Dudenbostel owners out there?

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Dudenbostel owners out there?

Post: # 1682Post elambo
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:01 am

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?

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Post: # 1694Post collingsnyc
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:54 am

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.

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Post: # 1760Post jsboswell
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:09 pm

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.

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Post: # 1761Post f5joe
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:36 am

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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Post: # 2772Post Ozboy
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:17 am

I own a custom D which has a label number 41 from January, 2000. I bought it from Guitargal, sight unseen, in 2013 and had it shipped here to Sydney, Australia. I also own a cutaway OM Collings I have two friends, one of whom is a fully pro blues muso, Wolf mail, and the other leads an occasional band. They both prefer the Collings not because it sounds better but I think it’s because it’s easier to play.

I am, I believe, the third owner of the Dude and I’ve come to love it despite its slightly high action. The G string has a beautiful warmth to it up around the 10th fret.

Although I am not talented I’ve worked hard for many years, on and off, and used the instrument as an intro for a podcast on electricity and decarbonisation I produce which has about 5000 downloads a week and I know, because people say so, it sounds terrific on that. Unfortunately we had to go to a different Canned intro when we changed sponsors.
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