This was found in Austin, TX. Here are 3 photos
The worn out brand name: https://imgur.com/a/azgPMoD
Basically what it says on the tin. I’m planning on doing a gender bent Miguel cosplay from the Road to El Dorado and I really want to re-create that one gift of him just shredding on his mandolin. However, I can’t seem to find any tutorials to make one that would work for somebody with very limited budget( like less than $50) and incredibly limited knowledge of woodworking. Does anyone else have a good reasonable link?
I'm a novice in the mandolin game. I have a beater fender fm-100 that I'm using to learn how to string, play, and maintain. I'm ready soon to buy a better mandolin. My local luthier has eastman and breedlove. I'm looking at an A style f hole eastman 305 for about $500. The other choice is well above my comfort zone to spend but I could talk myself into it. I have two kids and I'd feel bad dropping a 1100 on an instrument. Ya know? That one is a eastman 515 f style. What would y'all recommend/ suggest? Thanks.
I've only played one piece, so the field is pretty wide open. Not really looking to build a recital or anything; I just want to get better.
When I was in high school(a loooong time ago) I borrowed a mandolin from a friend. So I learned a little bit. Now I play guitar and banjo, but want to get a mandolin. Any advise on a good brand for like sub $300?
So I think I had this song on a youtube playlist, and it got removed. And it's driving me nuts.
The song is very sparse and minimalistic with a single female vocalist (maybe with two-track harmony on the chorus), with a prominent mandolin or similar plucky instrument leading in and staying for the song. Otherwise mostly keyboard.
The snippets of lyrics are (from last line of the chorus) 'So I say goodbye my lover' or 'Goodbye forever,' and most of the song is about the woman expecting to know immediately if they were fated to be together, and because she didn't know for certain, she broke it off.
Vocally it reminds me of Jane's "It's a Fine Day" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vgcYBwyw28) and El Perro Del Mar's "Glory to the World" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXbq-76PKsQ) . It's also slightly off-key, like those songs.
Thanks in advance!
So we know that Lindsey plays guitar, banjo, and even Ukulele (at least one time on Jimmy Fallon’s show). All three sound perfect when he plays them.
Has he ever played a Mandolin on stage or in the studio? If he did play one, I imagine it would sound sublime. No one plays strings like him, he could make it sound impossibly good.
Thoughts? Anyone know if he’s ever played one?
So I've always been a bit of a music dork, play a dozen or so different instruments, until recently all woodwind or brass. I've been wanting to learn some stringed ones for years, and about 6 months ago my mother picked up a half-decent playable banjo at the thrift store which has been a blast learning. I have always LOVED the mandolin and been wanting to learn since I was a child. Well today her same thrift store produced a (to my untrained eye) rather nice-looking Mandolin, apparently a George Washburn M-1STS. She got it for $30 which seems like a steal to me? I've done some googling and it seems Washburn isn't the bottom-barrel borderline-unplayable level of quality you usually find with musical instruments at thrift store. And it certainly seems nicely put together and once i got it tuned makes a pretty sound when i strum.
Can y'all tell me anything about this instrument? Age, overall quality, really any info would be great. Of course any links or recommendations for resources to... keep reading on reddit ➡
I played guitar in jr high and high school and in that time I acquired an off-brand Strat (not a great guitar but my first) an Epiphone SG (the one I played the most) and a Fender acoustic guitar when I wanted to unplug. Back then my favorite bands were the classic teenage rock bands. Led Zeppelin was my favorite and we also played stuff like AC/DC, GnR, Fleetwood Mac, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, and Weezer. Just to get an idea of the different styles I played.
In college and after my life was pretty busy and guitar took a back seat. It's been about 6-7 years and the past couple of months I've been picking the guitar back up and I'm ready to play again. Of course in that time my life and tastes have changed. Led Zeppelin is still my all time favorite but I want to lean more into the blues and folk side (thanks to my wife for rubbing her style in music off on me). I would still play the alt/grunge that I played before but not so much the heavy metal. Still enjoy it but it's not what I wa... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi there. So I've been playing ukulele and mandolin for about 5 months now. I'm doing much better in uke than I am mando. I have really bad motor skill problems with my fingers (to give you an idea, it took me 4 years longer than most kids to learn how to write, I didn't know how to tie my shoes properly until age 10, and learning how to type properly was a massive struggle for me). I know that with tons of practice I can master both instruments, but someone drunkenly at a bar last night that seemed to know what he was talking about recommended I try something that might help me: tune the mando like a uke.
