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Will Patton and Ninine Garcia, 2010
We posted this about five years ago, New England premier jazz mandolinist, Will Patton was in Paris prio for his pending CD project Flow (released
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08.25.15

Stellar chords.
Music theory tends to come to life better in context than the dry mathematics approach often associated with the understanding the structure in music. Such
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08.16.15

A decades-long love affair with an old-fashioned instrument
Portland has its hipsters. Seattle has its coffee. Lexington, NC has its BBQ. Being only a three hour drive away, we were already aware that
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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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