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09.15.14

New review: Kala KA-GTR Tenor Guitar
Click for closeup We've had the privilege of a hands-on sneak preview of the new Kala Tenor Guitar. We had our first glimpse in
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09.13.14

Footstool for playing while sitting? Yes!
Mandolinists who sit while playing often struggle to get optimal posture. The spine can be bent uncomfortably, and the arms constricted unnecessarily. Educators Mike Marshall
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09.11.14

Aaron Weinstein plays "Tea for Two"
Thanks to our friends at the Mandolin Cafe for bringing this to our attention, a fabulous chord melody from the fretboard wizardry of New York
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March 1, 2013 | Fender Mando-Strat review

We mentioned the release of the new Mando-Strat in January, the reincarnation of Fender's own classic Mandocaster. Needless to say, we are thrilled to see FMI enter the highly lucrative world of electric mandolins. They should be able to make hundreds of dollars.

All kidding aside, the Mando-Strat we bought off the shelf from a local dealer (they have three more, by the way) was ready to play off the hook. Based on our personal experience, we anticipate a much lower failure rate than the competitive Epiphone Mandobird. No rough fret ends, no wimpy E string. It came ready to rock, or in our case, swing.

Read more in our latest instrument review: Fender Mando-Strat Electric Mandolin

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Posted by Ted at March 1, 2013 5:26 AM


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