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  • Gettin’ it done

    Posted by andy_e on August 15, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    Dear TAC friends, I played every day this week and caught up on all the daily challenges. I played every morning before work except once and that is a new high for me (literally and figuratively). Also, I have had my grandfather’s mandolin for many years and have done little to nothing with it despite my desire to play. Inspired by my TAC journey, I have started to take occasional, short lessons and can now play a couple of songs. It is a Gibson he bought used in 1972 for 95 dollars (he saved the receipt and it is in the case). I looked up the serial number and it was made in 1958 – the year I was born. Coincidence? 😇

    Ronlad replied 2 years, 9 months ago 6 Members · 11 Replies
  • 11 Replies
  • Loraine

    Member
    August 20, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Very cool wins @andy_e . Can’t wait to hear you play the mandolin for us!

    • andy_e

      Member
      August 22, 2021 at 2:59 pm

      @Loraine At this point I know 3 chords (G,C,D) and can play 2 songs (not well but it is still fun!)!

      • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by  andy_e.
      • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by  andy_e.
  • Bill_Brown

    Member
    August 20, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Congrats @andy_e on the small wins👏👏👏 You can do this👍👍 Just for the sake of coincidence, I bought my first guitar🎸in 1972, and it was a Gibson also😎

    • andy_e

      Member
      August 22, 2021 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks, @Bill_Brown! I appreciate all your support! I hope you still have your Gibson!

  • tailsawaggin

    Member
    August 20, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    I love that your birth year instrument came to you from your grandfather.

    • andy_e

      Member
      August 22, 2021 at 3:01 pm

      Me too, @tailswaggin! An auspicious coincidence!

  • stevieblues

    Member
    August 20, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    Congratulations on your small wins @andy_e! 1958 was a good year! 👍

    • andy_e

      Member
      August 22, 2021 at 3:00 pm

      Thanks, @stevieblues!

      • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by  andy_e.
  • Ronlad

    Member
    August 22, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    @andy_e That is way cool. I had to Google the 1958 Gibson mandolin, and on one website there was one for sale. The price tag? $3.450. That was just one website I found. Wow.

    • andy_e

      Member
      August 22, 2021 at 5:23 pm

      @Ronlad, really? That is pretty impressive. I love the way it sounds and it reminds me of my grandfather – a twofer!

      • Ronlad

        Member
        August 28, 2021 at 10:52 am

        @andy_e It looks like an amazing instrument and I bet it sounds great as well. Thanks for sharing with us.

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