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    Default Re: Anyone know much about Paris Swing Samois Mandolins?

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    A local store has a KM630 for 725. Would that one be good?
    That model has a rosewood bridge. I would ask the store to swap out that brige for a CA or Brekke, or similar ebony bridge. That will significantly make the sound better. If you play bluegrass, the Kentucky is a solid choice to get going on, and will service you for quite some time.
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    Default Re: Anyone know much about Paris Swing Samois Mandolins?

    Quote Originally Posted by SpencerMando View Post
    This might be completely irrelevant but I just listened to "Tree of life" on your soundcloud. I'm truly lost for words, that was really really beautiful and moving. It sounds cheesy but I'm lost for words. Was the solo voice a mandolin?
    Thanks a lot!

    BTW where are you located -- what country... that might help us figure out what would be good for you to start with. I agree that it would be good to get a name brand solid mandolin , if you can.
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    Default Re: Anyone know much about Paris Swing Samois Mandolins?

    I'm in Germany, that's why the ortegas come up so much, they're German and sold everywhere.

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