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    Default Monteleone style mandolin

    not much info on this ebay listing,while looking a Rover RM 75 transparent amber came up.Anyone ever play one of these(the Rover)?

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    I've never played one, but it looks nicer than most of the Rovers I see. The specs sound good, too......solid top, back and sides, bone nut, etc....cool "Monty" style peghead!

    I guess the comparison would be how it stacks up against a Kentucky, The Loar or Eastman in that price range ($499) I believe The Loar offers an F style in that price range, not sure about the others.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mandolinstew View Post
    not much info on this ebay listing,while looking a Rover RM 75 transparent amber came up.Anyone ever play one of these(the Rover)?
    what ebay listing?
    Play it like you mean it.

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    Default Re: Monteleone style mandolin

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill McCall View Post
    what ebay listing?
    Monteleone style mandolin

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    Default Re: Monteleone style mandolin

    perhaps "Monteleone Inspired" would be a more appropriate description..
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    Default Re: Monteleone style mandolin

    If you look at the truss rod cover, it says "Owchar." Punch Owchar and mandolin into Google and you get this ad on Reverb:

    https://reverb.com/item/5711405-al-o...calgary-canada

    Apparently, Al Owchar (misspelled in the Reverb ad but NOT on the instrument for sale), makes Monteleone-inspired mandos in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. If you punch "al owchar" and calgary into Google, you find all kinds of things about Mr. Owchar, his music and his instrments.

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    Default Re: Monteleone style mandolin

    Cheaper than the Kentucky Dawg model.

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    Default Re: Monteleone style mandolin

    Im up here in Calgary where Al Owchar is apparently based. Never heard of him. Nice to try to build a example but it would be nicer to make it nicer .

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    The above links are NOT the Rover mandolin being discussed, FWIW. The "Owchar" looks very nice, but is not $499........

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