For reasons unknown I woke up this morning wanting to learn the Monty Norman song Under the Mango Tree from the James Bond movie Dr. No. When the Travolin was delivered I had just about gotten the tune of it so Under the Mango Tree was the first thing I played on the Travolin. That islandy song seems well suited to this instrument. Here's an overdubbed recording I made today with the Travolin as lead melody, my Romero tenor banjo for the chords, and a metal scraper on a metal patio table to "approximate" the sound of a snare drum.
This 4-string version of the Travolin is 20 inches long and 5.5 inches wide. It has a scale length of about 13.25 inches. It's the best feeling, sounding and playing travel mandolin I've had, and the most compact.
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