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Subject: Moon Mandolins
From: Mooh
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 10:11 PM

I have recently become acquainted with a new (to me at least) brand of mandolin named Moon, built in Scotland. It sounds quite good and is made of maple, spruce, and mahogany. It's a flat-top, A style, round hole, snake head sort of thing with a warm even tone with lots of sparkle. It's my idea of a good folk mandolin.

Does anyone have experience with a Moon? Thanks for your opinions and assistance.

Peace. Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Help: Moon Mandolins
From: Mooh
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 10:22 PM

From the Hobgoblin Music UK site I discovered some for sale, but nothing more otherwise than sales hype. Builder's name is Jimmy Moon.

Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Help: Moon Mandolins
From: 53
Date: 12 Oct 01 - 10:45 PM

where's he from? bob.


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Subject: RE: Help: Moon Mandolins
From: Ned Ludd
Date: 13 Oct 01 - 02:30 AM

Mr Moon has made guitars also, both acoustic and electric.I've seen his instruments reviewed ,and they're always given good ones. Sorry no address as yet but I'llkeep looking.


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Subject: RE: Help: Moon Mandolins
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 13 Oct 01 - 03:42 AM

Jimmy Moon is based in , and from (as far as I know) Glasgow, in Scotland.

He builds guitars, mandolins, bouzoukis and other instruments.

Website at hope the blicky works

I was speaking to Jimmy last week - he plays in a band called the Moonshiners - I also saw a fantastic one-off dobro-style resonator guitar that he built for Phil, one of the band members.

Moon instruments are beautiful, and sound fantastic.

Cheers

Steven


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Subject: RE: Help: Moon Mandolins
From: Mooh
Date: 13 Oct 01 - 07:45 AM

Scabby Doug...Thanks, but I couldn't make the clicky work. No other connection to a website could I find, yet. I'll keep trying. You're right though, the one instrument I've tried is "beautiful and sounds fantastic".

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Help: Moon Mandolins
From: Mooh
Date: 13 Oct 01 - 08:05 AM

Well, I found an email addy via the Moonshiners website, and lots of other cool links, so I've sent a request for information.

Now all I've got to do is find some cash...

Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Help: Moon Mandolins
From: Mooh
Date: 13 Oct 01 - 08:10 AM

Thanks for being patient folks, I found the site. Must have been something technical (or my stupidity) which kept me from it.

Peace. Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Help: Moon Mandolins
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 13 Oct 01 - 01:41 PM

No it was my incompetence and inability to remember how to do a fecking blue clicky thing.. I put the wrong address in the clicky thing that's why it didn't work...

Still - glad you got there. Jimmy is a very nice guy.

Cheers

Steven


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Subject: RE: Help: Moon Mandolins
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 13 Oct 01 - 02:03 PM

For the benefit of any others who may want to peruse the site:

this might work better...

Cheers

Steven


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Subject: RE: Help: Moon Mandolins
From: 53
Date: 13 Oct 01 - 11:11 PM

there is a man in my hometown that builds great looking and sounding mandolins, i can't play one,but they sure do add to a nice bluegrass band. bob.


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Subject: RE: Help: Moon Mandolins
From: Mooh
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 06:59 AM

Well, "bob", what's the builder's name? What do the mandolins sound and look like? Where are they available? What are they called? Why do you keep us hanging? Why don't you use capitals? Why am I asking so many questions?

Mooh (capitalized, tee hee).


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Subject: RE: Help: Moon Mandolins
From: mooman
Date: 14 Oct 01 - 08:22 AM

The various Moon instruments I've tried have all been pretty good...well built with a good well-balanced sound.

mooman


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Subject: RE: Help: Moon Mandolins
From: Mooh
Date: 28 Feb 02 - 09:05 AM

Just in case anyone is still interested...

I bought that Moon mandolin a week ago. It had been out of service for a while because the retailer took it to a show where it received some minor damage. Now repaired, it is my current favourite. I did the usual set-up, strap button, and new strings (D'Addario) treatment to it and am quite pleased. I have a Weber tailpiece on order from Elderly to replace the pressed steel Gibson-style one it was made with, and I think it will suit the instrument better. This is no fancy Sunday-go-to-meetin' mandolin, just a good quality, solid wood, utilitarian tool for the proletarian musician. Beautiful voice though, and it should only get better.

Thanks for listening.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Help: Moon Mandolins
From: C-flat
Date: 28 Feb 02 - 10:27 AM

I have a Moon Mandolin that I bought recently at a show. It's in need of attention but as I'm not much of a mandolin player I can't justify the expense. I found the Mandolin cafe is a great site for simple two fingered chords, ideal for someone with fingers the size of mine!


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