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Antlurz
Jan-17-2006, 4:36am
I think we should show off the different ways the oval holes themselves are treated, and the ones with fancy design work around the holes. (Not the whole mandolin, just the fancy soundholes)

I know there are some neat and unique ones out there.

Ron

luckylarue
Jan-17-2006, 10:06am
See the Pomeroy #75 post below.

Jim M.
Jan-17-2006, 11:19am
New Arches F4:

http://www.archesmusic.com/Archtop%20images/WebF4A5/F42-11.jpg

otterly2k
Jan-17-2006, 11:48am
suh-weet!!

Here's the rosette from my OM ... made in Don Kawalek's building workshop... but the rosette is all his work... spalted maple.

MML
Jan-17-2006, 1:11pm
Heres the sound hole of my A2-Z, the plain variation of that model

BradB
Jan-17-2006, 1:55pm
Sawchyn A-2 rosette and bound soundhole and ebony pickguard.

http://www.fototime.com/464A60E9CAE0297/standard.jpg

Greenmando
Jan-17-2006, 3:11pm
Here's my Eastman 804 two point, had to take a new pic as I did not like my first one.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/ferretkona/DSC01440.jpg

Martin Jonas
Jan-17-2006, 4:43pm
Otwin flattop (OK, it's round, not oval). I like the checkerboard effect.

Martin

Martin Jonas
Jan-17-2006, 4:45pm
1898 Vinaccia. Nice traditional style of purfling.

Martin

RichM
Jan-17-2006, 6:44pm
My Brian Dean two-point...

NRGY Nick
Jan-17-2006, 7:35pm
Weber Aspen #2

http://images.nrgyheads.com/weberbandw.jpg

Ken
Jan-17-2006, 7:54pm
A little flashy but fun to try once. This was in response to our guitar player always bragging about his abalone soundhole inlay.

mandolooter
Jan-17-2006, 8:25pm
This might be better in the "inlaid pickguard" thread but the hole is impressive too

glauber
Jan-17-2006, 8:26pm
Ken, that's cool! Can you post a full frontal?

mandolooter
Jan-17-2006, 8:50pm
one of my favorites from the eye candy page

Ken
Jan-17-2006, 8:59pm
Hi glauber, thanks. That mando is on page two, about half way down on the "post a picture of your blond mando" thread. If I did it right the link is below.
Ken

Here (http://www.mandolincafe.net/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=15;t=17762;hl=new;st=25)

Jim Garber
Jan-17-2006, 10:48pm
My 1902 Martin Style 6.

Jim

Jim Garber
Jan-17-2006, 10:52pm
1899 Vinaccia bowlback (not mine). I like the engraved pearl rosette.

Jim

mandolooter
Jan-18-2006, 1:22am
1906 Gibson A hole. I like the 2 tone treatment they did on it, a little detail that sets it apart from the ordinary

mandolooter
Jan-18-2006, 1:24am
1911 Weymann mandolute(loot)...my first venture into the mando world...

Antlurz
Jan-18-2006, 2:35am
I was pretty sure this would bring out some beauties/unique ones! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Got to be a lot more as well... All the way from mild to wild... just different!~

Ron

Jim Garber
Jan-18-2006, 7:24am
This might be better in the "inlaid pickguard" thread but the hole is impressive too
mandolooter:
What is that bowlback; do you know the maker?

Jim

Ted Eschliman
Jan-18-2006, 9:15am
Something understated and tastefully simple from the Rigel Q-95:

http://jazzmando.com/q95oval2.jpg

Darryl Wolfe
Jan-18-2006, 9:36am
Ted, Is that pickguard triple bound on the sides?. Or optical illusion. I've tried to do that several times, it is very difficult to do that nicely if it is.

mandolooter
Jan-18-2006, 10:44am
This Viniccia(sp?) is really cool! Not mine, just a pic I found online somewhere.

JEStanek
Jan-18-2006, 10:57am
Looter, That mando could hold the answers all the questions in tone, difference between oval and ff holes, bowl vs archtop. That mando sounds like all of em or none of em!

Jamie

oldwave maker
Jan-18-2006, 11:48am
Rays F3 rosette- as per his specs

otterly2k
Jan-18-2006, 12:15pm
very understated... purpleheart and black binding from my Brian Dean OM in progress. This is "in the white", so the colors may change with the finishing process.

