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There are so many beautifully done headstocks. I was wondering if the folks could post closeup pictures.
What gave me the idea was the closeup picture of the Duff mandolin headstock. Just beautifully done.
Steve Smith 10-string bouzouki
my beater (breedlove)
This is my Brentrup 23V.
Here is my friend Chad's Gilchrist.
Here's a little something different -- a century-old Martin Style 5.
Rather pedestrian in comparison, but here's a ca. 170 year old Eulry:
My Alvarez A800 "Baroque"
Here's my fav from a Gibson F-4:
Heres the peghead on #21.
Ibanez 524, circa 1977
1908 Martin "Unidentified special"
Early 1900s John Brandt style 2
Weber Big Sky - 2002
Here is a '99 Gilchrist octave mandolin peghead modeled after a Loar mandocello peghead that Steve repaired.
'89 Gilchrist mandola peghead that was pictured on the cover of Steve's first brochure.
'97 F-5 black faced Gilchrist. One of the few (like Alan N's pictured above) that has "The Gilchrist" versus just "Gilchrist."
I love that Gilchrist 'cello-patterned headstock...reminds me, I need a haircut.
Here's a question - When did the practice of adding the word "The" to name of manufacturer begin and why. I have a Flatiron F-5 which bears the name "The Flatiron" and have seen this on Gibsons and the Gilchrist's above.
I am guessing that Gibson started this in the early part of the twentieth century. #The top of the line F and A models (F-4 and A-4 models, before the Loar F-5) had "The Gibson" designation in their headstocks. #I suspect that Flatiron carried this practice over for their best instruments but not sure. #Gilchrist only did this on 3 or 4 instruments, thus it is rare.
A couple of Gibson's
A Lyon & Healy mandocello.
Interesting tuner variety (Waverly???) on vintage F-4.
This is from my Weber Bitterroot custom. I haven't seen others use this striped ebony, but I think it looks kind of neat, if non-traditional.
A few Nugget headstocks from http://www.greatdividemusic.com/
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The word "THE" I have a 1896 "The Merril" this pre-dates "The Gibson" so I read somewhere on this site. I have always wondered why the word "The" was there
Here's an exotic one from a late 19th century Neapolitan mandolin in a collection in Milano...
ho la la!!!
If I'm not mistaken, that Milanese mando has the entire headstock veneered in tortoiseshell...
Keep those pictures coming. The one's so far are great !
This is a Trillium octave mandolin.
Can we see the rest of the Trillium mandolin in the "regular" picture-post section. The top is gorgeous.
Ok - here's a closeup of the Dude #21 Peghead.
Here is my 1981 LaPlant.
This is my 2002 LaPlant.
Style 18 headstock
That's a very nice headstock Michael....Great work!
The 19th c. Germanic/Austrian guitar heads were amongst my favorites to incorporate the flat-scroll-in-profile motif. Please don't lynch me, but to my eyes it is more elegant than the standard F-style head. I've also seen it applied to domra. I'd be keen to see some luthier apply the notion to mandolin.
Here's my Sigma SM-6S (imported, set up & distributed by C.F. Martin). #Don't know how old it is - bought it used in '96. #Headstock says: "Sigma Mandolin, Est. 1970".
All are great, but the Neapolitan from Milano - WOW, WOW, WOW! Incredible!!!
I put it on my Desktop!
Monteleone Grand Artist
The "Old Man" and "The Lady"
Wow, how about the rest of the instrument(s).
This from a recent acquisition...
Anxiously awaiting its arrival...
2002 Davy Stuart LT8 mandolin
The yellow-meated melondolin "Sweet" and the aquamarine radio flyer ripoff "whoa!"
and the string?
This is the peghead of my first mandolin made in '79. Straight Siminoff.I even called him to order the tuners at 7 AM Mountain time,thinking he lived on the east coast,but he had moved to California,so I got him out of bed at 6 AM to make the order.
Nugget did the finish on it for $200.Those were the good ole days.
Herman, your mandolins look fantastic! Who made those?
Hey guys, lets keep those headstock pictures coming.
My personal favorite, for obvious reasons... :-)
Check out those ears on the neck. They're 3 pieces each, alternating maple & cocobolo, so you get that sweet stripe down the center, which is the inverse of the maple/cocobolo/maple center part of the neck. Sweet!
