View Full Version : What a MANDO!

May-26-2004, 2:40pm
Here is the Scoteleone that Keith Murchison built. #I am playing this beauty while he finishes up an F-5 for me and it's first show will get to be at the Ryman this weekend. #If anyone wants a Moneteleone style mando without paying $28,000.00 I would suggest you contact Keith about this thing because it is MUCH less and sounds great! #The color reminds me of the old 80's Flatiron F-5's.

May-26-2004, 2:43pm
Here's another. #Be patient, I have a few more to go!

May-26-2004, 2:45pm
The three piece back which is very well done and cool!

May-26-2004, 2:45pm
Oops! Here.

May-26-2004, 2:47pm
Last one for now. I am going to play it some more!

May-26-2004, 2:56pm
who you playing with at the Ryman Jeremy?

May-26-2004, 3:02pm
A praise and worship group called The Selah Project. #Ray Hughes is the head of it if you know him. #He has some great teachings on Davidic worship and just music in general. #I won't turn this into a Christian discussion though! #To each their own! #Anyways, they are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the restoration of the Ryman and asked us to come. #It will be more of the acoustic thing but the normal band is very contemporary, hence the need for a pickup! #See ya Mav.

John Zimm
May-27-2004, 12:47pm
That looks really great. I love the three piece back. Good luck playing at the Ryman. I bet King David would have loved to jam there. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif


John S
May-27-2004, 1:21pm
That looks really great. #I love the three piece back. #Good luck playing at the Ryman. #I bet King David would have loved to jam there. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

I wonder if ol' King David would have put a tone-gard on his lyre.

Keith Murchison
Jun-01-2004, 5:16pm
Thanks Jeremy I really appreciate the compliment. Now that my shop is back up and running we are well on the way. Be looking for the Scot mandolin at a festival near you. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Jun-01-2004, 5:26pm
No problem Keith, just stating the obvious on your mandos! Anybody that hasn't played one of Keith's mandolins needs to. He has got the tone down and the workmanship! I am quite impressed and he is also the greatest guy anyone could work with. I am looking forward to the new F-5 Keith!

Jim Garber
Jun-01-2004, 7:35pm
I am just curious... why did he make it with a 3-piece back instead of a 2- or 1-piece? Was there a particular reason?


Jun-01-2004, 8:03pm
I am not sure, you would have to ask him. It is cool and it does not affect the sound at all!

Jim Garber
Jun-01-2004, 8:13pm
It is more of an aesthetic question. Martin made the D35s back in the 1960s with a three-piece back because Brazilian rosewood was becoming scarce. My 2 cents: I would have preferred a one piece, nicely flamed back.

It is a beautiful piece of work tho.


Ken Berner
Jun-02-2004, 8:21am
Jeremy, Do you suppose David was a picker, or merely a strummer?!

Jun-02-2004, 8:57am
I would venture to guess that he was more of a strummer but who knows, maybe he had a mandolin tucked away somewhere!

John Zimm
Jun-02-2004, 9:36am
I am guessing David was a picker. They say he was very skilled at playing the lyre. I'm guessing he was also a virzi man.


Baron Collins-Hill
Jul-24-2004, 6:33pm
lets see the headstock?

Jul-24-2004, 9:01pm
Wonderful mando! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif Congrats!

diamond ace
Jul-25-2004, 2:37pm
DUDE, You got to meet me so I can play that thang!
Thats awsome. Call me so we can jam again.

Aug-12-2004, 6:21pm
Keith,you should start selling them. Put some pics on your site buddy!...Kerry ps I'd probably change the name though...

Keith Wallen
Aug-13-2004, 8:22am
That's a funny looking scroll Jeremy...:angry: http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Just kidding Keith... I think its beautiful. I would love to see it in person some day.