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    Hey, there's a thread on the mandolin board where folks show off their mandolins so why not show off our bouzoukis, mandolas, octave mandolins and citterns???

    Here's mine:




    It is huge and it has a great big sound with good bass and a nicely balanced sound. It has a little injury beside the sound hole, and I unfortunately created another one yesterday when I accidentally dropped a CD case on it.. but is otherwise in great shape. I got a very good deal on it, also including a free lesson and a CD rom..

    So tell us about your instruments!!
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    Here's mine:
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    And....
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    And a little blurb about the previous two...
    The Bouzouki, a Johnson MA-500, is about 5 years old. I love this instrument. It plays beautifully and is luxuriously appointed with MOP/Abalone. I believe the newer ones are now made in China so I can't vouch for them, but this Korean one - abalone fleur-de-lis on headstock - is a fine instrument. It is the most-played one in my modest collection.
    The Octave Mandolin, a Trinity College, is a recent acquisition. I don't know where it was made - it has a Celtic design (not a cross) on the headstock. It plays nicely and it has no defects, other than a missing tailpiece cover.

    I am currently trying to get the cash together for a used Bouzouki in the $2,000 price range.

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    I just got this custom Paul Doyle last week. Paul calls it a "festooned" cittern.
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    Fun to see these instruments. Here's my Sobell 4 course cittern (or long scale bouzouki, I suppose!) and on the right is the Darnton Octave Mandolin.

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    You are welcome to have a look at my profile for my Fylde. It is only 21" scale, and people are bugging me to get a zouk (I had a mail in my spam box the other week headed "Impress women with the size of your instrument"), but I am going to stick with it.

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    Here are my two Tönjes:
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    A better one of the Cittern (without pickguard):



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    back:
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    bridge:
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    wow Michael! that's a wonderful instrument. do you mind me asking how much I'd have to save to get one like it?
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    How do you post a picture?
    I'm a little challenged.
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    Bob,

    this one is from 2002. I'm the second owner, but I know the instrument from new. At that time it was about 1600 to 1700 Euro as far as I remember. The case was extra. Don't know what it would be today. But you may ask the builder himself: Kai Tönjes .

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    if you press the button "add reply" on the right side below the message field, you come to the reply form. On the bottom of this there's a search function, so you can go to the picture on your computer and apply it to your message. Hope this makes sense.
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    I don't see the search function, only file attachments.
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    It's the BROWSE button.....

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    ah yes, it's called "browse". On my computer this is written in German and I didn't know the right word.
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    Lots of unique stuff, here! Woo, thanks!

    Also note that Clark's Sobell has a very rare feature, a guitar-style pin bridge! Cool!

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    yes, the browse button, but somehow I can only attach files
    rather than posting directly a picture.
    That's where I'm stumped.
    After I select a file, then what?
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    Bill,
    Take look at the following linked page. It's very good. May be best to open in another tab or window so you can refer to it as you post on the Café.

    Here is Germain Mesureur's tutorial on posting a picture.

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    I've just found old pics of a Bouzouki I once owned and thought it would fit in here. It's a "Stevens", made in Munich. It's their "Andy Irvine Model". In fact they have designed it together with Andy. It was a fantastic instrument. But after playing it a few years I found out that the sound that the pin brigde construction is generating wasn't my thing anymore. I wanted the tone of the floating bridge, that reminds me more on that greek bouzouki tone.



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    Quote Originally Posted by (catmandu2 @ Feb. 11 2008, 01:50)
    I just got this custom Paul Doyle last week. Paul calls it a "festooned" cittern.
    The body shape is clearly modelled after an Epiphone Recording Tenor Guitar (Image from Banana's site)

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