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csstanley
Apr-18-2005, 7:49pm
Here's the new baby. Got her today and set up tonight.

I really do like her.
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Steve Cantrell
Apr-18-2005, 9:06pm
Nice looking mando. I like the unfinished look.

John Zimm
Apr-19-2005, 10:46am
That is a nice looking mandolin. What kind of wood is she made of?

Congratulations. I hope she treats you well.

-John.

grandmainger
Apr-19-2005, 11:07am
What kind of wood is she made of?
My question exactly! It looks like top and back are of the same wood.

This is a cool looking instrument!

earthsave
Apr-19-2005, 12:10pm
Looks like it's all walnut to me... but I dont know much of anything about wood. Interested grain.

csstanley
Apr-19-2005, 1:15pm
Its a mahogany top, back and sides. A Rosewood fingerboard and bridge with a cream binding.

It caught my eye because it is a different looking mandolin. And best of all, it plays like a jewel. I've already proven to the better half how much more its worth by the better sound than the Johnson. I even told her that it only gets better if I could have that Gibson I want, the F9. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Thanks yall. I think she'll do me just fine.

Brian Ney
Apr-19-2005, 6:48pm
How would you describe the tone? #I have been eyeing the A model on eBay over the last few weeks, and I really like mahogony.

csstanley
Apr-19-2005, 8:10pm
Comparing it to the MM that I played of Big Joes, its no where near it. But if you compare it to the cheaper Johnson I got, it's great. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

No really, it resonates really good for a "new" mandolin. You tap the wood and the strings ring. If that means anything to any one. But to me, I like it.

I got a set of those Bill Monroe signature strings on it as well. for the price, I don't think its a bad mando at all.

I'm onluy guessing, but if you have the whole mando made from a type of wood that sets off sound rather than absorbing the sound and this one is exactly that. It only seems logical to me that a back board that pushes the sound back out would make the tone better.

But what do I know, I'm a newbie anyway? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Baron Collins-Hill
Apr-20-2005, 7:36pm
thats a nice lloking mando indeed

Jeffrey Lewis
Apr-20-2005, 8:12pm
That is a fine looking mandothing. Now, how does it sound?! I've got a Morgan Mon' that I got almost two years ago, and it is doing what I want it to do. Sound good!Enjoy. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif