View Full Version : My 2004 Silver Angel

Sep-27-2005, 1:51am
My 2004 Silver Angel http://www.silverangelmandolins.com

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Doug Edwards
Sep-27-2005, 6:37am
Nice, I like that one piece back. Is this that steal off the classifieds? I couldn't quite get my wife to see the value as I did. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif

Oct-01-2005, 11:45am
And how does it sound? Looks great!

Oct-10-2005, 5:47am
And how does it sound? Looks great!
It sounds pretty much like it looks, GREAT.

It's got a lot of low-end response, you know, that kind of hollow-sounding resonance on the wound strings? A very woody sound when chopped and dark resonance when picked.

I called an impromptu jam session a week ago, when it arrived, and put it head-to-head with a Weber Fern, which it promptly stomped into the dirt, in every way.

Of the seven or eight musicians there, nearly every one jumped out with a "Silver Angel wins" comment, including the owner of the Weber.

My F-holes are a little non-standard, and I'm wondering if that's helping the low-end.

All F-holes are smaller at the top than at the bottom, but the top/bottom size difference on this mando is a LOT more than I'm used to seeing.

That may just be Ken being an Individualist, but I suspect it has something to do with the powerful low-end this thing has.

He said the mando was originally sold to someone who never learned to play it, so it hasn't opened up any yet, despite being almost a year old.

If THIS is how it sounds before it's had any real playing time, then I'm guess I'm going to be in Mandolin Heaven about a year from now.

I had the first chance to play it in public on Saturday, and it was WONDERFUL.

Oct-10-2005, 5:49am
Is this that steal off the classifieds? I couldn't quite get my wife to see the value as I did. #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif
Yep, that's the one. Good for your Wife! Tell her she made me VERY happy. <grin>