Wow, very nice, great job!
Wow, very nice, great job!
Stanley V5, Old Wave Z Dola', Stanley Jazz A on order, A to Z...
Wow. Very nice.
Sensational. I'm dying of envy.
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
What a beauty!
2011 Hilburn A5 #57
1918ish Fairbanks-Vega Style M Tubaphone tenor banjo
Lange made Triple X 17 fret tenor banjo (1920's)
2007 Fletcher Tenor Tone tenor guitar
1967 Rogers Holiday drum kit in champagne sparkle!
'70's Yamaha FG-75 acoustic guitar, cheap but sounds great!
Diary of a Mandolinquent, my Youtube channel
That is gorgeous! I really like the three piece neck and how it works so well with the flame on the neck.
I now have the worst MAS I have had in some time.
Congrats on such a beautiful build.
Click #016/ Born on 2/29/08
This IS a gorgeous OM. But, Mike doesn't get to play it anymore. I do.
I've had it for 4 days and my fingers are raw. [who needs sleep?]
She sounds better than she looks and plays like 'butta'.
I would like to thank all of you who thought they might want her and hesitated.
And Mike for making her. I don't see needing another OM in this lifetime.
But, I might need a Black A5 in my future.
[I have no monetary interest in Mike Black Mandolins. Just an interest in quality mandolins.]
Congrats. I grabbed the #5 A5 a few weeks ago. Happy, happy.
What kind of music are you mostly into? Based on Mike's sample clips, I like the fact that #6 isn't as clattery/clangy sounding as some of the OM's used in traditional Irish and Scottish music. I would think it might work well for a wide variety of styles with such a clear voice and full tone.
Gary, congratulations! That would be fun to play! Nice job, Mike!!
Thanks Skip. I am having fun. It's my first [and probably last] OM, and I'm busy retraining fingers. My little finger is about worn out.
Speaking of nice mando's. I wouldn't mind being 'stuck' with one of yours someday. I live on the wrong Ocean so I haven't seen one in person. But the ones I've seen via the net are awsome. The sound from them is KILLER.
Hi Brent, I like most music. I'll be playing Blues, Traditional, Folk, Old Time, and some Irish. The sound on this little beauty is amazing.
If you pick it back towards the bridge you get that more traditional 'zouk' sound [without the clatter]. By the time you work your way up to the fret board it's so mellow you could fall asleep while playing it.
Glad you like your A5 too. That's a beautiful looking and sounding mando. I was 'eyeballing' it also. But, a guy can only do so much. Mike is such a good guy. I think he is going to be very busy as word gets out about his mandolins.
Congratulations Gary. I really like the body shape and ornamentation Mike used. I think a shrunk down version for a mandola would be my dream build.
Mike, how are those juniors coming?
Thanks for posting the sound clip. Quite frankfully, I can't place the sound of your Zoom H2 guitar-bodied bouzouki? I have two traditional tear drop shaped bouzoukis and they don't sound anything like you beautifully sculptured work of art.
Stuart 2010 flat-topped celtic mandolin
Burgin 2011 archtopped bouzouki
Gallacher flat-topped octave mandolin
Astounding looks & sound to match ! - what more can be said ?. Well done Mike,
Weber F-5 'Fern'.
Lebeda F-5 "Special".
Stelling Bellflower BANJO
Tanglewood TW-1000SR Guitar
Tokai - 'Tele-alike'.
I'm having serious OMAS! Absolutely stunning!
Gorgeous instrument. It's a work of art. I must say though I'm really jealous of what can be seen of your workbench. Wish I had that too.
-Robert T. -
Lordie that's gorgeous. I'd like to see more like that.