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    Default Gold Tone mandocello

    https://www.facebook.com/goldtoneinc?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

    The good people at Gold Tone confirm that a mandocello is "in the oven."

    I'm going to need one of those. I've had one of their bouzoukis for about a year and it's a fine instrument, but sometimes I want something that can push a little more air.

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    I scrolled that whole page 3 times and found nothing about a mandocello.
    I know I called them awhile back and told them they needed to build some, but they didn't say "yea" or "nay".
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    "Over on Mandolin Cafe's CBOM board, there's been some recent talk about getting you guys to do a mandocello."

    "Oooh, you have heard rumors correctly Sir, there is a mandocello in the oven right now, stay tuned for a release date."

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    When are they being released????

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    Or you could get a Davy Stuart just like the one Andy Irvine plays for $1300 USD. Not kidding.
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    My experience with Gold Tone instruments has been quite positive (Cripple Creek Mini travel banjo, "Banjola" 5-string banjo/mandola hybrid, cello banjo). They seem to generally do a good job, so issuing what would likely be an affordable mandocello, sounds promising.
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    No news on these yet. I'm going to shake the tree periodically.

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    Here is a video

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    Oh, baby! Looks great.
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    wow that's lovely, but there's no need for the hyphen


    incidentally i had a look on their site, and landed on the bass banjo page. Now I don't mind a real banjo one little bit, have heard some amazing ones; but that was a bit unnecessary
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    That's a nice axe. Don't see it on Gold Tone's website yet, though.
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    They are asking on the facebook page if they should produce this or not. it is just a prototype. the luthier playing his original piece on it in the video. https://www.facebook.com/goldtoneinc?fref=ts&ref=br_tf and right now it is the second post down
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    I don't do Facebook, so PLEASE - someone log on there and tell them to hurry it up!
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    Nearly every guitarist I know has sent me the link to that Gold Tone video by now....
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    Hey everybody, thanks for the great response we've been getting so far!

    The Mandocello is still in the prototype stage so we don't have it on our website just yet. We are considering a street price of around $950 (case included).

    And here is a direct link to the Facebook post in case you guys wanted it: https://www.facebook.com/goldtoneinc...56812305535134

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotMelloCello View Post
    I don't do Facebook, so PLEASE - someone log on there and tell them to hurry it up!
    I don't (won't!) do Facetube either so it's no use them putting it on there!

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    We are considering a street price of around $950 (case included).
    That is a darn good price! I want one.
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    Default Re: Gold Tone mandocello

    Looks fantastic!

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    Would love to hear it on its own acoustically

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    Thanks all . Sydneys working up a strictly acoustic version of Bach Cello Suite #1 prelude. Our string gauges are .074 .047 .034 .020. Your comments have convinced me definitely a slimmer neck.. Whats the best nut width? Wayne

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    Default Re: Gold Tone mandocello

    Wayne - I like wider necks, like 1.75, but could tolerate a bit slimmer.
    Wider necks will appeal to guitarists wanting to double.
    Mandolinists will want a slimmer neck - like 1.5 inches or less.
    Can you offer two options?
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    Default Re: Gold Tone mandocello

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Sheehy View Post
    Have I missed the Scale Length?
    I will take a guess 25.5 but I don't know ... 40mm nut for me please!
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    I'll measure my Steve Andersen cello's nut width and get back to you.

    It is the most playable cello I've ever tried. I did have a go at Mike Marshall's Monteleone once and the neck felt exactly like the Andersen.
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    The old Gibson cellos were 1.5". Nothing wider than that. 1 7/16 or 1 3/8 might be even better.
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    The old Gibson cellos were 1.5". Nothing wider than that. 1 7/16 or 1 3/8 might be even better.
    The ones I've seen measured 1.75 across the nut...

    1 3/8 is mandolin territory, with no room for the bigger strings to move.

    I vote wider....
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