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Dudenbostel owners out there?

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:01 am
by elambo
Dudenbostels are among the best guitars and mandolins you can get anywhere, regardless of price, and Lynn just seems to gain knowledge and experience as the years go by. Although I've not played a current specimen, I suspect that they're at the apex of what he's produced throughout his career. On the old forum there was a bit of conversation about them. None yet here that I've seen.

I heard from him just yesterday and it got me wondering: who here owns a Dude, how many do you have, how many have you had, and what has been your history with them? And, of course, the obligatory question: how do they stack up against your other guitars, present and past?

Re: Dudenbostel owners out there?

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:54 am
by collingsnyc
Sunburst D. Brazilian and Carpathian. Extraordinary. Among the very best guitars made today. Once brought it with me to a well known vintage guitar shop for A/B purposes with the intention of walking out with a Martin D-28. I left with only the Dude.

Re: Dudenbostel owners out there?

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:09 pm
by jsboswell
I have a 2015 14-fret OOO-28 of Brazilian / Torrefied Red Spruce. It's the first guitar he built with a Torrefied top. I agreed to be the guinea pig, with the stipulation that he'd either re-top the guitar or build me a new one if I wasn't happy with the results. Suffice to say, he didn't have to do either. It's a phenomenal guitar that instantly felt and sounded "old" (in a good way). My current acoustic stable includes the Dudenbostel, a 2007 Julius Borges OM-40, and a 1990 Taylor 712. Each is better than the next one by an order of magnitude, with the Dudenbostel reigning at the top of the heap. Not to mention, Lynn was great to deal with and is now a good friend.

Re: Dudenbostel owners out there?

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:36 am
by f5joe
I own Dudenbostel F-5 mandolin #2 ....... delivered in 1996. 23 years of pleasure. Fern inlay and "Dudenbostel" all hand-cut by Lynn.

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