I never thouht a mandolin could be this ugly. Does somebody know what it is? I didn´t find it at the vintageinstruments site.
almost looks like the "Duck"
I never wanted them all, Just the ones I wanted.....
Hmm... they should have never asked Salvador Dalí for his A-style blueprints.
It is not man who lives, but his work. (Ioannis Kapodistrias)
The day I recieved my bending iron I practiced bending wood for hours. I threw most of the pieces away. It appears as though they were salvaged from the landfill and used on this mandolin.
What about that checkerboard model that stayed on ebay forever?
owsley- isn't that the dude who made all the acid for the acid tests during the 60s in the bay area- i didn't know he made mandos during the parties.........
You are right Ira! Looks like a Timothy Leary Orange Sunshine Burst on the front, and a purple Owsley micro finish on the back!
im havin a flashback
Poor Orville Gibson, He's going to be rollin in his grave if he knows about that Owsley creation.
All hail Orville's genius!
hold on a minute! i like that last mando!
Y'know... what that thing really needs to set it off is a scooped fretboard.
BTW - must've been a sale on bone nut material the week that thing was built... y'think??
"Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now." -Bob Dylan
It's a good thing Lloyd Loar wasn't a plumber then eh Ted.
And please folks, respect for Orville.....even when he did put cherubs on the pick guard.
I wonder where the carb is on that bong?
"Well, Yes, It is true that it did have random Hippie Sanding done to it"
"It's about the journey and not the destination."
I'll bet that neck never warped.
The last post was about the Lyre-shaped mandolin.
3 finger chop
"There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste." Goethe
That Owsley mandolin has been discussed many times here on the Cafe. I agree it is truly ugly.
However, and I know I will not get a lot of agreement on this, I wonder what the reaction would be if we had never seen an F style mandolin before, it had never been invented until now, and we saw one for the first time. I think people would go, "What is the deal with that? That's awful!"
This thread (ending on #17) actually dates back over 8 years ago to 2004. Some of the images are no longer with us. RIP. :-)
Photos please the listing/link has ended.
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