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    Default New Octave Mandolin Day

    I've wanted one of these for quite some time and couldn't stop thinking about one, and now that I sprung for it, thrilled at the playability, sound, workmanship. YMMV.

    Northfield Octave Mandolin


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    That looks sweet!

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    Looks good to me.

    I should think you'll have seen this, played on something pretty similar.

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    Default Re: New Octave Mandolin Day

    that looks great! Custom with maple I guess? All of them I have seen in the flat top are walnut back and sides. Love mine!
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    Redwood/koa?
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    Default Re: New Octave Mandolin Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcus CA View Post
    Redwood/koa?
    Beautiful! Im guessing cedar/koa. Ive been jonesing for one too. Enjoy it in good health Scott.

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    Default Re: New Octave Mandolin Day

    Pretty, Pretty! Can't wait to hear it.

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    Default Re: New Octave Mandolin Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Mandolin Cafe View Post
    ...thrilled at the playability, sound, workmanship. YMMV.
    I feel the same way about my archtop Northfield OM, it is quite a thing of beauty...

    Spectacular woods on yours!
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    Default Re: New Octave Mandolin Day

    Congratulations, that is one nice looking instrument.

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    Very cool. Keep thinking about it. Seeing yours makes me drool even more.
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    Wow, Scott!... that's beautiful!
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    Default Re: New Octave Mandolin Day

    I may have to change my mind on what octave I'm jonesing after.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Default Re: New Octave Mandolin Day

    Here's the lowdown on the wood on this one, direct from Adrian:

    Your octave was made with an old western Red Cedar Top and a very special set of figured silver maple from a log felled in our county. We call this wood “Michigan Koa” for its similar color, amber and reddish brown hues of mineral deposits and the very cool figure this log happened to have. We absolutely love this wood and have made everything from armrests to pickguards to slabbed furniture from it. Very unique.

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