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    i finally broke down and called Gryphon yesterday afternoon and ordered the level 4 petersen octave mandolin they had there. it is on it's way to me. should be here tomorrow. i'm getting kind of excited now. i am no longer taking my sobell out of the house as the case is shot and i am having a calton made for it but that is going to take a while. i had a weber sage, but the scale length was a bit too much for me.

    i have terrible OM-MAS as i have also ordered a cittern from bob abrams at Trillium.
    There's nothing better than first-hand experience.

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    Congratulations! That's a really sweet one. I played it a couple of weeks ago and was very impressed. But wait, isn't Hans making you the first Brentrup OM too.
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    Check out Pegasus - last week their page said they had Zouk/OM cases in stock - designed round large bodied Sobell

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    thanks, but not all the sobells are the same specs. and by time i get it here to the states, it will be over twice the cost of the calton.
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    Mandobar- I feel your pain!
    Please be sure to give us some comparative reviews once all these wonderful instruments are in the same place and you can A/B (/c/d/e/f/...) them.

    And good call on the Trillium. I was very loathe to part with my Trillium. He does really great work. Maybe someday I'll get another...
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    i actually met bob at the nh mandolin festival. we had a long talk and i decided that
    he was the man to build my cittern. i'll probably order an octave as well after the cittern is complete.

    he has made himself a redwood and claro walnut oval hole mando that is to DIE for.

    the petersen is here! although it needs to acclimate, but i took a peek. ooooooh!



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    Bob has been making those Trilliums (Trillia?) for quite a while now, and he's good at it. I'm sure it'll be great. I seriously considered asking him to make me the shorter scale instrument I wanted, since I liked the other one so well, but decided in the spirit of exploration and adventure to try something different. I'm quite happy with what I got, but I have no doubt that I'd have been as happy with anything Bob could come up with as well.
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    karen,

    i live about an hour and a half from Philly. perhaps we could have a taste test sometime.

    (i used to work downtown on witherspoon street).
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    WooHoo! Mandobar- Judith and Lee and Steph and I have been talking about setting up a mandotasting in Philly sometime soon with an emphasis on OM's...between us we will have a pretty stunning array! I'm assuming you'll want to be folded into this plan??
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    Hey you E.Coasters and Phillians!!!! Pleeeeeeaaaase don't make this a real spontaneous sorta thingie, this tasting. with all the great Irish musicians in Philly, I would want to bring the Crump along to meet the mates and to have some tunes with the local sess crowd and that needs a bit o planning, eh? <GGG>

    I'd LOVE to come out for that one.

    And... it occurs to me that ... here's a fellow with a Sobell, the rumor of the 1st Brentrup OM, and still has OMAS. Folks, there's yer proof, this disease has no cure... LOL!!

    Congrats on the new pair! Bill Peterson is a hoot, always hangs out in his top hat with feather and makes great stuff. Karen's (ex-) Trillium passed thru my hands briefly on its way to her, and I can gladly add my small praise to all the rest for Bob Abrams' work, too.

    Enjoy!

    And keep me 'in the loop' on this Philly OM-tasting?

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    ok Stv... it'd be really nice to meet you in person...
    looks like the loop just got a little bigger...
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