I found your website by searching RG Noyes Octave mandolin and noticed your post about having purchased one a few months ago. There is one up on ebay now and I am considering placing a bid. It looks beautiful and I'm sure the craftsmanship is impeccable, however without being able to play it first, hear it, and with no return policy, I am reluctant to put down so much money. As a fellow string player/repairer may I ask your opinions on it? How does it sound? Rich and full (warm)? How does it feel to play (neck size/shape)? I think you understand what I am asking and I appreciate any thoughts you can offer (or even a sound clip if you have one). Thanks so much for your time and your website is excellent!
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