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Sep-21-2007, 9:40am
Pictures of my new Pricetone (the big one) with the old price tone (the little one) more pictures to follow http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

The Guitar is Red Spruce on the top and Black Walnut on the back.

The mandolin is Red Spruce on the top and Maple on the back.

I think Mr. Price ONLY makes instruments with Red Spruce tops, but I could be wrong.

Sep-21-2007, 9:42am
Close up of the new one

Sep-21-2007, 9:43am
Close up of old one http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Sep-21-2007, 9:44am
Fronts of the Pricetones

Sep-21-2007, 10:12am
Lewis builds very fine instruments. Your guitar back is beautiful.

Lane Pryce
Sep-21-2007, 11:48am
Nice pair. There is something about the name I can relate to. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif Lp

Sep-21-2007, 12:44pm
What other woods does he use for back and sides on his guitars? Does he do anything besides dreadnaughts? What kind of pricing? I looked at Pricetone for my mandolin purchase, but ended up with a Passernig. I have heard good things about Pricetone mandolins, but not much about his guitars. Nice guy, too.

Sep-21-2007, 8:31pm
Skippy: You're a lucky man! I recognize that guitar back. I bought a mandolin from Lewis about 5 months ago, and when I was at his house he showed me the guitar he was working on, yours now, ... I remember thinking it was one of the most beautiful backs I've ever seen. And I know it sounds great ... I've played two other guitars of his and they were monsters!

Sep-21-2007, 8:54pm
Pricing is great. At the last conversation I had with Mr. Price, Mandolins were still 2500 and guitars were 2000. It's not a custom shop per se, you don't tell him what you want (although I guess I never asked if he did that... )but more buy instruments that he has made. His trial period is generous and he banks on the quality of the instrument (i.e. he'll ship it to you, if it's not what you are looking for ship it back no hard feelings) Although I haven't been able to shop anything back to him in a while.

I highly recommend people looking into his instruments the value on these are awesome.

As for other backs, he mentioned he has some other guitars that are not black walnut, I'd recommend giving him a call an asking. A very nice person who will take to the time to discuss what he has available.

Sep-22-2007, 2:35am
I can't get over the piece of wood he used in that mandolin neck. VERY different!


Sep-22-2007, 8:19am
Part of that wood for mando neck is it is 5 years old and has been played heavily by me (acid hands) the different coloration is solely from playing (no steel wool to remove the finish) When I purchased it, it had the same finish as everything else. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Wonderful Mando.

Sep-23-2007, 5:09pm
Walnut makes a GREAT guitar back, congrats.