And the pretty lass, too... the reason she looks like she's got a great tan is because she's copper, in case you were wondering. :-) Goes great with the copper and ebony jazz-guitar-style trapeze tailpiece...
A delicious, graceful Embergher provided by Alex elsewhere on the board:http://mandolincafe.net/iB_html/uploads/post-6-12550-Embergher_kop_licht_scan04a.jpg
Here's my Gibson F4
and the string?
MPO - we prefer to use cat-gut.
Head Stock of Bill Thompson's F4
The head and tuners on my Santos Beirao Lda., ca.?http://mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif
How about some photos of the whole thing, looks like a beauty so far.
I really like the coco ears.I got to hold a Loar this past weekend,and was struck by how they used the black veneer overlay on the back of the peghead to hide the fact there were seams as well as starting the scroll climb so you don't see the seams.You,on the other hand used the seams to get a nice,contrasting look.
Watch out for that cocobolo.It can produce rashes if you let the dust get on you.
Here's a couple by Michael Lewis.
First, the D'Anjelico Mando
And the headstock on one of his Brazian rosewood F models
and a traditional F style headstock
(this one is mine!)
Mike's Pricetone #33
Here's my D1M Dearstone headstock....
Thanks for the kind words and caution. I actually had my first run-in with inhaled cocobolo dust turning bowls a while back. Something like an instant severe head cold... :-)
I use a dust mask now... at least, whenever my little brother's watching.
And I don't care what anyone says. Mr. Lewis is the man. Keep 'em coming!
Hey ArtDeco -
I love those Michael Lewis headstocks and tailpieces. When are you going to post some pics of the mandos they're attached to?
89 Flatiron F-5 Custom....my new Baby....
my mando headstock
1993 Limited Edition #55 of 200 - from my personal collection.
1981 Grit Laskin 10 String Octave Mandolin from my personal collection.
1940 Gibson F4
The headstock to my newest Phoenix mandolin, #301, from Rolfe Gerhardt.
My first time posting, so I hope this works.
And here is a picture of the back of the headstock...
Here's the headstock on my 1998 (Gibson) Flatiron "F-5 Special."
I finally couldn't resist anymore. Here is my Stinnet. Dated Dec. 2000.
here's my kick butt weber fern
I've seen this Weber before, about 12 posts ago. It is beautiful; do you have two?
2002 Peter Coombe A-5 w/ Nugget / haircut headstock...love it!
Here's the headstock to the mandolin I made at the 4-H Workshop led by Don Kawalek. #I did the inlay at home. #Its based on a necklace bought at the gift shop at Bryce Canyon National Park.
Hey folks, with all the beautiful mandos people are talking about, how 'bout putting up some nice closeups of the headstocks?
C'mon, Peakbagr, give us a headstock of yours!
I have a digital camera provided by my employer and pictures of my Rigel. I'm having problems trying to scale the pictures down to a size the Board accepts.
Hope to have this figured-out by the time Hans Brentrup gets to building my mandolin next year.
My Collings F....sweet instrument....
Hodson Djangolin over 78 RPM cover
F-4 by Mark Bluett
I found this picture while cleaining out the shoebox !! A couple of years old, but still a pretty nice looking picture..
It took roughly 8 hours to do and i LOVED every minute of it ! Why would anybody pay money to see a shrink when they can do pearl inlay work ! It'll cure whatever ailments you have ! Life is Good .
The headstock on my Freshwater FF-101 deep-box mandolin. #My instrument was the first one he shipped with the new headstock design, featuring pewter inlays for the "Freshwater" name and thistle design.
Here's one of mine.....
Let's try this again.
Greg....were you by chance over to Hans' place today mando tasting?
THE DAVID F5
With deer antler inlay I designed.
Here are a couple of pegheads that I recently got back from my inlay guy, Paul Bordeaux. I'll let his work do all of the talking.
And one more from Paul...
These are lush, John! The latter reminds me of a notion I had for a 000 guitar with wetland-/fish-themed inlays. One day...
When that "one day" comes, I would highly recommend that you talk with Paul. He can design a scene from scratch, or you can provide him with a line drawing of your own. Either way, he is a joy to work with.
Here's a shot of "Blackjack", Pomeroy #21, built by Don Paine. Fore more pictures, http://mandolincafe.net/cgi-bin....;t=5599 (http://mandolincafe.net/cgi-bin/ib3/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=15;t=5599)
Nice work from Mr. Bordeaux. The first has a definite M.C. Escher spin on it.
