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    Default New Vessel Octave- my homage to the whiteface era

    Still putting the last few coats of varnish on, but this should be ready for the market by the new year.......
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    Default Re: New Vessel Octave- my homage to the whiteface era

    That's a beautiful mandolin! I'm a sucker for white face, and an octave is even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by testore View Post
    Still putting the last few coats of varnish on, but this should be ready for the market by the new year.......
    Oh wow you built my dream octave mandolin
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    Default Re: New Vessel Octave- my homage to the whiteface era

    Very cool, Gary. My first Gibson was a 1919 A-3. I miss it. Will you outfit your octave with a ivoroid pickguard? Aso, what scale length and bracing?
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    Jim, yes I’m going to have an ivory pickgaurd too.
    Kevin, this instrument will be for sale. I built it because I wanted to. I’m very pleased with how it’s turning out.
    I should hear it by years end.
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    Default Re: New Vessel Octave- my homage to the whiteface era

    Nice! Scale?

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    Default Re: New Vessel Octave- my homage to the whiteface era

    Thanks
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    Great work as always Gary! Love the white top, now me thinks you need an F-hole model to match. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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    Iíll be in Bakersfield at the Great 48 jam. If youíre going to be there come check it out.
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    Default Re: New Vessel Octave- my homage to the whiteface era

    Absolutely gorgeous - would love to hear what it sounds like!
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    I’ll try to get a clip put together
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