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    Default The new Session King mandolin?

    Some of you might have been following the Session King uke thread over in the "4 string/5 string" section. Long story short, one design stood out as a likley Session King Mandolin.

    Here it is:

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    Anyway, take a look at the video -



    The flat top design is much quicker to make than my regular Celtic mandolins, so its a fair bit cheaper.

    Enjoy!

    Nigel
    https://www.nkforsterguitars.com/instruments/mandolin/

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    Default Re: The new Session King mandolin?

    Really love the sound of that, Nigel!
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    Default Re: The new Session King mandolin?

    Tenor Guitar for a name comes to mind. It is probably an octave lower than a tenor guitar, right? So, four string mandolin is accurate.
    I would stay with the guitar shape, it really has some nice tone along with the loudness. And Mahogany seems to be the wood often associated with projection. IMHOP
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    Default Re: The new Session King mandolin?

    Me being (primarily) a saxophone player & GDAE Tenor guitar player would be inclined to call it a Soprano Guitar. Then in relation to a CGDA Tenor you may refer to it as an Alto Guitar. Whatever you call it "it's a beaut"

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    Default Re: The new Session King mandolin?

    It did sound quite good but everybody would just think it's a uke being played in a funny style.

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    Default Re: The new Session King mandolin?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom C View Post
    It did sound quite good but everybody would just think it's a uke being played in a funny style.
    That is probably true, but you could probably say much the same for a guitar-shaped zouk. People may think it's a funny guitar.
    Either way, on its own terms it seems to work very well, and indeed I think Nigel may have got a winner on his hands. I think it could also work well with a pick-up in a live situation.
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