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    Electric/Acoustic Session King Tenor

    Here is a Session King with a single coil pickup built into the end of the fretboard. Wish I'd taken a photo...but it has three pole pieces (inbetween the strings)

    Ian recorded it plugged in, then...
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    20 mins superb Celtic tunes

    A couple of weeks back I had time to make a compilation of old videos for YouTube. One of them is mandolin/cittern type instruments. Here it is -


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgkabydSIOI
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    Re: Tenor Guitars in Australia

    Don't know if you're looking for handmade Frank, but I moved to SE QLD about a year ago. I make these:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI503cjOgaY

    Nigel...
  4. Re: Difference between a tenor guitar and a plectrum guitar

    Well, you start with a regular 14 fret to the body guitar design. In this case, my Model S.

    When you join the neck at the 15th or 16th fret you have two choices - move the neck out from the 14th...
  5. Re: New version of the NK Forster Guitar bouzouki

    You'd need to email me via my site and include your country so I can send you the price list. Link below.

    Best,

    Nigel
    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/contact/
  6. New version of the NK Forster Guitar bouzouki

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5Hurotz7Ko

    I've been busy!

    Enjoy,

    Nigel
    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/instruments/guitar-bouzouki/
  7. Difference between a tenor guitar and a plectrum guitar

    I was cleaning up me laptop today and found a video I recorded in 2017 and never published. I think the reason was the sound of the Session King distorts on the recording, but I've uploaded it 'cos I...
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    The new Session King mandolin?

    Some of you might have been following the Session King uke thread over in the "4 string/5 string" section. Long story short, one design stood out as a likley Session King Mandolin.

    Here it is:
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    Re: mando tuned ukes?

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/handmade-ukulele-768x465.jpg

    Sinker redwood, Cuban mahogany body, one piece Cuban magogany neck and fretboard. Uke tuned, large bodies,...
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    Re: mando tuned ukes?

    This mandouke was braced for steel strings. For half a mandolin set. If you want to see what your uke can stand, use a string gauge calculator to match tension and gauge.

    Nigel...
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    Re: mando tuned ukes?

    Here is the latest pic...

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    Nigel
    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/blog/a-batch-of-session-king-ukes/
  12. Thread: mandoporn!

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    mandoporn!

    Other than Youube, I don't do much marketing - so I thought I'd have a go on Instagram.

    I'll be posting some old pics the first few weeks, but I'll post some new pics rom the current batch soon....
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    Re: Sound Ports, are they any good

    Get a circular soundport. They're ideal if you fancy an ice cream mid set. You can pop it in place and tuck in whilst you play.


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    100,000+ views for the video

    YouTube sent me a message the other day saying one of my videos has had over 100,000 views. Its the video of Tom Kimber playing the first Session King tenor guitar.

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    Re: What is a Celtic mandolin?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPVhdYJRNBE

    Here is one from 10 years ago. Same design.
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    Re: What is a Celtic mandolin?

    To be honest, I can't remember what I've sold that has ended up in Ireland. So I can't really help you there.

    I made quite a few of those A shaped mandolins, but in recent years most folk have...
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    Re: What is a Celtic mandolin?

    Here is another...

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    Nigel
    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/instruments/mandolin/
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    Re: What is a Celtic mandolin?

    It looks like we'll just have to agree to agree...

    Nigel
    http://www.nkforsterguitars.com/
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    Re: What is a Celtic mandolin?

    Nice to see this thread come back to life. It might be an idea for some of you to read the article that came out of this thread:

    http://www.nkforsterguitars.com/blog/celtic-mandolin/

    Many of...
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    Re: Funny names for Celtic bands

    Just remembered that folie fushion band in the 80s - "Edward II and the red hot polkas."

    Nigel

    www.nkforsterguitars.com
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    Re: Funny names for Celtic bands

    Brilliant! Celidh Minogue...What a laugh they must have thinking these names up.

    Nigel
    http://www.nkforsterguitars.com/instruments/mandolin/
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    Re: Funny names for Celtic bands

    Here is the joke I think "Socks in the frying pan" comes from:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaQCj3-IAo8

    He takes a while to get to the punchline as its a bit of a long story, but it starts...
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    Re: Funny names for Celtic bands

    I think that's a reference to a pretty filthy and funny joke I heard by Stan Boardman years ago. ...
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    Funny names for Celtic bands

    Just listening to the radio today in the workshop - there was an Irish band from Brisbane called "Asleep at the reel" Great name. Then I remembered a Scottish band called "The Jimmy Shandrix...
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    Re: mando tuned ukes?

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    Nigel

    www.nkforsterguitars.com
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