Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Newell Octave F style video

  1. #1
    Registered User Keith Newell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Canby Oregon
    Posts
    1,271

    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...
    Keith
    I borrowed this but it is still as powerful
    "Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.
    " - Pete Seeger

    See more Newell mandolin pictures

  2. #2
    Mandogenerator Mike Black's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Lawrence, KS
    Posts
    1,108

    Default Re: Newell Octave F style video

    Is it left handed?

  3. #3
    Mandogenerator Mike Black's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Lawrence, KS
    Posts
    1,108

    Default Re: Newell Octave F style video

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

  4. #4
    Registered User Mandobart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    1,605

    Default Re: Newell Octave F style video

    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.

  5. #5
    Unruly Crumudgeon Loretta Callahan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    736

    Default Re: Newell Octave F style video

    Gorgeous, Keith! The tailpiece is a nice touch. You're playing really well, finger healing and all!
    There are those who fast and abstain to see visions of heaven; and there are those who eat and drink heartily of life to see the same ...... Earl Wickman, Glen Ellen, CA town drunk

  6. #6
    Registered User Keith Newell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Canby Oregon
    Posts
    1,271

    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".
    Keith
    P.S. Those that have seen my channel on Facebook, Yes, I do have parts on Motorcycles in AMA and have run Daytona and now the latest 1-2 finish at Sonoma (Infinieon) raceway. Life is weird huh?
    I borrowed this but it is still as powerful
    "Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.
    " - Pete Seeger

    See more Newell mandolin pictures

  7. #7
    Registered User Max Girouard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Contoocook NH
    Posts
    656

    Default Re: Newell Octave F style video

    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!

  8. #8
    Registered Mandolin User mandopete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Clearview, WA
    Posts
    7,211

    Default Re: Newell Octave F style video

    Very cool Keith! Can you tell us abot the rationale for the zero fret?
    2012 Ford Escape
    Fender Medium Guitar Pick
    3 Cats & 1 Worn-Out Dog

  9. #9
    Registered User Keith Newell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Canby Oregon
    Posts
    1,271

    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".
    KeithClick image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0330s.jpg 
Views:	54 
Size:	211.4 KB 
ID:	86036Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0320s.jpg 
Views:	59 
Size:	199.6 KB 
ID:	86037Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0325s.jpg 
Views:	49 
Size:	214.1 KB 
ID:	86038Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0336s.jpg 
Views:	46 
Size:	168.9 KB 
ID:	86039
    I borrowed this but it is still as powerful
    "Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.
    " - Pete Seeger

    See more Newell mandolin pictures

  10. #10
    Registered Mandolin User mandopete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Clearview, WA
    Posts
    7,211

    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.
    2012 Ford Escape
    Fender Medium Guitar Pick
    3 Cats & 1 Worn-Out Dog

  11. #11
    Registered User Keith Newell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Canby Oregon
    Posts
    1,271

    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
    Keith
    I borrowed this but it is still as powerful
    "Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.
    " - Pete Seeger

    See more Newell mandolin pictures

  12. #12
    Registered Mandolin User mandopete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Clearview, WA
    Posts
    7,211

    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?

    2012 Ford Escape
    Fender Medium Guitar Pick
    3 Cats & 1 Worn-Out Dog

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •