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G. Fisher
Nov-30-2005, 2:07am
My Lloyd LaPlant #106 is having fret work done. This is #7 built by Don LaPlant that I get to use while mine has the work done. As the saying goes "Like father like son." Dons' mandos have the same tone and workmanship as his dads.

G. Fisher
Nov-30-2005, 2:09am

G. Fisher
Nov-30-2005, 2:24am
Full back

G. Fisher
Nov-30-2005, 2:26am
Full front

Scotti Adams
Nov-30-2005, 8:02am
..thats really nice looking...

Nov-30-2005, 8:04am

Nov-30-2005, 8:20am
Lookin good, I like the pearl on the bridge.

Nov-30-2005, 11:32am
Now thats a nice lookin mando!

Nov-30-2005, 12:11pm
and a perfect scroll!

Nov-30-2005, 12:12pm
Very nice... I love that semi-gloss (or is it satin) finish!


G. Fisher
Nov-30-2005, 1:19pm
It is a marine varnish that has a brushed or rubbed effect according to the label on the bottle.

Nov-30-2005, 1:28pm
Nice finish and color

G. Fisher
Nov-30-2005, 1:33pm
This is the one in the shop #106

G. Fisher
Nov-30-2005, 1:35pm
Full back

G. Fisher
Nov-30-2005, 1:36pm

G. Fisher
Nov-30-2005, 1:37pm
Top close.

G. Fisher
Nov-30-2005, 1:38pm
Back close.

David M.
Dec-01-2005, 9:55am
Dang, that thing is beautiful.

Dec-01-2005, 10:14am
Yeah, but is it bluegrass?

G. Fisher
Dec-01-2005, 10:33am
Yes, it is a great bluegrass mando. Nice woody tone and good chop.

Ken Berner
Dec-01-2005, 10:52am
Beautiful mandolins! The Orrico tailpiece really adds a classy touch to the appearance of these instruments. I'm sure the weight (and added mass) of this tailpiece adds some character to the tone, as well.

Dec-01-2005, 10:58am
Hey Greg - you gonna be at Wintergrass this year? How's the 2-pointer doing?

G. Fisher
Dec-01-2005, 2:24pm
Yes, I'll be there. The Dean 2-point has opened up nicely.

Russ Jordan
Dec-01-2005, 5:18pm
Hey Greg,

Did you get your Henderson F5 yet?

Dec-01-2005, 6:30pm
Nice! #I have Don LaPlant's #5 - very similar, including 1-piece back, except that my headstock has fern inlay and name in abalone, which looks very cool. #Bill (Lloyd's other son) is making some nice instruments too.

G. Fisher
Dec-02-2005, 12:16am
Hey Russ,

No Henderson yet hopefully this winter. Wayne said mine is first in line when he starts mandolins again.

Lane Pryce
Dec-06-2005, 9:05am
Greg did the bone saddle come on your F5? BTW that is some fantastic wood ---- great mandolin. Lp

G. Fisher
Dec-06-2005, 5:04pm
Yes the mandolin came with the bone saddle and also a ebony saddle as well.