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April 13, 2014 | Is an F-body mandolin better than an A-body in sound?

We've seen the question asked everywhere online and in person. The merits of the scrolled F-body mandolin over the Spartan A-body. We understand the structural benefit of the $500 scroll strap button, but what about tone? Some talk about the extra air in the chamber of the scroll, but rarely is this hollow. It can be argued the visual aesthetics count far more than the physical, and this intriguing video brought to our attention by guest staff contributor, Mark Wilson poses an interesting twist. (No pun intended)

Draw your own conclusion.

Video Link: The McGurk Effect

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For those who can't afford the scroll, we suggest the following solution. The Scroll Pedal:

Posted by Ted at April 13, 2014 2:43 PM

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