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    Re: Jacobson #34

    Had to log in just to say this mando may have tipped the scales towards figuring out how to get my hands on a Jacobson while he's still somewhat in my price range... Beautiful and good golly the...
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    Re: Fan fret peghead?

    Allparts also sells a 5-on-a-plate 10 string set. No name brand, but 14:1 ratio and quite affordable. Don't know that they'd have a place on a Smart or a Condino, but if someone was just messing...
  3. Re: Interest for possible Agile Tenor AL (Les Paul-style) model.

    That's awesome Ed. Thanks for the input. I've averaged out the specs to be a nice mix of the above and sent them on. This guy is great, and seems to have a real interest. Hope this goes beyond...
  4. Re: Interest for possible Agile Tenor AL (Les Paul-style) model.

    This is what he sent me so far after a couple back-and-forths:

    4 strings
    23” Scale.
    Mahogany body.
    Rosewood fingerboard (or should it be ebony)?
    1 1/4” nut width. (is this still too wide? The...
  5. Interest for possible Agile Tenor AL (Les Paul-style) model.

    Hey Guys,

    Just a feeler post here; I emailed Kurt from Rondo music, who's gotten quite a name with the extended range guitar community, as to whether he'd be willing to do a run of tenor guitars...
  6. Re: Octave Mandolin Project from Eastman Mandolins

    I could personally take or leave the fretboard extension (I think the classic Eastman S curve would also look very classy), and I think the classic finish would look great.

    I, for one, however am...
  7. 10 string e-mando with Midi, sustainer, more...

    Sorry if this is a repost, but this might be one of the most awesome e-mandos I've ever come across

    http://visionaryinstruments.com/EMidiMando.html

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    Re: My new Airline Electric Mandola

    Just received it today, and am 100% almost satisfied. To explain, my one "grievance" came when I went to pull the tone knob off (for no good reason) and the shaft came out with the pot. This is...
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    Re: Eight strings vs. 4 or 5?

    Definitely best to think of them as different entities altogether; I find personally that, though I'm not a guitar player in the slightest, I'm more inclined to try guitar-esque maneuvers like bends,...
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    Re: My new Airline Electric Mandola

    Well, work needed or not, I'm in the A.E.M. club now. Just scored a B-stock on Ebay for $225. Nice discount for a dent. Review to follow once it arrives and I've had a chance to beat it up a...
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    Re: Allen 10 string tailpieces

    That's a sexy piece of hardware. Really making me think about a 10-string conversion I'm been considering.
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    Re: AEAE "Raised Bass"

    I love AEAE. I got my Fender octave 5 or so years ago, and it's been in AEAE since day one (even though I didn't know how to play a darn thing in that tuning). My advice: Invest in a nice capo to...
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    Re: My new Airline Electric Mandola

    That's my plan. Not sure when I'll get it, but with a change of strings, it should be possible; Jon Mann uses an 18" scale on his 5-string octave mandos tuned GDAEB.
  14. Re: semi-hollow body piezo/humbucker combo?

    Yes, either a Fishman Powerchip like Jon Mann used in the video above or the graphtech saddles/ preamp would do the job. The Graphtechs have the advantage of being easy to use and expand on;...
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    Re: Eastwood replacement neck

    I do know that moongazer will do replacement necks; I had talked to him about a year ago about an octave mandolin neck and he was very helpful.
  16. Re: David Garrett: World's Fastest Violin Player

    58.515 seconds.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSs6YOPKTFo
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    Re: Lovely f-hole designs?

    My personal new favorite F Hole comes from a fiddle maker named Barry Dudley.

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    Re: Fret Calculator

    If you were making a Fret Calculator and wanted what luthiers would be looking for, I'd suggest a 2 column read-out; distance from nut as well as distance from last fret.
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    Re: OM scale length question

    Assuming all other factors are equal (build quality, construction, string type, etc), your two major differences are going to be playability and tone. For someone with shorter fingers, such as...
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    Re: Finger versus Fret for the octave

    I will generally adjust my fingering depending on what I'm playing. The pinky definitely does generally take over the 5th fret workload for me when I'm playing my OM, whereas if I'm playing fiddle/...
  21. Re: Cittern Mods...Any West Coast Luthiers?

    Depending on what "a few days" entails, it could also be that he just hasn't gotten around to the email. If he was good to work with in the first place, I'd say give him first crack at doing the...
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    Re: New Eastwood electric tenor at NAMM

    http://eastwoodguitars.com/Other/warrenEllisSignatureTenor/warrenEllis_frm.htm
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    Re: New Eastwood electric tenor at NAMM

    According to their newsletter, they should be releasing the Warren Ellis tenor next week.
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    Re: Epiphone/Almuse Monsterbird

    Nice call on the TUSQ saddles on that 'bird. Looks slick.

    Also, the blackbird looks wickedly mean. Good stuff!!!
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    Re: Anyone fitted a killswitch?

    Well, I do know from having tried one out that the BFG killswitch is actually not a momentary switch, but a 2-way on-off; up = off, down = on. Most people that are doing the momentary thing are...
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