My 1st Arrow encounter was a few yrs ago in a Radim mando class.
On the wknd (at WinterGrass) I saw a young guy (teens) playing an Arrow Octave mandolin - he was really making it sing. I didn't want to get in the way of his jamming so only asked a few questions. Apparently he has one on order and that this one was a loaner.
Oh ya - he also told me was that at a recent Music Camp (can't remember which one he said), Tim O'Brien was so keen to play the Arrow OM that loaned out his Giomel (sp is wrong - you know what I mean!) and played this Arrow a LOT.
I've tried to find Arrow Company but found nothing.
Anyone know a link?