I just visited the Gibson factory/ store in Nashville.
I spent alot of time talking to C.D. Vest (Big Joe's son).
Boy oh boy he is a heck of a nice guy and a wealth of information.
I now know what my next mandolin is...A Gibson!
If you ever get a chance to visit that store you better do it. They build mandolins in the factory attached to the store. I watched them attaching necks and working on the scroll of some pretty mandolins.
I saw C.D's MOLDRUSH ...which is a goldrush that is a unique color and a wonderful story of how that came about. It sounded great!
I left just blown away. Well I have to sell a couple of mandolins real quick. I have my sights on an A9 that I must have. Anyone need a Rigel Q95 or a J Bovier?
The secret is... your thoughts create vibrations.
Rigel Q95 espresso con panna
J Bovier Tradition satin carmel
Sullivan A style
Doug Edwards arm rests
Picture of Big Mon himself...