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red7flag
Apr-21-2006, 1:28pm
Here are pictures from Don Paine of my new baby.

red7flag
Apr-21-2006, 1:29pm
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Apr-21-2006, 1:30pm
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Apr-21-2006, 1:31pm
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red7flag
Apr-21-2006, 1:32pm
Last one.
Tony

tree
Apr-21-2006, 1:59pm
That's an interesting shape on the neck joint.

Kevin Briggs
Apr-21-2006, 3:00pm
Looks mighty purty, redflag7. I just sent in my deposit yesterday, and am mighty pumped. Keep the pictures coming. Don has been great so far, in these early stages of mandolin infancy...or whatever. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

red7flag
Apr-21-2006, 3:19pm
I forgot one.
Tony

red7flag
Apr-21-2006, 3:22pm
Clark,
It will have the fretboard attached to the body like the old F4s, not raised like most new ones, if that is what you are referring to.
Tony

F5G WIZ
Apr-21-2006, 5:54pm
What are all the skateboard wheels for! hehe Looks great! I'm waiting on a new Poe, not quite as far along as yours. Will post the picture that I have.

sgarrity
Apr-21-2006, 5:59pm
I'm anxious to see this one completed. What color did you decide on?

ShaneJ
Apr-21-2006, 6:17pm
That's an interesting shape on the neck joint.
It's pinned. There is a dowel on either side of the joint, making the tenon appear to be odd-shaped. If you zoom in, you can see it easier. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

red7flag
Apr-21-2006, 6:38pm
sgarrity, The finish will be satin red sunburst. Similar to #61, but that is an F5 style.
Tony

red7flag
Apr-23-2006, 8:01am
SJennings and tree, I took SJennings advice and zoomed in on the picture. #You are right, you can see the dowels. #The way it is done, it looks intentional. A thought just ocurred to me, with fretboard not raised, does the fretboard have to have a different angle, relative to the body? If anybody knows before I can ask Don, let us know, pls.
Tony

red7flag
May-02-2006, 11:10am
The mando is completed "in the white". Don sent me pictures but are in a proprietary Kodak format that cannot be shared. When his photo system is up and running, I will post the pictures. His work is outstanding and it looks just how I pictured it in my head.
Tony

red7flag
May-04-2006, 1:18pm
Here is a new set from Don. Can you hear the music playing?
Tony

red7flag
May-04-2006, 1:19pm
Back

red7flag
May-04-2006, 1:20pm
Partial front

red7flag
May-04-2006, 1:21pm
Partial back

red7flag
May-04-2006, 1:23pm
Other angle partial front. This will be it. Hope you like.
Tony

Kevin Briggs
May-04-2006, 2:36pm
Cool, man. What kind of finish? Is that satin gloss?

red7flag
May-04-2006, 7:53pm
Kevin, Yes it it satin nitrocellulous.
Tony

J. Mark Lane
May-04-2006, 8:09pm
Wow, it's like a 12 fret version of mine. Cool!

red7flag
May-04-2006, 10:29pm
Mark would be cool to AB them, once this one opens up.
Tony

Kevin Briggs
May-05-2006, 5:51am
Mine is on order right now, and won't start for a few months. However, it will also be satin nitrocellulose. I was considering the upgrade to oil varnish, but Don strongly feel sit doesn't affect the tone on his instruments, so obviously he knows what he's saying and I took his advice on that.

So, it's going to be a satin nitrocellulose two-point Pomeroy.

Jerry Byers
May-05-2006, 6:00am
Does Don do a glossy finish? I like Don's work and this one is looking sharp, but I'm partial to glass or varnish. That blackface mandola for sale on his site is sharp.

J. Mark Lane
May-05-2006, 6:12am
Pomeroy F4 in gloss finish.

Jerry Byers
May-05-2006, 6:20am
I love the single set of markers.

red7flag
May-05-2006, 7:26am
Hey Mark,
What is the tail peice? Thanks in advance.
Tony

J. Mark Lane
May-05-2006, 9:16am
Tony,

The tailpiece is a John Hamlett item. I really like these. They are light, yet elegant. There are not very many nice looking tailpieces out there that are light weight and have nice curves. (Read that sentence twice...<g>). This one has the advantage of also being a blonde.

LKN2MYIS
May-05-2006, 9:39am
That is one sweet looking instrument.

You're going to get a lot of pleasure from it.

JD Cowles
May-05-2006, 10:50am
Congrats! Welcome to the happy family of Pomeroy owners. My next (when funds allow) will be one of his F-4s.

Jeff

red7flag
May-17-2006, 6:06pm
Finished pictures Don just sent me.

red7flag
May-17-2006, 6:07pm
Back

red7flag
May-17-2006, 6:09pm
He said the pictures made the back brighter than it really is.
Headstock

kyblue
May-17-2006, 6:11pm
That red matte finish is gorgeous.

Paula

red7flag
May-17-2006, 6:16pm
Back and sides. Thanks to Don for the pictures and to all of you for your advice and guidance.
Tony

sgarrity
May-17-2006, 6:41pm
Lookin' good! I love Don's F4 mandos. Depending on how things go with work, I might order one later this year. I'm sure you're anxious to get it. I know I'm ready for my F5.

Shaun

Kevin Briggs
May-17-2006, 7:31pm
Shaun,

What made you decide to go with the varnished finish?

red7flag
May-18-2006, 12:20am
One that shows the back better. Can't you hear it playing?
Tony

red7flag
May-18-2006, 12:49am
A picture that shows the color better.
Tony

LKN2MYIS
May-18-2006, 5:45am
The cousin to my #64.

red7flag
May-18-2006, 8:25am
I will tell you what I know, then let the people that really know, let us know. #The longer fret board is raised off the top, allowing for more volume. #From my experience, which is limited, the 12 fret mandos have a more some say woody, some say tubby sound. #The sound would be, imo, more conducive to Celtic and old timey sounding music. #If you listen to Mike Compton with a 15 fret raised Gilchrist, you will hear an almost F5 sound, yet different. #Somebody described it as an F4 on steroids. #I was not looking for that sound as I have a barking Collings MF. #I guess to wrap up, it is more an issue of what sound you are looking for. Also, as the 12 fret has a shorter neck, some people that play up the neck might find it somewhat constrictive.
Tony

luckylarue
May-18-2006, 11:28am
As the owner of #75, an A2, I haven't found the shorter neck to be restrictive in the least bit. In fact, I think it gets a great Monroe sound as I play mostly bluegrass and fiddle tunes. I can honestly say that, as sweet as Mike Compton's Gil is (he graciously let me pick on it Tues. night), I don't feel like I'm limited at all w/ the Pomeroy - more than enough mando for this kid. Congrats Tony and enjoy.