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    Default Has anyone tried flatwound strings on a Pono octave mandolin?

    I'm a big fan of Thomastik flatwound strings. I use them on my mandolins, mandola and even the parlor guitar. So it seems natural that TI strings would be a preference for a Pono M20 short scale octave mandolin. I've found a good price on one.

    Has anyone tried TI's on a Pono octave mandolin?
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried flatwound strings on a Pono octave mandolin?

    I tried D'Addario flatwounds on my trinity college OM (20" scale), it sounded great with them for me.
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried flatwound strings on a Pono octave mandolin?

    Id be interested in this too. I havent found the right string fit for this instrument yet. Mine is the small one as well (21.5).
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