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

    Latest updates - plentry of writing about it on the blog. Link at the bottom.

    There has been plenty going on - the body was sanded and grain filled, then sanded again. Then the neck was fretted,...
  2. Re: New Session King guitar-octave mandolin on the bench

    John, I've a bit of an aversion to Facebook. I found it a bit addictive. So I'm not on it. But aye, if you're in the group it would great if you drew members attention to this thread.

    Ta.

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

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

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    Celtic lockdown!

    Just saw this video on Adam Rhodes' site:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz-J-6wMrNw

    Adam features about halfway through with his Forster guitar bouzouki Glad I could contribute.

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

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  7. New Session King guitar-octave mandolin on the bench

    This is the third instrument for Jim, who plays in Australian band "Midnight Oil." Its a Session King, guitar bodied octave mandlin with mahogany back and sides, and a torrefied sitka soundboard.
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  8. Re: Really nice looking tenor on the bench...

    Thanks. I settled on black binding as standard a few years ago. I use Rocklite. Its an engineered wood (made from many layers of veneer) Its jet black, tough and bends far better than ebony.

    The...
  9. Really nice looking tenor on the bench...

    Been on with a lovely looking tenor guitar the last few days. Its a torrefied sitka and ziricote T-SK or Session King tenor guitar.


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    Re: Adam Rhodes - New Bouzouki?

    Adam emailed me before he bought it - he didn't want me to get upset! There is another good reason for him to buy it (other than its great) He works a lot in Germany these days often for weeks at a...
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    Re: Marketing and getting your name/brand out.

    Just come accros this thread. Thanks to Graham for recomending my ebook. Yes, it is useful according to the nice emails I get from folk about it. Link HERE.

    The best way to sell your work is to...
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    Re: Calling Charles Duffert!

    Sorted!

    Nigel
    www.nkforsterguitars.com
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    Calling Charles Duffert!

    Charles Duffert of Wisconsin has tried to contact me several times in the last few weeks.

    Charles - the email address you give me bounces back - "This message was created automatically by mail...
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    Re: tone woods for Octave Mandolin

    Tbone, you're putting the cart before the horse. Pick a maker whose work you like and can afford. Then talk with them about what woods might suit you best.

    I say this having made hundreds of OMs,...
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    Stolen guitar bouzouki found

    I got an email last week from a chap in the NE of England to tell me he had found one of the many instruments stolen from my workshop in 2018.

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    The recovered instrument is a 10 string...
  16. Re: O.M. neck length - short or long , pros and cons ?

    Scale and volume are not related.

    If you are primarily a tune player, picking out fiddle tunes, 22" is a great scale. With a longer scale you will be more inclined to fluff the odd note. If you...
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    Re: NK Forster Parlor King

    Well, contact me via my site, and get a price list. If my work is within your budget, you can send me a deposit and you'll get your build slot.

    Best,

    Nigel
    www.nkforsterguitars.com
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    Re: NK Forster Parlor King

    Both models feature in this video - this is the only video I've got with a Parlour King in it.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ospSb4fj8cY&feature=emb_logo

    I have to say, despite the two...
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    Re: NK Forster Parlor King

    In all the years I've been shipping guitars overseas I can only think of one feller in The USA who decided he didn't want to keep his guitar. And I've sold hundreds of my instruments to folk in the...
  20. Re: Nickel Wound 2nd course (mandola and bouzouki)

    Everything in the second half of this video applies to the bouzouki as well as the tenor/plectrum guitar I'm playing. The second part of the video is about GDAE.

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  21. New video - tenor guitar tuning and string gauges

    I get a lot of emails about what strings I use on my tenor guitars and plectrum guitars. So So here is a short video. Enjoy!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ospSb4fj8cY

    Nigel...
  22. Re: Video of stolen 10 string guitar bouzouki

    You can read about the break in here:

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/blog/guitars-stolen/

    Nigel
    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/instruments/guitar-bouzouki/
  23. Video of stolen 10 string guitar bouzouki

    No, its not a recent sighting unfortunatly, but a video we made just before this wonderful 10 string guitar bouzouki was stolen last year.

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    Re: Octave Mandolin History

    A few years back I wrote a piece for my blog about the guitar bozuouki history - a little off topic but it may be of interest.

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/blog/what-is-a-guitar-bouzouki/
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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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