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    Default Re: ODE MANDOLIN / Tennessee / O Tut Taylor made in USA

    I had an Ode "The Monroe" F-5 style that wasn't too bad years ago.

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    Greg Boyd had one in his shop for quite a while. I played it. I thought it was kinda dead sounding. Anyway, I wasn't impressed. I think there are several threads on these but they may be hard to find unless you use google to do the looking. I think his BIN price is pretty ambitious.
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    There's an ODE A style with F holes in the classifieds right now. Kind of strange the difference of what is on the internal label.

    The F hole model says:

    "THE GIVENS MANDOLIN / MANUFACTURED BY / TUT TAYLOR MUSIC, INC. /NASHVILLE, TENN. - DISTRIBUTED BY / GRETSCH - CINCINNATI, OHIO"
    The oval hole model label:
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    Default Re: ODE MANDOLIN / Tennessee / O Tut Taylor made in USA

    The one at Greg Boyd's House of Fine Instruments is still there, listed at $1400. So maybe the ebay listing isn't so outrageous after all. But I'm not tempted.
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    The first bid price is okay if it sounds good since it will need repaired per the ad.

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    I owned one with FF holes and when I played it it sounded dead but people that were a far piece away said they could hear it, so it must have projected quite a ways, I also removed some of the thick finish, about four times, and each time it sounded a little better, a lady came all the way to Maryland from Texas to buy it, she must have known something about it that I didn`t...good mandolins but only worth about $1,000 to $1200 to my way of thinking...They were said to be made to the same specs as the Loar signed A-5 but that is a matter of opinion...

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    Up to $260 and a little over a day to go, still saying "reserve not met." Wondering what the reserve is........

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    Sold for the "buy it now" price in the end.

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    Default Re: ODE MANDOLIN / Tennessee / O Tut Taylor made in USA

    Did Bob Givens work on all of these or just some of them? Is there a serial number list somewhere?

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    Default Re: ODE MANDOLIN / Tennessee / O Tut Taylor made in USA

    Quote Originally Posted by HonketyHank View Post
    Greg Boyd had one in his shop for quite a while. I played it. I thought it was kinda dead sounding. Anyway, I wasn't impressed. I think there are several threads on these but they may be hard to find unless you use google to do the looking. I think his BIN price is pretty ambitious.
    I played that same one two years ago and it was dead then. I think he will be setting on that one for quite awhile.

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    Just join the list of I have a Tut Taylor mandilin Not F hole l got down in Tennessee in 1978 and and it has the Tennessee tag inside just trying to find out about it have had it for years

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    Default Re: ODE MANDOLIN / Tennessee / O Tut Taylor made in USA

    There is not a lot of information out there.
    A Google search has a bunch of Mandolin Cafe links.
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