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    Default New Heiden Octave Short Scale

    This showed up today. Waited two years and hoo boy is it great. Michael has built four instruments for me over the past 30 years. This thing plays and sounds as good as it looks.

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    That is absolutely gorgeous!!! What is the scale, 20 inches? Good luck and happy playing that Heiden OM.

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    21.3!

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    Default Re: New Heiden Octave Short Scale

    Congrats! Video?
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    We need to see the back too.
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    Default Re: New Heiden Octave Short Scale

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Grieser View Post
    We need to see the back too.
    Oh yeah, show us the backside
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    Wow! that's a masterpiece. Aren't Gotoh 510s just the bee's knees?

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    Default Re: New Heiden Octave Short Scale

    Sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Roy View Post
    Wow! that's a masterpiece. Aren't Gotoh 510s just the bee's knees?
    Yes they are! Hadn’t experienced them before but they’re very accurate.

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    I love how the figuring of the neck and ribs ties into the back perfectly.
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    Default Re: New Heiden Octave Short Scale

    Wow! That's a beauty!

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