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neal
Feb-19-2005, 3:18pm
Well, I'm gonna do it. Getting an A-2 from Don Paine at Pomeroy. I like the look of some that I've seen, and if any have some photos of their blackfaces, I'd like to see 'em. I'm sure that others would, too.

Thanks!!

SternART
Feb-19-2005, 5:01pm
Lawrence Smart 2 point

neal
Feb-19-2005, 7:14pm
Goodnight, that's goreous. I'm trying to decide how I want the soundhole bound, yours looks really nice, what kind of binding is on the body, looks abalone.

SternART
Feb-19-2005, 7:33pm
just black/white/black...top and sides......mop blocks on the board though, and then carried over to the soundhole design.

Jonathan James
Feb-19-2005, 8:26pm
Here's my Pomeroy blackface, although not an A...

Scotti Adams
Feb-19-2005, 8:34pm
..while Im not a big black face fan...That Pomeroy stikes a chord with me...nice

hotclub
Feb-20-2005, 1:02am
Nugget Two-Point

hotclub
Feb-20-2005, 1:14am
Collings MT-2

jasona
Feb-20-2005, 3:30am
I'd really love a closeup of that Nugget--but the Collings is pretty nice too.

hotclub
Feb-20-2005, 9:07am
another of the nugget

hotclub
Feb-20-2005, 9:09am
and another

SternART
Feb-20-2005, 11:07am
Boy Hotclub, that is like a stealth Nugget.......beauty! Did you order it new like that?

Baron Collins-Hill
Feb-20-2005, 12:43pm
what are those tuners?

hotclub
Feb-20-2005, 1:33pm
Yeah, Custom made, with schaller mini locking tuners and ebony knobs. '92 #153

Baron Collins-Hill
Feb-20-2005, 3:01pm
very nice hotclub

jasona
Feb-20-2005, 3:06pm
Excellent!

neal
Feb-20-2005, 3:28pm
Yeah, think I'll go with the blackface.

Phil Jolly
Feb-20-2005, 3:48pm
Here's Driftwood #007

Phil Jolly
Feb-20-2005, 10:00pm
Wow, i'd love to see more of that Collings, i love that picture with the contrast between the bursted side and the blackface.

mandocentric
Feb-21-2005, 4:24pm
1928 Gibson A

Lee
Feb-21-2005, 6:11pm
Peter Coombe

Lee
Feb-21-2005, 6:12pm
Headstock of the same

Lee
Feb-21-2005, 6:14pm
...and the back of Tasmanian Myrtlewood.
Sadly, this one got away.

Mandobar
Feb-21-2005, 6:14pm
lee, did you get that coombe from mr. grexa?

hotclub
Feb-21-2005, 6:57pm
Notice any similarities in the headstock between the nugget and the coombe?

hotclub
Feb-21-2005, 7:06pm
ksig, here's the collings back

sgarrity
Feb-21-2005, 8:43pm
Wow...That is some awesome flame. Is that the one that Greg Boyd had for a while? As soon as I decided I wanted it of course it was gone. That is absolutely beautiful!

oldwave maker
Feb-22-2005, 10:17am
its black, and it has a face!

oldwave maker
Feb-22-2005, 10:27am
So years ago Hotclub shows up late at night in the campground at Telluride, I run and get a paper grocery bag and a pencil, and by the dim light of a minimag I trace the coolest new mando body shape Ive ever seen. Several years later, this nugget tribute exits the shop:

jasona
Feb-22-2005, 3:31pm
I am smitten!!! Very nice Bill!

neal
Feb-22-2005, 6:26pm
Oh, my. I'm thankful to you all.

Lee
Feb-23-2005, 12:05pm
Back when Elderly Instruments was handling Old Wave I asked them for a photo of one of Bill's blackface C# two-pointers and still keep it pinned to my office wall. The design seems modern, yet timeless.

Mike Thomas
Feb-23-2005, 12:40pm
Gibson 1915 H2 mandola. #Having problems posting photo.

Mike Thomas
Feb-23-2005, 12:50pm
one more try on the 1915 H2.

peter.coombe
Mar-12-2005, 5:18pm
I've been watching this topic as I finish a new blackface, and finally here it is. #It is a mandola, 16.5" scale length, first one I have made.

peter.coombe
Mar-12-2005, 5:23pm
Here is the back of the mandola. #This one is going to a VERY good home (Massimo Gatti). The back and neck is Tasmanian Myrtle. The back is one piece of Myrtle. Bindings are Ebony.

