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Old 09-29-2022, 10:54 AM
Jaxon Jaxon is offline
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Default Calhoun Mandolin Ordered

Hope I'm getting what I wanted tone-wise. Being away from mandolin for too many years I got an Eastman 305 model I think about 6 years ago. Too loud and bright for my liking so I sold it and feverishly got a Pava A style and it was much mellower in tone. Always selling to buy, I sold it a few years ago and have been really missing the mandolin

I'm not a one genre player so folk, traditional, old country, blues, jazzy and a little bluegrass not played in a die-hard bluegrass style I just ordered the Wide Nut Calhoun and hoping it has the mellower more woody tone I'm after. I'm a home player now so loud volume means nothing to me, we'll see. Called store this morning and they thinking shipment should arrive Saturday since I'm only about 300 miles away.
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Old 09-29-2022, 04:11 PM
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I'm hoping you get the tone you want to hear!
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Iíve been really interested in these Calhouns for a bit now. They look like very well made instruments with a great price and made in Michigan to boot. I donít think it would be worth it for me as Iím a pretty die hard bluegrasser, but I still have been lusting for one anyway. OP, how have you liked your Calhoun? I absolutely love my Northfield F5S.
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Old 02-28-2023, 04:36 PM
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My redwood top Silverangel does that warm and woody tone wonderfully. Close your eyes and you'd think it was an oval, X braced too.
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My F9 is fairly bright. The F5 G has a warmer and sweeter tone.
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F 9 is now discontinued, raising the bar for affordability. Hard to think affordable and F 9 though.
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Old 03-10-2023, 12:07 PM
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Hope I'm getting what I wanted tone-wise. Being away from mandolin for too many years I got an Eastman 305 model I think about 6 years ago. Too loud and bright for my liking so I sold it and feverishly got a Pava A style and it was much mellower in tone. Always selling to buy, I sold it a few years ago and have been really missing the mandolin

I'm not a one genre player so folk, traditional, old country, blues, jazzy and a little bluegrass not played in a die-hard bluegrass style I just ordered the Wide Nut Calhoun and hoping it has the mellower more woody tone I'm after. I'm a home player now so loud volume means nothing to me, we'll see. Called store this morning and they thinking shipment should arrive Saturday since I'm only about 300 miles away.
What did you think about the Calhoun mandolin?
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