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Dec-18-2007, 9:59pm
Here are some pics of my newly acquired Flatiron


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Dec-18-2007, 11:46pm
Congrats on your new instrument, it looks really nice, how's it sound?

Dec-18-2007, 11:54pm
It barks like big dog and bites just as hard. Its more of a mando then I am a player but I hope to grow into it. She's got that bluegrass sound. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Dec-19-2007, 12:13am
That's what I like to hear! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Dec-19-2007, 4:47am
Got serial #?

Dec-19-2007, 8:18am
Dear Cheesecutter: Can you forward photos and serial number along with any background information on your mandolin to fatt-dad AT comcast DOT net? I'm assembling a pre-Gibson Flatiron archive and would like to include your fine mandolin!


Mark Walker
Dec-19-2007, 8:31am
Is that a set of ELK antlers that mandolin is nested in? (Along with music, my other passion is hunting!)

Nice looking mandolin!

Ken Berner
Dec-19-2007, 9:09am
Welcome to the Flatiron family! That is one pristine-looking mandolin, and the coloring just knocks me out. You should have many years of fun with that instrument. Enjoy!

Dec-21-2007, 9:10am
"Is that a set of ELK antlers that mandolin is nested in? (Along with music, my other passion is hunting!)"

Wow - another bowhunting mandolin player, I thought I was the only one! Haven't chased any elk yet, just whitetails here on the east coast.

Dec-21-2007, 9:22am
Beautifull instrument!!! and ditto on the east coast bowhunting. I spend alot of time thinking about my mandolin while sitting in a deer stand.

Dec-21-2007, 11:26am
That was a 6x6 Roosevelt that scored #3 all time with a bow in Oregon. He stuck it this last season.It was a monster.
Go here for the video http://youtube.com/watch?v=0vdyArppJcA

Dec-21-2007, 11:27am
oh yeah he also has mandolinitis

Dec-21-2007, 2:17pm
I've an '84 Flatiron F5 -- these are good mandolins. Have fun with yours.

Mark Walker
Dec-21-2007, 6:12pm
John & Ken - nope, you're not alone in being 'mandolinist bow-hunters!' #I too spend a lot of time thinking about my mandolin while pursuing the wily whitetail here in soutwest Michigan. #(Too bad mandolin music can't call bucks in!)

Jim - Thanks for the link on that Roosevelt Elk video! #Dagnabbit - that's a shame his hat/helmet camera was cocked to the right and you couldn't see the initial action! The later footage was great though!

I can see an upcoming thread: #"My trophy (insert game animal here) and my mandolin!" # http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif