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    Default Afanti/Pango Octave mandolin (PMD-216 or AMD-216)

    I had not heard that brand name. Am interested in this octave mandolin. Does anyone owns? I want you to let me know your review and some opinions. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Afanti/Pango Octave mandolin (PMD-216 or AMD-216)

    Extensive current thread on Pango instruments from the Cafe's CBOM forum. Focuses on mandocello, but might help you in evaluating an OM.
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    Eastmn: 615'dola 805 m'cello
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    Default Re: Afanti/Pango Octave mandolin (PMD-216 or AMD-216)

    Hi Kykym.
    Welcome to the Mandolin Cafe!

    I own 2 mandolins from Afanti/Pango. Both needed setup when they arrived, including fretboard oil, one with need of some minor fret leveling.
    I like both and the cost is quite good for an instrument of this level.
    Here is my review of the A5
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/t...MD-717)-review

    Here is a partial review of the F5:
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/t...MD-719)-review
    I'll finish this review when I get back from the road and have some time to make some videos.

    The Afanti PMD-216/AMD-216 is the same as the TKD Falcon, which sells for $2495 (though setup and case is included).
    You might inquire from Afanti if they can provide a case as well.

    I do not know what the cost of professional setup is in Japan, but it will need it. In the USA the cost is $100-$200.
    Please let us know if you order one and how you like it once it arrives and is setup for you.

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    Default Re: Afanti/Pango Octave mandolin (PMD-216 or AMD-216)

    Thanks for the posting.
    I have found those octave mandolins on AliExpress and eBay. They will be FREE shipping charge if I purchased Afanti on AliExpress. I need to pay shipping charge at US$35 if I purchased Pango on eBay.
    Those are same instruments... I just feel anxious for purchasing it on AliExpress. Because they won't accept Paypal payment.

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