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    Seriously, the site is gone. Not down, gone.

    Arrow Guitars and Mandolins

    Anyone know what happened to Paul LeStock and/or Arrow Guitars and mandolins?

    Curious,
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    I can assure everybody that Paul's still alive and building mandolins. I just got an e-mail from him this morning, he's finishing up some new designs, including a flattop octave and cello, as well as a Django-style tenor guitar. He's also starting a new mandolin batch in November apparently.
    I didn't know his site was down, I'll ask him about it. If anybody wants/needs to get in touch with him, PM me and I'll get you his e-mail.
    Still loving my Arrow G-style mandolin. (and wishing for an archtop-guitar octave)

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    Update:

    I talked to Paul and he said he didn't know about it. Apparently his webmaster says the server crashed. He says everything should be back online soon.

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    his sight isn't gone, just the second page that is referenced is gone. The index page and IP address are still active. Must have lost some of the pages within his site.
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    Thanks everyone for the kick in the butt,otherwise I wouldn't have known that the site vanished.
    I spend all my time in the shop,and the e-mail address never stopped working,so I didn't have a clue.
    Apparently the server crashed and they didn't have backup for some of their clients, me included.
    My webmistress is currently working on republishing the pages,possibly updating it as well.
    All the best!~
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    Quote Originally Posted by (arrowmandolin @ Oct. 12 2005, 22:50)
    My webmistress is currently working on republishing the pages, possibly updating it as well.
    Well, there you go guys...
    Between making some of the coolest jazz instruments in the world AND a "mistress," no wonder Paul's having a hard time keeping in contact with us!
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    I found this thread from way back in 2005. Can't find hide nor hair of Paul on the web today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonZ View Post
    I found this thread from way back in 2005. Can't find hide nor hair of Paul on the web today.
    Be that as it may, he's very actively building these days!
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    The website may be gone, but the contact information is still available:

    http://www.mandolincafe.com/cgi-bin/...&submit=Search
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    I know Paul doesn't fancy himself a salesman. Most of his instruments sell either word of mouth or at the many festivals Paul attends...I got my tenor guitar after playing one for a week at one of the Mandolin Symposiums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmando View Post
    Be that as it may, he's very actively building these days!
    Yep....
    Here's a pic I took last weekend at W'grass....


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    Not to sure about his site , but does anyone have the number of the blonde who poped up on my screen when i went there ????
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    It's good to hear he is still active. I have one of his Gs. Wonderful instrument.

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    Paul's still doing well, from what I hear. I gave him my Wintergrass ticket since I couldn't make it - glad to see he brought some new babies up for everybody to try out.

    Still love my blackface Arrow Octave. Paul is a treat to work with and will totally go above and beyond to stand by his instruments in my experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spruce View Post
    Yep....
    Here's a pic I took last weekend at W'grass....

    Oh look at that 5 string.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wudwerkr View Post
    Not to sure about his site , but does anyone have the number of the blonde who poped up on my screen when i went there ????
    I saw several framed pictures of her, dollar each. I think they were selling the frames.
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    Don't click the link he provide because it has a virus. Not joking. It may have be hi jacked..Mike

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    I didn't realize this thread was 5 years old. I clicked the link above and got a trojan alert from my anti virus.

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    Yeah, seeing this thread resurrected is sort of like meeting yourself in the past. Weird and disorienting.

    I can attest from personal knowledge that Paul Lestock is still building great instruments. He lives in Oregon, outside of Portland, and I have recently heard one of his excellent mandolins being stroked by Tim Connell in the Eric Skye Trio.

    So no web page. But very much still building.

    Daniel

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