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As we learn to improvise, we go through our musical development conjuring up a handful of motifs or signature, recognizable passages known colloquial as
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Classifieds find; DeCacava Jazz Mandolin
There's a terrific opportunity for a boutique mandolin on the Cafe Classifieds from Connecticut guitar builder James DeCacava. We've not had hands-on experience with his
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Serving in the military can be some of the highest pressure jobs and one Staff Sargent stationed in South Korea has found his solace in
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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


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

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