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    Registered User John Rosett's Avatar
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    Pretty amazing stuff. The mandolin content comes in at about 1:30.
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    Anyone know what kind of mandolin he is playing. Sort of looks like a Martin but the fretboard end looks unfamiliar and I thinbk the headstock has some sort of inlay. Custom-made?
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    I guess it might be this one:




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    I don't know. They sure look different to me. The one in the video looks like it has a smaller body than the Gibson in the picture, and then there's the fingerboard. Doesn't it sound like he's got that mandolin strung with octave-high strings (like a 12-string guitar) on the bass courses?
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