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    Default Ritchie Blackmore's octave

    Hi guys, I happened upon this video of Ritchie Blackmore with the most beautiful sounding octave mandola (octave mandolin). I don't know what make it is, but I love the sound, although I didn't like his vibrato! Anyone know who made it?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwLQSU0zy68&t=1455s

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    Default Re: Ritchie Blackmore's octave

    Fylde I believe, I've come across references of him playing Fylde instruments.

    https://www.fyldeguitars.com/news0414.html

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    Default Re: Ritchie Blackmore's octave

    I have too, but it doesn't look like any of the instruments on the Fylde website.

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    Default Re: Ritchie Blackmore's octave

    You don't think it looks like this?

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    I can't work up the interest to watch this with so much silly talking.

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    Default Re: Ritchie Blackmore's octave

    Well no, not really:

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    Actually, this looks more like a bouzouki, although in the first video I think it's an octave mandola. Same design though, and he has a gsimilar guitar as well.

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    Default Re: Ritchie Blackmore's octave

    I can't work up the interest to watch this with so much silly talking.

    Yet you could work up the interest to post this - kudos.
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    Default Re: Ritchie Blackmore's octave

    Quote Originally Posted by gordonjackson83 View Post
    Well no, not really:

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    Actually, this looks more like a bouzouki, although in the first video I think it's an octave mandola. Same design though, and he has a gsimilar guitar as well.
    Yeah, that one looks different than the first video, different soundhole, different bridge. But if you're focusing on the (IMO ugly) art, that's a different question.

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    Default Re: Ritchie Blackmore's octave

    I agree it's ugly art! It's the sound I like - I think it's the same design as the first video.

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