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    anyone every tried a tyler mountain mandolin? are they the usual asian stuff? i was looking at a metal body resonator octave and wondering what it would sound and play like.

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    Default Re: tyler mountain mandolins

    They are the usual Asian stuff -- except, for a short time Tyler Mountain offered the brass-bodied resonator octave mandolin. I was interested, briefly, for the uniqueness of the instrument, but I didn't bite, and they went away.

    You won't find too many here who've played one. They have the "National" style biscuit-bridge resonator construction, and if the Johnson resonator mandolin -- pretty much identical to the Tyler Mountain mandolins (not OM's) -- I played is any indication, they're decently made, brash and raucous sounding, and definitely for fans of assertive stylings.
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