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frankenstein
Dec-02-2007, 11:29pm
new sumi i just got from japan. it rings when you touch it. i bought it untried and have no regrets.. it's a master model.. built by a master..

frankenstein
Dec-02-2007, 11:31pm
new sumi i just got from japan. it rings when you touch it. i bought it untried and have no regrets.. it's a master model.. built by a master..
front..

frankenstein
Dec-02-2007, 11:43pm
back

frankenstein
Dec-02-2007, 11:47pm
headstock

frankenstein
Dec-02-2007, 11:52pm
sorry 'bout the lousy photo's. one day i'll get my freind ted to shoot my mando's properly. he's a photographer.. until then hope ya's get the picture. for my money sumi's are the best around.. enjoy.

bradeinhorn
Dec-02-2007, 11:54pm
is the headstock wider and flatter than a traditional f-5 or is that just the angle?

frankenstein
Dec-02-2007, 11:55pm
300 year old( ezo) japanese red spruce top.. luverlee !!!

frankenstein
Dec-02-2007, 11:58pm
is the headstock wider and flatter than a traditional f-5 or is that just the angle?
nah!! it's just my camera.. and no skill..

frankenstein
Dec-03-2007, 12:13am
i'm just glad i was able to post these pics.. takes a little gettin' used 2..

Skip Kelley
Dec-03-2007, 10:09am
Cool! How does that 300 year old red spruce sound?

fatt-dad
Dec-03-2007, 11:46am
I'd keep that flowerpot away from Gibson's lawyers! Otherwise, nice mandolin. I like it!

f-d

frankenstein
Dec-03-2007, 3:57pm
Cool! How does that 300 year old red spruce sound?
FANTASTIC !! and it will just get better. don't you love that about instruments. it's hard to describe sound in words. i've read posts about not buying without trying first and which is the best mando etc etc. i live in australia so for me sumi's are the best buy..i think the age of the woods( the sides and back are old too) soundwise doesn't kinda hit you in the face but is more subtle and as you play you notice it.. i have bought two of them untried and love them both.. great quality instruments.

Eric F.
Dec-03-2007, 4:00pm
The Sumi-built instruments I have played, including a mid-'80s Kentucky I used to own, have been outstanding. Enjoy!