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    Jul-19-2018, 7:29pm
    No, those CFAD strings will not work for octave mandolin tuning (why don't you try bouzouki tuning? It's a bouzouki, after all ;-) Did you buy it...
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    Jul-18-2018, 6:06pm
    zoukboy replied to a thread 1970s Sobell in CBOM
    Specs: 19" scale Maple back and sides and peghead overlay Cedar top Mahogany neck Ebony fretboard Body width: 13.5" length: 15.5" to...
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    Jul-18-2018, 5:59pm
    zoukboy started a thread 1970s Sobell in CBOM
    This is a 1978 Sobell cittern that was the first zoukoid instrument I owned, purchased second hand from Gerald Trimble in 1981 (and sold a couple of...
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    Jul-09-2018, 11:21am
    You could use an online string tension calculator to answer your question: You don't mention what the...
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    Jul-06-2018, 2:26pm
    If you want stick with the 8va pairs on G and D then I suggest you have a qualified tech look at it. Nut slots will need to be different for the...
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Irish music on Bouzouki, Mandolin, Tenor Banjo, Guitar, Whistle. Balkan and Middle Eastern music on
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The Hal Leonard Irish Bouzouki Method:
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