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Canyon Octave Instrument by Cedar Mountain Mandolin octave OCTAVE-MANIA octave mania

May 9, 2020, 0 Comments

OCTAVE-MANIA

Octaves, octaves, octaves. It’s all everyone is talking about these days. Octave mandolins are the up and...

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February 20, 2020, 0 Comments

How High Should Your Action Be?

The action, which is the height of your strings, needs to be set appropriately on your mandolin. The...

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January 18, 2020, 0 Comments

New Elk Horn F5 Design

Enhancing a classic, with a bark… Building our new Elk Horn F5 Design has been a long time coming....

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December 10, 2019, 0 Comments

Care for your Archtop Instrument

Humidity is the nemesis of an archtop instrument. Drastic changes in humidity can dry out the wood, cause...

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October 29, 2019, 1 Comment

Handcrafted Instrument v. Mass Produced Instrument

One of the questions I am often asked is:  What makes a handcrafted instrument better than a mass produced...

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A Middle Fork F5 Mandolin Goes On A Whitewater Rafting Trip blog 001 upper lone pine camp1 e1571057645689

September 13, 2019, 0 Comments

A Middle Fork F5 Mandolin Goes On A Whitewater Rafting Trip

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