View Full Version : Brentrup L21 Strung Up

Apr-12-2004, 2:05pm
as the finish needs to dry.........


Apr-12-2004, 2:32pm
it looks great; I rally like the brown finish. Hans will give you instructions on how to break
it in and protect the still soft varnish finish-it is soft I had a
minor incounter with with bike last week that left a tinny ding in
the varnish on the binding.

Apr-12-2004, 2:47pm
Great looking Mando!

John Zimm
Apr-12-2004, 3:16pm
Dang, that is beautiful. That does nothing to curb my recently acquired a-style envy.


Apr-12-2004, 3:20pm
here's a close up of the top. #the shadow you see i believe is the master himself.


sorry, i know these things cause MAS, but if anyone is on the fence about ordering one, this should shake the change loose in their pockets.

John Zimm
Apr-12-2004, 3:44pm
I may be crazy, but in the picture it looks like the pickguard is almost part of the fretboard extansion. I must be wrong though. If not, that is an interesting idea.

There are worse things to suffer from than MAS. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/blues.gif


Apr-12-2004, 3:53pm
it's not part of the extension. #i just think that the strings obscure where it is attached. #the pickguards on hans' mandolins are absolutely gorgeous.

Apr-12-2004, 10:47pm
What is the price and wait for one of these animals?

Apr-13-2004, 8:34am
I like how the fretted part of the fretboard ends way up there. I hate the pick-click I get off mine.

Apr-23-2004, 11:24pm
Hey Mandobar, that looks sweet. It has a bit more of a burst than your other M21, right? I think I prefer this one. Itís hard to tell from the photo, but is that the regular floral inlay on the headstock?

Apr-24-2004, 4:10am
hans tells me he's shipping this a week from this coming monday. # http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif

(the headstock has a fleur de lis)

Apr-24-2004, 8:13am
I visited Hans and played it last night. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

It's definitely a keeper. You're going to love it.

Apr-25-2004, 3:23pm
rob, you are not making this any easier......... #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif

Apr-26-2004, 11:43am
I love the look of that black binding. Beautiful. Post more picks if you can.

Apr-26-2004, 4:36pm
that is actually tortoise. i will post pics after next tuesday when it arrives.......

May-04-2004, 8:48pm
well, the mandolin was delivered today. see y'all in the fall!!!http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

May-04-2004, 9:18pm
Congratulations! But you are duty bound to tell us how it sounds, and send another pic or two... it's part of the cafe code of honour!

May-05-2004, 8:27pm
well, flowerpot, i can only say that it was WELL worth the wait. #the sound, although the mandolin is still really tight, is WAY beyond my expectations. #this is a larger bodied mandolin; the sound is crisp, clear and the the chop is haunting. #i've played a lot of mandolins over the past year or so: gilchrist, loars, collings, monteleone.....in six months to a year this mando will make me forget i ever wanted a nugget. #

the only other mandolin i still think about is one of hans' F5's, blackface to match the blackface A he sold me last fall. #stay posted to the classifieds as i believe that i will be cleaning out my mando closet soon............(although i will not be selling anything that says brentrup)


May-06-2004, 12:02am
Any chance you could give us a Brentrup to Brentrup to Brentrup comparative review?

May-06-2004, 8:49am
The girl is outta control (in a good way)! That's what I like about her -- shameless greed and joy! Congratulations sistergirlfriend, I am most pleased for you. cheers, e

May-07-2004, 6:31am
peter fonda,

for now, i will say this. #i have a 21c with an italian top. #sweetest celtic mando i have played. (i owned a sobell for some time- too ringy). #it has a refined tone. #sweet big round OOOOOO tone.

i have a red spruce 21L. #more than enough bark to go around on this mando. #it has that woody g-tone. #

as for the new mando, think of it as my 21L x's four. #at this early age you can hear this big woof developing. #and when i say woof, i mean WOOF. #think of it as the rottweiller of mandolins. #in fact, let's just call her BIG RED!