Here's an upclose of the detail of my King Brown Oval Holed F5. Hope you all aren't too sick of these posts! I think I must of done this to all of our friends when we had kids too. I never realized it without a documented forum such as this.
This is Fisch number twelve from Czech luithier Fischmeister Karel.Yes,I've already been warned about getting poked with those string ends.
Here's one from a Bluett F5 Signature
Gibson Master Model "Flag"
Here's my Randy Wood F5 Supreme
Another Fisch, #14. Karel's own design, and the handmade, carved truss rod cover. Gold hardware...
2000 Woodley F5 lefthanded
First time trying to post a picture here so I hope it works!
This is the headstock belonging to the love of my life ... My new (well still kinda new at 5 months old) A. Lawrence Smart "F" #146.
I had wanted to post pictures of this beauty since the first day I held it in my arms but found it impossible to put down long enough to take some photos!!! :-)
This is my second Smart mandolin; I have one of his "A" models as well. To say that I am a huge fan of his and consider him to be almost God-like in the way that he crafts these instruments would be a vast understatement!
I used to own a Monteleone Grand Artist but life circumstances forced me to sell it some time ago. I never thought I'd find anything comparable to that instrument but I have to say that these two Smarts are just so damn nice that I really no longer have that ache in my soul over the Monteleone anymore ... They (The Smarts) are that good!! OK ... Enough raving. Thank you for indulging me! Here's the headstock.
I'll try to post some shots of the rest of this killer sometime next week ...
Edit #1 Well ... That didn't work. I guess it's time to look around for hints on how to correctly upload a picture.
Edit #2 OK ... I've searched around and haven't found any clues as to the proper way to post a picture soooo ... Anyone care to offer the clueless a helping hand? Thanks!
Weymann headstock from early 1900's
Wayne, down towards the bottom of the page under File attachments, their is a rectangular box with "browse" Click on it and then find the pic on your computer and then open it and Add reply. #I think the size limit is 56k but thats a guess. Hope this helps.
Here's the headstock on my Majestic (more photos of the entire instrument posted separately).
Not much like any of the others posted here -- note the zeroth fret and real bone nut. Tuning pegs are bakelite, frets brass. The wood looks like beech to me, but I'm not too sure.
1996 Flatrion Performer
Wayne, down towards the bottom of the page under File attachments, their is a rectangular box with "browse" Click on it and then find the pic on your computer and then open it and Add reply. I think the size limit is 56k but thats a guess. Hope this helps.
Thanks!! I thought I had tried that last night but it was late so I might have messed up. OK ... here we go again ... jpg file attached, 27kb in size ...
A. Lawrence Smart #146
It's a thing of beauty isn't it???!!!
yes it's a sweetie for sure...Mr. Smart just lives about 2 hours up the road, but I can't afford his work yet. The ones I've heard were killer fo'sho!
He's about 3/4 of the way across the country from me so I've never met him face to face but in dealing with him on my two mandolins I feel like he's one of my best friends! What an incredibly wonderful guy to work with!!
I'm sure if you're ever in his neighborhood he'd welcome a visit ... Just prepare to be seduced by his instruments. They are truly special!
Here is my favorite headstock picture of my 1936 Triolian Mando
The skull is the mandocrucian "trademark" . He made it for me when I was at his Blues Mando Bootcamp in 2001 .
The only thing I don´t like about it is , that on a local Blues Jam it attracts more attention than my palying ;-)
My first: #Harlan #1.
bluesmandolinman...sweet! My nickname, well one of them is Skull. A reference to my primitive man shaped head. Im a proud member of the evolutionary process...
After I placed the photo there was no response for some weeks and I was afraid to have killed this nice topic because obviously everybody was shocked .
Well at least 1 person likes it.
I never was Mainstream in any way......
John, let me say, somewhat belatedly, that the lizard inlay is just amazing. THAT is over-the-top inlay I could live with!
Here is my Master Model #3 Prototype with a new neck and headstock. What a treat it is to have it back from Gibson. They sure did a great job at replacing the neck and blending the finish. Charlie and Danny, you're the best.
96 Montana-made Flatiron F . . . . . .
Scott Carey #2
Here's the latest addition to the herd, a Howe-Orme Style 5.
