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    Default NMD Arrow 'Manouche'

    Went up to a 'local' jam Sunday (85 miles away) and picked this guy up from Paul Lestock of Arrow Guitars and Mandolins. It's a custom bodied, long scale (15") instrument meant to evoke a gypsy style guitar. Paul and I discussed this last summer and here we are. It has an Englemann top, curly maple the rest of the way around, k&k internally mounted with a tapastring jack. Set up for light gauge strings with low action.

    It's loud and clear, different than my f hole or stylized G model sound holes.


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    Default Re: NMD Arrow 'Manouche'

    SWEET - when you gonna lay down some "Nuage" on that axe?
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    It'll be a few weeks. We workshop 3 tunes a week and we're working in the 'I' section. that means I haven't played it in about a year
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    Clark 2 point
    Gibson F5L
    Ratliff CountryBoy A
    00-21 (voiced by Eldon Stutzman)

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    That’s a beauty. A friend of mine has one of his jazz model five strings, It’s a beauty. I like the petit bouche look and I bet it sounds great. And perfect timing for Django’s birthday.
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    Default Re: NMD Arrow 'Manouche'

    Nice! I'd love to hear this one.

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    Default Re: NMD Arrow 'Manouche'

    Looks fab.
    Very curious also to hear it.

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    Looks amazing, Bill!!
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    Default Re: NMD Arrow 'Manouche'

    Great looking, would also be interested in hearing how it sounds.
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    I'm a big fan of Paul's work. I look forward to hearing this one!

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    Default Re: NMD Arrow 'Manouche'

    15" scale? Standard mandolin tuning?
    too many strings

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    Default Re: NMD Arrow 'Manouche'

    Quote Originally Posted by musicofanatic View Post
    15" scale? Standard mandolin tuning?
    Yes, my small hand has no problem. Makes for a very powerful instrument.
    Not all the clams are at the beach

    Arrow Jazzbo
    Arrow G
    Clark 2 point
    Gibson F5L
    Ratliff CountryBoy A
    00-21 (voiced by Eldon Stutzman)

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