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August 22, 2014 | He is... the most interesting mandolin player in the world.

One of our favorite TV commercial series is the Dos Equis "Most Interesting Man" a hilariously deadpan take on a fictional character of legendary skills whose singular compulsion is their beer. Recently on the Mandolin Cafe Message board, some have contributed their own take with a parody of "The Most Interesting Mandolin Player," and some of these are laugh out loud funny.

It took a little while for the contributors to get the idea, but towards the end of the five pages (as of today), some real gems appeared. We've listed our favorites below, but feel free to click the link at the bottom and read the whole topic.

He is... the most interesting mandolin player in the world...

The Devil offered him his own soul for a few lessons.
Before he got to it, the Orange Blossom wasn't so special.
She uses the whole fossilized walrus tusk to pick.
He invented the double start.
Marty Stuart once told him his hair was too big.
Stan Jay of Mandolin Brothers quotes him in ad copy.
He started his own mandolin factory in Kentucky. His mandolins are known as "The China".
When he adds a strap button, the value of his mandolin goes up.
Angeline the Baker named a cake after him.
Bill Monroe once told him his playing was part of something.
Music store employees ask him to play Stairway to Heaven.
200 year old tortoises offer him their shells.
He neither plinks nor deedles.
Mike Marshall takes lessons from him.
The G chop chord has to stretch for him.

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Posted by Ted at August 22, 2014 6:25 AM

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