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Pick mandolin-family instruments as well as guitar? Share tips, tunes, and techniques in the mandolin group.

Members: 152
Latest Activity: Apr 16

Discussion Forum

Why do so many pros play the old Gibson A's? 5 Replies

Started by Janice Hamilton. Last reply by Jim Yates Apr 15.

new to the game 5 Replies

Started by Ron. Last reply by Robert Williamson Apr 15.

New mando player 3 Replies

Started by Jason Derrick. Last reply by Jason Derrick Mar 5, 2012.

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Comment by varshnei on January 24, 2014 at 2:03am

Exotic woods Mandolin Pick

Comment by varshnei on January 24, 2014 at 1:58am

see and like our facebook page

for mandolin picks in recycled materials.


Comment by Edward Sparks on August 28, 2012 at 2:59pm

Hey Jim, the picture of your current instruments didn't come through, can you resend?  Thanks, and welcome!  Edward

Comment by Jim Yates on August 28, 2012 at 10:26am

I just noticed this group and figured that I'd better join.  I like all kinds of mandolin music and have been involved in bluegrass, Irish trad and am presently in the Maple Leaf Champions Jug Band.  We do a lot of blues and rags and old standards like Chatanooga Choo Choo or Somebody Stole My Gal

Here's my current arsenal:

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Comment by FloridaGull on June 26, 2012 at 5:12pm

Hi!  Just joined again to post a 1936 Gibson Mandolin A00 that I saw on my local Craigslist - can't be many of them around:

Here's a pic:

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Comment by FloridaGull on March 6, 2012 at 10:14am

Hi everyone!

Just joined to post this from my local Craigslist - a 2002 Gibson F-9 Mandolin!

$1700 firm...have no idea if that is a good price, but here's a pic to look at, anyway:

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Comment by Dan Randolph on January 12, 2012 at 4:10pm

Bone leather with rawhide insert. The most comfortable strap I've ever owned!! I highly recommend it!

Comment by Craig Fowler on January 11, 2012 at 12:30pm

Why doesn't Dunlop make a capo of this type for mandolin? This is what I use for guitar and I find it better than the trigger style capo I also have.

Comment by Antonio Cotichini on January 11, 2012 at 11:09am

About capos for mandolin... I shortened a Dunlop Advanced guitar capo, but I had to make a new strap.

Comment by Craig Fowler on January 11, 2012 at 9:11am

Being a Canadian I am a big fan of the group Blue Rodeo. Not many pop/rock bands feature mandolin on a regular basis in their recordings but this group seems to do so. Wish there was more tab online for their work. I did find the tab for their song "Hasn't Hit Me Yet" Tab click here.

Not sure what those outside of Canada know of this band but check out this link to a video of theirs online. Blue Rodeo - Hasn't Hit Me Yet

Another of my personal favorites by the band is Side of the Road. Not sure I hear the mandolin in this one though and the video quality is pretty poor. This posting of just the audio is much better. Audio Version


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