Would you be so kind as to post photos of the rest of your instrument. If the headstock is any indication, the rest of the mandolin must be one fine looking beast. So, how about it?!
Hey Slowhands, thanks for the compliments. I am just learning the ropes for posting pictures, so i will post the others on the show us your mando thread. Incidentally the truss rod cover and the lightning bolt are real tortoise laminated over MOP, thanks again.
92 Gibson F5L.....
Here's the headstock of my new Sawchyn S-5.
I thought my headstock looked good until I saw the rest of these, good work fellas! (JD) http://mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif
My spartan Martin. They don't get much plainer than this.
Evergreen # 29 http://mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif http://mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif
Pomeroy A-5 #26...
My new Duff and my Dude #2:
This is one I'm working on now.For the fisherman in us all.
I just have to show off my Brentrup 23V headstock!
nothing so ornate as those pictured above, but the sun is real ivory (from recycled piano keys)- the truss rod cover will be rosewood. simple yet beautiful imho
can't seem to get it to work- headstock at the following site-
My brand spanking new Kneeland.
Where is the rest of this beauty?
Funny you should ask Mikey. It's actually back at Brians right now getting the final french polishing done. I get it back Thursday and am already going through withdrawal symptons after playing it all day Sat. and Sun.
I took a few quick pics but keep in mind that the finish wasn't done and I'm not exactly Ansel Adams with this new fangled digital camera. Heres one of the back of the peghead.
Love those Allen monteleone style tail pieces! Nice neck wood. It is great to see these mandos w/o the sunburst coverup.
And here's one of the back. I'll take some better picks next week. You would not believe how good the tortoise shell binding looks with this color scheme.
Somebody emailed me and said my post in another category should go here so here it is: Driftwood #2
Here's the headstock of my Custom Yellowstone. It is sporting the soon to be extincted Flower Pot.
Here is a pic of the "Prodigal 5" peghead
Here is a pic of the "Tennessee 5" peghead by Mark Taylor
Great stuff! Prodigal 5 couldn't be more custom. Very original and gorgeous.
Hey Jessbo did you buy that Evergreen? I'll admit, I was tempted, and had Charles play it for me over the phone. (I wound up getting a different one he had in stock however.)
Kentucky KM400E 4-string electric. Only one I've ever seen.
(Ugh, this is my first attempt at Photo Editing. I need some pointers. The original is sharp and clean, but a zillion bytes. I switched to 8-bit color then used resize to reduce the bytes.)
Lee, your technique is OK, but you need to filter your image, before you switch to 8bit mod - for example: when you work in Adobe Photoshop(In the RGB mode), you lower the resolution first(by using either bilinear or bicubic graphic filtration)and then change output format. Most desirable is JPEG format, when you can alternatively setup the ratio and type of compresion - these parametres have the major influenceon the final picture.. the additional advantage of this graphic type is, that JPEG automaticaly reduces the number of non-recognizable(for human eye) color tints in the photo.
There's picture of my sakis bouzouki:
(billinear filtering, optimilized JPEG - middle quality)
Bucubic Graphic Filtration. Microsoft Photo Editor won't do it?
Nice Sakis headstock!
This began at 232 KB. Maybe the camera should be set differently?
You need at least 400 X 500 or there abouts for a good pic (resolution) Yours is 210 X 368 Rt click on photo and then click "properties" to get resolution
Here is a pic of the "Tennessee 5" peghead by Mark Taylor
This is what I'm talking about in regards to another post on Gibson's copywriting their logos. Your logo is beautiful! A graceful work of art. Great job!
Ray's peghead in the white, mesquite burl/crotch veneer.
BTW, inheriting one of Mark Taylors a models from the mid 70's is what inspired me to get into building, still use that aesthetic body shape for my A's. Thanks Mark!
I like that. It's reminiscent of the scrolled holes in old bowlbacks, the best examples of which in turn recall a pair of violin scrolls facing each other in profile. I also like the pseudo-snakehead configuration of the tuning posts for a straight string passage over nut.
The latest on my A style. Black Mother of Pearl with White Pearl "N".
A-style Kentucky KM-1500 "Dawg" Mandola.
This could be my first succesfull photo post.
Whoa, kinda large, sorry.
just arrived: Scot # 6 by Keith Murchison
Thought I might as well ad one.
Here's my Jack Spira Mandola headstock. The Veneer is Ringed Gidgee. MOP and Abalone inlay.
