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    Registered User Sue Rieter's Avatar
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    Default Re: Were Regal Octofones the first mass-produced octave mandolins

    This is making me excited to go get mine from the shop.
    I take it you didn't have to do anything to the neck? The previous owner of mine had a bolt installed in the neck, and I had a carbon fiber rod installed.

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    Default Re: Were Regal Octofones the first mass-produced octave mandolins

    Sue, the neck on it was fine. There are some external signs it may have had a neck reset but then I didn't see any signs on the inside, so it's a bit mysterious. Your improvements sound good. We can form a club!
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    Default Re: Were Regal Octofones the first mass-produced octave mandolins

    The neck joint on mine was a butt joint with a thick dowel, with no mortise and tenon. You can't see any evidence of the type of neck joint from the inside.

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    No, but I could see the end of the dowel (which had some sort of mesh glued on it) through the hole in the headblock and it just looked like it had never been tampered with.
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    Default Re: Were Regal Octofones the first mass-produced octave mandolins

    By the way, I bought a TKL 4650 Tradition 1/2 size guitar gigbag for it. Fits perfectly. If you wanted more room for extra padding, something bigger would be needed but I'm very pleased.Click image for larger version. 

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