Re: Stephen Owsley Smith Instruments
I guess it was about 4 years ago that I had talked with him 3-4 times on the phone about building an OM for me. He already had a 4 year wait list at the time. I didn't end up ordering one, but he put my name on a list to backfill in case someone already on his list pulled out. Never did hear anything.
I've had the chance to play a couple since then and they are very, very nice instruments. One of them was one Roger Landes had at one time. Roger has quite a bit of experience with SOS's builds.
SOS is an interesting fella. He talked at length about his wood selections and how he preferred to go on lengthy (3-4 day) hiking trips up into the Rocky Mountains to find material (fallen, of course) he could use.
I hope he is still building out there somewhere.
That's My Blah, Blah, Blah on the Matter, Anyway...
Q: How many mandolins does a man need?
A: One more.
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