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Pete Martin
Nov-02-2005, 3:02pm
Pics of my Old Wave mandola in progress

Pete Martin
Nov-02-2005, 3:03pm

Don Grieser
Nov-02-2005, 3:25pm
Nice. I love my Old Wave mandola and octave! Mine are both blondes. What's yours going to be?

Nov-02-2005, 5:22pm
I really wish Bill had been at IBMA. Have been eyeing that guitar shaped octave of his for a long time, but got my hands on Fletcher's first.

Will be looking forward to seeing this one finished.


oldwave maker
Nov-11-2005, 4:24pm
Saving Pete the trouble of redirecting:

oldwave maker
Nov-11-2005, 4:26pm

Nov-12-2005, 10:58pm
Hey Pete, Bill's #oval holed 'dolas are the cat's butt. Mine's got this funky off speed tape echo type natural delay thing going on that even makes new songs sound old.<G>
Bill doesn't waste much daylight, so by the looks of things you'll be playing yours soon.... Enjoy!

Jack Roberts
Nov-16-2005, 11:42am
'Dola envy...

Pete Martin
Jan-11-2006, 12:48pm
Here is the finished product, I get to play it soon!

Jan-11-2006, 12:51pm
Very nice, Enjoy it.


Jan-11-2006, 12:51pm
That's a good looking instrument!

Jan-11-2006, 1:10pm
That's a real beauty; it's what I'm hoping to get as my next instrument as well. Any back pics?

Good thing Bill took that plastic bag out of the soundhole too--not quite as cool as a rattlesnake rattle...

oldwave maker
Jan-11-2006, 3:25pm
folks who hear me play, they ask me to put the bag back in! the back:

Jan-11-2006, 6:13pm
Very nice. I don't think I've ever seen the back of an Old Wave that doesn't inspire.

Jan-12-2006, 12:49pm
That is extremely sweet.

Pete Martin
Jan-20-2006, 4:11pm
Got it today. It sounds great and is even better looking in person. Thanks so much Bill!

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Jan-20-2006, 6:22pm
Gotta love a blackface 'dola. Did you get it with a 16" or 17" scale?

Jan-20-2006, 8:13pm
How dose it compare to your old Gibson? I played your old one at Darington and have injoyed following this.

Pete Martin
Jan-20-2006, 8:21pm
It plays way nicer and brand new sounds much better, more of that old oval hole tone I really like.

Jan-20-2006, 9:38pm
Beautiful piece of wood, and the finish compliments it perfectly.


Pete Martin
Jan-21-2006, 9:23am
I got the 16" scale. I'm playing mostly straight ahead Jazz these days, Real Book standards and bebop tunes. I'm going to try tuning it Eb Bb F C and see if it gives the voice I'm looking for. If that doesn't work, this sounds great as a regular mandola.

Any one got an idea on string gauge for that tuning?