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Neil Dean
Feb-21-2005, 2:52pm
Here is my latest batch of instruments. They will be on display at Wintergrass, so if you happen to be there,stop by and give them all a test drive. I will have more detail shots on my website this afternoon. http://www.neiljdeanmandolins.com
Thanks,
Neil

SternART
Feb-21-2005, 3:11pm
I look forward to playing them, Neil! Do you know what hours the vendor booths are open on Thurs?

Ted Eschliman
Feb-21-2005, 3:17pm
That's some nice looking stuff, Neil. Wish I were going...

Tim Saxton
Feb-21-2005, 3:35pm
I too am looking foward to playing them also. They look quite nice.

Tim

Scotti Adams
Feb-21-2005, 3:37pm
quite sexy....I love the color of that F model.

Flowerpot
Feb-21-2005, 3:46pm
Very classy combo! I look forward to getting my fingerprints all over them in a few days.

Pete Martin
Feb-21-2005, 3:50pm
I'll stop by, nice looking mandos by the way. I'll try not to drool on anything... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

MANDOLINMYSTER
Feb-21-2005, 4:53pm
Those are some fine looking instruments, mabey one day I'll get to play one too http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

b.pat
Feb-21-2005, 5:34pm
Neil,
Great looking stuff. Could you tell us a little more about the floating tail piece.

Neil Dean
Feb-21-2005, 6:14pm
Thanks everybody for your comments. Fingerprints and drool are completely acceptable. Arthur, I believe the vendors area opens at 4 on thursday, I don't know when they close. b.pat, the floating tailpiece is something that I have been refining for a couple of years. Basically, It has a brass plate inlayed into it which all of the hardware passes through(string posts and tail gut). I'm currently working on a way to make them adjustable in length, but as of right now they are fixed. Tonally, to my ear they warm an instrument up abit as well as increase sustain. You'll have to try one out sometime.
-Neil

mandolooter
Feb-22-2005, 4:32pm
see ya there...GREAT looking quartet!!!

danb
Mar-02-2005, 6:24am
Neil's mandos are very nice. I particularly liked that floating tailpiece detail too!

John Rosett
Mar-02-2005, 12:01pm
i had a chance to play that black face two point yesterday (thanks greg), and it is a wonderful mandolin. it reminded me of a stan miller A that i played in seattle in the 80's. hats off to mr. dean.
john

danb
Mar-04-2005, 2:55pm
The tailpiece reminds me of the one on this mandolin, a Steve Owsley-Smith one from the 90s or so:

http://www.celticmusic.com/steve/gallery/mandolins/2point.jpg

mandolooter
Mar-04-2005, 3:42pm
So Neil, which ones didn't come home with you?

Your floating TP is great! Are ya offering them to the public? I would like to use one on my first. I meant to ask ya Saterday nite but spaced it...
Jeff

Chris Burt
Mar-06-2005, 12:18am
The two point sounded beautiful, too bad it was already sold.