View Full Version : Post a Picture of Your Czech Made Mando

Daniel Nestlerode
May-30-2004, 7:18pm
I'll start with a couple of shots of my Capek

Here's the front...
and here's the one piece back...


Albert Whiting
May-30-2004, 8:03pm
that's neat. that Capek used to be mine i think. i scalloped the extension and put the faux frets in it.

Albert Whiting
May-30-2004, 8:16pm
just got this lebeda premium plus from Jeff@mandolins.net. i have owned a weber fern, flatiron f5, capek, rigel ct 110, pricetone, and a scot. this is the best mandolin i have had by far. it is brand new and has awesome tone and plays so easy. it is so much fun to play. i absolutely love it. workmanship is absolutely incredible. here's the front

Albert Whiting
May-30-2004, 8:17pm
here's the incredible back

Albert Whiting
May-30-2004, 8:19pm
the scroll is flawless. no filler needed

Albert Whiting
May-30-2004, 8:20pm
here's the headstock. no flower pot here

May-31-2004, 5:20am
It's like bringing a howitzer to a fistfight, but Frank Ford took some pictures of mine..



May-31-2004, 7:49am
Mando777- where'd you get that strap that you have on your Lebeda Premium? Thanks...

Brett http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Albert Whiting
May-31-2004, 11:13am
i got from a guy that sells them at ibma. i'm not sure who he is but he is there every year.

May-31-2004, 7:27pm
Well darn because I'm looking for a strap exactly like that, with the exception of color.

Albert Whiting
May-31-2004, 7:46pm
email lynn dudenbostel. his daughters starps are like this one

May-31-2004, 8:39pm
or you can go to gregyboyd (http://www.gregboyd.com) and he has them. i think they are called kangaroo straps or something like that. i use to have a Janish A-5 that was an awesome mando for jazz and classical. but i had to seel it to get my red diamond f-5. i think i have some old photos i can post.

Jonathan James
Jun-01-2004, 4:33am
Beautiful instrument Dan! Love that wide grain look. How does it sound?

Dan Adams
Jun-01-2004, 7:27am
Here's a picture of Fisch #14. It always draws attention when it comes out of the case. Dan

Dan Adams
Jun-01-2004, 7:31am
Lets not forget the Fisch back. All the woods are from an Czech violin maker that is too old to produce violins, but has let Fischmeister Karal us the wood to produce mandolins. Dan

Jun-01-2004, 9:36am
It's very nice. Bright, loud. Some funny stuff on the top- there's bearclaw (below bridge to left) and a knot shadow (top right near the treble point).

In fact, it's incredibly loud.

A very nice mandolin. I use it in Irish sessions, and it can drown out an accordian.

Jun-05-2004, 12:34pm
Here's Jiri and his daughter delivering the mando to me in person! #Talk about service! # #What a great guy!

Real loud at my local Irish session...put's down the B@nj* any day...! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Jun-05-2004, 12:50pm
hmmmm let's try this...other was too big...

Jun-05-2004, 12:57pm
...I can't resist... Here's My Premium Plus with his Grandfather...

Jun-05-2004, 12:59pm
...the flip side...

Jun-05-2004, 3:01pm
Odd lighting in those last 2 photos Craig...

Jun-06-2004, 2:46am
Yeah... light was coming #through a window from the bottom of the photo...makes em' look like weird sunbursts or something. #Better pic's at the link in my Sig.

What strings are everyone using on their Leb's? #J74 guy myself. # Anyone have a pickguard installed, or get one from Jiri? #

just curious,
craig http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif

Jun-06-2004, 5:45am
L-R: Craig's Lebeda, Varnish Fern, My Lebeda


Jun-06-2004, 5:47am
Fronts now..

L-R: Craig's Lebeda, Varnish Fern, My Lebeda


Jun-06-2004, 11:11am
I got a 2nd hand Lebeda Jazzica, off MC Classifieds awile ago.
Differences of note:Whiskey color ,lacquer and brown tortoiseoid binding. 3 pc block markers.
montelone F, instead of gibson peghead outline.

Daniel Nestlerode
Jun-07-2004, 4:01pm
Hey Dan B., do the Lebeda's have wider fingerboards than the fern or is that an optical illusion?


Jun-07-2004, 6:10pm
Only a little bit at the nut- the extension on the Leb is 3 courses wide, 2 on the Gibson..

Albert Whiting
Jun-09-2004, 11:49am
i really like the bigger frets on mine. i can get a whole lot cleaner notes on the bigger frets without pushing down near as hard.

Jun-13-2004, 1:56am
Here's a divx video of Ragtime Annie (http://www.celticmusic.com/dan/Ragtime_Annie.divx) (5.2Mb) on my Lebeda