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If you've never heard of Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel - Click Here and hold on!  See what Les Paul and Steve Vai said about Tommy.  Simply Amazing!



It's here...the Coda "Diamond" GX!
Kevlar acoustic core and Graphite diamond weave put Coda on the leading edge of bow technology.  Come and audition the Coda "Diamond" today!

New Arrivals from Germany....

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Where's Mando???
Can you find Frank's owner "Mando" Mark in the photo of all the mandolin players from David Grisman's 2004 Mandolin Symposium?

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That's me in the blue shirt holding my mandolin in the air with one hand.  Click on the photo for the entire photo and see if you can find me!  In the front row from left to right is Mike Marshall (in the red shirt), David Grisman, Chris Thile, Radim Zenkl, Mike Compton (in his bibs) and Don Stiernberg.  Mandolin Heaven!

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Joshua Bell busking for change in a D.C. subway!?!  Click Here!

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Mandolin Tasting in Indy!
We still have many new
"A grade" Eastman's in stock
for a "Mandotasting"!  These mandolins were at the Midwest Mandolin Festival and they are beautiful! Call, e-mail or visit us now for our lowest prices of the year! Don't miss now!

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The 4th Annual

Midwest Mandolin Festival

The rain never dampened the musical spirit on Saturday, June 7th, 2008 in Indianapolis at the Eagle Creek State Park Discovery Center.  The festival, Rich Delgrosso's blues mandolin workshop and the Yank Rachell Tribute CD release party were all a huge success over the weekend! 
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Thank you to everyone who made them possible!

Thank you for a great workshop & concert guys!
Mike Compton & David Long

John Hartford once said...
"Mike Compton knows more about Bill Monroe style mandolin than the Father of Bluegrass himself!"

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Grand Opening a Huge Success!
Click here for Grand Opening photos from April, 2005!

Our new location in Broad Ripple is at 6356 N. Guilford Avenue (in Village Court, just north of the canal between the Good Earth Health Food Store and Three Sisters Cafe- see photo above).  We are very excited to be in this newer and larger store.  We are confident that this new store will allow us to serve the music community even better than before.  We will continue to offer quality products, private instruction, expert repair and restoration and continue working to be the "Best Value" to our customers.  Thank you again to all of our customers who have helped us to grow and prosper.  Each of us at Frank's Violins wishes the same to you and your families. 

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Violin and music related artworks

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Frank's Violins welcomes
Byron Plexico as new instructor!

Frank's Violins is privileged to announce the addition of Byron Plexico to our teaching staff.  Mr. Plexico (the former Concertmaster of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra) will be accepting students of violin and viola as well as our other on-site instructors which include Stefan Argyelan (adult violin),  David Rugger (violin) and Mark Kurkowski (mandolin & tenor banjo).


We have some very sad news to share.  Legendary fiddler Vassar Clements passed away on August 16th, 2005 at his home in Tennessee.  His incredible playing will be missed by all!  Click here to link to Vassar's home page. 

Thank you Radim for another great workshop & concert!

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