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Mar-19-2004, 7:05pm
Here are pictures of the first two mandolins made by Christian
mirabella. Both were built in the last year. Chris is a good friend of mine, and an excellent luthier specializing in custom made reproduction parts, and vintage restorations.

Mar-19-2004, 7:06pm
Here's one of the back

Mar-19-2004, 7:08pm
Mirabella F style

Mar-20-2004, 9:48am
my my my those are very tasty

Mar-22-2004, 3:29pm
I'd say thats Deco coolness right there!

Mar-22-2004, 3:41pm
Interesting. The two-point profile looks to have been inspired by Martin's styles 2-20 and 2-30, but incorporating the asymmetric points of the post-1920 Lyon & Healy style A. Do you know, ejkauf99, if these were Mr. Mirabella's source of inspiration for this instrument? How does this sound? Does Chris have a website?

Mar-22-2004, 6:25pm
Hi Eugene:
Actually The design is taken from one of the D Angelico Mandolins. It all started when A good customer had the oppurtunity to buy a D Aquisto mando with a smashed top. Chris wanted to show the man how the top would be carved. The deal fell through, and Chris had this nice top so he just took it
from there. He can be reached through his website at www.mirabellaguitars.com or you could call him at the workshop
tues-friday 1:00-5:00 PM I am glad you like what you see.
best regards

Mar-23-2004, 2:07pm
Thank you, Sir.