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    Here's Fiona, my guitar-bodied octave resonator mandolin. She just made it into town today, so we're just beginning to get acquainted. She's lots of fun!
    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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    Yeee Haaa!!
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    Looks really fun. How does it sound?
    Two new instruments! Is one going to get jealous?
    Guess you'll just have to spend more time pickin'

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    very cool, I see you have your MAS completely under control
    "Mean Old Timer, He's got grey hair, Mean Old Timer he just don't care
    Got no compassion, thinks its a sin
    All he does is sit around an play the Mandolin"

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    Yes, what TM said! Nice ! Looks like lots of FUN!

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    We're ready for the video!
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    Congratulations! So fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rieter View Post
    Looks really fun. How does it sound?
    Two new instruments! Is one going to get jealous?
    Guess you'll just have to spend more time pickin'
    She is really fun. She sounds twangy, in a good way. We don't tolerate jealousy around here. There's a good view of the fire pit from where we play . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmsweeney View Post
    very cool, I see you have your MAS completely under control
    Yup! I can quit any time.


    Honest.
    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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    Biscuit bridge, I see, as you stated in your other thread. What wood is the top, and where did your builder get the resonator cone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by allenhopkins View Post
    Biscuit bridge, I see, as you stated in your other thread. What wood is the top, and where did your builder get the resonator cone?
    The tonewood is old deadfall cypress from a swamp in Florida. The sides, back, and neck are maple. The fretboard is cherry. She has a lovely voice.

    My builder shared an interesting story with me about the resonator. I quote him here: The secret behind my 8 string resonators is a little known bridge design that dates back to the early 1930's called a Schireson Bro.'s Flywheel bridge.
    The standard biscuit bridge commonly used with 4 string ukulele resonators is not sturdy enough to support 8 steel strings, and nobody makes a spider bridge for the 6 inch cone, so I have brought back the vintage flywheel bridge.
    The story of the Schireson Brothers resonator is here:
    https://mydirtyguitarhabit.com/the-s...hat-never-was/

    Here are some photos he sent me:

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by allenhopkins View Post
    Biscuit bridge, I see, as you stated in your other thread. What wood is the top, and where did your builder get the resonator cone?
    PS: He gets his cones from Hammett Guitar Co. on Etsy.
    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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    Looks beautiful Sheila - congrats!

    Is the body bigger than a mandolin or does it look bigger because of the smaller uke coverplate? I am curious as I have a reso mandolin built for me as well - will be ready soon. Thanks also for sharing the Schireson link, very interesting.

    Michael

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    Very cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amsmichael View Post
    Looks beautiful Sheila - congrats!

    Is the body bigger than a mandolin or does it look bigger because of the smaller uke coverplate? I am curious as I have a reso mandolin built for me as well - will be ready soon. Thanks also for sharing the Schireson link, very interesting.

    Michael
    The body is the size of a tenor guitar/baritone uke with a 20-1/2" scale length. She's an octave. Can't wait to see yours when you receive her!
    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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    That looks like a NEAT instrument! I’m a resonator guitar nut from way back. Your new acquisition looks like a lot of fun.

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    So let's hear it, Sheila! I hope it sounds as good as it looks.

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