View Full Version : Another Proud Brentrup Owner

Jul-17-2005, 10:34am
Just picked up a Maestro model that Hans decided to sell. #Fortunately I had the cash when this came up. #Didn't have to wait 18 months to get it either. #It's already a mandolin of some notoriety since I've been told this is the one that was at the Grass Valley Festival and at Mandotasting. #I took a real risk and bought it based on everyone's glowing comments about them here on the cafe. #You guys were right on, it's a wonderful instrument and matches the best of the best in terms of looks and sound. #Here's a couple of pics. #I'm gonna go back and play some more now..... #


Jul-17-2005, 10:35am
Here another pic

Jul-17-2005, 10:36am
And another

Jul-17-2005, 10:37am
Last one!

Jul-17-2005, 11:45am
Congratulations Gary! I played this one at Grass Valley and it is an outstanding piece of work by Hans.....highly reminiscent tonally of a certain company's top-of-the-line mandolins built during the 1922-1924 period. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Guitar Jeremy
Jul-17-2005, 12:34pm
Perfect. I can't see a single thing that I'd even consider changing. Perfect.

Jul-17-2005, 2:11pm
Very nice. I played it at Grass Valley, about 20 times, and heard 10 to 15 people playing it too; so heard it from both ends. I imagine there were quite a few folks who came close to buying it, but I'm sure it's in the right hands now! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy....

Jul-17-2005, 5:13pm
I knew from the look in your eyes at Grass Valley that it was only a matter of time -- you were made for each other...congratulations!

Jul-17-2005, 5:56pm
I believe I played this one at Mandofest. Hans had at least 3 there at the Mandobrunch. What a beautiful instrument! Nice fellow that Hans B.

Jul-17-2005, 5:57pm
Elen....I think you have me mixed up with another Garry that may have been at Grass Valley. I wasn't there but you are half right. I did have that look in my eyes when I saw this mando for the first time. I'm really enjoying this instrument and only stopped playing it today because my fingers are too sore to continue.

Jul-18-2005, 6:32am

Scotti Adams
Jul-18-2005, 2:20pm
..hey Garry..a big ol congrats to you...Ive been out of town for the last 4 days....Im in the process of moving...Im just nw gettin caught up on things...

Jul-18-2005, 2:39pm
very nice looking mandolin. congrats.

Jul-18-2005, 4:48pm
Thanks everyone for the nice comments. This mando is making me question the need for my other mandos.

Steve Davis
Jul-18-2005, 5:20pm

Jul-18-2005, 6:56pm
Great looking mando! I will have mine at IBMA! I cant wait!

Jul-18-2005, 7:48pm
Three months and counting.....you won't regret chosing this builder. What is he making for you?

Jul-18-2005, 10:43pm
M23VB! I think it is the same thing you have. Red spruce top. He calls it his bluegrass mando.

Jul-19-2005, 8:30am
You're correct on all accounts. The Brentrups are great mandolins and Hans is a terrrific guy.

I've have my V23 since last October. If I had to do it all over again, including the almost 2 year wait, I wouldn't change a thing.
Just wish I had the cash for another. I miss speaking with Hans as I did during the building.