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penguins0141 12-20-2019 10:25 AM

Mandolin Orange Guitar Awesomeness
 
I've recently become quite a fan of Mandolin Orange. There is such a sweetness to their guitar/mandolin/violin.

"Golden Embers"
https://youtu.be/fEt2lf7L13g

I've listened over and over to Andrew Marlin's guitar work on this song, and its just amazing. I have no idea how he gets that kind of tone in his picking/strumming.

Any thoughts on how to approach this technique?

Excellent article/interview from Music Radar:

https://www.musicradar.com/news/mand...dic-instrument

hilts 12-20-2019 10:31 AM

They are awesome aren't they! I became a fan last year when another forum member posted a video of them. I'd never heard of them until that moment.

UncleJesse 12-20-2019 12:41 PM

They play a Pre*War branded guitar.

keith.rogers 12-20-2019 12:48 PM

There you go. Just order a $5k+ guitar, wait a year or so (no practicing necessary in the meantime), and you'll have the answer in your hands!

DukeX 12-20-2019 01:38 PM

Thanks for sharing, that was really good.

UncleJesse 12-20-2019 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by keith.rogers (Post 6244624)
There you go. Just order a $5k+ guitar, wait a year or so (no practicing necessary in the meantime), and you'll have the answer in your hands!

Lol! If you've seen the way some guys buy guitars you'd think this might be true.

keith.rogers 12-20-2019 07:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UncleJesse (Post 6244659)
Lol! If you've seen the way some guys buy guitars you'd think this might be true.

I'm glad you saw the humor in my post!

I saw Mandolin Orange at Old Settlers last April, and they were maybe my favorite - the Lone Bellow's performance might have been more exciting. Anyway, I love their music. (I think the NC governor's mansion vid has been posted here - if not, go find it!)

I'm pretty squarely in the "not the arrow" crowd. Yes, it helps to have an instrument that is the correct type and set up/voiced right if you really want to mimic a specific player, but the technique is going to be pretty effective on lots of instruments, and the D-18 the OP has in his list should be good for a start. (I'd put mediums on if not already.)

P.S. Maybe start saving for the Pre*War, or at least a nice old D-28!

Starter 12-20-2019 07:21 PM

youtube lessons
 
On YouTube Tim (don't know his last name) teaches the guitar parts (note for note, I think) of four Mandolin Orange songs, including "Golden Embers". His lessons are some of the clearest and most helpful I've encountered (paid or unpaid).

Mandolin Orange is my favorite band these days, with or without their bandmates. Both Andrew and Emily (when she's on guitar) seem to play on the inside strings a lot, which I find very appealing. (Obviously they're great on other instruments, and singing together, but in a guitar context it's that inside picking that strikes me, combined with a lot of minor chords and combination chords. It those are the right words.

I too would be interested in knowing more about their guitar technique; Andrew mentions being inspired by the Stanley Brothers, but that presumably doesn't apply to his guitar technique.

will

loco gringo 12-20-2019 09:49 PM

I've seen them live twice. Both times the plugged in sound of that guitar blew me away. I would like to know what kind of pickup is in it and what else they play it through.

frankmcr 12-21-2019 12:59 PM

From the Andrew Marlin website -

Andrew is proud to play:
Sullivan Mandolins, Straight up Strings, Gilchrist Mandolins & Pre-War Guitars

Mad Max 02-01-2020 06:27 AM

I'm going to see them in concert, tonight!

TNO 02-01-2020 09:35 AM

'Wildfire' is a great song. Check the lyrics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9jwGansp1E


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