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Todd Rose
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  • Ithaca, NY
  • United States
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Post-Newport Todd Rose Guitars happy hour in Asheville, NC, April 20th

Hi everybody,On my way home from exhibiting my guitars at the Newport Guitar Festival in Florida, I'm going to spend a day in Asheville, NC.  My friend with whom I'll be staying suggested we invite…Continue

Started Mar 25, 2010

 

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Music teacher, Guitar maker
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Electric guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Travel guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Mostly instruments I have made.
What is your website address?
http://www.toddroseguitars.com
What type of music do you like to play?
Wide ranging styles; most could be described as "roots" music. Most of the songs I write would be hard to categorize.
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I subscribe

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At 6:12pm on January 3, 2011, Jon M. Allred said…
Actually, Todd, the correct term, for my instrument at least, is probably octave mandolin. It is tuned an octave below a standard or soprano mandolin, just like the name implies. The scale length on mine is 22.25" which is perfect for that body size, in my opinion. You don't see many octave mandos in groups, however. Their range is about where the guitar is and I think it would get lost in there. Oh, by the way, I watched the video of Tony Dune playing the guitar/bouzouki. Sounds and looks great! Jon
At 3:38pm on January 2, 2011, Jon M. Allred said…
Also, Todd, Is that a bouzouki? For years I've thought about building one. What is the scale length on yours? I've also never seen a pair of strings held by one bridge pin. Interesting! Thanks! Jon
At 3:35pm on January 2, 2011, Jon M. Allred said…
Hello, Todd! My name is Jon Allred and I, too, am an instrument builder. I enjoyed the photos on your website. You have some fine looking instruments and some interesting ideas in your construction methods. I love your alto mando. Are the back and sides ash? I made a couple about five years ago and I love mine. One is a 9-string hybrid and one is a true alto mando. I'd love to talk shop sometime. Regards, Jon
 
 
 

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