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;
Consignment We’re entering the best time of the year for buying and selling instruments. If you’re thinking about consigning, please consider having MandoMutt sell your instrument. We’ve got a sensational track record and very competitive rates. We’re currently accepting consignments, so reserve a spot quickly, before we’re booked!
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)
You know, America’s biggest threat is not terrorism. It’s not Islam. Not Iraq, Iran or North Korea. No, America’s biggest threat lies within. Our biggest threat is forgetting and ignoring God and being disobedient. In Isaiah 1:4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. Is America the sinful nation the the prophet Isaiah is speaking of? Have we forsaken the Lord and provoked Him to anger? I’d have to say, yes. With each passing day, our great country moves farther from God and we’ve been doing so for many years.
When America was young, our leaders openly spoke of God and His word. They prayed for His guidance and protection. They were not ashamed to speak openly of God and/or the Bible. We were a God fearing people. I believe America was a blessed nation, because we were obedient to God.
Today, our leaders seem to be more interested in getting re-elected then they are in prayer. As a country, do we put God first? Do our representatives openly praise and thank God, or are they ashamed to do so? Often, it seems that our leaders may be more interested in Islam than Christianity. As a nation, we no longer find it important to pray in our public schools, much less teach God’s word. That might offend someone!
A related verse that bears mention is Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. Is this America? Have we forgotten God? Not entirely, no. Let those of us that are not ashamed continue to pray for America and it’s leaders, not only in the privacy of our homes, but in public!
Quote for the day; “No one goes there nowadays, it’s too crowded” Yogi Berra
Thought for the day; If Hillary Clinton becomes our next President, what will we call Bill? The First Gentleman hardly seems appropriate. How about the First Rounder? First Cheater? First Former? How about First Has Been?
Question of the day; Why do smoke alarm batteries always go bad in the middle of the night?
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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