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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rieter View Post
    I also played a 1917 Army Navy pancake mandolin. Good thing the latter was not available, or I would have been sorely tempted. Boy oh boy, did I like that one.
    Was it like his one?

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    I saw that Yes, very much like that one, but in nicer shape.

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    The Octofone is back! Oh my gosh, I love it! It sounds so good, it looks so good. It did end up getting a refret, so it feels so good, too.
    Now I have to figure out what to do with it beyond strumming random chords. The octave paired G and D just sound amazing.
    This will probably kick the mandola out of second place for awhile, anyway.

    You may want to hear what it sounds like. Listen to Jake, he plays much better than I do


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rieter View Post
    ...he plays much better than I do...
    Better than me, also!

    The super-light construction of the Octofone does produce a very lively sound, lots of resonance, and quite long sustain. Unanticipated fringe benefits of a "cheap" instrument, for sure. I am gratified to hear another one played with the "octaved" 3rd and 4th courses.

    Did a concert last Friday, played Perry's Victory and Slavery Chain Done Broke At Last on my Octofone, just vocal accompaniment and a few basic melody riffs between verses. It had probably been six months since I'd taken it out and played it, and I realize what I'd been missing. Good luck with yours!
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    Quote Originally Posted by allenhopkins View Post
    Better than me, also!

    The super-light construction of the Octofone does produce a very lively sound, lots of resonance, and quite long sustain. Unanticipated fringe benefits of a "cheap" instrument, for sure. I am gratified to hear another one played with the "octaved" 3rd and 4th courses.

    Did a concert last Friday, played Perry's Victory and Slavery Chain Done Broke At Last on my Octofone, just vocal accompaniment and a few basic melody riffs between verses. It had probably been six months since I'd taken it out and played it, and I realize what I'd been missing. Good luck with yours!
    Thanks! I really like the sound. There's that extra complexity just picking one course; even more so with a chord. It was your description that got me interested; then Jake said it is his favorite way to tune them. So then I had to try it.

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