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Jun-02-2004, 10:11am
Just some shots with my new camera.

Jun-02-2004, 10:17am
And This

Jun-02-2004, 10:18am
Oh yeah.

Jun-02-2004, 10:20am

Jun-02-2004, 11:08am
Wasn't that first picture the one that I saw on Ebay? #Are you trying to sell your MM? Maybe I am confused but I know I saw that same pic on Ebay. Anyways, it is a very beautiful mando.

Jun-02-2004, 11:34am
This was the one for 12k.

Jun-02-2004, 11:35am
I thought so. Thanks Alan.

Jun-02-2004, 11:47am
Yes, a thinly-veiled, almost laughable attempt to say "See how great this is?"

Actually, it's pathetic.

Jun-02-2004, 12:25pm
I think you should buy it Alan! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Jun-02-2004, 12:55pm
things that make you go hmmmmmmmm! kinda questionable huh!!!

Scotti Adams
Jun-02-2004, 3:40pm
..now Alan..dont hold back now...tell us how you really feel http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

Jun-02-2004, 7:38pm
I don't believe I mentioned that it was for sale in the picture post, only in the classifieds. Is this breaking some kind of rule? My apologies to anyone I might have offended. Set me straight.

Jun-02-2004, 7:57pm
I should also state that I did not post this on Ebay. I got quite a few requests for pictures after posting it in the classifieds. I am not a very pushy seller, so I didn't mention it in the picture posting. I'm not trying to be deceitful. I read through the posting guidlines and didn't see anything about 'not posting any pictures of your beautiful high-end mandolin you would be willing to sell or trade'.
I thought the pictures came out pretty well.

Darryl Wolfe
Jun-03-2004, 7:03am
I don't see a problem here guys...give him a break. Are we gonna be mad if he sells it based on these pictures, and makes a donation to mandocafe like you are encouraged to do when using this service??

Jun-03-2004, 7:24am
great looking mando, the few (2) I've played are right up there with the gils going (so they say) for over 20

Jun-03-2004, 7:41am
Fine line but I don't think it was crossed. #This is "post a picture of your mandolin" and nothing is promoting the sale in the thread (except the people posting the complaints promoting it indirectly). #

This is really different from those thread that talk about how great brand X is and then put their brand X up for sale. #This doesn't increase the visablity/demand for master models in general or this one in particular - IMHO.

Scotti Adams
Jun-03-2004, 8:43am
..to me it doesnt make a difference where the pic appears....in the ads or here.....in fact...if its posted here you get more pics posted of brand x mando thats for sale....

Chris Baird
Jun-03-2004, 8:55am
Perhaps I missed it, but was there an official statement from Scott on posting pics of mandolins that are for sale? I've picked up from threads like this that it is frowned upon. Since all my mandolins are for sale I'm afraid to post any of them. I can see where it would get out of hand. But I can also see where it would help sell more mandos hence more donations for the cafe(hopefully). Perhaps some clarification could be made from someone who knows.

Tom C
Jun-03-2004, 9:09am
I believe the issue was posting a pic in this area only to sell it the following week -almost as a preview. This has cause some ire in the past. This section is to show what you have and play, not what you sell. That is what the clssifieds are for. But I never have an issue at looking at a nice mando. If it happens once in a while, why even bring it up? There are new folks here and some that do not read all of the posts so they may not be aware. If it happens often Scott will surely let us know. - Oh yeah, only mando content too http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Jun-03-2004, 9:24am
I don't have any problem with posting pictures; heck, I've done it - Show Us Your Headstock, etc. But what I do think borders on taking advantage is to post an ad in the classified section, then clobber another thread with photos of that instrument, saying how lovely it is. If you have other photos to share, say so in the ad and let those with interest respond.

pick on...

Jun-03-2004, 9:50am
"...But what I do think borders on taking advantage is to post an ad in the classified section, then clobber another thread with photos of that instrument, saying how lovely it is".
The name of this is "Post a picture of your mandolin". That's what I did. There where no statements about how great it is. If you want to get mad at something how about directing it toward people who hijack a thread because they have an axe to grind (not sell)?
Pick on....but not on me.

Jun-03-2004, 9:53am
ok, but I thought this was posted for sale very recently on this web-site. If I'm mistaken, so be it.

