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joshags03
Feb-26-2006, 7:16pm
After much delay I finally squeezed in finishing up #3. #This one has an englemann spruce top and curly maple sides back and neck. #I am really happy with the sound; well balanced with a great bass/treble tone and a booming chop. #I have played with several people and so far have had no trouble with volume. #If I get a good reaction out of this one I'm considering on letting #4 go once it's built.

joshags03
Feb-26-2006, 7:17pm
top...

joshags03
Feb-26-2006, 7:18pm
back...

joshags03
Feb-26-2006, 7:19pm
headstock...

joshags03
Feb-26-2006, 7:20pm
last one...

Dfyngravity
Feb-26-2006, 7:28pm
stunning mandolin. love the inlay !

MML
Feb-26-2006, 8:06pm
Nice crest on that scroll http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

red7flag
Feb-26-2006, 8:37pm
Beautiful job. Love the inlay on the headstock.
Tony

ShaneJ
Feb-26-2006, 9:15pm
Josh, that really looks great. You should be proud. I really like the color. Looks hand-rubbed. What dyes or stain did you use?

jmkatcher
Feb-26-2006, 9:46pm
Beautiful color and I like the headstock inlay a lot!

joshags03
Feb-26-2006, 10:22pm
Thanks for all the kind feedback.

Good eye SJennings, I did hand-rub the dyes. I used Behlen and TransTint liquid dyes to mix up these colors.

pickinNgrinnin
Feb-26-2006, 11:51pm
Gosh that's nice looking! My only recommendation would be a better quality bridge. Something this nice deserves it!

Well Done

Jason Kessler
Feb-27-2006, 11:41am
Lovely all over, but ditto the inlay.

Scotti Adams
Feb-28-2006, 9:28am
That looks really good...you should be very proud.

jasona
Feb-28-2006, 9:52am
Beautiful finish! I'd be proud to own it! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Mojo
Feb-28-2006, 10:23am
Very nice indeed. All told, how many hours do you imagine you have into that one?

synthnut
Feb-28-2006, 11:05am
VERY nice .....I love everything about it ....It looks vintage and modern all in one .....Jim

joshags03
Feb-28-2006, 12:13pm
Thank you all very much for the great feedback. #The first thing I've done is order a new bridge... I agree. #

Mojo: #I've never really kept track of my hours but I'd estimate around 150 hours. #I could build a lot faster if I didn't have to go to work all the time http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

time2pick
Mar-28-2006, 11:19pm
WOW!!! This is so beautiful!!! I can't believe that this is only your 3rd mandolin. Will you be selling your 4th? Let me know if you will be. Can't wait to see it!!! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Antlurz
Mar-29-2006, 3:01am
Very, very nice! I'll bet that center section of the peghead inlay gave you fits. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Ron

Michael Gowell
Mar-29-2006, 9:29am
It's great to see a new builder break through. #Wonderful work, deserving of a professional's price.

Mark Walker
Mar-29-2006, 6:19pm
I couldn't cut a square piece off a 1x12 plank - let alone create such a beautiful work of art. Exceptional job! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Mar-29-2006, 6:25pm
ClosetMandolinPlayer,

WOW ! ! I have to agree with you.

I am beginning to feel the same way after beginning to build this A style. I have more appreciation than I ever knew for some of this artist building mandos!

`x (shayne)