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  1. Another CRAFTER mando (4 string cavaquinho mod)

    Just picked up an old "NEW" crafter cavaquinho which is merely their mando with a cut down headstock and 4 strings. Nut and saddle still reflect where 8 strings go. It's acoustic electric and the...
  2. Re: New Crafter owner hoping for some help from Ovation owners

    I just ordered this one for my Crafter after much, much research: ...
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    Re: changing mandolin to mandolele

    I'm confused...which string for the C strings for gCEA tuning?
  4. Re: Possible to convert 8-string Mandocaster to 4-string?

    I'd suggest you set it up like a 5 or 6 string uke, regardless, with just 2 or 4 strings paired. I just thought of it...I have a mando kit and I think I just solved my own problems.
  5. Re: How far will an adjustable armrest open

    Thank you all for t he replies
  6. How far will an adjustable armrest open

    Looking at alternative use for an inexpensive adjustable mando armrest like the ones on ebay...i.e. banjo uke. How far will these things open? How thick a body will they accommodate?
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    Re: Bluegrass instruments

    Just came from another list of bluegrass instruments that included lap steel and ukulele/banjo uke. My group loves my banjo uke, although I am working on an f style mandolin kit and just got a short...
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    Re: Bandello? what is this instrument?

    Banjo mandolins have 8 strings. This is a Kay spruce topped banjo uke. Not common.
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    Re: Taropatch 'Ukulele- 8 strings anyway!

    Awesome. A nice taropatch in my future one day.........doubt I'll ever play it as well as you though. That Newton taropatch is gorgeous looking and sounding.
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    Re: F.O. Gutman of Cleveland OH

    There's one on ebay as I write this. The seller think's its Hawaiian for some reason.
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    Re: Nut width and string separation

    Been considering redoing a mandolin by making a new (or buying a uke) nut to use 4 strings a la mando-uke. I have read that tuning an 8 string mandolin like a uke will make many of he uke chords...
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    Re: Eastwood mandocaster vs Mandobird VIII

    For more of a mandolin sound, I'd look at the Digitech CF-7 Chorus Factory
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