Jun-03-2004, 10:18am
Not to beat this to death... I did post it in the classifieds. It's buried in the back pages now. before I posted the pictures I searched for an old Gibson Master Model thread I had seen a while back. I couldn't find one, so I started a new topic.
If it was in poor taste, I'm sorry.
As my kids say "Peace out".:;):

Darryl Wolfe
Jun-03-2004, 10:21am
Give him a break, he looked for the old thread I started...let's see some more Master Models

Besides that, half the Loar Picture of the Day items I've posted have been for sale...(just not by me) http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Chris Baird
Jun-03-2004, 10:28am
Not to split hairs or start arguments but aren't all the mando pics posted here to show "how lovely it is". I mean why else post a pic of your instrument. The issue is probably more one of commercialism and where and how do we want to confine it. Perhaps it would be of interest and benfit for the cafe to expand its classified section to allow more photos. I wouldn't recommend this however, without some reasonable fee or strongly recommened donation. It would be very benificial to those selling mandolins as it takes forever to email photos to 20 different people, 90% of whom are just curious.

Jun-03-2004, 10:31am
That poor horse...no hard feelings, it's a gorgeous instrument anyway http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Jun-03-2004, 1:33pm
Let me add also that I wasn't complaining at all when I first mentioned that I had seen it on Ebay. The reason I said that was because when I saw that first pic on Ebay I was thinking, "That sure is one beautiful colored sunburst on that!" and that's what I thought again when I saw it on here. It was just a very memorable picture! I wasn't complaining about it and I am always happy to see beautiful photos of beautiful mandos. Even if troika does want to sell I still have no problem with it! Really!!!!http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Joe Parker
Jun-06-2004, 8:24pm
I received my new Master Model this week and I have to say you can put me in the choir along with the other believers! I am amazed at how good it sounds right out of the box. It was signed May 27,04 and I haven't put it down since Wednesday when it showed up at my house. My hat is off to Danny Roberts and his crew for their dedication to their craft and to Charlie for the obvious guidance and integrity he brings to the whole operation.Thanks you guys!! I would like to submit a few pics if someone can tell me what the size requirements are. I tried but they are too big. I don't want to get them too small so everyone can see this one-it's beautiful!! Oh-it's not for sale!!


Jun-06-2004, 8:35pm
usually something like 700x500 works. Lets see it! Love those MM's

Jun-06-2004, 10:57pm
You need to resize your pictures with a program like Adobe photo shop or some other photo processing software. Resizing a digital photo is easy. Just click on an "image" heading in the task bar and reduce the size by percentage or by pixel.
Hurry up and learn so we can see some images of your awesome mandolin.:)

Joe Parker
Jun-07-2004, 2:19pm
First one-more to follow if I can make this work.


Joe Parker
Jun-07-2004, 2:24pm
I think I have the hang of it. What do you think?

Joe Parker
Jun-07-2004, 2:25pm
Close up of 1 piece back.(thanks Danny!)

Darryl Wolfe
Jun-07-2004, 2:28pm
Very Very nice JPP...It looks a whole lot like my 73992 Loar. #See link
73992 (http://www.mandolinarchive.com/perl/show_mando.pl?52)

Great work Danny/Charlie

Joe Parker
Jun-07-2004, 2:36pm
Thanks,Darryl! Those Gibson boys do good work,don't they?
One more-thanks,Scott for the great site!

Darryl Wolfe
Jun-07-2004, 2:42pm
Nice work on modifying the "The Gibson" script slightly...I like it. It has a nice balanced look

Jun-07-2004, 5:22pm
Very beautiful JPP! You must be proud and deservingly so.

Jun-07-2004, 7:54pm
Wow! That's a beauty. Let's see some more. How are the trebles? Does it have a broken-in sound?

Paul Weber
Jun-07-2004, 9:49pm
The finest Master Model I have seen to date!! Great back!!


Jun-11-2004, 2:29pm
Is that what they call a slab-cut back? Does anybody know if the sound is affected from slab-cut to quarter-sawn backs?

Jun-11-2004, 5:55pm
Maybe its the angle, but that is one of the nicest flowerpots I've seen. Nice mando to boot--especially the back. Its really got that Loar mojo

Scotti Adams
Jun-11-2004, 6:28pm
..I will have to say that its probably the best lookin back on a mando Ive ever seen...one could get lost in that....stunning.

Joe Parker
Jun-12-2004, 12:14pm
Thanks everyone for the kind comments on my new Master Model. The pictures don't do it justice,if you can imagine that, and the sound,to me, is just as amazing. I can only imagine what it will sound like after It's been played a while. I can't thank Danny and Charlie and all the great folks at Gibson enough for the way this one turned out. BTW, I purchased this one through Don's Music City in Burlington,N.C. and I have never had a more satisfying experience with a Music Instrument dealer. Their service is exceptional and they are as excited as I am about this mandolin. Thanks,Jim!! Again,thanks for the nice response to the pics.

Joe Parker