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    Quote Originally Posted by thistle3585 View Post
    I'd often heard arguments against single course instruments, within the mandolin family, as lacking volume and the difficulty in playing a tremelo but these examples clearly dispel these myths.
    Yes, that's why I brought up the point about Apollon and Ostrousko - neither one of them slouches when it comes to tremolo. I wonder whether domra playing has anything to do with that, or if it's just a coincidence.

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    Nope, been several 4 string mandos marketed, especially the electric ones.

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    Cremonese / Brescian mandolin might be an option?

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    I find it rather strange that there would be two thread bumps concerning four string acoustic mandolins, one from 2009 and one from 2010, on the same day.
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    A bunch of stuff with four strings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E. View Post
    I find it rather strange that there would be two thread bumps concerning four string acoustic mandolins, one from 2009 and one from 2010, on the same day.
    Ooops, I hadn't even noticed until you said that that both are more than 10 years old and bumped by the same person!
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ID:	201043 The 4 String Acoustic Mandolin (and Domra Prima which is the Circular 4 String Acoustic Mandolin from Russia) is really a modernized Steel String version of the Cremonese/Bresciano Mandolin

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    Quote Originally Posted by s11141827 View Post
    The 4 String Acoustic Mandolin (and Domra Prima which is the Circular 4 String Acoustic Mandolin from Russia) is really a modernized Steel String version of the Cremonese/Bresciano Mandolin
    The domra actually comes from the dombra. From where are you getting your information?

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    Charley

    A bunch of stuff with four strings

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    Two of my favorite mandolin an domra players:

    Life is short, play hard. Life is really really short, play really really hard.

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    So I hear all this about four string mandolins and four string mandolinning and I have the same feeling I get when someone suggests to me a way of giving up coffee. Why in the world would I want to give up coffee?


    ...No, I get it. I do. But its not for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffD View Post
    So I hear all this about four string mandolins and four string mandolinning and I have the same feeling I get when someone suggests to me a way of giving up coffee. Why in the world would I want to give up coffee?


    ...No, I get it. I do. But its not for me.
    Weird, but understandable. In my case, I have the same feeling I get when the sign on the door says what's being discussed inside, and someone who isn't a fan deliberately walks in way to let people know they're not a fan. Why in the world would someone do that when there are plenty of other doors?

    *chuckle*

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    I have a 4-string Steve Andersen mandola hanging on the wall right now. Traded a Lyon & Healy for it. 'Tis the bomb.
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    Just another flavor to savor.
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    Hey mrmando - would like very much for you to share a pic of the Andersen mandola!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnus Geijer View Post
    A Domra? I had no idea. I guess I've built a Domra. I just call it a 4-string mandolin. It's pretty much the only one I play since I completed it. Takes some getting used to, but by now I definitely like it better than 8-strings. You could convert an 8-string, but I'm not sure how successfully. For one thing, I think the fret board would be overly wide. I've made this one quite a bit more narrow than my 8s. I also carved the top and back thinner to get full response with half as many strings driving them.

    /Magnus
    The 4 string Domra is basically a Ukrainian Bowlback Circular Bodied 4 string Mandolin (or Wire Strung Cremonese Mandolin). The top is cut half as thin to get the full response w/ half as many strings as the 8 string Counterpart.

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