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Nov-28-2007, 5:27pm
Last year I ordered 2 new F5 Varnished from Jim and Ryan Triggs. I got the first one in August and it is great. Last week I received #2 and it is a really special mandolin. Slab cut back,flowerpot inlay and killer tone and volume. Thanks to Jim and Ryan for 2 super mandolins. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Nov-28-2007, 9:27pm
Very nice...I really like the scroll...congrats!

Rick Smith
Nov-28-2007, 9:30pm
It's a beauty buff....congrats

Jonathan James
Nov-29-2007, 12:38am
None of my business really (and feel free to tell me so!), but out of curiousity, why did you order 2?

Nov-29-2007, 1:17am
None of my business really (and feel to tell me so!), but out of curiousity, why did you order 2?

I'm curious too, if the reason is different top woods, I'd love to know what you think about the difference between them. Also, hook us up with a picture of the back if you can. Congrats on the mando!

Nov-29-2007, 6:14am
Guys I ordered 2 because I have a bad case of MAS. I have 2 Gibson DMMs, an Altman, a Vessel H5X Mandola and the 2 Triggs. The first Triggs has a beautiul tigeer stripe back and the #2 is one piece. Both have Red Spruce tops from wood that Jim had for 25 or 30 years. Those who can't play well collect. Below is the back of #2.Sorry for the resolution but I could not get higher resolution pics to upload.:D [B]

Jonathan James
Nov-29-2007, 6:32am
Yeah, you do have it bad. Nice collection!

Nov-29-2007, 11:18am
How does your Altman compare to your other mandolins?

Nov-29-2007, 11:43am
The treble on the Altman is very strong but does not have as much bass punch as some of the others. Yes Mandoplucker,you and I have the same strain of the disease

Nov-29-2007, 12:19pm

I "play" every evening, and sometimes for an hour or two in the morning—no one could practice more than I do—but you wouldn't want to hear it!!!!

So, I collect, too.

Glad to know I'm not alone.

Chris Biorkman
Nov-30-2007, 9:01am
Hey, Shayne can quit anytime he wants. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Kevin Briggs
Nov-30-2007, 9:39am
That slab back looks great!

Two DMMs? Will you hire me for whatever company you work? With that kind of loot, I'm sure your recommendation will have some sway.

Nov-30-2007, 9:59am
What a collection... Absolutely beautiful instruments. I'm not much of a player and can't afford to collect, so I'm just sitting here with a really severe case of MAS that I can't cure. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif

Keep the duct tape close, my mandolin still has one more song in it.

F-5 Rose

Nov-30-2007, 4:05pm
Kevin, I can't hire you because I retired 6 years ago

Nov-30-2007, 4:17pm
Hey mandobuff nice triggs...congrats. If you ever go out of town and need a baby sitter for your collection let me know!!!

Nov-30-2007, 8:05pm
I wish you were my next-door neighbor.

Nov-30-2007, 10:31pm
bg I wish you were my neighbor, you could help me break them in

Dec-03-2007, 7:09pm
Kevin, I can't hire you because I retired 6 years ago
You're killing me....
Don't tell us you live on an island paradise too!

Dec-04-2007, 7:26am
Mandobuff, What number is your Altman?

Dec-06-2007, 2:15pm
altman #23

Dec-06-2007, 2:15pm
not #23 #5 got others confused[B]

Dec-06-2007, 2:17pm
Kevin,I do live in paradise (lake martin,alabama)

Kevin Briggs
Dec-06-2007, 3:31pm
Well, how about a referral!?

Dec-06-2007, 7:12pm
Mandobuff, The Altmans starting around #8 or 9 have a lot more depth of tone. If you get a chance you should play one for comparison.

Dec-06-2007, 8:11pm
Very nice. You mentioned that you have a Vessel H5 mandola. I just ordered a 2Pt Oval Hole mandola from Gary. How do you like yours.

Dec-11-2007, 5:53am
I absolutely love the H5. Fit and finish are A+ as is the tone and volume. I have had more fun with this instrument than any mandolin. Gary builds a great instrument