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AJ Hill
02-24-2015, 09:59 PM
I am thinking of getting a Taropatch but I don't want to go the expensive custom build option I've tried google etc but not much luck I am hoping there is a value mass produced one to be had as it won't be a main player any recommendations would be great

bazmaz
02-25-2015, 03:16 AM
Only one I have seen lately (aside from the occasional vintage ones) is the one being made by Rob Collins at Tinguitar.

Sorry!
One alternative, if you are happy to re-cut a nut with the correct slots is that you could easily string a standard 8 string uke in Taropatch tuning as I see it.

PhilUSAFRet
02-25-2015, 04:09 AM
I have been advised that a new Ohana CK35-8 Taropatch is on the way. I am eagerly awaiting the opportunity to be among it's first buyers. I "lobbied" for it for 2 or 3 years to Ohana. I'd personally just wait on that one if I were you.

dsummers
02-25-2015, 04:33 AM
I just received a Kiwaya taro patch from a guitar shop in Japan- but it wasn't cheap (about $1350 US)- but it is a superb instrument! For a less expensive one, I would wait to see what Ohana comes out with. Good luck!

AJ Hill
02-25-2015, 05:57 PM
I had a word with Ken Middleton and he said he gets asked about the Taropatch quite a bit and as far as he knows there are no plans to build one saying that Ohana has a huge range as it is ,,,the search goes on !

TheCraftedCow
02-26-2015, 09:57 AM
Try a mandolin. Not all of them are F or A models... some are teardrop or pear shaped and have a round sound hole. The slots need widened because "fish line" is wider than wire. I have an early Regal with a flat back, and a newer round hole flat top with a shallow bowl shape to the back. The neck is wider and the back less severely bowed than the old "Tater Bug" neopolitian style. They are far less expensive . I string with Aquila taropatch strings. These things are built to withstand 8 wire string's tensions.

Rob-C
02-26-2015, 12:08 PM
I am thinking of getting a Taropatch but I don't want to go the expensive custom build option I've tried google etc but not much luck I am hoping there is a value mass produced one to be had as it won't be a main player any recommendations would be great

What's your budget? Hand-made does not have to mean super expensive!

AJ Hill
03-02-2015, 04:45 PM
I have had a quote from leprinzi in Florida for around the $585.00 which is a very good price that was for a Mahogany ,,I fancy one made from Cherry so watch this space

phil_doleman
03-02-2015, 09:17 PM
Do speak to Rob. I love my Tinguitar taropatch, and it was very reasonably priced indeed.

PhilUSAFRet
03-03-2015, 01:07 AM
I have had a quote from leprinzi in Florida for around the $585.00 which is a very good price that was for a Mahogany ,,I fancy one made from Cherry so watch this space

$585 for a Loprinzi taropatch? Something's amiss here.

Down Up Dick
03-03-2015, 05:00 AM
What's the difference between a Taropatch and an Eightstring? :old:

AJ Hill
03-04-2015, 05:02 PM
No not at all that was for the A model in a mahogany the cherry is $635.00 , I think it's the basic build with no thrills but lovely wood and craftsmanship

AJ Hill
03-04-2015, 05:07 PM
It's a concert size unlike a normal 8 string the strings don't have any octave differences two high G etc

Photojosh
03-04-2015, 05:21 PM
I would love to try a Taropatch someday.

AJ Hill
03-04-2015, 10:26 PM
Just emailed him Phil ,,love the sound of your Taropatch ,,,oh and sent you a friend request on FB

AJ Hill
03-15-2015, 06:32 PM
Taropatch uke now ordered from Rob Collins ofi Tin guitars in the UK , after seeing the Taropatch he made Phil Doleman and the uke he made for Ken Middleton it was a no brainer the main wood will be Purple Heart it will be a very striking instrument indeed