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ZoukFest World Music Camp Announces Rigel Octave Mandolin Raffle

By Roger Landes
September 27, 2005 - 6:15 am

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ZoukFest 2005 World Music Camp, held November 6-12, 2005 at the historic Ghost Ranch Conference Center near Abiquiu, New Mexico, announces the first ever Octave Mandolin built by Pete Langdell of Rigel Mandolins up for raffle as part of this year's activities. This instrument is the prototype for a new production model Rigel Octave Mandolin.

Raffle tickets are $25.00 per ticket. Purchase is open to the general public and is not limited to ZoukFest attendees. Instructions on entering the raffle are available online
at the ZoukFest web site.

Specifications: The Octave Mandolin prototype will have a Carved Red Spruce top, carved back and sides of Vermont Rock Maple, Mahogany neck, Ebony fretboard, and a 22 1/2 " scale.

About the design from Rigel's Peter Mix:

"We're going to use a small-bodied, exquisitely-designed archtop guitar as the template for the instrument. This may seem like a stretch, but is our observation that the (Gibson style) K5 makes the best mandocello configuration and we believe this will also prove to be the case for an octave mandolin."

Raffle Rules: Date of the raffle drawing will be announced once 600 tickets are sold. Winning ticket holder need not attend drawing to win. Winner will be notified by email and phone within 1 hour of the drawing. Winner will have 7 days to acknowledge results of drawing before forfeiting to 1st runner up. 1st runner up will be notified by email and phone within 1 hours of winner's forfeiture and will have 7 days to acknowledge before forfeiting to 2nd runner up. 2nd runner up will have 7 days to acknowledge before forfeiting. If winner, 1st runner up and 2nd runner up fail to accept results, raffle will be redrawn.

In addition to the activities during the camp at Ghost Ranch, ZoukFest will present concerts in Taos and Santa Fe featuring a number of staff members. Concerts will be November 4-6 at Taos Center for the Arts and at College of Santa Fe on November 10-11.

ZoukFest is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts and education organization.

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