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    Default Does this octave mandolin...

    ...make me look fat? :D

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    Not regarding you, you svelte beast, but the now-ex-wife of a friend of mine once asked him, "Does this piece of clothing make me look fat?"

    "No, your *fat* makes you look fat."

    Who could have predicted that it wouldn't work out between them?

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    No, it makes you look like a lefty.
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    Hmmmm....., no, I think itís the hat!

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    My friends refer to it as the Covid 19!
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    Default Re: Does this octave mandolin...

    Of course, a small guitar body, combined with a ribbed&zipped sweater collar is a step in that direction.
    But to go all the way, you need Tomas Callister's fiddle.
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    Hey, no ribbing of my mate Tom! He’s 100% musical muscle!

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    I remember, at a long-ago Fox Hollow Festival, a rather large man onstage played a rather small mandolin. One of my companions remarked that you could see the player on every side of his instrument -- a fact usually observed only with pennywhistle and concertina players.

    Now, my Weber "sopranolin" does make me look fat. But, lotsa other things do as well...
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    You guys crack me up! Thank you for the levity

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    Seriously, a really wide octave mandolin can make one look heavier!
    Last edited by ABmando; Mar-29-2020 at 7:44pm. Reason: ridiculous post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    No, it makes you look like a lefty.
    I agree, you’re on the wrong side!
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    I *am* a lefty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Explorer View Post
    Not regarding you, you svelte beast, but the now-ex-wife of a friend of mine once asked him, "Does this piece of clothing make me look fat?"

    "No, your *fat* makes you look fat."

    Who could have predicted that it wouldn't work out between them?
    Oh, man, not while I'm about to swallow! Might need a new keyboard . . ..

    To the OP: Well, if you're worried about it, there's always mandcello.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMandoKit View Post
    Well, if you're worried about it, there's always mandcello.
    Ha ha ha ha, fair enough!

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