So I plan on using both instruments to play in a shoegazing style, so learning how to play mandolin the "right" way isn't exactly necessary for me, since I'm using the instrument in an unconventional way. I'd mostly be strumming chords with tons of effects pedals to create a wall of sound (reverb, delay, tremolo, etc). I want to alternate between the uke and mando depending on what... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey Mando enthusiasts, Banjo player here. I come in peace.
My names Doug and i play in a band called Hocking River String band.
Recently our long time Mandolin player moved on to fulfill other obligations.
We enjoy fiddle tunes and old bluegrass tunes as well!
you can also find our albums on itunes, etc...
Hopefully the right person sees this, feel free to pass this info on to anyone you know may be interested in playing with us.
We are weekend warrior type schedule, and we practice weekly, so you can keep your day job for now.
I've been back and forth looking at Octave Mandolins this past week. I'm not a stage performer, not looking at anything super expensive. I "think" I've reduced my choices down to these three:
Between these, which would be the preferred amongst the r/mandolin community? Or, is there something better in the sub $1000 range that I should be considering instead?
I've been looking around for mandolin lessons in the Boston area and was wondering if anyone here had recommendations. I was told the Boston Bluegrass Union website is a good place to start but it doesn't seem to have been updated in a while. I'd like to stick to the Allston/Brighton, Cambridge, Brookline or Somerville areas if possible. I'd say my skill level is towards the beginner end of the spectrum. Thanks a lot.
Just new to the hobby and I was wondering what inspired everyone to pick up the instrument for the first time? Hope every is having a great boxing day!
Greetings all! Could someone explain what the main differences are between these two instruments? They appear very similar in most regards.
I am interested in learning Octave Mandolin, but I have an opportunity to purchase a used Bouzouki for a good price. Would I be challenging myself more?
How much different is playing an octave mandolin? I figure you can't really play chop chords. Any info welcome.
I've been plucking around on a $60.00 mandolin I got off Amazon for about a year now. The bridge broke a few months ago so the sound is just garbage now. I need a better starter mandolin. Nothing expensive please, maybe around $200.00.
It seems crazy that a weapon with more consistent crits and better AOE and better attack speed has more DPS than Broadsword. It has the second highest DPS before the Cursed Sword. Seems pretty nutty. I feel like its gonna be nerfed.
edit: I guess scythe claws also have better dps
I'm learning the instrument and I'd love to hear some album recs. Extra points for anything outside of the conventional use of the instrument, especially effects pedal use.
So I'm a DM for a campaign that has been going on for over a year now for a group of five players. They're all level 9 now and the Bard, who initially wasn't planning to be a healer had to fill that role after the original healer left the group due to differences of mindsets with some other players. Early in the campaign to help him out with this role change I gave him a homebrewed healing stick (minor staff of healing basically), and he's used that quite a bit up until this point.
Fast forward to the current upcoming session and the party is looking to break into a vault they believe has some powerful artifacts that belonged to an NPC they knew, but recently died. I was trying to figure out whether I should just keep with the healing staff style of play for the Bard and just straight upgrade him to a Staff of Healing, but then remembered the Instruments of the Bard and was trying to debate whether to give him a Canaith Mandolin instead.
Yes I know the Mandolin doesn't give nearl... keep reading on reddit ➡
I just bought this mandolin from Salvation Army. They didn't know anything about it at all. I'd love to know any information about it; an approximate age, manufacturer, or even just a name for the style of the inlay designs.
Any information that you could share would be much appreciated!
As the title says I'm looking to purchase my first mandolin, I've been wanting to for a while and decided to pull the trigger. I seems from looking at posts that a used one will be better than a cheap new one, but I was just wondering if anyone has any recommendations on where to look or brands to keep an eye out for. Trying to spend under $200.
I own a 22" Weber F-style octave. I love it! But it is certainly a stretch, although not as much of a stretch as my Gold Tone mandocello (24-7/8"). I find that most four finger chords are barely possible at 22 in. The A in first position is manageable but uncomfortable, but forget the standard chop G.
I wish I could purchase another Weber, only in 20", to at least feel the difference! I want to nail down the scale length before I have one custom built.
So I finally will get my hands on a legendary Rono mando. There was a killer deal in Reverb.com and I couldn’t pass it up. Just curious if anyone owns one and has any tips for playing. I’m a seasoned guitarist, but the CGDAE tuning will take a while for me to get used to. I know it can be tuned in some alternative ways, but I’ll see how this goes first before I change it up. Here’s the one I should be getting in the next few days. Any suggestions on which Cheese tune I should learn with this mando?