This is a real quite group.
Let's hear from you all
Sorry it's so quiet! Lot's going on. How long have you had your Monteleone? I bought mine from John back in 1982. This is the second Monteleone I've owned. The first was John's #2, created as a full Gibson copy, complete with logo, etc. That was a monster mando, but like a fool, I sold it about 5 years after getting my Grand Artist. Great sound and I'm sure it would be worth a small fortune now!! About the same time I sold a Unicorn Master Model. That was an awesome sounding mando, really woody, punchy and loud. I purchased that mando in 1976, back when Rolf was making Unicorns. Truly great mandolins!
I started playing mandolin in 1964. Over the years I've owned a bunch - a Gibson A1, A-50, F2, F4. I enjoy playing the Monty more than any of them however.