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Don Grieser
Oct-16-2016, 8:30pm
What tone! Michael got it all right on this one including the look.

https://cartervintage.com/collections/mandolins/products/heiden-octave-new?variant=29905582979

Eric F.
Oct-16-2016, 8:48pm
Dang, that sings! I love the little eyebrow raise she does at the end.

Dave Hanson
Oct-17-2016, 1:17am
sounds very much like a guitar to me, great playing though.

Dave H

Grommet
Oct-17-2016, 4:03am
That one has a good bit o' pop to it. Fine job by Sierra too! Thanks for posting Don.

Scott

Martin Ohrt
Oct-17-2016, 4:08am
sounds very much like a guitar to me, great playing though.

Dave H

Excactly what I thought! :)
So, this is a great instrument for those who want to play guitar without learning how to handle six strings ;)

onassis
Oct-17-2016, 7:36am
sounds very much like a guitar to me

Really? YMMV, I guess, but the tone sounded entirely "octave mando" to me. Same frequency range as a guitar, but the doubled courses give a much different sound, IMO.

JFDilmando
Oct-17-2016, 9:39am
I've played it and it is as special as they come. It stood right up to the Gilchrist that is there, although there was a strong difference
Affecting the comparoson

blauserk
Feb-18-2017, 2:07pm
It stood right up to the Gilchrist that is there, although there was a strong difference
Affecting the comparoson

Which Gilchrist octave did you play? The Model 4 that is still there (mahogany neck) or one of the now-departed F-hole ones? The Heiden sounds much clearer than Gil Model 4 Octave.