Jim Garber
Jan-18-2006, 1:44pm
This Viniccia(sp?) is really cool! Not mine, just a pic I found online somewhere.
Mandolin by Antonio Vinaccia 1772 at the National Music Museum (http://www.usd.edu/smm/Exhibitions/BeethovenBerlioz/BBVinaccia.html) in South Dakota.

Jim

JD Cowles
Jan-18-2006, 2:28pm
Simple yet elegant. I give you Pomeroy #73.

mandolooter
Jan-18-2006, 7:52pm
jgarber thats the Wolverine by B&J I posted a pic of the label in the post ur bowlback thread page 11 or 12 i think

Martin Jonas
Jan-19-2006, 11:32am
1890s Ceccherini: scratchplate and soundhole surround in one. Tortoiseshell with MOP and silver inlay.

Martin

Karen
Jan-19-2006, 9:02pm
1913 Gibson F4

Antlurz
Jan-20-2006, 2:22am
Martinjonas...

Is that scratchplate just filed at an angle on the bottom edge, or is that seperate pieces. That unit shows some exception work.

Or so it seems to me.

This thread shows some really good/exceptional/interesting/different pieces!!!!!

Ron

Martin Jonas
Jan-20-2006, 4:47am
Ron, it's a single piece that's filed at an angle at the edge. #It's the reflection of the flash that gives the impression of a separate border. #But yes, it's very neatly worked: unlike many antique pieces, the workmanship here is flawless even when you inspect it in person from a close distance.

Martin

Django Fret
Jan-20-2006, 7:44am
1909 F3

PhilGE
Jan-21-2006, 10:53pm
Old Wave #312, June 2003

ira
Jan-22-2006, 8:48pm
here is the oval hole and rosette before stringing. rosewood with recycled piano ivory in sunrays around the hole.

ira
Jan-22-2006, 8:48pm
ps- the mando is a kennaquhair p2 from doug dieter in IN

musical mama
Mar-01-2006, 12:39am
Here's a pic of mine. I've not seen one like it before.

Hans
Mar-01-2006, 6:48am
F-4 classic prototype.

ShaneJ
Mar-01-2006, 7:42am
That's classic, alright. I like the b/w binding on the soundhole.

Gerry Cassidy
Mar-01-2006, 7:51am
Sobell Octave Mandolin - 1996

Love the simplicity:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/arcopizz/107_0794.jpg



Rozawood Octave Mandolin - 2005

Little bit more detail here but it doesn't sound as nice as the Sobell:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/arcopizz/3.jpg

amowry
Mar-01-2006, 11:22am
Here's one from one of my idols, Stephen Owsley Smith. I snatched the photo from his website.

kyblue
Mar-01-2006, 11:31am
That SOS is definitely a WOW!

Paula

Fliss
Mar-01-2006, 3:46pm
My 2005 Garrison

http://img456.imageshack.us/img456/5610/garrison5qs.th.jpg (http://img456.imageshack.us/my.php?image=garrison5qs.jpg)

Fliss

ledmandlin
Apr-15-2006, 6:03pm
Sumi Dawg--a rad merging of traditional with modern ...

glauber
Apr-15-2006, 8:05pm
Ovation... why have only one hole when you can have fourteen? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

http://static.flickr.com/45/129154169_88b1649dd7.jpg

SternART
Apr-15-2006, 8:17pm
Lawrence Smart, 2 point oval hole

guitharsis
Apr-16-2006, 9:16am
My A style oval hole is a Mathers: www.oldtimemandolin.com
Spalted maple, matches the headstock. Love it.

Also have a Ceccherini like Martin's. Vintage Italian bowlbacks are awesome, especially the Ceccherini.

Some great looking oval holes shown here so far!

Bob DeVellis
Apr-16-2006, 9:45am
Here's the double-pearl bordered soundhole on a Martin.



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Lee Callicutt
Apr-16-2006, 8:19pm
Sometimes less is more. Mandolin by Ken Miller.

Lee

luckylarue
Apr-18-2006, 5:39pm
Here's another Pomeroy - #75.

Adam Tracksler
Apr-19-2006, 12:30pm
heres my oval hole.
Hamlett #11

That's Tortoise Shell in there!

glauber
Apr-19-2006, 12:39pm
That's Tortoise Shell in there!
Shhhh....

ledmandlin
Apr-19-2006, 2:13pm
John/sunburst, in addition to exquisite taste, you have a deft touch. #11's another triumph by the looks of it. Congrats, atracksler.