And here's a sideview of the same:
John..I like your work..I hope I get a chance to play one of your mandos someday
Fraley F5 1997
Recent ebay purchase. #Also have one on order from him. #Love it!!
While I'm doing this, I'll add this, my new Cittern made by Gray Burchette, Elkin, NC
Gray's webpage (http://www.burchetteguitars.moonfruit.com)
..here is #6 with the ebony buttons and abalone trussrod cover installed...
..here..I know..I know..the pic sucks..the camera sucks....maybe with my tax refund I can get a new one...ya think?
Looks real nice Scotti, I have to get new glasses though, mine are getting kind of blurry!
Where did you get the ebony tuner buttons?
MandoMedic...aka Ken Cartwright...a real class act...I should add that my tuners are Grovers and the buttons are for Waverlys..I had to do a little dremel work to get them to adapt..and I ruined a couple along the way....Ive heard of some guys actually grinding the tuner shaft to make them fit. I didnt want to go that extreme....they are really snug...if one should start to slip in the future I do have extras I can refit.
One of my all time favorites..1905 A3..photo by Frank Ford
Daryl was that one actually built by Orville?
Someone over on Comando was asking about what tools they may have been using in those days, wondering how they did inlay before dremels. I see a couple of splits in the veneer on the '03, and guessed it might have been from hand cutting, but "The Gibson "would be a tricky one to do by hand. But, if you didn't have another way ,you would just do it ,wouldn't you.
They may have had something like a Fordham by the Loar day's, or an early dental tool, but I doubt it in'03. I did a Google search of antique power tools, and I didn't come up with anything before the early '50s.
Bout-to-get-strung-up #329 with the new design flowerpot (no offense intended toward any luthier or craftsman, living or dead, real or imaginary), arizona ironwood burl peghead veneer, pipestone (catlinite) pot, tru-oil finish, alongside my homade real horny fiddle scroll finished with a fulton-style varnish cooked up from pinyon pine sap, linseed oil, and hematite from a prehistoric shawnee warpaint mine in the eastern ozarks.
...1905 A3 peghead..I noticed those little splits too. #I think it's peculiar how the script is actually heavier than "normal", but yet so symmetric and flowing. #I suspect that they sawed the overlay out with a jewelers saw just like the pearl work.
More pics are at: #
frets.com link (http://www.frets.com/FRETSPages/Museum/Mandolin/Gibson/1905A3/1905a3.html)
Bill, love the new flowerpot. Can you tell us the significance of those initials, or is it top secret? Will you have any bolos for sale at the Durango Meltdown?
I have alot of favorites, but this one I'll always love.
Here's my peghead for mando #1 I'm building.
Now if I could just find where I left my Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator, I could finish the thing...
Marvin the Martian--- that's brilliant !!! #make sure you keep use posted on this !
Best. Mandolin. Ever.
Holy Dang!!! These are awsome!
:Speaking of a Dudenbostel headstock I seen earlier:
I noticed a few times when seeing Random pictures (and Videos) Of Nickel Creeks, It looks like one of the Mandolins Chris Thile plays, well, It looks like the headstock is Broken or something? What the heck is it?!
Yes, it's broken. Once upon a time, it was broken too...
Ah ha!! Thank you, Now I can actually show my sister I was right, It IS broken. Thank you, thats very interesting!! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif
OK, back to the original photo. #If that's the little outer space guy from the old 'Bugs Bunny Cartoons' -- well hell, that's brilliant. #I'm impressed.
No, no I'm not! #It makes me "very very angry!" #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
Excellent job! #One of a kind.
Glad you like him! Marvin the Martian is one of my all-time favorites. They had just re-run all the Bugs bunny cartoons with Marvin on some cartoon channel recently, and I watched them all -- just hilarious stuff ("I'm going to destroy the Earth... it blocks my view of Venus" "Where's the ka-boom? There should have been an Earth-shattering ka-boom!"). I already have shirts, coffe mugs, folders, bumper stickers, etc. with Marvin on them, so I thought he would make a wonderful mascot. I thought about a little flying saucer for the 12th fret and stars and planets scattered down the fingerboard, but I don't have nearly that much time to cut pearl.
Did you check that flowerpot out with WB?http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif
That fine ram-head violin on the last page got me stewing on some renaissance cittern heads. Check out some of the fine work by the UK's Barber and Harris (http://www.lutesandguitars.co.uk/htm/cat05.htm), like these unicorns:
...and gilded-horn rams:
"Did you check that flowerpot out with WB?"
