1920s Regal Octofone. It's in very good shape with one repaired crack on the back. It's had a fretboard plane and a refret, so the neck is dead straight and it plays perfectly. These are very lightly-built things, so they take light gauge strings, and the result is a more mellow sound than a typical flat-top octave or zouk, with more warmth but less sustain. Current stringing is 38 on the low G to 10s on the E, with octave pairs on the G and D courses. Scale length is 21".
So it's not ideal for bar-band Celtic rock or the like. Anyway if you're familiar with these, you know the pros & cons. This one is as good an example as you'll likely find, thank to the work put into it by Jake Wildwood (see the link for his description, pictures, and a sound sample).
Price with no case is $500 plus shipping, paypal ok
Little Martin gig bag optional for $25
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Posted: Nov 25, 2017 09:21 PM CDT
Florence Massachusetts 01062
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