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!
Thhanks great blog post
This mandoline is incredibly easy to use, with settings that are cinch to adjust and a stand that can be folded down so that the mandoline can be set on a cutting board or folded up and placed over a bowl.
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