View Full Version : Please post a picture of your blackface F

J. Mark Lane
Aug-08-2005, 8:14am
Subject heading says it. If anyone has a pic of a blackface F5 with bound f-holes, that would be particularly nice to see. But any blackface would be helpful. I'm trying to think through some ideas....


Jonathan James
Aug-08-2005, 8:23am
Here is my Pomeroy BF...

Jonathan James
Aug-08-2005, 8:24am
and the back...

Jonathan James
Aug-08-2005, 8:26am
and last, scroll

Aug-08-2005, 2:41pm
Not quite a black face, but pretty dern close.

Driftwood #006

Aug-08-2005, 2:55pm
b.pat, that is awesome looking.

Aug-08-2005, 3:03pm
I'm trying to think through some ideas....
Mark , you bad boy donīt need another mandolin !

J. Mark Lane
Aug-08-2005, 7:52pm
Thanks, guys. I didn't know Don did blackfaces...Is that his "standard" finish, the sort of satin look? Very very nice. Nice Driftwood, too.

And yeah...I don't "need" the ones I have. At least that's what my wife says. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Any more blackfaces?

Ever seen one with bound f-holes?

Aug-12-2005, 1:51pm
Here's my recently finished blackface ocatve. I was going to bind the ff's but it sounded like too much work for an already big enough project.

Ken Berner
Aug-13-2005, 8:52am
There is a lot of beauty in the contrasting colors and very eye-catching. I think the most beautiful black-faced mandolin I have seen was the Brentrup that showed up on this web site a few months ago!

"If you is white, all right, if you is brown, stick around, if you is black, stand back!"

Aug-13-2005, 1:43pm
No f-holes on this one, but I suppose you could always cut them in...


Jim M.
Aug-13-2005, 2:15pm
Just noticed this at Gruhns. Nice black face, but that inlay is a little much for me.

Aug-13-2005, 3:18pm
FrankenMouse, LOVE your axe. That is obviously the inspiration for my octave. Thanks for showing us that great looking blackface of yours.

Tom Smart
Aug-16-2005, 2:08pm
I had the pleasure of playing Gary's octave this past weekend. Nice work and a blast to play. I wanted to spend some more time with it, but never got around to it. So many jams, so little time.

Personally, I think the most visually beautiful instruments Gibson ever made (even more than the Loars) are the teens blackface F4s with the double flowerpot and Handel tuners, just like Frankenmouse's.