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May-02-2005, 3:09pm
Here's some pix of a new M21V hot off the list.

May-02-2005, 3:11pm
The customer wanted a rich dark sounding mandolin, hence the Bigleaf maple back.

May-02-2005, 3:12pm
I like the "mandolin size" quilt.

May-02-2005, 3:13pm
Here's the peghead.

May-02-2005, 3:31pm

What type of binding is on that? black or tortis?

Daniel Nestlerode
May-02-2005, 3:54pm
Gahh! AMAS AMAS AMAS http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Hey Hans, what are you charging for a M21V these days (including deposit)? [Or is it considered rude to ask in public?]


May-03-2005, 5:47am
Michael, the bindng is tortoise.
Daniel, yes, but check your email. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

May-03-2005, 12:56pm
Hans - If you're still there I did get your messages - thanks - but for some reason I've been unable to respond. I suspect it's due to some filters here at my office. I'll call when I need more info. Thanks again. By the way - that's a beautiful mandolin.

Darryl Wolfe
May-03-2005, 1:03pm
That is a very handsome instrument Hans

Skip Kelley
May-03-2005, 1:13pm
Hans, That mandolin is beautiful! If it sounds half as good as it looks, it's a hoss!

Ken Berner
May-03-2005, 4:14pm
Quite stunning, to say the least, and I particularly like the backside! That is a beautiful work of art.

May-03-2005, 11:40pm
Gorgeous! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/blues.gif

May-04-2005, 5:51am
Thanks folks! I'll have to give a lot of credit to the quilted maple. I haven't run across such small quilting in a long time. Don't use bigleaf much, but when the customer said dark tone...

May-05-2005, 1:34am
Oh man this is killing me looking at Mr. Brentrup's magic. I had better start saving my pennies ...

May-05-2005, 9:14am
I wish pennies were all it took...

But at least I've got the process in motion.

Hans - can you tempt us with a photo of one of your oval hole A styles ? I think it's called a model 20 ?

May-05-2005, 9:36am
Sure, here's the M20V.

May-05-2005, 9:37am
A closeup.

May-13-2005, 11:25am

What kind of top wood was that on the M21V ?


May-13-2005, 11:31am
pete, i think it is german spruce.

May-13-2005, 11:47am
Don't use bigleaf much, but when the customer said dark tone...
How does it sound? Does it sound like you expected?
Looks good, btw.

Lane Pryce
May-13-2005, 4:57pm
My o my.Hans you definately have a gift.There has got to be emmense personal satisfaction in seeing the reaction of intended owner after presentation---worth a million bucks and I know pics would not do it justice.Nice work. Lp

May-13-2005, 9:35pm
BTW -- I recently acquired an M21V from Hans in February and it is fantastic.
This instrument is beyond all expectations and he really nailed the tone I wanted.

No incentives on my part, just a very happy owner.

My next purchase will be his rendition of the F4, the model number constantly escapes me - my apologies Hans. My wife ( god bless her ) who almost had a heart attack when I told her I wanted to get the M21V, after hearing it, agreed to let me order another Brentrup in a year or two.

-- pete

May-14-2005, 6:14am
Again, thanks for the comments guys. John, it's what I expected from the combination of woods...rich, complex, and dark, although it is bright and new now. Still trying to get the strings broken in a little before sending it off. Wish someone would come up with pre-broken in J-74's.

May-14-2005, 6:49am
I've got some old ones in the trash. I'll send them.
I just need to figure out what to charge for the "breaking in service". http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif