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May-15-2004, 3:46pm
Here is Kbones 2nd Rose F5

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May-15-2004, 3:53pm
more wee love pics....

May-15-2004, 3:54pm
Very very nice Darby! Is that also a fir top?

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May-15-2004, 3:59pm
It is a fir top quilted back sides and neck, regular and reverse bound w/ satin finish. should be a killer mando. I can not wait to get it strung up.



May-15-2004, 4:05pm
Must not be too scared of Gibson's warnings concerning the flowerpots (not that I am even wanting a thread discussing it). I would be cautious my friend. Great looking mando though.

May-15-2004, 4:14pm
Kbone requested it I dont think my 8 mandos a year will hurt Gibsons business.

May-15-2004, 4:15pm
No comment!

May-15-2004, 4:16pm
Actually, just one! If I requested the mandolin to be filled with marijuana when you sent it to me would you do it? Now I am done!

May-15-2004, 4:41pm
maybe, depends on how much you wanted in it. I would have to make the rim alot wider though. and you would have to pay the shipping. Really, it is just a mando nothing more or less my point is that dont we have more important things to worry about in todays world than a flower pot?

May-15-2004, 4:54pm
At least a pound! I'll pay shipping!http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

May-15-2004, 4:58pm
how about a mandola then. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

May-15-2004, 7:32pm
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May-15-2004, 7:33pm
Maybe an octave mandolin would be better suited to the project!

May-15-2004, 7:42pm
I saw a mandobass once that might work for you Jeremy...

May-15-2004, 8:28pm
http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif I really don't do that stuff anymore I promise. It was an example only, although in my past I could have easily filled up more than a hundred mandobasses (only in how much I had used not sold!).

May-15-2004, 10:55pm
Great post fellas,,,Lots of stupid banter about dope AND the flippant disregard for a copyright design. Maybe next time you could just e-mail each other directly amd save us all some embarassment?

May-16-2004, 8:18am
embarassment? I am very proud of the accomplishments that I have done in the way of building mandolins. it is one of the few things that I can say I have worked extremely hard to perfect and still am working hard at it. as far as the joking around about the dope that is what it is a JOKE! I think everyone gets it but maybe not. why is is that people have to put down the accomplishments of others. I love Gibson mandolins and would never put down there work so why am I getting punished. Pretty much every mandolin on the market is a copy of the loar i.e. graduations, shape, tone bars.... which is a Gibson as for the flower pot I think it is the most elegant inlay out there still, If it offends or is illeagal I have plenty of the rose bud inlays I can use. I am just trying to do my best which is all I can do.


Albert Whiting
May-16-2004, 8:39am
i thought the thread is funny as crap and i don't even smoke dope. nice looking mandolin too. what is the fir top like as far as sound. how does it respond and age.

May-16-2004, 10:15am
This is #16. Fir top. I'll also start by saying I have no financial interest, but Darby is a friend and neighbor (and we payed full price for 16). 16 is as loud as our F-9 (which we love). It sustains as well and has a deeper voice. My wife likens the difference in voice to the difference between a mahogony and rosewood Martin Dread'. When I pick up the F-9, I think, "Boy, this thing sounds gooood..." When I pick up the Rose, I think, "Boy, this thing sounds gooood toooo..."

I asked Darby some questions about the longevity/stability of a fir top. Buddy Davis, who's been making fir topped mandolins for a long time, and taught Darby to build, hasn't had a problem (Darby feel free to chime in). I also know how passionate Darby is about building and that he stands behind his product. We're very satisfied with 16.

Last caveat... My wife and I are not professional mandolin players, nor do we play them on TV. If a professional would like to stop by and offer their opinion... well, that would be entertaining, wouldn't it?

Take care,

May-16-2004, 10:31am
Dear jcs271, I am so sorry for the embarassment I caused you. Come on dude, as Darby said, IT IS A JOKE! I am starting to believe that if you just posted a single picture of a mandolin by itself someone would get offended. Remember, JOKE; HAHA!

May-16-2004, 10:38am
Can't wait to get my new baby - Darby has been great to work with and his mandolins are the real deal. I'll give a review when I receive it in a couple of weeks.

May-16-2004, 12:16pm
to answer the question about fir, I guess i can describe it as more responsive sort of like going from a caddy to a corvette. spruce is very nice as a tone wood but fir just packs an extra punch it also seems to let the tone ring clearer no muddiness to it what so ever it is a stiffer more brittle wood which gives you alot more feed back espescially when you are really driveing the strings. it is just one of those things you have to try.


May-16-2004, 2:16pm
Kbone - I'm excited for you. Your new instrument is a beauty. My 2nd Rose f5 is next in line. I'm trying to decide on the finish. The one I have now is the black face instrument shown on the websight. I LOVE IT. The tone is like a choir of angels. I am buying my second Rose for a couple of reasons. I want to try a radiused fretboard and I think they are an incredible investment. If it's as good or : ) : ) : ) even better : ) : ) : )!!!! then my first I'll be one HAPPY person.:laugh:

Skip Kelley
May-16-2004, 4:34pm
Beautiful sunburst Darby! Looks awesome! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

May-16-2004, 6:56pm
i thought it was all pretty funny myself... i think a little humor never hurts... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif great work darby!!!!!! looks great!!!

May-18-2004, 7:11pm
I agree samuel we all could use alittle humor in our lives.


May-18-2004, 8:25pm
Yes, yes, yes to the humor!http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Jun-05-2004, 4:27am
Kbone, have you received your mandolin yet? If so what do you think?

Jun-05-2004, 12:59pm

his computer is on the fritz due to a virus or somthing he said he was going to get it fixed but I dont know when, but he loved the mando. He is at the Frank Wakefield workshop this week end I will let him know to post somthing as soon as his computer is fixed. also check out www.dasspunk.com to here more clips of the Rose mando.


Jun-10-2004, 11:04am
I talked to Kbone yesterday.
He was raving about his new Rose, and I mean raving. Words like "best value in mandolins" and "loud, clear tones" were used.

I liked the jokes too fellas, don't let some uptight donkey dissuade you from having an immature discussion we all enjoy doing as often as possible! The cafe has been way too boring lately. I appreciate a little levity- we need it.