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Mandolin Setup

Started by Rick Proctor. Last reply by Rick Proctor Oct 7, 2009. 12 Replies

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Comment by Jim Norstad on March 17, 2010 at 8:30pm
Concerning mandolin straps.I use a Jim Avery braided straps.They are 37.00,total.His # is winter 863-314-0677,summer 419-636-4652.
I bought a King braided strap(same price) didn't like it much.So,I have a 36" two tone braided King strap I don't need.I'll probably be at the bluegrass jam Thursday,18th.
http://www.freewebs.com/strapman/ this is King's site,Avery doesn't do internet.He is a great guy and fun to talk to.Jim Norstad
Comment by Franko on July 11, 2009 at 10:43pm
Benefit Concert for Chris Fountaine (mandolin repairer and all-around great guy!), including Allison Krauss, Cherryholmes, many others!!!

Don’t miss an all-star benefit for the Fontaine family at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon on TUESDAY, AUGUST 4th, 2009! For tickets, go to www.WildhorseSaloon.com

Cherryholmes, Allison Krauss and the Union Station (featuring Jerry Douglas), Cadillac Sky, The Dixie Bee-liners, Annie Moses Band, The Steeldrivers....
....Plus Buddy Spicher, One Flew South, St. Augustine Ramblers, The Fells, The Sweet Irony, and Melanie Joy Trio!


Chris Fountaine is a great guy with a bad disease. And he has a family to feed. *please* assist! If you can't come out, you can go to this website and just donate! ~Franko
The Benefit concert information can be found HERE, along with information on his family, treatment progress... http://fontainefund.com
Comment by David Martin on July 10, 2009 at 4:56am
Your welcome Gage! I'm so excited for you!
Comment by Gage Pierce on July 9, 2009 at 9:10pm
Thank you Mr. David for helping daddy and mommy finding me a mandolin!! I'm going to be as good as you some day!
Comment by Ed Gregory on June 22, 2009 at 4:47pm
So I'm looking for a good source for a couple of braided leather mando straps. Also, want to put a button on the butt-end of the neck of my little Eastman. I hate having the strap up at the head stock. I've looked at Elderly and Janet Davis for straps, but also looking for recommendations. And for where I can get that little button.
Comment by Stan Lawrence on May 18, 2008 at 3:37pm
What the heck. . .I'll join this group, too.
 

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