Hey, from 20 ft away, it looks like a Roman soldier.
Flowerpot- magnificent marvin! wish'd Ida thoughta that!
heres #331- mesquite burl peghead veneer, bison femur nut, along with the worst sounding fiddle I ever made. It sounded so bad even after regraduating top and back and making a few bassbars, I sawed off the bighorn sheep scroll to make a bolo tie, grafted on a block of maple, and carved a monkey with the hands over the ears.......
bill that Monkey is the funniest headstock I have ever seen! It cracks me up...I think that would fit my style of fiddle playing just fine casue that is is the general reactionI I get from anyone that heres me play fiddle.
Cover your ears, Run for Your Lives!!!!
My 1930s A-50, the tuning keys are starting to show some wear.
Randy Wood 2-pt A5 "fern" -- he tried this inlay for the fisrt time with this A -- turned out rather well I think (but I'm still trying to figure out this picture uploading thing, so may not come out too well).
Quick quesiton on the Marvin the Martian mandolin (well there's some alliteration for ya)...are you making a standard f-style body, or perhaps go for something a bit different, like maybe a rocket ship? Personally, I think that would be one of the ebst mandolin's on the forum, but that just may be me.
This headstock is a 2-pt oval hole built by Pavel Sucek.
and a rear shot of the same
Here's one of my vintage Favilla before restoration
Here's another of the same headstock after a time intensive restoration. It took about ten minutes!
Lee...have you posted a complete shot of the back of the oval hole on the cafe yet? Love the way that mando looks.
Hey Spare Change, not yet. I'll post it in the work-in-progress forum. The front shot's a little blurry.
Ok, need one of these in here...
Billy, I've always thought that was one of the coolest around. Pure understated elegance!!
I followed the link from the cafe front page
to the updated Collings website and noticed
that the MT2 shows a different headstock inlay
than the one on my #115. I wonder when they
changed the inlay design.
Here's a close up of mine ...
And the MT2 from Collings' website ...
flowerpot, I love it.
Delays, delays, delays!
1984 Kentucy Dawg
1983 Hutto Master Model (Left Handed)..the first mando that John put 'The Hutto' in the peghead.
Please pardon the poor quality of this photo. L to R is a '93 Flatiron A5 Artist, '92 Flatiron F5 Artist and '99 Weber Beartooth.
Here's the headstock of the second mandolin built by Christian Mirabella. He is a devotee of the late great John D' Angelico
whose influence is clearly shown. I hope you like his work.
I'm going to cheat and post some non mando nonsense.
This is a series of animal pegheads I've done over the years. (Back when I could build whatever I felt like, as long as I went to my day job first.)
They range from 1982 till 1998. There's my first solidbody electric, which now has bass strings and no pickups, an electric 12 string which can still be played, my wife's acoustic bass, and my dreadnaught.
Let me show you the dreadnaught that's attached to the tiger headstock.
JD #3 Done March 21st 04
Heres the headstock for my new Muth!
My new Johnson #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif
Thats a real nice floor under that dreadnaught Jim http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
No flowerpot, no logo....no room! Just wood and steel.
Very pretty Erik.
Thats nice looking! I love the look of the slotted headstocks. Just how hard are they to restring anyways?
just like anything else. you get used to it.. now its easier.....
Here's mine. Duff #0063 (december 2000)
OK, let's hope this works (thanks to Michael Lewis for showing me the sizing tricks!). This is the latest idea for headstocks for me (prolly should have posted it in "under construction", but I was here anyway).
Looks very nice! Classy looking. But why not "The Zeke"? I'd buy it for my 22-month old son named Zeke! Actually, you are one of the few Zeke's I've ever run across. (We chose a non-common first name, Ezekiel, to counter my too-common last name).
..........but don't the New Orleans Saints have a copyright on the logo ?
Very nice Zekeman! Did you hand cut that name, it looks like a ton of work.
Nice script Zeke. Will look great with some finish on it.
Thanks for the nice comments, guys, I really appreciate it. Since we're on the subject (and also to practice this re-sizing technique) I'll add a pick I took a few days ago of my new "A" style peghead as well (surrounded by her Z-5 sisters). Just finished binding it but haven't inlayed anything other than my name.
thats some real nice headstocks