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NMD - Big Muddy Mandolin

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by harpdog, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. harpdog

    harpdog Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Missouri’s Big Muddy Mandolin Co. model MWO in Primitive finish.
    Spruce over native Walnut, Mahogany neck with Hickory fretboard.
    I chose the wide fretboard option.

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  2. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nice mandolin. I wish all manufacturers would put their name on the side of the headstock.
     
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    I really learned a lot about mandolin playing mine but the when you want to play out you will need more volume.
     
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    Congratulations on your Big Muddy! Mike Dulak don't make no junk. I've got 20+ years on mine and it just gets better.

    It looks like your G strings somehow got swapped in their slots. You could loosen them up, trade slots and then switch the loop ends.
     
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  5. harpdog

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    Good eye, but it was a trick of the light...I think I would have noticed when I tuned it!

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    Egads! An optical illusion of the finest order! I zoomed in and ... sorry to have distracted you.

    Hope you are loving your Muddy!
     
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    Neato!
     
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    Nice! I love the simplistic look. It’s a nice change from the ornate aesthetic pursued by so many mandos. (I bought my Gretsch New Yorker partly for that reason, although it’s nowhere near the quality of a Big Muddy.)

    Also, count me as a fan of the headstock logo position.
     
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  9. Mandocaster68

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    When Mike first designed these, most "affordable" mandolins were imports made from about a pound of plywood, half a gallon of polyurethane, and a healthy splash of mother-of-toilet-seat inlay. All flash and gloss, no tone.
    His attitude was to build something of solid woods, sound great AND be affordable. He hit the mark then, and just keeps going!
     
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