Thank you for dropping in on our website. MandoMutt, Delilah (aka L’il Pup) and I are so glad you’re here and we hope you’ll enjoy your visit. Whether you’re here looking at one of our acoustic stringed instruments to purchase, trade or just “window shopping”, we hope you like what you see and that you’ll add us to your web favorites and continue to check back with us periodically to check our inventory. We have several new additions to our inventory this week including;
Skip Kelley Mandolins MandoMutt has been a huge fan of Kelley mandolins since we were first introduced in early 2009. I’m sure folks get tired of hearing me talk about how amazing they sound. I love Skip Kelley mandolins so much that I bought a Redwood topped model a couple years back and I tell folks about my mandolin all the time and yet, Kelley mandolins are still relatively unknown in the mandolin world. That may soon change, as Adam Steffey has recently taken possession of a 2015 Skip Kelley F-5. Mr. Steffey is very impressed and commented quite favorably about his new mandolin’s power, responsiveness (we’ve been talking about that for years!) and playability. Keep your eyes and ears open for some upcoming Steffey videos and projects with his Kelley F-5. Here’s a link to Adam playing his new Kelley mandolin at IBMA; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkTISFhUrdk
A word about the MandoMutt Beyond Beast award. As many of our frequent visitors know, our very best instruments may be awarded as a Beyond Beast. You may wonder, just how do we determine a Beyond Beast. We actually have a 30 point number system and six categories, with five being the highest and one being the lowest score in each category. An instrument must score a 28 out 30, or better to be recognized as a Beyond Beast. The six categories are: 1) Tone 2) Volume 3) Fit and Finish 4) Set up and Playability 5) Appointments (bling?) 6) Cosmetic Condition (wear and tear)
A good friend recently emailed a Bible verse to me after I had discussed a problem our family is having with a particular individual. The verse was from the Book of Micah and it most certainly was pertinent to what I was dealing with at the time. As I was reading Micah, I came upon chapter 7:7 Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
This is a fairly clear instruction to a child of God. In times of stress, negativity, anger and/or frustration caused by another person, perhaps an enemy, turn to God. Pray. Tell him about your troubles and your tribulations. He already knows about them and surely already has a plan, but He wants to hear from you. Tell him about the situation. Then wait….as a sinful human that’s the hard part. God will hear you. He has listened and He has heard. Wait for Him and He will surely answer, but only in His time, not yours and not mine. For me, the answers never come until I’m ready and by that I mean that I must have no expectations of the outcome. And regardless of the outcome, I may rest assured that God will see me through, because I have asked and God has listened.
Quote for the day; “What they call country (music) today is sort of like bad rock groups with a fiddle” Tom Petty
Thought for the day; Happy New Year!
Question of the day; Why are there so many mean people on ebay?
Here’s a christian based website owned by MandoMutt friend Steven Clarkson. Check it out, I think it may be a blessing to you; loveprayobey.com/home.cfm
You may find this website to have some very cool and interesting guitars. Let us know what you think about www.blackowlguitars.com
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