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Darryl Wolfe
Apr-06-2006, 8:33am
I gave this to Dad about 15 years ago. He's getting a bit sentimental lately, so it has come home to me.

Apr-06-2006, 9:14am
Non F style (it's a A style!)

Non Gibson (it's a Fletcher Brock)

....heck, it's even a oval-hole!

Apr-06-2006, 9:21am
OK, I'll bite.

Arches Flattop #14.

Apr-06-2006, 9:24am
Pete and Germain,

Love those!


Apr-06-2006, 9:35am
A one-off custom job - go figure.


Apr-06-2006, 10:09am
I think that's more than "one off"!
but pretty cool...

Apr-06-2006, 10:16am
I still love this little fella by Brian Dean...

Apr-06-2006, 10:49am
Will Kimble

Apr-06-2006, 11:07am
I'd arm wrestle you for that Kimble Jim. That thing is beautiful! One of these days I'd like to get my hands on one.


Apr-06-2006, 11:34am
Gone but not forgotten. . . .


Apr-06-2006, 12:47pm
Hey f-d,

You're taking the thread down! #Those mandos don't really belong with the Dean, Kimble, etc.

Paula http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Apr-06-2006, 1:14pm
Okay, here's one of my all time favorites, it's a Coleson. It probably should be in the "oddities" thread...

Apr-06-2006, 1:26pm
Here is my Hondo HMAN-30 with "Honest Abe" for scale. I have the D'Adderio FT-74s on it so my colleagues don't have to hear too much string noise.


Apr-06-2006, 1:35pm
There may be a few more, but finally a thread where I can contribute - ha.

This is my "Montana" flattop. Cigar for scale, Gibson Monel won't-rust-in-the-salty-air strings. Not sure if you can make it out, but thats a solid four-piece top and you don't see that very often (especially on non-Gibson, non-"f" mandolins.


Jim Garber
Apr-06-2006, 5:23pm
I will just link to the Post a Picture of Your Bowlback (http://www.mandolincafe.net/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=15;t=14185) thread.

All right, here's my entry: 1931 octave mandola by A. Puccinelli, Chicago.


Jim Garber
Apr-06-2006, 5:24pm
1921 Bacon Artist.

Jim Garber
Apr-06-2006, 5:26pm
Weymann-branded Stradolin

Django Fret
Apr-06-2006, 5:51pm
Non-Gibson, 30's Resonator with a Sun and Moon faceplate.

Jim Garber
Apr-06-2006, 6:20pm
Leland Piccolo and Standard Mandolins, circa 1912.

Brad Weiss
Apr-06-2006, 7:14pm
Can I show this again??

Apr-06-2006, 8:00pm
Sure, Brad, if I can post my Brian Dean OM again...

Darryl Wolfe
Apr-06-2006, 8:15pm
Absolutely fabulous stuff Jim

Apr-07-2006, 11:56am
Holst C-5 and Breedlove K-5


Bill Snyder
Apr-07-2006, 9:16pm
First mandolin I built. Definitely not an F style and not really an A style either.

Bob DeVellis
Apr-08-2006, 8:50am
Sobell small-body, carved back.


Apr-08-2006, 9:31am
My Garrison flat top

Apr-08-2006, 9:33am
It's been posted before, but what the heck, I'm proud of it

Apr-08-2006, 10:06am
Here is "the Dromedary", the wicked little Ibanez 514 that got me started:

Apr-08-2006, 2:05pm
Simlar to "The Dromedary"...Antoria ca. 1973...I think this is (was?) also an Ibanez brand.


May even have some wood in it, but I can't be sure http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

P.S. --- I think it does have wood! see http://www.elderly.com/vintage/items/90U-4459.htm Similar Ibanez at Elderly Instruments. I've been looking for info on this mandolin, and this is the first I've found.


Apr-09-2006, 4:43pm
I've been lurking for a while, but this thread is too tempting...

Here's a pic of my first mandolin, a Stradolin w/ cursive screened logo at top and a few cracks around the fake f-holes. Bought it from a flea market in California about 15 years ago for 30 dollars. I didn't know any better at the time, but it sounded great.

Once I got into mandolins, I decided I had to have a whiteface A-3. Not sure why, but I was obsessed. Finally bought a clean one a few years back (for nearly 50x what the Stradolin cost) and--wouldn't you know it?--the darn Stradolin sounds and plays way better. It's not just a dud A-3 either, some of these old Strads sound really good!

Apr-11-2006, 10:21pm
Would love to post a pic of my Breedlove Quartz OF, but can't seem to get the pic file small enough for it to allow me.

So, you will just have to imagine the Satin Sunburst finish on an A-Style with F holes and beautiful sound...

PS. If anyone can help with shinking the size to below 153600 bytes that would be a plus (I can get to 260000). Until then you will just have to take my word on just how beautiful it is.

Darren Kern
Apr-12-2006, 8:02am
MLT, check out Grandmainger's tutorial on how to resize pics for the Cafe- LINK (http://www.grandmainger.com/picpost/)

While I'm here... Fliss, I'm really diggin' that flattop. I love that simple yet very clean look. Bill Davis has done a great job of capturing that with his flattop as well.

Apr-12-2006, 8:27am
Here it is! #Ta Da! #My Breedlove Quartz OF. #I searched for the right one for some time at several music stores and on-line ads. #But this one found me.

Thanks Hydrilla for pointing me to the tutorial.

jim simpson
Apr-12-2006, 10:52pm
This was a mandolin once but got Vulcanized.

Apr-16-2006, 2:44pm
In honor of my new mandolin (a humble but nice little Washburn oval-hole which I have been playing constantly), my young son made me a mandolin pin out of clay (with matching guitar, for scale). #Note the white binding and f-holes ---and it's fretless(!)

Apr-17-2006, 12:00pm
I like the Regal "Le Domino"

Loren Bailey
Apr-17-2006, 12:02pm
Now that is cool!


Apr-17-2006, 12:24pm
More Brian Dean love...

http://www.cascadium.com/Mandolin/tree of life 1.jpg

http://www.cascadium.com/Mandolin/tree of life 2.jpg

http://www.cascadium.com/Mandolin/tree of life 3.jpg

Steve Cantrell
Apr-17-2006, 6:03pm
Wow, BeauB. That mandolin is a looker.

Apr-19-2006, 5:41pm
Can't resist. Coming to me soon is Peter Coombe's most recent A5. Red Spruce top

Apr-19-2006, 5:44pm
and Tasmanian myrtle on the back. No truss, he uses a graphite reinforcement of some sort. Wooden tuner buttons add a nice touch. 12" radious fretboard. I'm making offerings to the Int'l DHL gods.

Jun-02-2006, 10:34am
here is my 380s with an unfinished neck, scooped fretboard, ebony armrest & cumberland acoustic pickgaurd.