Steven Stone
Mar-12-2005, 7:40pm
Ok, I've held off showing my blackface Collings MT-2 becasue I have it listed for sale in the classifieds and it might be construed as shilling, but it is pretty, all black, with nickle hardware.Its for sale cheep too..... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

SternART
Mar-12-2005, 7:55pm
veddy nice Peter!

neal
Mar-12-2005, 8:22pm
Thank you all. I'm decided. It will be born Blackface.----------Neal

Jim Garber
Mar-12-2005, 9:53pm
Here is my 24 A2(z)

Jim

neal
Mar-13-2005, 8:05am
And it's going to resemble Jim's A2Z.

Tim Saxton
Mar-13-2005, 11:56pm
As I am considering a blackface with tortise binding. the drift wood #7 is appealing.

ksig,

Can you post a close up of the binding in relation to the top and side?

Tim

Lee
Mar-15-2005, 11:38am
Hey Peter, gorgeous mandola up there! It will form a good pair alongside Massimo's blackface A5 that I posted above. He must really really like it!

grandmainger
Mar-15-2005, 11:47am
Well, here goes.

She's not quite blackfaced yet, but Chris Baird (Arches Mandolins) is spraying her top today... She'll be black later. Express tan!

I can't wait to have her!

Phil Jolly
Mar-16-2005, 1:12pm
Tim,

I'm out of town and away from my baby till sunday. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif As soon as I get back I'll try to get you a few pictures of #7 up close so you can get a better look at the tortise. I love the effect of the tortise with the black top; kind of non-traditional but cool.

Tim Saxton
Mar-16-2005, 2:14pm
Thanks for that. I am looking forward to it. I did get a few shots from Andrew. I would still love to get some more of the sides and finger board binding also.

Tim

fatt-dad
Mar-16-2005, 4:47pm
Do you guys really want me to take a photo of my black-face Hondo A model? I think not!

f-d

grandmainger
Mar-19-2005, 7:30pm
She is black now, and I'm in love. http://www.grandmainger.com/avatars/wub.gif

neal
Mar-19-2005, 7:36pm
Wow! That's geeeorgeous.

grandmainger
Mar-19-2005, 7:39pm
I know! I love it !!!

It's a flattop actually. Difficult to tell because of the depth of the black http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
Binding is herringbone, curly maple back and sides.

1 week to finish, many more days to ship to London and go through customs http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif

neal
Mar-19-2005, 11:31pm
And then there's the VAT......poor guy. Nice lookin' mando, bet it's gonna sound just like it looks.

PaulD
Mar-21-2005, 2:11pm
Peter... beautiful mandola... I love the birdseye guard in contrast to the black face, as well as the ebony binding on the myrtlewood body.

Paul Doubek

Jim Garber
Mar-21-2005, 2:42pm
Well, this isn't exactly a blackface A -- really a blackface K1.

Jim

CountyFarm
Mar-21-2005, 11:39pm
So years ago Hotclub shows up late at night in the campground at Telluride, I run and get a paper grocery bag and a pencil, and by the dim light of a minimag I trace the coolest new mando body shape Ive ever seen. Several years later, this nugget tribute exits the shop:

http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/uploads/post-15-86045-ow266.jpg

If thats the one I think it is, it followed me home tonight.
Old Wave #266 is alive and well in Asheville http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Mandobar
Mar-25-2005, 2:43pm
http://www.mandobar.com/distrbrentpost.jpg

i bought this mandolin from hans brentrup after IBMA 2003. my first red spruce brentrup......it really started something.

i have ordered an oval hole brentrup with a blackface for 2005.

neal
Mar-25-2005, 6:02pm
It's a classy color, or non color if you will, isn't it? I'm still waiting for that special email that tells me: "Neal, I'm ready to start building, what do you want this thing to be?"

Scotti Adams
Mar-25-2005, 6:25pm
..I hope to commission a blacked face A model from Darby by late summer....hes ready....just tell my bank account that...I think it will happen..

b.pat
Mar-26-2005, 12:44pm
Wow!! Just when I thought MAS was in total remission, That Arches flat top shows up. This opens up a whole new style and price point.
Germain, please keep us posted. A very classy looking instrument.

B.Pat