View Full Version : King Brown #19 - progress

Mar-22-2005, 7:59am
I have been receiving pics from David Brown as he has been working on my mandolin (#19). I thought that I would share some of these with you as the work progresses.
Lets look inside shall we?

Mar-22-2005, 8:02am
I'll fill in more details for you. This will be one of David's "KALGOORLIE" models:

Neck, Back and Sides - Big Leaf Maple.
Top - Spruce.
Oval or "F" Sound Holes.
12" Radiused Ebony Fretboard.
Adjustable Ebony Bridge.
Ebony Headstock Veneer.
MOP Headstock Inlay (King Brown Logo) and Marker dots.
Additional Headstock Inlaying - Flower Pot or Fern.
Fully bound in White/Black/White or Grained Ivoroid.
Schaller MG4 "Gold" Tuning Machines.
Allen TR-1 "Gold" Cast Bronze Tailpiece.
King Brown Standard Ebony Arm Rest.
D'Addario J74 Strings.
Nitro Cellulose Lacquer finish with Golden Oak/Walnut stain.

Mar-22-2005, 8:06am
As you can see, I opted for the oval hole. David describes this as an oval hole F5, rather than an F4. Lets have another peek.

Mar-22-2005, 8:09am
I asked David to select a good piece of quilted maple for the back. Lets zoom in:

Mar-22-2005, 8:11am
And now lets add some binding.

Mar-22-2005, 8:13am
And turn over again. No binding on the back yet but I think I'm going to like this.

Mar-22-2005, 8:14am
Hey Presto!

Mar-22-2005, 8:16am

Mar-22-2005, 8:18am
And now the bit I love best....
But I'll keep you in suspense and tell you how good it is to work with David on a project. I wanted a dark red colour and he was happy to oblige. He isn't the kind of guy to blow his own trumpet, but his mandolins do that for him.

Mar-22-2005, 8:19am
Here we go!

Mar-22-2005, 8:20am
Find out more about David's work here:

I'm having a combined arm/back rest with custom inlays for this mandolin.

Mar-22-2005, 8:35am
Here's a peek at the neck:

Scotti Adams
Mar-22-2005, 8:54am
Very Pretty..

Lane Pryce
Mar-22-2005, 9:05am
Looks great!!I especially like the cut on the back of the scroll. #Lp

Andy are you going to get one of David's arm rests too?I have one his over the tailpiece rests and its da bomb. Really comfortable and looks good to boot. lp

Mar-22-2005, 10:23am
That back is excellent! Nice color choice.

Skip Kelley
Mar-22-2005, 10:39am
That is a sharp looking mandolin! I love that quilt!!

Mar-22-2005, 11:09am
Beautiful mandolin! I've got David's #17 and couldn't be happier. David is phenomenal to work with and his mandos play with the best of them. I love the red! Enjoy.

TM King
Mar-23-2005, 12:14pm
Another great looking mandolin from David. I have #6 his first oval hole. I think you will enjoy your mando.
TM King

Mar-24-2005, 10:08am
Its really good to hear from all you "King Brown" owners. It would be great to gather together pics of the whole series. I know that there are some on David's website and others that have been on here. I might start a thread when I get #19 in my hands and see how many pics we can get together with a view of presenting them as a King Brown pageant.

Oh - JLP - yes I am getting an armrest. I'm getting a combined armrest-bodyrest but some custon inlay on the front.

Apr-13-2005, 5:37am
Here is the latest pic - all strung up and nearly ready to dispatch. I'm really looking forwards to seeing this in real life - and more importantly - to play it!

Apr-13-2005, 5:40am
here goes

Apr-13-2005, 5:44am
And another!

Lane Pryce
Apr-13-2005, 9:22am
Wow!!!Andy she looks like a real sweetheart!!!!! Lp

Apr-17-2005, 6:03pm
David has sent photos of the combined arm rest/body rest, with custom inlay. I like! Do you like?

Apr-18-2005, 4:12am
Wow Andy, looks just like....MINE!

Wait till you play it, oval F5's rock!!