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Mar-30-2004, 12:56pm
Okay, I'm looking for photos of mandolins that have a non-traditional color scheme. Anything except the plain-ole burst that you see on just about every mandolin. I want to see black-tops, whiskey-colored mandos, and more.

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Bobby Brite
Mar-30-2004, 1:17pm
here ya go.

Magnus Geijer
Mar-30-2004, 1:24pm
I'm beginning to feel like I've been overposting this sucker lately, but here goes. It's my #1.

Ted Eschliman
Mar-30-2004, 2:33pm
Old news, but appropriate nonetheless.
The original Mandohack Blue...

Ted Eschliman
Mar-30-2004, 2:35pm
and of course the next batch of "copycats" from the <span style='color:blue'>Blue Mando Group</span> at Rigel:

Daniel Nestlerode
Mar-30-2004, 3:06pm
This is Gilchrist A owned by Arthur Stern. I love the contrast of the honeyfinished maple and the balck face. And the tone... well it's a Gil!



Jim Hilburn
Mar-30-2004, 3:29pm
One more time for old time sake.

Jim M.
Mar-30-2004, 4:10pm
I've always liked this one from DeCava, I think someone on the Cafe owns it.

Jim M.
Mar-30-2004, 4:12pm
And a BRW J16 - unique shape and color

Joe F
Mar-30-2004, 5:36pm
What discussion of non-traditional colors would be complete without mentioning this one? (http://www.folkofthewood.com/page3486.htm)

Mar-30-2004, 5:40pm
Yowsa Joe F. Attack of the Sea Monster!

Mar-30-2004, 6:42pm
I see your Sea Monster and raise you..



Mar-30-2004, 7:00pm
Not your mama's laundry . . . .

Jonathan Reinhardt
Mar-30-2004, 7:10pm
That sea foam is a knockout. That's what I love about this place. What with HoGo's maple bound F and that Rigel sea foam, I'm gonna have some sweet dreams tonite.

Mar-30-2004, 7:12pm
Heres a Brenty. Tortise/iviroid binding, cool pickguard, cool color

oldwave maker
Mar-30-2004, 7:23pm
Senor Beans cobalt dola with stained glass reflections

Mar-30-2004, 7:32pm
Bill Bussmann is da man!

Mar-30-2004, 8:39pm
Here's number two almost there

Mar-30-2004, 9:33pm
Sheesh, from what some of you guys think is "non-traditional" I'd hate to see what you'd consider "radical." #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Mar-30-2004, 10:49pm
Here's one sorta what Bill useta pick.

Mar-30-2004, 10:50pm

Mar-30-2004, 10:54pm
Here was one of my favorites to build.

Mar-30-2004, 11:01pm
Now that is beautiful boboshoes. Great quilted maple on that and the color is perfect.

Keith Newell
Mar-30-2004, 11:10pm
Lil Golden Delicious

#Keith Newell

Mar-31-2004, 7:15am
Well, the color is not too far from tradition but the curly maple binding surely is. More pics in other thread.

Karen Kay
Mar-31-2004, 8:54am
Now there's a cool mandolin!

Mar-31-2004, 10:02am
Hey Here's my Wayne Benson model,it's #10 out of 50

Apr-01-2004, 7:36am
1983 Hutto/Burgandy

french guy
Apr-01-2004, 8:16am
non-traditionnal color .......... so "in the white"

Apr-01-2004, 10:15am
Custom Beartooth. This is what happens when you start with paint chips and challenge the Weber finish shop.

Andrew Reckhart
Apr-01-2004, 12:53pm
Here's my Stiver A #in my own "Blackburst" finish. The picture is kinda poor. It looks awesome in real life!

M. Montgomery
Apr-01-2004, 9:19pm
Here is a white one.

Keith Newell
Apr-01-2004, 9:54pm
Hehe, yeah Karen. Look familiar?
How the lil Delicious sounding now?

Keith Newell

Apr-03-2004, 10:42am
horrible picture i'm afraid (lost all the others!) but you get the idea. had a nice wine-bottle green sunburst on the front too, a real looker.

Karen Kay
Apr-03-2004, 9:03pm
Better every day. Richard is learning Brilliancy on it as we speak. He also practices on the Weber so it is cool to hear them side by side. Yours is hangin in there. Give us a year or two and it should be awesome. Thanks again!!!

Apr-04-2004, 5:04pm
Here is one with a Vintage Chocolate finish

Apr-06-2004, 10:22pm

Coy Wylie
Apr-07-2004, 12:02am
Weber Custom Bitterroot with maple sides and back. "Faded Leather" finish.

Apr-10-2004, 8:53am

Can you show a picture of the front? How's it sound? I have a mahogany backed a few pictures up from yours. Mine sounds sweet & loud; wondering what a maple back would be like. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

Coy Wylie
Apr-10-2004, 10:38am
I need to make some better pictures. This one doesn't really capture the subtle way the finish enhances the grain on the top. There is no sunburst at all but it is a stunning look with the high gloss.

It has a wonderful tone but volume is still building as it opens up. It seems to me this Weber (a tone bar model) is a sleeper. When I first take it out of the case it sounds okay, yet after an hour or so of playing there is a noticeable increasing richness to the tone and increased volume. I am hoping it will continue to open up so that I have that sound all the time.

Would any of you Weber owners care to comment on this? Did yours open up over time? This is my first Weber.

Rich Michaud
May-04-2004, 10:05pm
Here's a shot of my Nugget #237 Blonde

Gavin Baird
May-05-2004, 2:56pm
one of my favorites

Gavin Baird
May-05-2004, 2:58pm
one of my favorites

May-10-2004, 8:20pm
I've been lurking for a bit, but I figured this thread would be the perfect introduction. #Want a non-traditional mando finish? #Give this a whirl (my #1):

(sorry for the low-quality photography)


Tim Saxton
May-11-2004, 9:18am

Wow, Thatís different. It sort of looks like a carnival ride http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif Keep up the good work.

Tim Saxton

May-11-2004, 9:28am
Ecklesweb -

Being a child of the Sixties your mando reminds me of the Kustom naugahide amplifiers we used to have. Very nice. What was your inspiration to do such an unusual finish?

Jim M.
May-11-2004, 9:36am
Not a mando, but I bet they'd do it for one if #you paid them enough:

It came from this Ebay listing, if anyone's interested:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....me=WDVW (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=38108&item=3723200760&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW)

May-11-2004, 12:40pm
What was your inspiration to do such an unusual finish?

I don't guess I'm a typical bluegrass mandolin fan; I got introduced to the instrument when I saw Cary Pierce from Jackopierce play a version of a song called "Vineyard" rearranged for mandolin. #His main guitar has a metalic blue paintjob, so somehow in my mind I think I inextricably link mandolin -&gt; Vineyard -&gt; Jackopierce -&gt; metallic blue. #

Well, that and I just said, "what the hell." # http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif