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  1. Re: New Session King guitar-octave mandolin on the bench

    Beautiful work as usual Nigel. you should post this on the Irish Bouzouki Forum as well.

    John
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    Re: Adam Rhodes - New Bouzouki?

    Thats good to hear Nigel. He's a great ambassador for your work and a gent to boot!!
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    Re: Adam Rhodes - New Bouzouki?

    Hi Daniel, I agree re his Forsters, I bought one off him a few years ago. Standard Bouzouki model. Absolutely brilliant. Adam said that the emerald doesnt really compare acoustically with the...
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    Re: Adam Rhodes - New Bouzouki?

    Its a carbon fibre gazouki made by Emerald Guitars in Ireland. I was talking to Adam about it on Tuesday after Imars gig in Dublin. light as a feather, sounded great plugged in. cant really comment...
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    Re: New Tobin Bouzouki for Manus Lunny

    Looking great Andy. Brilliant to have Manus back as a return customer. That's some endorsement. He is without doubt a brilliant bouzouki player , extremely innovative and tasty to boot. Plus he's a...
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    Re: CBOMS in Ireland

    I'm late to this thread but theres a few more makers worth considering. Ultan Walsh from Cork makes some really beautiful bouzoukis. Brian Lofthouse based in Mayo make a really good selection also....
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    Re: Andy Tobin Prototype bouzouki

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    Andy Tobin Prototype bouzouki

    Well I received a very surprising email last week. It was from Andy Tobin that great UK luthier who makes stunning bouzoukis. I have one of them!!! Anyway myself and Andy have regularly corresponded...
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    Re: Andy Tobin Cedar Bouzouki Build Diary

    Hi all, just back from a bouzouki gathering in County Cork, Ireland. 6 members (bouzouki nerds)of the Irish Bouzouki Forum gathered together in a beautiful rural setting to compare each others...
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    Re: Matsikas Zouks

    I have a 4 course Matsikas myself, not like the one in the photo though. cost me about €550 from Thomann in Germany. Its not my main zouk but Alec Finn was always a hero of mine so I got one to try...
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    Re: A new flat-top pin-bridge bouzouki

    Beautiful work Graham. Looks like a small guitar body?? Love the cutaway.

    John
  12. Re: Nickel Wound 2nd course (mandola and bouzouki)

    Hi Chuck, thats really interesting re the difference of the tension being dependant on the metal type. I didnt think there's be any difference at all!! Instruments are kinda strange beasts aint they....
  13. Re: Nickel Wound 2nd course (mandola and bouzouki)

    Same here Chuck. Its trial and error on my part as well. I was extremely lucky to pick up a Sobell Octave Mandolin in nearly mint condition just before Christmas ( for a real knockdown price!!) and...
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    Re: Sound Ports, are they any good

    Thanks for all your quick and really informative replies. I've asked a local luthier and friend Joe Foley for his opinion and he's a bit reluctant to take on the job. Instrument wasnt made by him so...
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    Sound Ports, are they any good

    Hi there, a quick question or 2 for all you CBOM lovers. Have any of you instruments with sound ports and if so do you find any difference to the sound projected to you in a live environment,...
  16. Re: Nickel Wound 2nd course (mandola and bouzouki)

    Hi Rob, I use Elixer nanowebs (bronze of some sort) on my Gs and Ds, and Nickle wound on my As only. The Elixers are absolutely fantastic by the way. I used to use regular Phosphour Bronze all of the...
  17. Re: Nickel Wound 2nd course (mandola and bouzouki)

    I use nickle wound on my bouzouki and octave mandolin A Strings all of the time. They're absolutely brilliant. The A on the bouzouki is .020 , 25 inch scale, the A on the Octave is .022, 23 inch...
  18. Re: Finished first build - Thanks for all of the help

    Wow Bob. That's an incredible result for your first build. Archtop?

    John
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    Re: Stefan Sobell octave mandolin demo

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    Re: Stefan Sobell octave mandolin demo

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    Re: Alec Finn RIP

    Alec was an absolute genius. To me, he was the sound of De Danann. It was his completely new style of bouzouki playing back in the 70s that gave them their unique great sound. He'll be sorely missed....
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    Re: NK Forster Guitar Bouzouki For Sale!

    I bought Adam's standard Forster from him about 3 years ago. Great instrument and Adam is an absolute gent to deal with. Bought Lord of the Badgers Forster Guitar Zouk about 2 year ago and the same...
  23. Re: Article: Northfield Introduces Three New Michigan-Made Instru

    Hi Roger, great to have you on the forum. I've been a great fan of Vasen for many years and have played your composition Josefins Waltz many times at weddings and ....funerals!! It always goes down...
  24. Thread: 1970s Sobell

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    Re: 1970s Sobell

    Maybe slightly off topic Roger, I know from your history you've played a lot of different bouzoukis. ( I have too!!). Just wonder how you rate Sobells to other makers you have played. I personally...
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    Re: Will Kimble "Trident" Mandolin

    Just love that Trident Kimble!!!! As a matter of interest, is it more expensive than Will's "Standard" 2 point?? Seems to be much more ornate. Beautiful instrument.

    John
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