"While I do play a lot of swing tunes, The biggest band I've played in is 10 pieces. I do love Freddie Green style rhythm playing. I have a Gretsch Sychromatic arch top with a saddle pick-up that I play through the board with a…"
"Hey Reggie, I noticed your great turner ren bass in the chasing cars video. I just finished a fretless bass that is based on turner's body design. I actually built it to match a custom solid electric I made earlier...
I note that the AG…"
"Hey Michael. its funny I just bought and have already recorder some new songs with a Gibson mid 60s mahogany round hole. Its in good condition but I am updating it, pickup, new tuners and some fret work. The mahogany is a much darker tone than my…"
Welcome to the Community. I saw that you are interested in and play various intsrtuments including the octave mandolin. I am primarily an acoustic guitar player, but I play a little mandolin as well and have been wanting an octave mandolin ever since I played one at a little music store near Washington DC. It was an Eastman "F" style and the sound was incredible. I have built a few instruments and have an octave mandolin on my drawing board right now. It will look similar to a guitar but be an octave mando. A long time ago I built an 8 string guitar which resembles an octave mando but is tuned like a 12 string guitar without the tow lower strings and their octaves. I tried stringing it with octave mando strings but it didn't work...the scale is just too long. So I drew up plans for a true octave mandolin and jhope to start it next after I finish the lapsteel I have been trying to get time to work on for four years! Anyway, here is the address to my website and to the photo/description page for my 8 string guitar. If you get a chance to visit, please feel free to sign the Guestbook!