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Davey Help: bouzouki/octave mandolin (18) RE: Help: bouzouki/octave mandolin 07 Dec 99

Hi charcloth.. You mentioned that you will likely be purchasing by mail, which implies that you don't have good access to a well stocked music store. If you are within convenient travelling distance from a major music store, then I would *Highly* recommend you take a trip to the store to try out several instruments, for many reasons mentioned by several people.

I also have a Trinity College bouzouki, which I like for it's slightly jangly rhythm potential and it's punchy lead notes. I also have a regular mandolin and a mandocello. I have toyed with the idea of getting an octave mandolin both for the greater ease of chording, and for it's very different sound. (This wouls be an addition to and not a replacement for the bouzouki).. I just can't justify the expense right now.

Trying an instrument before you buy is probably the best way to minimize future frustration and possible disappointment.

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