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MANDOLINMYSTER
Aug-21-2005, 8:23pm
Well fellers tomorrow is the big day, the long awaited BRW is expexted here are a few more pictures http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

MANDOLINMYSTER
Aug-21-2005, 8:24pm
and.............

MANDOLINMYSTER
Aug-21-2005, 8:26pm
tail piece.........

MANDOLINMYSTER
Aug-21-2005, 8:28pm
last one............

Skip Kelley
Aug-21-2005, 8:37pm
Michael, That is one sharp looking mandolin! Love that tortise binding! Enjoy!!

levin4now
Aug-21-2005, 8:38pm
Absolutely stunning, love everything, especially the headstock flower inlay.

mandoman15
Aug-21-2005, 8:39pm
they dont make a drooling smiley that periodically passes out, but if they did...
amazing mandolin, i just found my new favorite, the binding...and the..the inlay...and the scroll..and the...goodness....

Brian Ray
Aug-21-2005, 8:41pm
Wow,

I'm not a huge fan of tortis binding or gold hardware but Ben makes them look absolutely fantastic here. That is one sharp mando! Stunning really... congrats.

And the BRW clan grows again...

Undercover Brother
Aug-21-2005, 10:22pm
Absolutely fantastic looking mandolin!
Yowza!
Please let us know what you play first and how it sounds!

Chris

drelb
Aug-22-2005, 5:53am
Gotta be very excited! I love the dark burst on the front. Good pickin' to y'all.

mandopete
Aug-22-2005, 9:53am
Man, that looks good enough to eat!

Bill James
Aug-22-2005, 3:05pm
Ben does it again.

I know one thing, if building ever gets slow, Ben could make it as a photographer. #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

addcourt
Aug-22-2005, 3:52pm
Looks great Michael! Ben is the real deal--what number is yours? We'll be awaiting your reviews. Regards.

MANDOLINMYSTER
Aug-22-2005, 4:26pm
#51.....First let me say that Ben was great to work with Second, I have played many high end mandolins and this little baby's got what it takes. Great tone, volume, playability and excellent workmanship.I am very happy with the overall instrument. Well gotta go, my new friend and I have got to get aquainted.Oh yeah.. first tune played on it was one of mine, kind of a kelzmer feel that I call "If Grisman was a Rabbi" http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

mandomick
Aug-22-2005, 4:48pm
Congratulations Michael, it's every bit as sweet looking as its sister #50. Enjoy!

ethanopia
Aug-23-2005, 6:51pm
I'm sure that one will sound amazing...looks nice too the binding is ver understated and classy.

Mine is getting better by the day, I recently got a compliment on it at an unamplified gig. The guy who comented owns a Gilchrist and he said he had to do a double take to make sure I didn't have a mic on it because the chop was so good.

But what can say it's the driver not the car http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Undercover Brother
Aug-23-2005, 7:42pm
1st tune was one of your own?! How totally cool!
Thanks for the update.
Enjoy #51!

Chris

Fred G
Nov-10-2005, 1:24pm
Michael, So how is it after a couple of months of playing?

MML
Nov-10-2005, 5:08pm
Fred,

The mandolin is sounding and playing great! This was my first new mandolin and I could really hear that whole opening up thing. Very pleased with it overall.