The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #115668   Message #2502335
Posted By: GUEST,astro
26-Nov-08 - 04:20 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Mandolin-Oval vs. F-hole?
Subject: RE: Tech: Mandolin-Oval vs. F-hole?
Dick,

There are two ways you can go...

1. at the local music shop have the repairman place a button next to the neck on the mando's body, or which is what I do,

2. work the strap around and under the strings next to the tuners and tie it up at the top of the neck...this way you do mar the body...

Then two ways to deal with the strap...over the neck around the shoulders or around only one shoulder...I do the latter, though some players think that that is not balanced well and can bring on fatigue...

I had a Gibson F-9 and found it kinda of dead, so traded it for a Collings MT-2...which I love...f-holes...

Astro in Los Angeles