View Full Version : post a picture of your arches mandolin

Baron Collins-Hill
Mar-31-2005, 5:34pm
ive been looking at chris bairds website4 and i like the look of his stuff, anyone out there have pictures? if so, post em all! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

Apr-01-2005, 3:45am
Here's mine in the making:

Apr-01-2005, 3:45am
Here's the front:

Apr-01-2005, 3:47am
And here's the latest one. She's drying at the moment, but should be on her way home very soon. I'll post more when I have her http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Apr-01-2005, 11:57am
This is my walnut bodied carved/top back A model from Chris Baird. I'm very happy with it...

Apr-01-2005, 2:21pm
I love the headstock on this mando.

Apr-01-2005, 2:24pm
It has binding made of blackwood.

Baron Collins-Hill
Apr-01-2005, 3:17pm
wow, i'll take one of each please. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif

Apr-01-2005, 4:20pm
Chris is nice to work with. He's very to-the-point, replies to mail fast, and is very open. Give him a call, you'll see what I mean.

Chris, if you're reading, how's the weather? Drier I hope http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif


Chris Baird
Apr-01-2005, 5:00pm
Germain, your mando should be strung up monday and shipped by wed. I'll get some "glamour shots" and post em. I've got other new stuff to show off soon too.

Apr-01-2005, 8:59pm
your work is outstanding.....very nice indeed

also, your website is terrific, I love the colors and layout.

superb work

Skip Kelley
Apr-01-2005, 9:08pm
Chris you make some awesome looking mandolins!

man doh
Apr-02-2005, 7:26am
I'm the list for an Arches. I can't wait. Hopefully by the end of the year I will be able to post a pic on this thread. Keep the pictures coming.


Chris Baird
Apr-04-2005, 3:47pm
Here are some shots of Grandmainger's black face flattop.

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Apr-04-2005, 3:55pm
Last one.

Bill James
Apr-04-2005, 3:56pm
That's very nice work Chris. Eye candy.

Chris Baird
Apr-04-2005, 4:00pm
To all who might be interested, I contract out my flat top logo inlay work to Bill James. As can be seen he does a very good job.

Apr-04-2005, 4:04pm
Whats shipping time to England on those slow, old, hot, boats you use ? 6 weeks ? 8 weeks?
I'm sure Germain is in no hurry. In fact, you could just ship it to me and I'll hold on to it until he comes to the states in June. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif


Apr-04-2005, 5:52pm
Hands off Pat! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif #! It's mine!!! (BTW, have you checked the # ? Coincidence?)

Chris, you're the man. It's just lovely. I can't wait to play it. If it sounds half as good as it looks, I'll be a very happy man.

I'll post plenty more pics when I recieve it, hopefully without too much customs delays.



Apr-04-2005, 6:02pm
What's the peghead veneer on that flattop?

Chris Baird
Apr-04-2005, 6:09pm
Macassar ebony.

Apr-04-2005, 6:49pm
Seems contradictory for a company named "Arches" to build a flattop mandolin. Nice looking instruments!

Chris Baird
Apr-04-2005, 7:32pm
They would be more accurately termed "induced arch" mandolins. #My company name comes more from my location than my mandolins. Where I live --> http://www.utah.com/nationalparks/arches.htm

man doh
Apr-05-2005, 7:34pm
That kind of funny Chris that's the exact website I look at when I reminisce about my trip to southern utah.

Any idea how many months I have left till the start of my build?

They keep looking sweeter and sweeter.


Chris Baird
Apr-05-2005, 9:26pm
It'll be a while yet. Probably 3-4 months.