Archive for March 2013

2013 Richter Mandolin Camp is full–Waiting list created

The 2013 Richter Mandolin Camp for the Rest of Us is full.  However, I am keeping a waiting list.  If you wish your name to be added, please email me.  It is possible more spots may be opened in the future.

Richter Mando Camp for Rest of Us: 2013 T-Shirt Design Announced

I firmly believe that my mandolin camp is “for the rest of us.”  I am striving to create a community of sharing and co-teaching that deconstructs the traditional teacher/student instruction model.  Obviously, there will be those who possess more knowledge (that’s why some of you are coming to this camp).  However, that knowledge can be imparted in a way that lets the attendees be more than pure consumers of information.  The campers should help define the camp.

This has been done the last two years in curriculum, as I’ve surveyed campers for workshop focus.

This year, our campers have decided our T-Shirt design.  Our T-Shirts, as was last year, have been made possible through the sponsorship of the MandolinCafe and Kimble Mandolins.  The T-Shirt design comes from Ron Bird of Designworks, our T-Shirt designer the last 3 years.  This year Ron provided several design concepts and polled them.

The winner is:  Circle


Are You Experienced?–Trying the new Fender Mando-Strat

I am very impressed by what Fender is putting together in Indonesia.  Frankly, I think the Squire’s out of Indonesia are every bit as good or better than Fender’s mid-priced line.  I have a strat with three lipstick pickups that’s killer.  Among those instruments, I would include the new Mando-Strat, a reissue of the classic Fender Electric Mandolin that was made from the late 50’s through the early 70’s.  I’ve owned a ’63 and this mandolin–which I paid $250 for through Music 123–is every bit as good as that one but without the price tag.



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