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I see Ellis mando advertised as Deluxe models....I thought he made only one model?
There are two models. The deluxe is top and side bound. I don't know what other differences there are.
mandolin on left is a Deluxe, mandolin on right is a Special
Tom...just love your mandolins...Also, the new TRC is perfect and a great addition to a great instrument...
is the difference just in the binding? are there any better woods used? anything else?? i'd really like one of these mandolins one day.
The difference in the Special is mostly binding, though they have special wood usually quilted maple, its not better wood. I have also been working on a Standard model, here's the first one
It has plain ivoroid binding
and this one has an A-3 style inlay, but I'll come up with something else in my spare time
since I finished a new Special today, a couple of pics of it
this pic shows the binding
Beautiful Tom...MAS attack for a Standard http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
WOW! The color is outstanding.
Nice work, Tom. My Ellis has competely stopped me from jonesing for another mandolin.
Evereybody who'd like to see Tom offer A-style mandolins please raise your hand... #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
Beautiful,beautiful work !. I remember reading an article in the old 'Frets' magazine many years ago re.your mandolins Tom. Your instruments have almost become 'legendary' regarding the quality of both build & sound - easy to see why !!!,
I'm raising my hand for an A style. Mandola and mandocello too. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
Tom...When will the Standard be released? Thought I'd ask, in case a miracle happened and I had enough to buy one http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
Amazing instruments! Would love too see and hear an A style! My hand is raised!
Mr Ellis I played a rather remarkable
Mando of yours this weekend that was relatively new. I had played some good ones of yours before but this particular mando was pretty freakin ridiculous. Great work.
That thing is immaculate; it just makes me realize how shoddily the scroll on my Eastman was put together... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif
You gets what ya pays for...
The old cliche it true...But you can't argue with the comments that continue to come about Tom's mandolins...Sound-wise they are phenomenal...But fit and finish they are perfect...The scroll is perfect in every way...Where many ignore, Tom gives the attention needed to set his mandolins a part from the pack...
So about that A-style.......... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif