my toe in the water over the past couple years, too. Been trying out Eastmans (Eastmen?). I'd love to try a Larrivee but I've never seen one around here...

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« Reply #66 on: December 03, 2015, 06:41:08 AM »

Wow! Beautiful Eastmans! I tried 505 at our recording session recently. Liked it very much.
Though I knew that I'd be restless until getting a Larry :) So one deal is in works now ;)
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« Reply #67 on: December 04, 2015, 06:09:54 AM »

I can do the two finger chords when called upon.  Don't have my own however.  http://www.tennesseesounds.com/Articles.asp?ID=252
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« Reply #68 on: December 04, 2015, 07:08:07 AM »

I'm a beginner on mando too. According to Joe Walsh pegnation course you can use D, C, ang G chord patterns to play virtually any chord. Easier than on guitar ;)
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« Reply #69 on: December 12, 2015, 04:35:01 AM »

 
The pic is of my Suzuki mandolin which was given to me as a gift 40 years ago.
It is the instrument I have owned the longest. It is pictured with my newest guitar, a Forum V RS-4.
The neck has sort of split from the body, so it is no longer playable.
I used it on some home recordings. I would like to get another mandolin.
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« Reply #70 on: December 12, 2015, 10:03:48 PM »

Beautiful guitar on the background!
 nice guitar
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« Reply #71 on: December 14, 2015, 12:51:09 PM »

Beautiful guitar on the background!
A convenient cameo appearance opportunity. bigrin
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« Reply #72 on: June 15, 2016, 02:49:43 AM »

Very nice Atlas! Do you know the builder's name?

i remember seeing a few magic twangers plaued in vancouver and victoria back in the eighties and ninties.  they are really cool.  i found a warby octave mandolin a few years ago. had a top crack that was repaired but the tone is fantastic. better than many that cost three times as much terry warby is a great ugy and a loss to instrument making as he now mostly makes jewelry.  he found he made a lot more money with that, and had more creative range.  cool instruments.
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« Reply #73 on: June 15, 2016, 02:58:10 AM »

i have never tried a larrivee mandolin. wish i could decades ago i was in spokane washington at the "sound hole" music store and found a gibson 1924 snakehead A mandolin. rode hard but a cannon. bought it and never looked back.  i am not a new high end mando guy.   i love the sound of old gibsons from the teens and twenties and i think they are waaaay under priced to this day.  (except for lloyd loar f 5s).  i have a refinished snake head and a 1919 a4 now, different but all fantastic mandolins with that loud woody tone that made gibson famous. i have a couple of japanes or korean cheap ones that have good tone. there are some decent asian mandolins, and i prefer my korean special for busking in winter.(an aspen f hole A)



i would like to try a larrivee someday.
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« Reply #74 on: October 06, 2017, 04:25:09 AM »

i have 2 jcl mandos. a F-33 and an oval A. BOTH ARE EPIC
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« Reply #75 on: October 24, 2017, 09:50:55 PM »

i have 2 jcl mandos. a F-33 and an oval A. BOTH ARE EPIC

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« Reply #76 on: October 27, 2017, 03:06:47 PM »




jBovier F-5 Vine.  Carved Sitka top, carved maple b/s
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« Reply #77 on: November 26, 2017, 11:17:03 PM »

My Eastman 805V.

Cheers, Scott.

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