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Lane Pryce
Mar-24-2006, 7:55pm
Just received a fresh batch of pics from Andrew check them out!! The home stretch is nearing!!! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif Lp

Firts pic is a "rough-neck." http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Lane Pryce
Mar-24-2006, 7:58pm
Gluing the ears on the peghead. Lp

Lane Pryce
Mar-24-2006, 7:59pm
Carving the neck. Lp

Lane Pryce
Mar-24-2006, 8:00pm
Pegheads. Lp

Lane Pryce
Mar-24-2006, 8:01pm
Peghead tracing. Lp

Lane Pryce
Mar-24-2006, 8:02pm
Slotting the fretboard. Lp

Lane Pryce
Mar-24-2006, 8:03pm
Drilling the position marker holes. Lp

Lane Pryce
Mar-24-2006, 8:05pm
Installed position markers and I-B-I binding. Lp

Lane Pryce
Mar-24-2006, 8:06pm
Side position markers. Lp

Lane Pryce
Mar-24-2006, 8:07pm
Installing the frets. Lp

Lane Pryce
Mar-24-2006, 8:08pm
Almost complete neck. Lp

BTW the Collings looking neck/peghead is mine. Lp

Lane Pryce
Mar-24-2006, 8:10pm
Ready for the tuners and inlay, hope you folks enjoy these!! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/coffee.gif Lp

Lane Pryce
Mar-24-2006, 9:24pm
According to the email from Andrew he hopefully will get to finish and fit the neck, do the inlays and begin finial finishing next week.
#Will be looking forward to seeing pics of Dave's F5. Lp

first string
Mar-25-2006, 10:30am
Congrats.

I too am on Andrew's list, with an expected delivery date of sometime in August. Watching your mando come together is going to make the wait even harder.

Lane Pryce
Mar-25-2006, 11:30am
There are other pics in the first My Mowry Mando thread of Andrew doing the body, woods ect. Congrats on your choice and post pics when the process starts. Lp

first string
Mar-25-2006, 6:33pm
Thanks, and believe me I will.

I saw the other thread you started too. Looks like it is going to be one stunning instrument. What kind of top wood is yours. Andrew told me he was building one with red spruce right now; is that yours? If so I'd be very interested to hear a detailed report about the sound when you get it. You see I am still on the fence myself between red and engelmann.

Lane Pryce
Mar-25-2006, 7:55pm
Yeah its AD red spruce. When its done I'll be sure to give a full report. Lp

Lane Pryce
Mar-25-2006, 8:59pm
James look at the "Why I am Lucky" thread in this forum and there are pics of one of Andrew's F5s coming together. The mandolin is for David G. Real nice too!! Lp

first string
Mar-26-2006, 9:11am
I've probably spent hours already, looking at that thread. And in terms of appearance my mando is going to be something of a clone of that one. I'm opting for a simmilar one piece back (in fact it came from the same piece of wood), and for that same color.

It looks like whoever sent that chestnut to Andrew as a guide has spawned a whole family of instruments.

Functionally there are going to be a number of differences, but watching Dave's mando come together might have been what put me over the edge.

Thanks J. and I can't wait for a detailed description. Especialy now that I know that you are getting the red...

Onesound
Mar-26-2006, 1:05pm
Very, very nice - I really like the headstock shapes.

straight-a
Mar-30-2006, 8:33am
Lane,

When you get that jewel we are going to have to get together with Greg H. and have a "Mandolin Tasting"!