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    Hi all,

    I'm so excited by the new mandolin I just received from genius luthier, Oliver Apitius. In my opinion, there is no mandolin that is better suited to Jazz. And it plays like a dream. I wanted to share with you a little video of the mandolin in action. I hope you enjoy.

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    Congrats on your new mandolin!
    It is not only beautiful to the eyes, but oh, so pleasing to the ears.
    Thank you so much for posting this video. We look forward to you getting used to this mandolin, and all future videos posted!
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    Thanks Eric! It plays so wonderfully! Makes my job easier!!
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    Congrats on your new mandolin!
    It is not only beautiful to the eyes, but oh, so pleasing to the ears.
    Thank you so much for posting this video. We look forward to you getting used to this mandolin, and all future videos posted!

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    Sounds Great Aaron. Thanks for sharing
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    Love it!
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    Lovely!

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    Not enough ooo's in smooth...

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    Great as always. My left hand hurts just watching

    It looks like the fingerboard markers are unusually placed and different than on his website. Was that a special request?
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    Beautiful, It sounds to be a great fit for your style.

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    Good eye. Yea, I'm so used to the little mother of pearl dots that I asked for those.

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    Great as always. My left hand hurts just watching
    It looks like the fingerboard markers are unusually placed and different than on his website. Was that a special request?

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    That was excellent!!

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    Beautiful mandolin and beautiful playing. Congrats on your new baby.
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    What a musical treat. Congrats on the new mando.

    Hearing this and other Apitius mandos (Forrest O'Conner's is amazing) helps one realize what a special builder he is.

    Love the headstock as well.
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    Stunning mandolin, stunning playing!

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    Wow . Excellent choice sir. I was so pleased when I learned that Apitius mandolins were again being made. This particular model fascinates me. But my wallet hides in the dresser when I consider becoming more instrument poor than I already am. Enjoy your new tool / friend. Always a pleasure to hear you play. R/
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    Aaron,

    I'm not one to name my instruments but I'd be tempted to call that one "Bucky."
    Play that which you feel is groovy, get down with your bad self, and shake your money maker if it makes sense for you to do so.

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    Congratulations on a beauty from a great maker!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWeinstein View Post
    Hi all,

    I'm so excited by the new mandolin I just received from genius luthier, Oliver Apitius. In my opinion, there is no mandolin that is better suited to Jazz. And it plays like a dream. I wanted to share with you a little video of the mandolin in action. I hope you enjoy.
    'Genius Luthier, Oliver Apitius' and a genius performance by Aaron Weinstein (even without a deadpan comedy routine)!!
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    Great! The single cutaway design looks really good.

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    For those that would like to know more about this model, here's a reprint on the Apitius Yorkville republished from DownBeat Magazine in 2019.


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    I just made a little video for the folks at Peghead Nation discussing the instrument and playing it a bit, both acoustically and amplified. I'll share that here as soon as they post it.

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    If there is anyone who deserved such a “Beast”, this is surely you!
    Enjoy it at may it bring lots of Nachas to you as a player. It will bring lots of joy to your worldwide listeners.
    You are truly an amazing jazz mandolinist and widely respected throughout the mandolin community!
    Keep on Pickin’

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    Barry, that's so nice of you to say! Thank you!!
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    If there is anyone who deserved such a “Beast”, this is surely you!
    Enjoy it at may it bring lots of Nachas to you as a player. It will bring lots of joy to your worldwide listeners.
    You are truly an amazing jazz mandolinist and widely respected throughout the mandolin community!
    Keep on Pickin’

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWeinstein View Post
    I just made a little video for the folks at Peghead Nation discussing the instrument and playing it a bit, both acoustically and amplified. I'll share that here as soon as they post it.
    Aaron, it looks like you went with the humbucker option rather than the K&K. Could you please explain why you made that choice?

    Thanks.

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    Hi James,

    Oliver developed this pickup specifically for this mandolin and I'm thrilled with the results. It's the first amplified mandolin I've heard that has the sound I've been looking for. I'll be posting additional videos of the mandolin plugged in, played solo to give a better sense of its tone in this context. As for the K&K, I've never used one though I've heard nothing but great reports.
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    Aaron, it looks like you went with the humbucker option rather than the K&K. Could you please explain why you made that choice?

    Thanks.

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