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Chris Baird
Feb-27-2004, 10:59pm
Hi everyone, just got a digital camera(thanks to me mother whom helps supports this starving luthier) so I just had to post something. Here is my personal mandolin which was the prototype for my current mandos. The pics aren't that great but I'll try to get some better ones tomorrow. I'll have a new one done in a couple weeks too.

Chris Baird
Feb-27-2004, 11:01pm

Chris Baird
Feb-27-2004, 11:03pm

Chris Baird
Feb-27-2004, 11:04pm
Hope you like it, perhaps some daytime pics will be better. Stay tuned.

Feb-27-2004, 11:10pm
WOW!! drool drool Killer back. Doed it sound as good as it looks? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Feb-27-2004, 11:19pm
Did you get the Canon A-70?
I'm starting to think we think alike. If I can come up with a camera soon I'll post some pictures of the mando I made for myself many years ago. It looks a lot like that one. (needs a new neck tho).

Chris Baird
Feb-27-2004, 11:25pm
I did get the A-70. I've only been fooling with it for a couple hours now so hopefully I'll be able to get more detail shots tomorrow when the sun comes out.

This mandolin sounds good but a little to punchy/focused fundamental for me. I've since made a number of revisions for my current mandos that make them check in a lot more on the darker woody side; which I like more.

Feb-27-2004, 11:38pm
Good job Chris it doesn't get any better then that for a first try at mando building it looks flawless. Your new camera looks like its gonna take some nice pics.

Chris Baird
Feb-27-2004, 11:58pm
That mandolin is #3. My first was an utter failure and now hangs broken on the wall.

Skip Kelley
Feb-28-2004, 9:15am
Nice job! I love the flame on the back!

Chris Baird
Feb-28-2004, 3:57pm
Wish you were here. #A springlike day in beautiful Moab, Utah. I caught a blonde basking in the sun.

Chris Baird
Feb-28-2004, 3:58pm

Chris Baird
Feb-28-2004, 4:00pm

Chris Baird
Feb-28-2004, 4:02pm
Here is one of the boss doing some quality assurance.

Jim Garber
Feb-28-2004, 4:02pm
Yikes, Chris! In that last shot the mandolin looks dangerously close to the water, or even in it.


Chris Baird
Feb-28-2004, 4:09pm
What, it's not a good idea to put your mando in the stream. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif Well it was just the endpin and only for a few seconds. This mando has seen worse.

Feb-28-2004, 4:30pm
Is that the SUN shining in those pictures....we haven't seen the sun up here in so long up here that I have forgotten what it looks like!

Beautiful mando. I love blondes.

Feb-28-2004, 5:38pm
Excellent Chris!! #One of these days when I get a bit more time (...he dreams on...) I will attempt a carved top and hope it comes out as beautiful as that. #That is some really fine grain in the wood.


Mar-01-2004, 4:18am
Jeez you're making me want to go to Utah. UTAH for christs sake!

Gorgeous mando by the way.