Really nice! Man it looks to be in really great shape as well. Bet it sounds wonderful.. Whats the date?
Does Martin himself own the Loar?
1999 Buckeye #18 (Bucky)
1987 Flatiron Festival A blackface (Edgar)
198x Flatiron pancake mandola (no name)
All I know is what's posted above.
I'll watch the Facebook posting for clarification and comments. I love the first comment posted:
"Ha, I'm sure the Steep Canyon Rangers love being known as "Steve Martin's band".
Wow! Great for Mike! He'll play the fire out of it. Anybody else notice the pick guard nails in the side of the fingerboard ext? I'm guessing Mike had the guard off for display purposes.
John H. Duncan
Fiddle for Buncombe Turnpike
annual cash award to a banjo player recognized for excellence, AND is loaning his Lloyd Loar F5 mandolin to a great, young mandolin player indefinitely.
Americana music needs more generous patrons like Steve Martin! Well done!
WOW!! When did it become "Steve Martin's" Steep Canyon Rangers??
What The ....
Steve already had a nice collection of vintage Gibson banjos, now a nice Loar, and his name is Martin....the pre-war guitars are already monogrammed......
I stepped up on the platform, the man gave me the news;
He said: "You must be joking son, where did you get those shoes...."
"Your man doesn't sound so good!!"
Miles Davis to his drummer (ignoring guitarist John Scofield, who he had just brought in for an audition)
Where do I sign up for a Loar signed mandolin loaner program?
It might be a July 9th but I don't see how it can be 5 numbers away from Monroes. Monroes is 73987. If you go 5 or even 6 numbers on either side of Monroes it would have to still be a side bound F5. The one he is holding is a top bound F5. Maybe the toneguard is to also help keep from scratching the back but I bet the little mini-tuner on the headstock leaves a mark if left there too long. That's the kind that clamps on and is not spring loaded.
I know Lloyd Loar mandolins are by no means inexpensive, but even at their current prices I would consider them a bargain...
Well, I have to ask: Why would anyone, ever, clip a tuner on a Loar F5?!
Steve Martin is such a cool guy. Even if I don't always love his comedy, how can you not like the guy?
Lloyd L ever have anything to do with the Banjo department?
writing about music
is like dancing,
Don't forget, Alison krauss bought Dan Tyminski a herringbone to help convince him to join her band. I suppose that sort of thing goes on from time to time.
Heck, if she'd let me join her band I'd buy HER a herringbone. (Of course it would have to be a Johnson or something fake)