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as the finish needs to dry.........
it looks great; I rally like the brown finish. Hans will give you instructions on how to break
it in and protect the still soft varnish finish-it is soft I had a
minor incounter with with bike last week that left a tinny ding in
the varnish on the binding.
Dang, that is beautiful. That does nothing to curb my recently acquired a-style envy.
here's a close up of the top. #the shadow you see i believe is the master himself.
sorry, i know these things cause MAS, but if anyone is on the fence about ordering one, this should shake the change loose in their pockets.
I may be crazy, but in the picture it looks like the pickguard is almost part of the fretboard extansion. I must be wrong though. If not, that is an interesting idea.
There are worse things to suffer from than MAS. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/blues.gif
it's not part of the extension. #i just think that the strings obscure where it is attached. #the pickguards on hans' mandolins are absolutely gorgeous.
What is the price and wait for one of these animals?
I like how the fretted part of the fretboard ends way up there. I hate the pick-click I get off mine.
Hey Mandobar, that looks sweet. It has a bit more of a burst than your other M21, right? I think I prefer this one. Itís hard to tell from the photo, but is that the regular floral inlay on the headstock?
hans tells me he's shipping this a week from this coming monday. # http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif
(the headstock has a fleur de lis)
I visited Hans and played it last night. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif
It's definitely a keeper. You're going to love it.
rob, you are not making this any easier......... #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif
I love the look of that black binding. Beautiful. Post more picks if you can.
that is actually tortoise. i will post pics after next tuesday when it arrives.......
well, the mandolin was delivered today. see y'all in the fall!!!http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif
Congratulations! But you are duty bound to tell us how it sounds, and send another pic or two... it's part of the cafe code of honour!
well, flowerpot, i can only say that it was WELL worth the wait. #the sound, although the mandolin is still really tight, is WAY beyond my expectations. #this is a larger bodied mandolin; the sound is crisp, clear and the the chop is haunting. #i've played a lot of mandolins over the past year or so: gilchrist, loars, collings, monteleone.....in six months to a year this mando will make me forget i ever wanted a nugget. #
the only other mandolin i still think about is one of hans' F5's, blackface to match the blackface A he sold me last fall. #stay posted to the classifieds as i believe that i will be cleaning out my mando closet soon............(although i will not be selling anything that says brentrup)
Any chance you could give us a Brentrup to Brentrup to Brentrup comparative review?
The girl is outta control (in a good way)! That's what I like about her -- shameless greed and joy! Congratulations sistergirlfriend, I am most pleased for you. cheers, e
for now, i will say this. #i have a 21c with an italian top. #sweetest celtic mando i have played. (i owned a sobell for some time- too ringy). #it has a refined tone. #sweet big round OOOOOO tone.
i have a red spruce 21L. #more than enough bark to go around on this mando. #it has that woody g-tone. #
as for the new mando, think of it as my 21L x's four. #at this early age you can hear this big woof developing. #and when i say woof, i mean WOOF. #think of it as the rottweiller of mandolins. #in fact, let's just call her BIG RED!