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Feb-11-2005, 1:34pm
Hey i am going to be purchasing a mandobird soon and I was wondering if it was better to go with a 4 string or an 8 string?
Sorry if this topic has been posted before but I couldnt find one.
If one is better than the other, why and how?

Feb-11-2005, 4:20pm
Kirby, look here (http://www.mandolincafe.net/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=22;t=18274).

Are the 8-string Birds available yet?

Feb-11-2005, 4:35pm
Well no one around these parts has actually gotten their hands on the 8-string as far as I know. They were shown at NAMM in Jan 2004, but are still unavailable for purchase.

Feb-11-2005, 5:24pm
According to Musician's Friend, they're going to be available on Feb. 15th.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7....8 (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=home/search/detail/base_pid/518428/)

Feb-12-2005, 11:08am
well then, that clears up alot.

Feb-13-2005, 7:59am
MF also said they'd be available Dec 15th, Dec 27th, Jan 11th, ect...They are not sure when they'll get 'em. I originally was going to order a 4 string from MF and then I checked with a local store who said it'd be at least a 4 month wait...luckily I found one through Ted of Jazzmando fame. So, I'd check the classified ads here, I've seen a few listed.

Feb-14-2005, 11:43am
Are you wanting it to sound like a mando or a guitar?

www.StrangerStringBand.com (http://www.strangerstringband.com)