View Full Version : post a picture of your distressed mandolin

Baron Collins-Hill
Mar-20-2005, 5:15pm
is your mando well worn? lets see it... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Mar-20-2005, 9:36pm
Well worn and still snorts and squeals...

CE Ward "The Gibson" copy, A-5 Loar body

Mar-20-2005, 9:37pm
Headstock of same, with the yellowed laquer checking off in places.

Mar-20-2005, 9:41pm
Finally, the back of the neck. I removed the finish...only after a substantial piece removed itself into the skin betwixt my thumb and index finger...

May-14-2005, 3:49pm
My '26 snakehead A Jr. once got played a whole lot by somebody who anchored the heel of his hand on the top and wore the finish clean off. #Makes you wonder just what all that music was. I wish I knew. It seems like it would be hard to get any tone that way, but it's got great tone now.

May-14-2005, 4:40pm
My Mandobird...

It's only been gigged once, but it was a hellova gig.... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif

May-16-2005, 9:25am
1924 F-4, before:

May-16-2005, 9:28am
After Lynn Dudenbostel worked on 'patching' the top.
The goal was not to make it look 'mint', but 'period correct' for a used mandolin of that era. Lynn did an excellent job on all the other minor patches and repairs as well.

Bob DeVellis
May-16-2005, 3:39pm
This Vega Style 202 has just enough distress to look its 90 years.

May-16-2005, 6:25pm
Man, if I had a Mandobird like Spruce's I could give up bluegrass for good!


May-18-2005, 3:01am
d-stressed & d-dirty = delightful

Darryl Wolfe
May-18-2005, 9:21am
This A-2 probably qualifies. In some pictures it looks mint, in others it shows it's true persona

May-18-2005, 9:39am
I love this thread!!!!!
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May-18-2005, 12:02pm
Well worn and still snorts and squeals...

CE Ward "The Gibson" copy, A-5 Loar body
Man what do you use for a pick? a pocketknife? dremel tool?

oldwave maker
May-20-2005, 6:24am
Earl 'the pearl' monroe disturbed master model in its theft-proof fake leopardskin lined case (really, who would steal a trombone?)just before it went to the doctor for a permanent checkup. all wear done with wirebrush in drillpress.....

May-20-2005, 8:44am
You should have used a banjo-shaped case if you REALLY wanted to make sure it wouldn't get stolen! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif I like the strap hanger.