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)
Today’s Bible Verse;
Hebrews 3:18-19 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believe not. So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
Quote for the day; “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote” Ben Franklin
Question of the day; Must I vote?
Thought for the day: Bruce Springsteen recently showed his fans, many of whom have supported him for 30-40 yrs. exactly what he thinks of them. Here in N.C. he cancelled a sold out concert to make a statement about N.C.’s recently approved so called “Bathroom Law”. Said concert was cancelled at the 11th hour, despite NC’s Legislature enacting the law several weeks beforehand. This was more about an aging and creatively stagnant rock star seeking publicity than it was about keeping transgenders and cross dressers out of bathrooms that they probably don’t have any business in in the first place. I’m not sure there really needs to be a law on this issue, but folks, we’re really too damn sensitive in this country. And, really, sometimes it may be better to be careful what you’re asking for. Quite frankly, Mr. Springsteen, please don’t return to N.C. You’re no longer welcome here!
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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