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Nov-06-2007, 9:57am
Hello guys,
this is my latest creation. As ususally the mandolin left the house couple hours after first stringing.
Sitka/red maple. All hide glue, oil varnish/french polish.
Simple style with white binding and no elaborate inlays.
Pics here:
More to follow...

Nov-06-2007, 9:58am

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Nov-06-2007, 10:00am

It already has some fingerprints and dust on headstock and back/top...

Nov-06-2007, 10:12am
beautifull!!! I love the colors as well. Do you feel like the pictures you made are a pretty accurate representation of how they really look?
ken hooper

Kevin K
Nov-06-2007, 10:18am
I like the look. Great work.

Chris Biorkman
Nov-06-2007, 10:24am
Looks pretty darn clean. Good job.

Nov-06-2007, 10:26am
I think the mando is a bit darker in reality. The last two close-ups of front and back scroll are close. All pics were taken with flash so there is prhaps a bit of color shift towards red, too.

Jonathan James
Nov-06-2007, 10:44am
Very nice work. Elegant. Reminds me of some Davis F5's I've seen with a similar finish/binding treatment. Nice job!

Nov-06-2007, 11:13am
Adrian, with wood that fine and such a good job putting it all together who needs the fancy stuff!

Looks great!


Nov-06-2007, 11:51am
Looking good as always!

Skip Kelley
Nov-06-2007, 12:45pm
Beautiful mandolin! Nice silking in the spruce top! Very clean!!

james condino
Nov-06-2007, 1:45pm
Clean, simple, elegant. Well done!


Ken Sager
Nov-06-2007, 2:08pm
Lovely! Very nice work.

Lane Pryce
Nov-06-2007, 8:48pm
Adrian -- very classy F5. I'm sure the tone is amazing as well. Lp

Nov-07-2007, 9:04am
Adrian, I can now really understand why Billbows has spoken so highly of your work. Very pretty

Matt Hutchinson
Nov-07-2007, 10:04am
Congratulations, looks great! I love the simple, clean look of this mandolin, understated and elegant.

Good work,


Troy Harris
Nov-07-2007, 8:20pm
The three piece neck looks great. A tricky bit of woodworking to get everything to line up center… well done.

Bill Halsey
Nov-07-2007, 8:34pm
Reminds me of a remark by the great violinist, Rafael Druian: "Now that's what I like -- a nice, simple Strad..."

Not only does Adrian's work stand alone in its elegance and tonality, but he delivers on time. What an inspiration!

Nov-07-2007, 8:47pm
Extra fine work there Adrian! I'm sure the new owner will be thrilled with this one. #8 appeared so very clean in the white but now it has really come alive. Fantastic effort. I bet it sounds even better than it looks. Just so the readers know, Adrian does build a fancier version F5 and here is my #7 for reference purposes-

Nov-07-2007, 8:59pm
Scrimshawed Eagle in Pearl. Burl inlay for the Eagle's chest.

Adrian is the model builder to work with. Excellent communication, keeps on schedule and is font of knowledge. I learned a lot from him during #7's building process. Can't say enough good things about him as a builder and he's a person of fine character. Thanks for #7 Adrian - still playing it practically every day http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Nov-07-2007, 9:14pm
Scroll Shot:

Nov-07-2007, 9:23pm
Sitka Top with very tight grain. Oil Varnish & French Polish, Hide Glue, the works http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Nov-08-2007, 3:12am
Looks like your graduations are about paper thin at the F holes.

Very interesting...........


Mark Walker
Nov-08-2007, 7:18am
Adrian - VERY nice. I like that clean scroll too. Well done, well done!

Nov-08-2007, 10:02am
Billbows, your quote reminds me of one that may stir a memory:
"Ahh yes, A Higher degree of elegance."

Bill Halsey
Nov-08-2007, 10:03pm
Tim, full credit for that quote goes to our pal Pete Humphreys. (Naturally, who else?)

Michael Lewis
Nov-09-2007, 3:01am
Adrian, very attractive! I would love to hear one sometime. Well done, my friend.

Nov-09-2007, 9:16am
That looks like a keeper! I love that eagle scrimshaw on #7. Wish more builders would do that.

Nov-09-2007, 2:40pm
Gee Bill, I thought it was "Ned Flash"

Nov-12-2007, 3:57am
Looks like your graduations are about paper thin at the F holes.

Very interesting...........
They are both 3.2mm+ at the holes. It's just optical illusion.
And... I was actually couple months late on delivery. Originally I thought I could finish it in late summer but things happen... moving to new apartment, marriage etc. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
I've got three more in works that I thought would be ready by the end of this year. But with my current average of 2 mandos per year I have to really increase my building speed.

Nov-12-2007, 11:32am
that mandolin just looks like a hoss to play!

Bill Halsey
Nov-12-2007, 2:09pm
I was actually couple months late on delivery.
+2 months is WELL within std. tolerance for work this good... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Nov-12-2007, 3:37pm
[QUOTE]+2 months is WELL within std. tolerance for work this good..

Being the very happy owner of #7, I could not agree more with that statement Bill. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif