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    Re: Trillium Octave Mandolins

    Sent a PM. We have a Trillium OM that may be available.
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    Re: How many mandolins have you had?????

    Mando is not my main instrument, although I have certainly dabbled since acquiring the one I learned on (which is also the only one I no longer own):

    1. Flatiron A5Jr (Carlson signed) -- sold...
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    Re: the Phoenix Neo-Classical...tone

    Dan,

    If you ever come to the Durham-Chapel Hill area, you are welcome to try out our Phoenix Neoclassical. We got it from a retiree who had used it in a mandolin orchestra, when my wife wanted to...
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    Re: Your Mandolin Pilgrimage

    Got the BG bug in the 1980s, so the first one was an '84 Flatiron AJr. Kept it for20+ years. Sold it to someone of this forum.

    Then came (all to stay) an Apitius F, Heiden A, Brock GOM, Flatiron...
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    Re: Octave mandolin advice wanted

    Only because I haven't played any of the three makers you are considering, I will throw out an older Flatiron OM/bouzouki as another possibility. They do show up from time to time.

    Picked up 1991...
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    Re: some personal questions for you!

    How many instruments do you play? If you play guitar or another stringinstrument apart from the mandolin like for example guitar, for how long time have you played that instrument?

    Guitar, more...
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    Re: Okay, What Did Santa Bring?

    My wife treated me to:

    A Flatiron 3K bouzouki (1991)
    A Peterson StroboClip
    A book (The Chinery Collection) on 150 years of American guitar history and
    A Gibson L-Century (1993)

    Wonderful. I...
  8. Re: Where do I have to go to find a large selection and good advi

    Stores in Chapel Hill or Durham (where we bought our Flatiron in 1984) aren't what they were 30 years ago. So that's not an option anymore. "Disappeared" it has. There are usually a couple of...
  9. Re: Does anyone make a short scale guitar-shaped octave mandolin?

    Another thrilled owner here of a recently acquired Brock GOM (used), but Fletcher's standard model is archtop with f holes.
    However, it has really tuneful bass. As noted by Doug, playability is...
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    old 2-point mando, maker unknown

    We are considering having the top on this mando repaired by a local luthier, as the tone (even with the bad crack) is lovely. Received it from a friend, who knows nothing of its history.

    Any idea...
  11. Seeking mando teacher in NC (Triangle area)

    I've returned to playing mando after a 15-year hiatus, and have forgotten just about everything I ever knew (self-taught).

    Styles: old-time & bluegrass. Also want to work on improvisation &...
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