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    Kentucky Octave Mandolin

    I had posted this in the Vintage Instrument forum and didn't get much response so I thought there might be more interest here. Last year I acquired an '84 Kentucky octave mandolin and asked in this...
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    Re: 1984 Kentucky Octave Mandolin

    Thanks, Mike. I've already contacted Scott. He said "very few were made" but that's all. He also said he would speak to Sumi but never got back to me.
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    1984 Kentucky Octave Mandolin

    Last year I acquired an 84' Kentucky octave mandolin and asked in the CBOM forum if anyone had heard of another. Apparently no one had. I recently discovered another. It was custom made for Dave...
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    1985 Kentucky Octave Mandolin Video

    <Removed by Moderator, Posting Guidelines. Anybody that is looking for this video, the address is in the ad in the classifieds>
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    1985 Kentucky Octave Mandolin

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    I recently acquired this Kentucky OM through the MC classifieds. Since then I've been doing some research and haven't been able to find any mention of a Kentucky OM let alone an F model....
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    Re: Octave Mandolin History

    Great info. Thanks, Graham.
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    Re: Octave Mandolin History

    Just checked the Weber website and they weren't building until 1997. So the '80s Kentucky OMs are still the earliest F style. Even though they were made in Japan they were imported fro the American...
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    Re: Octave Mandolin History

    Now that's interesting. A 1901 Gibson OM. I wonder how long it took for the next American OM to be produced.
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    Octave Mandolin History

    I'm very curious about the octave mandolin's history in the USA, especially the F styles.
    None of the early makers, Gibson, Washburn/Lyon & Healy, Martin seem to have made them. The earliest F style...
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    Re: Kentucky octave mandolin

    Not necessarily referring to the dawg mandocellos which I think were A style but rather an F style octave mandolin. I believe I've seen a couple.
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    Kentucky octave mandolin

    Does anyone have any information on Kentucky octave mandolins made in Japan in the '80s? I've seen a few references to mandocellos but little or nothing about OMs. Any info would be helpful...
  12. Thread: Beware EVOs

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    Re: Beware EVOs

    Lighten up and try to enjoy a little humor.
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    Re: Beware EVOs

    It seems many EVO users feel very deeply about these frets. Maybe they should be called EMOs.
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    Re: Beware EVOs

    Actually the same strings were reused.
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    Re: Beware EVOs

    EVOs not substantially higher than the originals just wider. No intonation issues at all.
  16. Thread: Beware EVOs

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    Re: Beware EVOs

    Yes, I think you're on to something there. I do think the Duff is exceptionally responsive and may accentuate the metallic quality of the EVOs. My repair guy is also a builder of fine guitars and...
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    Re: Beware EVOs

    I can assure you this was not a bogus post. I was as surprised as anyone to hear a difference in the unfretted tone. I can only explain it by the fact that EVOs were wider thereby increasing the...
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    Beware EVOs

    Decided that my Duff needed a refret and after reading all the complimentary posts regarding EVO frets and learning that several well known makers were installing them on new mandolins I decided I'd...
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    Re: Steve gilchrist catalogue

    New info received. These were printed from about 1995 to 2001 and are no longer available.
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    Steve gilchrist catalogue

    Has anyone seen or have a Gilchrist mandolin and guitar catalogue? I have one from about 2004 and was wondering if they are still being printed and, if not, how rare they are. They are pretty...
  21. Thread: That Gil

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    Re: That Gil

    OOPS! Mine was actually #558. Sorry.
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    Re: That Gil

    As the original owner of the Gil I have to say it was a wonderful instrument but the 2009 Duff that I presently own suites my musical tastes to a greater extent than did the Gil. That being said I...
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    Gibson H4 Question

    I've been trying to get a sense of the relative scarcity of truss rod H4s. It appears they first showed up in the late '22's or possibly early '23s. Gruhn says they were continued until the late...
  24. Thread: Early 80's F5L

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    Re: Early 80's F5L

    I owned the 2nd one Gibson made. Neck came off twice. Each repair Gibson did reduced the neck angle until there was virtually no sound coming out of the instrument. Wouldn't touch another one with...
  25. Re: re-graduating a top and a back without opening the instrument

    The late John Sullivan, from Washington state I believe, regraduated the top and back of my '84 Kentucky KM1500 from the outside using a gauge that resembled a bridge clamp with long arms. I think...
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