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    Re: Trillium Octave mandolin string gauge

    Hi Barry,

    The K & K Twin Spot Internal works well.

    https://kksound.com/products/twinspot.php#simple2

    Someone will need to enlarge the endpin hole to accommodate the jack. Unless you have...
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    Re: Trillium Octave mandolin string gauge

    I would suggest using:

    D'Addario EJ80 Octave Mandolin Strings (8 strings), Full Set
    .012 - .022 - .032 - .046
    Phosphor Bronze Wound

    Cheers!

    Bob Abrams
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    Re: Colorado Case Company status

    What a shame. I have four of their custom covers as well as several soft cases and have always been impressed with the work. Is there a comparable custom product from another company?
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    Colorado Case Company status

    Does anyone know what's going on with the Colorado Case Company? Their website was up and running 2 weeks ago, but is now down and the phone number is out of service. I sent them a drawing for a...
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    Re: CBOMs in Boston

    Thank you Mary & David for your kind endorsements. My instrument production, however, has slowed down to a crawl over the last few years. I've been reluctant to accept the reality that I'm an old guy...
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    Re: Trillium Octave Mandolins

    "The report of my death was an exaggeration"

    Mark Twain

    I've slowed down considerably, but I do still build a few instruments when asked to do so.

    Many thanks,
    Bob Abrams
    Trillium Octave...
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    Re: Famous Octave Mandolin players

    Mick Moloney 143975

    Skip Gorman

    David Surette
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    Re: Tail piece angle

    It is quite possible to bend a cast Allen tailpiece to change the angle and/or correct a slight twist. A number of years ago I received several tailpieces from Randy that were somewhat twisted. I...
  9. Re: Adjusting the action on my new (old) Weymann Banjo Mandolin

    It looks to me like it might have been equipped with hardware of the sort used on this Weymann banjo mandolin

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    Rare Vintage Givson Mandolin

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Givson-8-String-Acoustic-Mandolin-Mandoline-Musical-Instrument-Music-/262185269991?hash=item3d0b75bae7:g:hi4AAOSwAYtWGpdN
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    Re: Custom Fretless Mandolin Build

    A nice looking instrument....congratulations.

    This is an oud-inspired fretless octave mandolin that I made a couple of years ago. I found that playing in tune was quite a challenge.....

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    Re: Bouzouki lessons in Cork?

    How about Jimmy Crowley?

    http://www.jimmycrowley.com/about/
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    Re: Headstocks, just headstocks

    Inlays inspired by a Book of Kells female figure, Magnolia grandiflora and Trillium undulatum

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    Re: Cittern nut width

    I've had good results using a 40mm nut width:

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    Robert
    Trillium Octave Mandolins
    Nottingham, New Hampshire
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    Re: Building without glue

    Thank you very much for sharing that most interesting and well made film......
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    The Donegal Cowboy

    Here is a delightful video of Skip Gorman in cowboy persona with his octave mandolin.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFVhxrVGovg&feature=youtu.be

    Robert
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    Re: fretless mando hybrid

    Yes, indeed! I find intonation to be a real challenge, but people in middle Eastern countries have been playing fretless ouds for thousands of years.

    Robert
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    Re: fretless mando hybrid

    Thanks to everyone for the positive feedback. Sorry.....I've never tried making, much less posting a video. My level of tech savvy is barely enough to log onto this forum.

    My old picking pal...
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    Re: fretless mando hybrid

    Here is the second of the fretless experiments, a 6-course (11-string) guitar/oud hybrid. It, too, has a 23" scale, Sperzel tuners and nylon strings. It has a fixed bridge design and 5 flush frets....
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    fretless mando hybrid

    I wonder if some of you might be interested in seeing these recent oud inspired builds. The first is essentially a fretless 5-course cittern with a scale length of 23". Nylon strung, it is currently...
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    Gibson mandolin tuners

    Are the tuners on Gibson mandocellos the same as they used on mandolins and mandolas?

    Many thanks!
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    Re: Fletcher Brock OM Case

    9079690795Sam Gifford at Pagasus makes a very fine fiberglass case, comparable to Calton in both degree of protection and price.

    Sam is a pleasure to do business with, in all respects.

    Bob
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    Re: Trillium Mandola

    Thank you, Mary......you are, as always, very kind!

    Here's another mandola in Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa)......a wood new for me, but it and it's Mediterranean cousin (Cupressus...
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    Re: CBOMs of Note

    Here's a recently completed 22.5" scale octave mandolin with Koa back & sides, Red Spruce top and Mahogany neck.

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    Re: Gibson 3-point drawing?

    Sorry.....wrong forum. I can't figure out how to delete this thread.
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