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    Re: Sobell Banjola in the classifieds

    As far as I know, Martin has one, and loves it. We made it in the late 90s early 00s.

    We only made a few and I thought they were great.

    Nigel
    www.nkforsterguitars.com
  2. Re: New Session King guitar-octave mandolin on the bench

    And no, I don't find having a wider saddle has any effect on tone. The difference is mass is negligable.
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    Oh right. Wondered what he was on about!

    Its an idea I saw on a posh guitar by Tom Sands. Its very clever. Wish I'd thought of it. Guitar tops tend to pull forward over time, making the guitar...
  4. Re: New Session King guitar-octave mandolin on the bench

    I didn't sell the instrument to Mark, Baron. It has had a couple of owners.

    I've no idea what happened to the bridge I supplied.
  5. Re: New Session King guitar-octave mandolin on the bench

    Thats not the bridge I made for the instrument - so you'd have to ask the owner about that one.

    When I make a bouzouki or mandolin I always test out a couple of bridge options - usually an ebony...
  6. Re: New Session King guitar-octave mandolin on the bench

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/tenor-11-768x760.jpg

    So, the finishing is done and the satin nitro is cured. THe next step is to glue on the bridge and neck:
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    Re: New Parlour King tenor video up!

    The resonators tend to sound a bit too banjo like for my tastes. More quantity than quality.

    Yes, my aim was to make the best sounding, loud, simple tenor guitar I could. If it is simple, I can...
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    Re: New Parlour King tenor video up!

    None. The construction - the laminated sides, and the bracing are the same. The way the instrument works is the same. If there is any difference, it is the smaller tenor has slightly less bass, but...
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    New Parlour King tenor video up!

    Christian and Martin came down to see the the other week and we had a fine afternoon, lots of tunes, lots of tea and plenty of laughs.

    I got the video camera out and shot a few tunes. Here we go -...
  10. Thread: new website

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    new website

    Adam rhodes isn't just a great musician, he's also a talented web designer. He's just updated my website. Please take a look - the mandolin section has a few new images too.

    Best,

    Nigel
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  11. 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,...
  12. 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...
  13. Re: New Session King guitar-octave mandolin on the bench

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/23-4-20.jpg

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    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/fret-dots-1.jpg

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

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/build-thread-18.jpg

    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/build-thread-32.jpg
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  17. 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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  18. 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...
  19. 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...
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