Who has a TEO Mando Guitar? Post your pics!

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  1. Grant Ferstat

    Grant Ferstat Some guy in obscure bands in a far away place... Silver Supporting Member

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    Bumping for anyone who may want to tell us about their TEOs..
     
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    Tried to post a photo. Didn't work. I'll try again.
     
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    Ugh. Now I really give up.
     
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    Okay. Third time's a charm! Or fourth maybe.
     
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    Okay, this actually belongs to the drummer in the band. He saw Buddy Miller playing one in Nashville and hunted down the builder. I...ummm...borrowed it.

    It's pretty much his standard model. Oiled finish, gold hardware. The build quality is great on these. Plays great, but it's an adjustment figuring out where to put paws the size on mine on those tiny spaces.
     
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    Here's a link to the F Bass Hammertone octave 12 string. I recently purchased a new Hammertone. The new models will have the F logo from the famous F Bass guitars. These are serious instruments, superbly built and with beautiful sound.

    http://www.fbass.com/instock/stock/142011
     
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    Bill Asher makes an octave mando guitar...I played one at his shop the other day...freakin awesome...you might want to check his out(not on his site...best to call or email)...
     
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    I reckon' maybe someone needs to start a general Mando Guitar/Octave 12 thread. It's interesting hearing about the other instruments of this style both in terms of what's currently available and the history but this thread was originally intended as a TEO/TEO owners thread.
     
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    Grant Ferstat Some guy in obscure bands in a far away place... Silver Supporting Member

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    I remember the first day I got my TEO I thought, well, I'll spend a couple of hours getting acquainted and then I'll play it on the gig tonight. It was fine figuring out the parts I had to play and transferring them to my new squeeze with careful attention.

    I hadn't figured on though was singing BV's while I was playing an instrument I was unfamiliar with. Made a few slip-ups that night! It certainly took a while before those little fret spaces fell automatically under the fingers.
     
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    Found this thread as I recently became the proud owner of a TEO. Absolutely Love this instrument. Any suggestions for what strings to buy? Thanks so much for the help.
     
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    i want one again
     
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    Really looking for one of these in case anyone wants to sell one!
     
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    Love my Teo. It replaced a Phantom mandoguitar, and the Teo is a much higher quality instrument. I'd suggest just buying a new one as they don't come up for sale often.
     
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    They're not available new, unfortunately.
     
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    Hammertone and TEO def a step up from Phantom...
     
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    What isn’t available new?
     
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    TEO mandoguitars
     

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