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    Default Newell Octave F style video

    I hate trying to sort through a ton of pictures to get the few I need so here is a video of the Newell Octave http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xswnNpPKUpw Sorry about the shop lighting but you'll get the idea. Let me know what you think....Mom don't post any gushy stuff they get it...
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    Default Re: Newell Octave F style video

    Is it left handed?

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    Default Re: Newell Octave F style video

    Oh, some weird image flipping. You mention it later in the video.

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    Looks and sounds great, Keith! How deep is that body? Looks huge. What's the scale length? I really like the dark binding, too. Never been a fan of white/ivory color binding. Hope the finger is healing well. You have an endpin jack, what kind of p'up? Or is it just there to make adding one easier? Thoughtful touch, for sure.

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    Gorgeous, Keith! The tailpiece is a nice touch. You're playing really well, finger healing and all!
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    Default Re: Newell Octave F style video

    It has a dual K&K pickups, the scale length is 22 1/2" and body depth is 3 3/8" and body with is 13 1/4". I know it looks big but in reality its smaller than some tenor guitars. The nut width is 1 5/16" and the bridge height is only .800" A real player and when people stand in front of it and want to hear it the first comment is "wow, it's pretty loud".
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    Wow Keith,

    That is a might fine instrument you've got there. Incredible one piece back!! Glad to hear your finger is on the mend, and great playing!

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    Default Re: Newell Octave F style video

    Very cool Keith! Can you tell us abot the rationale for the zero fret?
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    Default Re: Newell Octave F style video

    The sun finally came out so I could get some pictures that show the true color. As far as zero fret goes that horse has been beat many times on these forums. I'll just call it "my rationale".
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    Default Re: Newell Octave F style video

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Newell View Post
    As far as zero fret goes that horse has been beat many times on these forums. I'll just call it "my rationale".
    Sorry I asked.
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    Default Re: Newell Octave F style video

    No I just meant that to start that topic it would be a discussion with everybody stating their opinion and not about the instrument itself. It would be like me saying I used a Tonerite on it
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    Default Re: Newell Octave F style video

    No worries Keith - I really meant to ask if Chris Thile used a capo on this instrument would it define the true sound of bluegrass?

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