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    Default The first Apitius Era

    I just grabbed a 2008 Apitius Grand Classic off the classifieds. I understand Oliver got his start a long while back, and took a break from building before returning in 2015.

    The story seems to be he came back better than ever, and Iím curious about the reputation of these pre-2015 mandos if anyone knows much about it!

    Apparently on my incoming thereís some violin reserve old German maple he got his hands on, thatís interesting.

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    Default Re: The first Apitius Era

    A friend of mine has an Apitius that he bought many years ago, perhaps in the late 1990's or early 2000's.
    I have not seen the instrument in many years, but I remember that it was a good instrument.

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    Default Re: The first Apitius Era

    Ah so you're the one who got it. When I saw the ad I knew it'd go quick. Congrats.

    I've only ever played one Apitius and that was about 10 years ago. I remember it was an amazing mandolin, one of the strongest I had ever played. I think you did very well with that score.

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    That's a great deal on a great instrument! Enjoy and join the Apitius club!

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    That was me! It lasted about two hours on the classifieds. I looked back and realized I emailed him about three minutes after it was listed - kinda wild the attention some of these builders draw now. I’ll join the Apitius club, sure.

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    Default Re: The first Apitius Era

    Congratulations! Looked like a nice mandolin.

    I am surprised that this Apitius A is still in the classifieds...

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/179326#179326

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    A bunch of stuff with four strings

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    Default Re: The first Apitius Era

    And it's gone.
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    A bunch of stuff with four strings

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