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John Hardly 24 Oct 05 - 10:45 AM
Tannywheeler 24 Oct 05 - 10:50 AM
pdq 24 Oct 05 - 12:56 PM
John Hardly 24 Oct 05 - 02:46 PM
Charmion 25 Oct 05 - 02:26 PM
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Subject: Top Ten Reasons...
From: John Hardly
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 10:45 AM

...Why guitar players take up mandolin.


10. You could be one of twenty guitar players at your local jam…
...or you could be the mandolin player.

9. EADG……B?!!

8. You wanted to be able to finally hear yourself at jams…
...and fiddles don't have frets.

7. Grisman

6. You don't know from bluegrass or jazz, but you know Maggie Mae (and maybe Loggins and Messina's "Be Free")

5. You wanted a reason to use those cool Golden Gate and Dawg picks.

4. You finally figured out that chicks don't dig guitar players after all…
...and, well, if that's the case, you no longer worry about how tiny your instrument is.

3. Skaggs and Rice

2. You love the looks of flamed maple, but it never seemed to sound as good in a guitar.

…and the number one reason guitar players take up mandolin...

1. You can't steer your car with your knees and play the guitar while you're driving.


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Subject: RE: Top Ten Reasons...
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 10:50 AM

Uh-oh.             Tw


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Subject: RE: Top Ten Reasons...
From: pdq
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 12:56 PM

...one more reason that didn't make the Top 10 was...

XX. Because it's cool for mando players to have nicknames, like "Red" Rector, "Jethro" Burns, "Curly" Lambert, "Dawg" Grisman, "Curly" Seckler, "Tiny" Moore...


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Subject: RE: Top Ten Reasons...
From: John Hardly
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 02:46 PM

Hey, I like that! I'll have to work on a nickname...

Hamhand Hardly is descriptive of my mando style. I'll have to try it out.


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Subject: RE: Top Ten Reasons...
From: Charmion
Date: 25 Oct 05 - 02:26 PM

Here's another, John Hardly -- a mando case can qualify as carry-on luggage, so you can play the mandolin while flying steerage across the Atlantic. You probably shouldn't, but you can.


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