View Full Version : zouk or octave

Feb-14-2004, 1:38am
i am considering maybe taking up an octave mando or bouzouki. could any of you reccomend of either one? and which one you prefer playing too, would be helpful, thank you.

Feb-14-2004, 10:08am
I own a Flatiron and the sticker inside uses both terms, octave mandolin and bouzouki. #Though generally, bouzouki refers to a longer scale. As for a recommendation, my Flatiron 3MB sounds wonderful but it self destructed in the humid Philadelphia summer. #None of my other mandos were affected. #Check out the Trillium octave mando. www.octavemandolin.com # I visited once and Robert Abrahms was very helpful and informative and his instruments are quite nice and still under $2K.

Feb-15-2004, 12:00am
There is a very long thread on this very subject (http://www.mandolincafe.net/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=16;t=11613) below. A lot of thoughts and ideas were covered here.