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Dec-15-2007, 8:29am
Here are a couple of pictures of my new M-22V Oval/F Hybrid. The pictures are from 2003 when it was built. It is pretty much in the same shape now. This is the prototype of Hans' M-22V. While not really new, it's also not very used, as Hans just let it go.

Dec-15-2007, 8:31am
And the back. Bosnian Maple. Varnish finish.

Dec-15-2007, 8:33am
Up close. The top is Italian Spruce. The pickguard is a piece of ebony. Thanks Hans.

Dec-15-2007, 8:39am
Hans makes some of the most beautiful mandos on the planet - a true artist and craftsman.

Dec-15-2007, 9:21am
Yikes, what a beauty.....

Dec-15-2007, 9:38am
Absolutely stunning. I really like the old school fingerboard extension, and the scroll is perfect. How does it sound with the longer neck and the oval hole?

Dec-15-2007, 10:27am
Beautiful mando. My L21V is also of Bosnian maple. Chuck

B. T. Walker
Dec-15-2007, 11:01am
Simply gorgeous. No doubt, Hans is among the best of the best.

Dec-15-2007, 11:02am

Michael Wolf
Dec-15-2007, 11:49am
Beautiful, really. I'd also be very interested in a decription of the sound or a sound file.
This mando looks that good, that the thought "I want one" appeared in record-time, when it popped up on my montior. Must have been far under one second.

Dec-15-2007, 12:13pm
Wonderful! I really love Han's work. Enjoy it.


Dec-15-2007, 12:30pm

Dec-15-2007, 12:54pm
As far as the sound goes: very rich sounding; more open than the F5, but since it is a hybrid it has a chop. I will work on a sound clips.

Dec-15-2007, 12:59pm

Dec-15-2007, 5:50pm
Beautiful! That looks similar to the one that was on the cover of Guitarmaker a few years ago.

Dec-15-2007, 6:03pm
Boy that's a surprise. If it is not the same one, it is certainly its twin.

Dec-15-2007, 6:22pm
It is the same one. Compare the grain in the pickgaurd.

Dec-15-2007, 6:37pm
And the reflections on the bass bout on picture No. 3. How cool is that? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Dec-15-2007, 6:42pm
Wow I just noticed that. Not only the same mando but the same pic as well with the background removed. VERY nice mandolin I am jealous.

Dec-15-2007, 7:29pm
That is a VERY slick mando...congrats!

Dec-15-2007, 11:26pm
That mandolin wants me to play it! A thing of beauty. I'm not a pickgaurd guy myself, but I would probobly have to leave that one on just because it looks so perfect. Ive got a feeling I could learn to live with it. Congrats on a beautiful instrument.

Dec-16-2007, 7:20am
Dan, that is the mandolin on the cover of Guitarmaker. Hope you are enjoying it. #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Dec-16-2007, 11:25pm
Can anyone help me figure out how to post a sound file? Is it the same way as a picture with the same size limits (i.e 153600 bytes).


Alex Fields
Dec-17-2007, 2:09am
I normally don't like pickguards, but that one is actually fairly attractive (coming from me that is saying a lot). I'm sure it's a great mandolin too. Thanks for feeding my oval-hole MAS.

Dec-17-2007, 9:46am
That is one heckuva nice mandolin. But I'm probably a little biased http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Dec-17-2007, 10:02am
Shaun, Thanks. I accept all support, regardless of bias. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Dec-20-2007, 11:10am
Here's an updated picture. That's a Bailey Alsepa Strap. And notice how nicely that Doug Edwards matched the streaked ebony pickguard. Thanks Loren, Doug and especially Hans. I got a nice Peg case for it so thanks Sam too!

As an aside, the sound is really starting to wake up with playing and some "speakerfying." Very rich and open.

Dec-20-2007, 11:12am
Sorry for the slight blur in the picture. I was trying to do natural light and that's the best I can get without a flash. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif

Dec-20-2007, 11:19am
I like how you can see the grain through the black top, it has that old-school vibe. Hans knows how to do it right!

Dec-20-2007, 11:24am
This is a little nicer.

Doug Edwards
Dec-20-2007, 12:31pm
I just noticed the ZigZag on the extention, classy cool.

Dec-20-2007, 5:03pm
When I think Hans just can't top himself, he makes something like this! Just beautiful and I know how it sounds having had the privilege of playing numerous examples of his work. All of his instruments look, feel and most important...sound great.