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    Re: Martin 0-18T8 8 string tenor

    as far as I know they made only 5 of them, but as it was the custom shop you probably could've bought one indeed. Not sure if they had to reinforce the top though
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    Re: Martin 0-18T8 8 string tenor

    Btw, what's your opinion - did Martin reinforce these tenor guitars to accommodate 8 strings or were they built sturdy enough to work well with double tension?
  3. Re: What are some good "Guitar Body Octave Mandolin makers out th

    Here's video of Lawrence Smart octave mandolin:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1DO_vmySqE

    It might be not really representative example since bottom strings appear to be tuned in octaves...
  4. Re: Guardian Professional Fiberglass Case for Mandolin

    I know it's an old thread, but have these been discontinued shortly after they started making them? I'd really like to have one. Especially if it was possible to have in black + lime green interior -...
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    Re: Players/Recordings Using DAEA Tuning?

    I'm not aware of recordings, but I used to use CGDA with capo on 2nd fret on my tenor banjo, and sometimes I retuned it to CGDG to get more old-time feeling, so with capo on 2nd it was DAEA. I've...
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    Re: Martin 0-18T8 8 string tenor

    Yes, but Pono has more shallow body and shorter scale length. I can't say I really like the sound though.
    I'd probably expect more bouzouki / Andy Irwine sound from longer scale and deeper body of...
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    Martin 0-18T8 8 string tenor

    While looking for the info about Martin tenors (and specifically 0-18T) I've found that there're five 8-string tenor guitars made by Martin. I recall that I've already seen this information somewhere...
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    Re: Tenor guitar options in Europe

    quickly googled it and found this - https://www.pmtonline.co.uk/blog/2017/05/19/a-guide-to-the-cites-law-on-rosewood-guitars/

    not sure how correct they are but they claim that
    According to the...
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    Re: Tenor guitar options in Europe

    Yep in contact with him, and agree - they're super people, I wish I were closer to them
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    Re: Tenor guitar options in Europe

    This forum rocks, I've already got some great responses / advices, thank you!
    One addition to the initial topic - if you happen to know people in NL who happened to have Martin 0-18T even though...
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    Re: Tenor guitar options in Europe

    I recall I've read a description somewhere and it was mentioned that fretboard is Brazilian Rosewood. Not sure if it was optional or all 0-18 has it or maybe description was innacurate. The sides and...
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    Tenor guitar options in Europe

    Hi,

    it's been while since I posted here, but I got MAS again, and now on lookout for a good tenor guitar. I'm in Netherlands (Europe) and it's usually not easy to find a lot of different options...
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    Re: Ketch Secor playing tenor

    I can't watch Ken Burns Country Music special, but I've found this short clip on youtube, here it looks to me like he plays National plectrum guitar.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKiTlIjRS0Q
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    Re: CGDA: Standard C2 Tuning

    I play CGDA on mandola and sometimes on tenor banjo as well, agree about playing in D. D on CGDA is the same fingerings as A on GDAE (which is quite a common key for fiddle tunes and sounds nice on a...
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    Re: mandolin strings on a mandola?

    Don’t want to steal thread but I just cannot resist - any pictures/video/sound clips available? I was thinking about something like this but did not know if such a thing existed :)
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    Re: mandolin strings on a mandola?

    I used to use standard D'Addario J74 for my Gibson tenor lute (which is long scale mandola, 21''). I felt that tension is a bit too high for an old instrument though, so I've ordered a set of custom...
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    Re: Pomeroy Mandocello - "Liuto Americano"

    As I already told you, pictures and sound clip of your "Liuto" make me question if I made the right choices when I got my instrument :) Anyway, I'm sure you'll make some great music on it, looking...
  18. Re: Have new CA bridge installed by luthier - expert opinion need

    Just wanted you guys to know that new bridge is installed and my Tenor Lute sounds better than ever :) I still waiting for new lighter gauge strings to arrive cause I feel current ones are too heavy....
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    Re: Suggestions for one hand capo?

    Got the Kyser today, actually works pretty good so far. It's not as fast as sliding capo, but it works quite well and I haven't noticed significant detuning :)
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    Re: Suggestions for one hand capo?

    I really like the quality of Elliott capos, but I guess they don't have a capo which is possible to move quickly with one hand during sets



    I tried this one, but I guess the tension on my...
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    Suggestions for one hand capo?

    Hi,

    Iím in search for a capo which I can move while playing (mostly for irish tunes sets). I have a quick draw capo, but it doesnít work well for me on lower frets. May be because of thin...
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    Re: Gibson Tenor Lute

    Congrats, I agree that price is quite good, so, yes, you did great. I thought of bidding for a moment, but I don't like instruments lying around and not being played and I already have one lute :)
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    Re: Gibson Tenor Lute

    I have one, converted it to double strings. It's the same neck, but I felt that single strings are not giving it enough power. I read that some of these were made with 8 strings, and I think this is...
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    Wooden/bone dust - how much is toxic

    Hi,

    I need to adjust a slots on mandolin nut (bone) and bridge saddle (ebony) a very little bit. I remember reading somewhere that ebony/rosewood dust is toxic, but is it really harmful even in...
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    Re: Help Improve MandoLessons.com

    Hi Baron,

    I've been a fan of yours mandolessons.com but recently I've also found a few youtube videos of your band Velocipede. I'm fascinated about playing irish tunes back up on a mandolin/tenor...
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