New Guitar -- TEO Octave 12 String

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by wetland10, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. wetland10

    wetland10 Tele-Afflicted

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    Just got it in the mail last night. Very cool guitar/mandolin/nashville hybrid. I've never played anything like it before. I have played some mandolin in the past but when switching between guitar and mandolin (to me) it gets confusing and awkward. So I thought I would give this a shot, it plays very well. But more important, it is made extremely well. The finish is excellent (tung oil) and the neck is great. It has a 12 string bridge which is quite nice as well. I haven't plugged it in yet but last night was playing it unplugged. It arrived still in tune!

    Thanks Terry for building and getting it to me so quickly. Here is the only photo I currently have of it.

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    wayne
     
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    Big Tony Friend of Leo's

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    Wow, that looks cool! :cool:

    But we will need more, and better pictures. ;)

    Congratulations, Wayne!

    / Tony
     
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    Yeah, this is what he emailed to me. I am using it at a gig this Saturday night and will take more photos then. It is really unique. Better made than the original Vox in my opinion. It also has a tone unlike anything I have played. It's a bit mandolin and a bit like a fuller Nashville tuned guitar. Quite cool.

    Oh, and it does have a few Telecaster parts!!

    Wayne
     
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    sixstringbastard Friend of Leo's

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    How is this priced in comparison on the Jerry Jones Shorty Octave?
     
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    Mine was $599 with a gig bag included. That's with a tung oil finish. Other finishes raise the price.

    Wayne
     
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    COOL! That's great price, beats Jerry Jones by several hundred $$$.


     
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    I've never seen the quality of the Jerry Jones, but the quality on the TEO is quite nice. A really nice piece of wood and built well.

    Wayne
     
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    Very nice! A guy over on the TGP's epic Alt.Country thread has one, too, and loves it. How wide is that neck?
     
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    I don't know the specific measurement. It is certainly wider than a mandolin but narrower than a guitar. It is fairly comfortable to play and not as cumbersome as it might seem.
     
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