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    Here's demo of the Fine Resophonics mandolin by Mike Lewis of Paris.

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    What a great instrument, Kevin. It really rings out and the higher treble notes are so clear and there is a very good balance across the strings.
    The body looks bigger than standard mandolin, but maybe that is just because of the resonator?
    The playing is rather tasty too!

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    Fantastic sound. The high notes in particular are brilliant but the whole thing is well balanced. Great playing too!

    Thanks for sharing!
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    I could not find this in the classifieds. Do you have a link?

    I do see Mike's site.
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    We're not supposed to advertise on the board, rightly, but if you look at the 10th January 2013 ad section for mandolins its there ...

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    Looks like my old Triolian, shape and size-wise, and sounds similar except that the Triolian has a steel body producing metallic overtones.
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    Nice balanced sound... a bit more typically "reso" than my RM-1 (which I use flatwound strings on specifically to reduce the brightness). Fine playing too!

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    Nice Kevin. I remember the day you bought that!
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    Lovely playing; great to hear Dorothy Leurs Jig (if Iīm not mistaken). If I didnīt have far too many instruments already.........

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    Likewise, Dan. What I remember most was the admiring crowd you and Kevin attracted when you had an impromptu duet on the Fine Resophonics stand.

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    Hi Kevin

    Ruth says your Mum will be proud of you - wearing your Christmas jumper for the video!

    And the instrument is a great piece of kit - and very eye-catching. Thanks for the tunes.

    All the best

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    ..... no nibbles yet .... and its a warm jersey, grand in this cold weather!

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    Hello, my first post in this forum...
    I'm interested in the Fine Resophonics mandolin - not the all-metal model but the model they produced earlier: wood with a resonator. If you have any thoughts on quality I'd very much like to hear them. Also, I'd like to find out how much they cost when they were first produced.
    I'm a blues mandolin player, actually more like a guitar player who started playing the mandolin as a sideline and became really enthusiastic. My current mandolin is the Kentucky KM 250.

    Looking forward to your reactions!
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    Quote Originally Posted by amsmichael View Post
    Hello, my first post in this forum...
    I'm interested in the Fine Resophonics mandolin - not the all-metal model but the model they produced earlier: wood with a resonator. If you have any thoughts on quality I'd very much like to hear them. Also, I'd like to find out how much they cost when they were first produced.
    I'm a blues mandolin player, actually more like a guitar player who started playing the mandolin as a sideline and became really enthusiastic. My current mandolin is the Kentucky KM 250.

    Looking forward to your reactions!
    Michael
    The all metal mandolins seem priced similar to the National RM-1.

    Why not contact the maker directly for more info? Fine Resophonic Email

    I think the RM-1 is an excellent mandolin overall and with amazing tone and volume. I owned an original late 1920s National and sold it when I got the modern version.
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    Hi Jim,

    Thanks for your reaction. I did mail Fine Resophonics, but have not received an answer so far.

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    Why can’t I see the video and everyone els can?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukrobbiej View Post
    Why can’t I see the video and everyone els can?
    I can't see it either. Does this work?

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