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rmoss
Nov-18-2007, 11:23pm
Heres #7 just a few minor adjustments and she's done. She sounds great very loud and responsive. And there is a slight natural reverb that really gives it a full/open sound.

rmoss
Nov-18-2007, 11:25pm
Front scroll.

rmoss
Nov-18-2007, 11:26pm
Back scroll and slight view of the "speed neck."

bradeinhorn
Nov-18-2007, 11:26pm
is that a rosewood fretboard? looks great!

rmoss
Nov-18-2007, 11:27pm
The one piece back.

rmoss
Nov-18-2007, 11:28pm
Peghead. And yes that is rosewood.

rmoss
Nov-18-2007, 11:30pm
Another front shot.

rmoss
Nov-18-2007, 11:31pm
Last one...hope you like the pics.

rmoss
Nov-18-2007, 11:32pm
oops.

Rick Crenshaw
Nov-18-2007, 11:45pm
Wow. Great looking mandolin. I'm gonna have to start on #2. You set the bar high, friend.

Buddah
Nov-19-2007, 12:19am
Sweet mando indeed! Also, congrats on a fine game against the Buffalo Bills this week; perhaps at some point (no rush), you could let us know what Tom Brady is really like? Thanks in advance bro, Bryn

jasona
Nov-19-2007, 12:58am
Very nice work Randy!

Austin Clark
Nov-19-2007, 9:04am
that is really nice, Randy!

rmoss
Nov-21-2007, 12:40am
Got some new pics. My dad has one of them high dollar cameras with all the bells and whistles. There really is a huge difference in quality. Hope you like.

rmoss
Nov-21-2007, 12:41am
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rmoss
Nov-21-2007, 12:42am
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rmoss
Nov-21-2007, 12:47am
These pics really show the true color better and the clarity is no comparison to my camera. Now if I can just keep it lookin shiny. (doubt it!)

woodwizard
Nov-21-2007, 1:06am
That is very nice!

Dan Voight
Nov-21-2007, 1:09am
Nice classy color. The pick guard fits it well.

Mark Walker
Nov-27-2007, 7:31am
Not too shabby at all! Keep up the great work. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Kevin K
Nov-27-2007, 10:11am
Very nice looking mandolin.
What kind and size frets did you go with?
How did you finish the neck?

Glassweb
Nov-27-2007, 10:23am
I would lose the scalloped, unfretted fingerboard extension. Why do builders continue this unattractive practice when Collings has solved the problem of pick click so tastefully? I just can't figure...

Bill Snyder
Nov-27-2007, 10:53am
I would lose the scalloped, unfretted fingerboard extension. Why do builders continue this unattractive practice when Collings has solved the problem of pick click so tastefully? I just can't figure...
My guess is that some people like the look just like some people prefer the looks of an f-style to and a-style while others prefer the a-style.
While I don't think I will put one on anything I build, it doesn't seem very hard to understand why others do.

Celtic-Grass
Nov-27-2007, 11:17am
Beautiful workmanship!

Glassweb
Nov-27-2007, 11:33am
I hear you Bill, but when I see the F5s that Collings has designed using their abbreviated board I just see a thing of beauty. It works so well with the lines of the florentine style mandolin. Will Kimble has seen the light... I figure the evolution is coming, albeit slowly...

rmoss
Nov-27-2007, 12:26pm
"Very nice looking mandolin.
What kind and size frets did you go with?
How did you finish the neck?"

They are a larger size fret from stewmac......the same size as you would find on a weber or breedlove etc... And the neck is unfinished right now I will probably go back and use some tung oil for a little protection. It feels great the way it is though.

"I would lose the scalloped, unfretted fingerboard extension. Why do builders continue this unattractive practice when Collings has solved the problem of pick click so tastefully? I just can't figure..."

If I were building this one to sell I wouldn't have scalloped the fretboard. But I built it for me and I kinda like the way the longer scalloped board looks. Just a personal thing. All the other mandos I have built had a shorter extender so there was no need for scalloping.

K3NTUCKI8oy
Nov-29-2007, 4:33am
That is one of the most gorgeous mandolins i've seen! Is she a sweet talker??

TThorpe
Nov-29-2007, 5:59am
Randy, this is one beautiful mandolin. The woods and colors you've used are so classy. If it sounds half as good as it looks, you've built yourself a terrific instrument.

Kbone
Nov-29-2007, 8:06am
That's the kind of sunburst i really like - well done.

Bill James
Nov-29-2007, 8:30am
Very nice!

bkhooper
Nov-29-2007, 10:15am
beautifull work!! I love the colors and the fit and finish is perfect. Is this instrument laquer or varnish?

F5GRun
Nov-29-2007, 10:26am
MMMmMMM yummy http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

rmoss
Nov-29-2007, 4:14pm
Thanx guys for the nice comments.

"Is this instrument laquer or varnish?"

This one is laquer and the top is red spruce.

"Is she a sweet talker??"

Very!!! She is loud with a deep throaty growl on the bottom end. This is the first mando I have built where I really acheived the complete tone package I was looking for. The others have been good but this one really hits the nail on the head for my personal taste. I am glad I built it for myself cause I would struggle letting this one go.