Here are some photos of my recently received Glenn mandolin, #116. #It's basically the student F, with body binding, wider neck/nut, radiused fretboard, Glenn inlay, and ebony peghead overlay. #I upgraded from the stock stamped metal tailpiece to the Allen bronze AR-2 tailpiece (which installed like a breeze, sounds great, and makes string changing really easy). #Shortly after receiving the mandolin, I received an email from Allen Jones, of Glenn Mandolins, letting me know that mine will be the last Glenn mandolin (mine was the third in a lot of three, one of which at least, I believe, belongs to a fellow Mandolin Cafe member), as he's been hired by Gibson to build mandolins for them in Nashville.
The mando plays and sounds great. #I love the tone (can't wait to hear it when it really starts to open up) and it really holds its own with my cannon of a D-18. While very cool that Allen will be building mandolins for Gibson, it's a shame that he won't be building such great, reasonably priced mandolins on his own anymore.