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    Quote Originally Posted by j4music View Post
    Does anyone know how that one is voiced.
    Based on the size of the F-holes, I would guess it to be voiced very much on the bassy side. It would be tempting to open them up a bit.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL

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    Why in the world would someone alter the F holes of a well known and respected builder? If you have an issue with the build, move on.
    Charley

    A bunch of stuff with four strings

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    Yes, Oliver's f-holes are a key part of the Apitius voicing along with his tone bars. Here's a shot under the hood of an Apitius voiced top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dscullin View Post
    I have a 1998 Apitius Grand Classic and I love the sound of it. It has rich warm lows and bright but full (not tinny) high notes. Hereís a YouTube clip of a festival we did in2009.
    https://youtu.be/pyhlDVXottc

    The mando solo follows the banjo. P.S. pull the trigger on the one in the classifieds!

    Great pickin!

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    Great pickin!
    I'll say, OMG!!! Great sounding mandolin by the way.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL

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    The size of Oliver's f holes reminded me of an Everett Kettler mandolin I previously owned that also had very slender f holes. It was a very nice mandolin but didn't quite have the brightness I liked in the tonal response. Yes, I succumbed to the temptation to open up the f holes (under 10%) and that brought out what I wanted to hear. That may have also helped with the re-sale sometime later.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL

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