View Full Version : Post a picture of your Nugget

Apr-25-2004, 4:21pm
Hi guys, post nugget images in this thread please, and serial numbers too if you can. I've started a Nugget collection (http://www.mandolinarchive.com/perl/list_mandolins.pl?all:1:4) at the Mandolin Archive (http://www.mandolinarchive.com)

Here's one to start things off, #94 which I should have in my grubby little hands not long from now..

*oops*, it's #91. Updated pictures too!



Scott Tichenor
Apr-26-2004, 11:44am
He's my 1993 Deluxe F. I'll contact you off list w/other pix.

Rich Michaud
May-04-2004, 4:58am
I will try to post a pic of my blonde Nugget F5 (2001)

May-04-2004, 6:25pm
Nice one Rich, what's the Serial Number?

Rich Michaud
May-04-2004, 8:43pm
The serial number of my F5 Nugget (2001)is #237. I am trying to post pics that do it justice. It has a beautiful one piece back.

Rich Michaud
May-04-2004, 8:51pm
I think I figured out how to post pics. So here goes for the back of the Nugget 237.

Rich Michaud
May-04-2004, 9:11pm
Here's a better one of the front of the Nugget

Rich Michaud
May-04-2004, 10:07pm
One last shot

Don Grieser
May-07-2004, 12:03pm
I used to own this beauty. It's changed hands a couple times lately and I don't know who owns it now. It is one of the most beautiful mandolins I've ever seen. Workmanship was flawless. Binding appears to have been bent around the points. How did he do that? Serial #198

Don Grieser
May-07-2004, 12:04pm
Front detail

Don Grieser
May-07-2004, 12:06pm
It was even more orange in person than these pictures show.

Don Grieser
May-07-2004, 12:07pm
Headstock with abbreviated inlay

Hubert Angaiak
May-09-2004, 7:50pm
Some detail for #232 F-5 Deluxe. The front and back are in the archive already.

Scott Tichenor
May-09-2004, 8:06pm
Some detail for #232 F-5 Deluxe. The front and back are in the archive already.
Marvelous! The not-so-long-lost older sister/brother of my #233. It's a keeper.

Hubert Angaiak
May-10-2004, 10:53am
Thank you Scott. Its the best thing I ever did in getting it.

May-11-2004, 11:26am
Thanks for the new images, great stuff. I just love the detail work on these!

May-11-2004, 11:34am
Hubert, is that a salmon?

Hubert Angaiak
May-11-2004, 11:54am
Good eye! Its a King Salmon or rather its a chinook. Yum!!

May-13-2004, 10:35am
Thank you,Dan B. for including my Nugget #223 in the Archives. I hope someone submits the abalone-bound Nugget that has the female-figure and moon inlay in headstock! All of Nuggets mandolins are works of art IMHO;but that one must certainly be the crown jewel.

Jim Hilburn
May-13-2004, 11:18am
Dan, if you could find Ome #1 & 2, you would have 2 of Mikes first mandolins. #1 was an all-black F. #2 was a sunburst A, the prototype for Tims, and a real monster. I know, because I was the first owner. Should have never let it get away.

May-13-2004, 12:55pm
Hey Jim? Did Bill McCay have that one for a while? Heck maybe he still does...I know that he used to play one like you are describing....Ome black top.

Jim Hilburn
May-13-2004, 1:37pm
I don't know, but the #1 F was all black, not just the top.

May-13-2004, 2:55pm
I'm working with Mike on the archives- expecting to get a huge pile of information from him eventually http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

The Tim O'Brien Nugget is (According to Mike) #3, though Tim calls it #2 on his site. There were a couple other prototypes as well.. hope to get images and sort those out!

Jim Hilburn
May-13-2004, 4:09pm
I remember that he took pictures of Ome #2 the day I picked it up in 1975.

May-25-2004, 2:57am
More of Nugget #91 (http://www.mandolinarchive.com/perl/show_mando.pl?2848)



May-25-2004, 2:59am
#91 is a cannon. It arrived with mom & dad by way of Scott Tichenor and mandofest (where Scott kindly provided me a pile of pictures of various people playing her before I got my hands on her!). It's extraordinarily loud, and has a lovely dark tone. I haven't even had a chance to change strings and tweak the bridge yet, it's quite addictive. It's certainly on the good side of spectacular http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Jim Hilburn
May-25-2004, 7:38am
Dan, was #91 made in Colorado or Michigan? I know that's pretty close to when he moved.
When I first saw Ome #2, the peghead only had "OME" on it, but when I went back to buy it, it had some vines and flowers just like on yours.

May-25-2004, 7:59am
It says Michigan on the label.. Actually, you can see that on the label in my first picture of the face earlier in this thread!

May-25-2004, 4:54pm
I dunno Dan...first you get the Lebeda and sell off the "traditional" celtic mandolin...then you start working with Scott and *bam* you get a Nugget...next thing we'll know you'll be playing Strathspeys on a Loar! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Nice new mandolin! I hope its everything and more. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

May-25-2004, 6:06pm
Strathspeys? Why not jigs & reels? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Stranger things have happened, but I suppose that's about as likely as me ending up recording Bill Monroe tunes with Tim O'Brien :P

Paul Weber
May-31-2004, 6:55pm
Here's my latest acquisition. 1985 Nugget #98. It's a great sounding mandolin!


Paul Weber
May-31-2004, 6:59pm
A pic of the top with some pinky and mic wear.

Paul Weber
May-31-2004, 7:01pm
The back.

Jun-03-2004, 4:37pm
Nugget #98! (http://www.mandolinarchive.com/nugget/serial/98)