Mandolin roll call -- who's got 'em and whatcha got?

Jimmy G
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Re: Mandolin roll call -- who's got 'em and whatcha got?

Post: # 917Post Jimmy G
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:26 pm

Presently researching Collings mandolins. I bought my first Collings instrument about 2 years ago (CJ35SB) and I love it.
Thought I would give a shot at learning to play a mandolin. On the fence on getting a brand new MT2 (I kinda like new) or a used MF5.
I'll let you know what I decide on...this will be a lifetime mandolin so I don't want to rush into it.

Greg Y
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Re: Mandolin roll call -- who's got 'em and whatcha got?

Post: # 919Post Greg Y
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:58 pm

Jimmy, The mandolin is a great rabbit hole to explore. Check out this torrified varnish MT2 that just arrived at Music Emporium. I am a big fan of varnish mandolins, as to me they sound way more open and airy compared to the lacquer models.
I'd bet that with the torrified top & varnish.....this MT2 is bound to be a winner. Good luck with the search.
https://themusicemporium.com/new-arriva ... rst-custom

Jimmy G
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Re: Mandolin roll call -- who's got 'em and whatcha got?

Post: # 921Post Jimmy G
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:54 pm

Thanks for the link Greg. That sure looks like a beauty!

Jimmy G
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Re: Mandolin roll call -- who's got 'em and whatcha got?

Post: # 974Post Jimmy G
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:25 am

Well I visited Nashville this past week with my wife and I ended up with a new Collings MF5. I know there will be haters out there saying what is a beginner doing with this incredible instrument, but I believe in getting something I know will be a lifetime instrument. My wife was actually the person who insisted I get this! No argument there.
Ben Clark was there with his sisters (banjoben.com) and he was kind enough to have his sister Penny audition it for me. She's an incredible mandolin picker. She gave it the seal of approval for me. Check them out@The Purple Hulls.
I'm having it delivered next week and I can't wait to start learning a new instrument.
I'm early in retirement and life is short...so why not get a great mandolin!

maplebaby
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Re: Mandolin roll call -- who's got 'em and whatcha got?

Post: # 1049Post maplebaby
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:40 pm

MT2V birdseye with Weldon Lister tailpiece.

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Spyvito
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Re: Mandolin roll call -- who's got 'em and whatcha got?

Post: # 1408Post Spyvito
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:37 pm

I have an MT in Sheraton Brown. Bought it on a whim and really enjoy it, a smile every time I pick it up.

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