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Scotti Adams
Jan-06-2006, 8:36pm
Eastern maple cut on the quarter ......Im having a new mando made and this is what I want...or something close...any of you builders want to turn loose of a piece of this? Before you ask..Bruce..Aka...Spruce..cant help me..purdy huh?

Scotti Adams
Jan-06-2006, 8:38pm
..dont know why the...cece...is in front of my heading..oh well..

Jan-06-2006, 8:43pm
Its subliminal for SEE SEE ! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Chris Baird
Jan-06-2006, 8:44pm
That particular type of flame is very sought after among violin makers. The flame doesn't run perpendicular to the grain. You might contact some hi end violin wood sellers. It will likely be pricey esp. because it is quartersawn and one piece.

Scotti Adams
Jan-06-2006, 8:44pm
..ya think? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Scotti Adams
Jan-06-2006, 8:46pm
..thats what I was afraid of Chris...thanks for your input...I didnt know if perhaps the wood was turned at an angle when the back was laid out or what....

Jan-06-2006, 9:23pm
Do a search on ebay for curly maple. I have seen peices very similiar to that go for affordable prices. I was planning to do some ebay surfing tonight. I will let you know if i see something similiar.

Jan-06-2006, 9:56pm
Scottie, you may have already known about these. If not, you might check with them.


Scotti Adams
Jan-06-2006, 11:17pm
...Hey..thanks Guys....'preciate it.

Brad H
Jan-08-2006, 1:47pm
Scotti, I can get you the wood you want. I have access to an incredible amount of curly maple of all types. I will send a two piece, bookmatched set (6 1/2" - 18"), AAA grade, of the character you want for $60.00. If you want a one piece like in the photo, the cost would be higher, but you can flip one of the pieces to get the one direction, diagonal all the way across look (like in the photo) with the right set. E-mail me on my website (www.hillmandolins.com) if you're interested.

Scotti Adams
Jan-08-2006, 1:54pm
..Hey thanks..I will be in touch.

Scott Tichenor
Jan-08-2006, 2:14pm
Boy, similarities between that picture on top and this mandolin (http://www.mandolinarchive.com/perl/show_image.pl?3070) I used to own.

Jan-08-2006, 2:47pm
Boy, similarities between that picture on top and this mandolin (http://www.mandolinarchive.com/perl/show_image.pl?3070) I used to own.
Used to own ?

Scotti Adams
Jan-08-2006, 6:17pm
..Yep Scott..its a Nug. Isnt this yours?

Jan-09-2006, 10:38am
It wouldn't normally be business of mine, but since you make it our business, I'll ask....

Scotti - aNOTHER mandolin?!?! Krikeys. I wish I had a health plan like you must have to keep up with a case of MAS like you got.


Scotti Adams
Jan-10-2006, 8:42am
Yes Alan another one...Ive only got one right now....so it will probably be up for sale when the new one arrives....depends on which one of the two I like the best.

Jan-10-2006, 8:54am
Ce ce rider.

Brad Weiss
Jan-11-2006, 9:42pm
Kinda similar....

Jan-13-2006, 5:30pm
Brad, nice back on that Phoenix! Scotti are you having Darby build you another Rose?

Jim Hilburn
Jan-13-2006, 6:07pm
Do you mean like this?

Chris Baird
Jan-13-2006, 6:37pm
Whoa, where did you get that?

Jim Hilburn
Jan-13-2006, 6:54pm
I have my sources.
Funny that it's a Nugget you posted. Back in the early 80's, I used to try to get Mike to sell me something he didn't think he'd ever use, but he wouldn't part with anything. I saw his wood stash a few years ago and I think he's sitting on more than Gibson has.
This would make a good thread. Luthiers, show your wood stash.

Jan-13-2006, 7:06pm
Hi Jim
How wide of a board do you need to get a great one piece ( well quartered or not)like this pic that you gave us?

Jim Hilburn
Jan-13-2006, 7:12pm
10"+ is good. 9 7/8' is about bare minimum.
This board is slab sawn but the grain is running at about 45 degree's so it's from a pretty good sized tree

Scotti Adams
Jan-13-2006, 11:22pm
..Ok Mr. Hilburn...what would it take to take that piece off your hands?..or should I say..enough for a 1 piece back for a mando? Thats exactly what I am looking for.

Jan-13-2006, 11:30pm
..Ok Mr. Hilburn...what would it take to take that piece off your hands?..or should I say..enough for a 1 piece back for a mando? Thats exactly what I am looking for.
I bet I know one way, Scotti. Order a Hilburn mandolin! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

Jim Roberts
Jan-13-2006, 11:36pm
Scotti...why don't you have Jim build you an F5 out of that beautiful piece of wood and come out to Winfield this fall to pick up your masterpiece from Jim personally at our camp?!?!

Jim Roberts
Jan-13-2006, 11:36pm
Dang, Sunburst beat me to the punch!

Jan-14-2006, 12:19am
i do believe his waiting list is closed if i'm not mistaken

Jim Hilburn
Jan-14-2006, 12:26am
I probably shouldn't have posted it if I wasn't offering, but I think I'll hold on to it and let it season a little longer.
I have some people waiting and I'm very slow, but I haven't said anything about closing the list.
If you like that, you should see some of the quilt I got recently.

Jan-14-2006, 12:40am
Dammit Jim! Quit showing off! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Scotti Adams
Jan-14-2006, 9:11am
..thats some nice quilt Jim...reminds me of #29 which is on the market..

Dale Ludewig
Jan-14-2006, 10:02am
Here's a piece I just picked up. It will be the back on Mark Lane's upcoming mando.

Jan-14-2006, 12:38pm
sorry jim, i guess i shouldn't have posted a rumour without knowing for sure. i had emailed you last year wondering and hadn't gotten a response and then heard about a possibly closed list. shouldn't have assumed, when you do that you make...ummm, there's a trick here somewhere... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif