I've read that Akira Otsuka is the current owner of Mr. Duffey's mandolin - what I don't know is who is the builder? .... Also read Mr. Ostuka said the mandolin had a real high action and a mere mortal couldn't play the instrument. Don't know whether that's fact or fiction, but as an entertainer John Duffey is sure missed. Had the pleasure of seeing him with the original Scene many times, starting in '73. Moved to Atlanta in '86 and went into Scene withdrawal for a number of years - struggle to see them through the early 90's.
Glad to hear that the new Scene has a CD coming this summer or fall - anyone heard the same?