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Is LaPlant still making mandolins? Does anyone know his waiting period and price?
I think Cheryl Watson (email@example.com) has just taken delivery on her new LaPlant F-5 over at CoMando. Maybe you can catch her before she leaves for IBMA.
Since Lloyd doesn't have a web site, she may be your best bet. I think she waited about a year for hers. I don't know the price.
I've always liked the LaPlants that were sampled on the Mandotastings. Here's his address and phone number, but he has no website, and I don't think he has e-mail.
1204 LaPlant Road
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 326 4456
Lloyd is one of the finest people you will ever meet! He and his wife are nice people and very gracious. His instruments are very good and his twelve fret slot head may be the best I've every heard. Go Lloyd!
I know this is a subjective question, but how would you describe the tone? Thanks
The one I played was an F5. - I thought it had the tone of an "opened up" Gibson. Deep and rich.
At the bottom of Greg Boyd's mandolin page, he says he has a lot of information about LaPlant (and others) and to contact him for info.
I have two of Lloyd's mandos, my brother has one and my son has one. #We are all very happy with the instruments, deep loud tone. #My mando is about four years old and I haven't met anyone who didn't like it. #Been to Lloyd's a few times and you wont find a nicer guy to work with. #The wait is about a year but you might try his sons Don or Bill. #Both are building great instruments from the same wood pile. #Less wait and lower cost. #Good luck!
Matt Thompson in the band "Monroe Crossing" plays a LaPlant F5. #You might try listening to some tune samples on their web site (http://www.monroecrossing.com/) to hear what it sounds like.
i think cheryl is picking up her new laplant at IBMA.
I have four LaPlant instruments - a varnished A-style, an A-style mandola (his first one), and a custom ordered D-style guitar built by Lloyd in 1990, and an F-5 (#5) made recently by his eldest son Don. #They are all wonderful instruments and definitely good value. #A friend has a new A style custom made by his son Bill and he just loves it.