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    Well, I guess I just can't keep quiet any longer. In a few weeks, I will receive my third addition to the mandolin stable.

    I'm getting a flattop guitar-bodied octave mandolin--with a resonator. It may sound like a fish with feathers, but I think it'll be fun.
    Now, what was I after when I wandered in here?

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    Congratulations! And the mystery of the GBROM is solved
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    Sheila, I like your style!

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    Where does one find such a beast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheila Lagrand View Post
    Well, I guess I just can't keep quiet any longer. In a few weeks, I will receive my third addition to the mandolin stable.
    Fun indeed. Keep us posted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjbee View Post
    Where does one find such a beast?
    She's s being made for me. I'll report back with details once I have her in hand and can share more about the workmanship and the builder.
    Now, what was I after when I wandered in here?

    Phoebe, my 2021 Collings MT
    Fiona, My 2021 GSMonroe Guitar-Bodied Octave Resonator Mandolin
    Charlotte, my 2016 Eastman MDO 305
    Giuliana, my 2002 Hans Schuster 505 Violin
    Rich, my 1959 Husband

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rieter View Post
    Sheila, I like your style!
    Back atcha, Sue!!
    Now, what was I after when I wandered in here?

    Phoebe, my 2021 Collings MT
    Fiona, My 2021 GSMonroe Guitar-Bodied Octave Resonator Mandolin
    Charlotte, my 2016 Eastman MDO 305
    Giuliana, my 2002 Hans Schuster 505 Violin
    Rich, my 1959 Husband

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    I've got a "Dojo" with a large mandolin body, 5-string banjo neck, and a National-style "biscuit" resonator. Also a 1930's Dobro tenor guitar, spider-bridge resonator, and "one of each" National and Dobro mandolins, with the two resonator types.

    What kind of resonator are you getting -- "biscuit" bridge or spider bridge?
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    I played a GBROM once. The tone was a bit mushy when I played chords, but it got really intense on melody lines. As you'd expect, it had a really strong attack on each note, with lots of resonance in the decay. So, those sweet fiddle tunes came across with quite an attitude! You'll have a lot of fun with that instrument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allenhopkins View Post
    I've got a "Dojo" with a large mandolin body, 5-string banjo neck, and a National-style "biscuit" resonator. Also a 1930's Dobro tenor guitar, spider-bridge resonator, and "one of each" National and Dobro mandolins, with the two resonator types.

    What kind of resonator are you getting -- "biscuit" bridge or spider bridge?
    Biscuit, I do believe.
    Now, what was I after when I wandered in here?

    Phoebe, my 2021 Collings MT
    Fiona, My 2021 GSMonroe Guitar-Bodied Octave Resonator Mandolin
    Charlotte, my 2016 Eastman MDO 305
    Giuliana, my 2002 Hans Schuster 505 Violin
    Rich, my 1959 Husband

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    Sounds fun! I have half a CBROM in my bunch of mandokin: a 4-string resonator tenor guitar (single cone, biscuit bridge, guitar-shaped wooden body) tuned in OM tuning GDAE. Good fun, although I don't play it often enough.

    Have fun with your new toy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Jonas View Post
    Sounds fun! I have half a CBROM in my bunch of mandokin: a 4-string resonator tenor guitar (single cone, biscuit bridge, guitar-shaped wooden body) tuned in OM tuning GDAE. Good fun, although I don't play it often enough.

    Have fun with your new toy!

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    Is that the one in your 2012 video of "Sinnerman"? I love that instrument and I love that video. I found it very early in my mando life and was very inspired by it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rieter View Post
    Is that the one in your 2012 video of "Sinnerman"? I love that instrument and I love that video. I found it very early in my mando life and was very inspired by it.
    Yes, Sue, that's the one. Glad you liked that video -- I was aiming for a stripped down version, broadly inspired by the 16 Horsepower cover.

    Here's a more recent video from last year of me playing "Soldier's Joy" on the same resonator tenor, just a simple solo runthrough recorded mainly to demonstrate the instrument's tone:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Jonas View Post
    Sounds fun! I have half a CBROM in my bunch of mandokin:
    Mandokin. A new word. I am going to use this one a lot. Martin you are moving the language forward!

    Although a little googling shows that "mandokin" is a character in World of Warcraft. Well the context will be obvious when the word is used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Jonas View Post
    Yes, Sue, that's the one. Glad you liked that video -- I was aiming for a stripped down version, broadly inspired by the 16 Horsepower cover.

    Here's a more recent video from last year of me playing "Soldier's Joy" on the same resonator tenor, just a simple solo runthrough recorded mainly to demonstrate the instrument's tone:

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    Martin
    Martin, yes, I remember reading that, and I looked at the 16 Horsepower one, too (but I liked yours better )
    I enjoyed that "Soldier's Joy" as well. Lovely instrument, visually and aurally

    Sheila, I hope your new instrument is just as awesome.

    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rieter View Post
    Sheila, I hope your new instrument is just as awesome.

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    Thank you, Sue. It was damaged in shipping, but I should be receiving the new one soon. Meanwhile, I expect to trade up my mandolin tomorrow.
    Now, what was I after when I wandered in here?

    Phoebe, my 2021 Collings MT
    Fiona, My 2021 GSMonroe Guitar-Bodied Octave Resonator Mandolin
    Charlotte, my 2016 Eastman MDO 305
    Giuliana, my 2002 Hans Schuster 505 Violin
    Rich, my 1959 Husband

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheila Lagrand View Post
    Thank you, Sue. It was damaged in shipping, but I should be receiving the new one soon. Meanwhile, I expect to trade up my mandolin tomorrow.
    Shipping damage, arghh! Glad you have upcoming NDM to keep you smiling until it is resolved!

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    Well, she's here and in perfect condition this time. Say hello to Fiona:

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    Now, what was I after when I wandered in here?

    Phoebe, my 2021 Collings MT
    Fiona, My 2021 GSMonroe Guitar-Bodied Octave Resonator Mandolin
    Charlotte, my 2016 Eastman MDO 305
    Giuliana, my 2002 Hans Schuster 505 Violin
    Rich, my 1959 Husband

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