View Full Version : Guess what came in the mail today?

Karen Kay
Apr-13-2005, 5:52pm
Beautiful, great sound

Apr-13-2005, 5:53pm

Karen Kay
Apr-13-2005, 5:55pm
Bought it from Ken Waltham. Great guy to work with - wish he didn't live so far away.

Karen Kay
Apr-13-2005, 5:57pm
An (early) graduation present for my husband, Richard.

Karen Kay
Apr-13-2005, 5:59pm
I should post a pic of him playing it but he'd have a fit.

Karen Kay
Apr-13-2005, 6:00pm
back - looks redder than it really is.

Karen Kay
Apr-13-2005, 6:02pm
This one was taken at Ken's house. (to entice us....& it worked!)

Karen Kay
Apr-13-2005, 6:04pm
another Ken pic

Karen Kay
Apr-13-2005, 6:06pm

Apr-13-2005, 6:22pm
Mmm! Yum!

I'm graduating in July. Can I have one too? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

Nice present! Especially one with the Handel tunerss still on. Very nice!

Apr-13-2005, 6:33pm
Nice graduation present, Karen!

Tom C
Apr-13-2005, 6:43pm
Beautiful. I get bills in the mail.

Apr-13-2005, 7:57pm
Sweet. That's a lovely mando. I hope you get years of pleasure out of it.


Darryl Wolfe
Apr-14-2005, 8:41am
Very cool case too..you dont see that interior color too often

Apr-14-2005, 9:10am
Graduation...from what?

Apr-14-2005, 9:27am
Congratulations Richard it's beautiful and I can't wait to hear it. I just wish it would have come last week so I could have played it at the Mandobrunch. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif


Apr-14-2005, 11:23am
Wow! Lucky husband you have there! By the way, nice wife you are as well!

Best to you both, and hope you enjoy the beautiful old Mandolin~

Karen Kay
Apr-14-2005, 1:01pm
After teaching Special Ed for 7 years Richard decided to become a Registered Nurse (he will never get out of school unless he picks a career!) So in order to get him to stop I found this mandolin courtesy of Ken Waltham. He promises this will be the last one (career or mando?)
The F2 is a fine instrument and we are very proud to be the new care-givers.

Apr-14-2005, 1:19pm
I think he chose his new career wisely. Now you'll have some one to patch you back together if your next next stunt ride goes horribly wrong. What have you got planned for Winfield this year? Walnut River jump maybe? #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif


Apr-14-2005, 2:06pm
Nice...so how does it sound?

I mistaking was under the impression that inlaid tuners stopped in 1917?

Tom C
Apr-14-2005, 2:14pm
Hi Perry, I believe you are correct. Maybe they were switched at one time. Frank Wakefield has Handels on his Loar.

Apr-14-2005, 2:35pm
Gee, I just graduated myself - I should show this to my wife!

Apr-14-2005, 3:46pm
That was once mine, and it has a wonderful voice, Oh if I could only have kept them ALL. The tuners are original, I had bought it from the original owners family (Maine) and it was probally one of the few 1918 instruments to get the Handels. ENJOY it http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

J. Mark Lane
Apr-14-2005, 3:51pm
Dang! Could you please have a nice long talk with my wife?


(Where did I go wrong?)

Karen Kay
Apr-14-2005, 4:11pm
I thought that this year I could jump the main stage and land at Stage 5! #Might take a couple of hard lemonades. #The mandolin sounds like you would expect a 90 year old to sound. #It rings a G chord. #You can let up and it keeps intonating. #Deep, rich, mellow, all describe it. #Sorry we missed MandoFest with it. #It came Tues. #
Thank you to all the previous owners. #We are grateful to be part of the family.

Jim M.
Apr-14-2005, 5:25pm
I mistaking was under the impression that inlaid tuners stopped in 1917?
My understanding is that importing Handel tuners stopped in 1917 because of WW I, but Gibson still had some sets to use. I have a 1918 F2 that has Handels, and I've seen other 1918s with them too.

Great looking mando, btw! Congrats, and for graduating too.

Ken Waltham
Apr-14-2005, 7:44pm
Correct. Handel tuners stop in 1918. I have had many 18's with Handels.

Karen Kay
Apr-14-2005, 9:18pm
Michael L. ~
That's great you wrote & told us you were a previous owner. I found it listed on the Archives - was that you who listed it? Or did you, Ken?
I can't help wondering who the original owner was, where it came from and now we have an idea. What a history - wish it could talk.
Thanks for all the information you guys. (and that goes for you, too, George...<g>)

Apr-18-2005, 9:47am
Great Mando. Looks like it has been well cared for. Have fun! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Karen Kay
Apr-18-2005, 1:46pm
We love it! Play it every day and that can't hurt us or the mandolin! Southwind Waltz is the song of the day.