View Full Version : A Commodium for My Birthday

Nov-02-2005, 6:57pm
Naw.... It's what I wanted.... really! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

For those who haven't seen one of these, it's a mandolin made out of a bedpan.

Mine will NOT be made out of a recycled pan, so there's no message from my darling in that either....

Keith Cary, the builder, sent some pictures so I thought that I'd share them.

It's kind of a fun idea... I don't think that I'll need a tone guard with this baby!

I really enjoyed hearing the Joy Buzzards CD featuring Keith & friends with several interesting instruments.

Nov-02-2005, 7:00pm
here's another, fretting...

Nov-02-2005, 7:07pm
I guess that he went to John Reichmann's workshop last week... I think that he's pretty fired up!!! I hope that means that the Commodium will be rocketing my way very soon!!!

Nov-02-2005, 7:37pm
Gee, HarmonyRexy... You're just flushing with pride! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

Nov-02-2005, 8:26pm
It's always exciting to get a new axe! I guess if you wet yourself when you unwrap it, you'll be covered this time. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Nov-02-2005, 8:27pm
...when you unwrap the new mando, that is. (I heard someone snickering after I posted that. Was it Beavis or Butthead?)

Nov-02-2005, 9:32pm
Hey, you're right!

There's little doubt that this mandolin will be of the A-style.

Aren't too many scrolled bedpans around.... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

John Flynn
Nov-02-2005, 10:21pm
May all your sheet music be two-ply! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Ted Eschliman
Nov-02-2005, 10:39pm
Guaranteed: an axe that will make you say "Ahhhh..."
My own fun with the Commodium (http://jazzmando.com/keith_carey.shtml).

Jim M.
Nov-02-2005, 10:41pm
I got a chance to visit Keith and play a Commodium, and they truly are a worthy instrument. Very playable and good resonating sound.

Stephanie Reiser
Nov-03-2005, 8:46pm
In the first pic, is the thing on the right the Virzi?

Lane Pryce
Nov-03-2005, 9:03pm
Steph its a strainer. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif Lp

Nov-03-2005, 9:21pm
It's one of those things that they use to cover your food when you're in the hospital when it's on the cart... or later in your room when you just find it too nauseating to look at.
He just added a bunch more holes for that tone to resonate through... Definitely no Virzi involved...

I think that the tailpiece is going to be a fork.

I wanted to be sure to thank Ted and Jim for their 'reviews'... your comments have me looking forward to the Pandolin with even more interest.

It's going to be fun. #Can't wait to take it to the hospital to play for kids there.... Keith seems to have a hospital theme going with it.

Adam Tracksler
Nov-05-2005, 6:42am
I guess its techniically a P-style mandolin.
It would be funny if the only serial numbers he used were #1 and #2.