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Dec-22-2007, 6:46pm
Just picked this up yesterday. Years have gone into taking this home. It sounds good with well defined clear tone. I can hardly wait to hear how it sounds in a year or so.
Pardon my poor photographic technique.



Dec-22-2007, 6:48pm
More pictures.
This shows the color of the top a little better.



Dec-22-2007, 8:32pm
Whoop ... There it is!

Dec-22-2007, 8:56pm
Oh sweet, congrats! That is a great looking mandolin, how's it sound?

Dec-22-2007, 9:01pm

I'm not a big F style fan, but that is a NICE looking mandolin. Congratulations to you both. Let us all know how it sounds.


Dec-22-2007, 9:32pm

Thats a classic looking F5 with nice woods!

enjoy it!

Dec-22-2007, 10:17pm
I call Wayne Henderson the best of the best kept secrets out there building the F5s. You don't hear much about his work but when you do it is always in the highest regards. He knows his stuff and this new one shows it. He applies the "KISS" method and always comes out looking and sounding so great. Eric Clapton says he builds a pretty fine guitar too!

Dec-22-2007, 11:21pm
One step closer for Papa Gordo. Maybe Wayne will build my A5 during the New Year. . . .

Congratulations and beautiful mandolin (love the peghead and flame)!


Dec-23-2007, 12:45am
Thanks guys. It's always nice to get a pat on the back when you get a new instrument.

As I mentioned, the mandolin is well balanced, with each string ringing out clearly. Lots of overtones, but with a very rapid decay, which keeps the sound very clean sounding. Lots of volume, even though I'm not a hard picker.

(In contrast, my other mando (which I also like) has much more sympathetic vibration,.... to the point that I sometimes have to mute quickly with my free fingers to keep the sound from getting muddy.)

This one is definitely a keeper.


Russ Jordan
Dec-23-2007, 12:38pm
Beautiful mandolin, Phil. I was at Wayne's Friday too---sorry we did not meet. Enjoy!!

Dec-23-2007, 2:56pm
Philpool, very nice instrument. I've seen the Lefty made for Audey Ratliff years ago, its been through hell but its a great mandolin. Yours will be a hoss i'm sure.

How long did you wait for the newborn?

Have a great holiday.


Dec-23-2007, 3:35pm
Russ: Sorry I missed meeting you Friday. Maybe next year. Were you playing a Henderson guitar?

Sachmo: I started talking to Wayne about a guitar over 2 years ago. Then a year later, I had fallen in love with mandolins and asked him about making a mando. I'm fortunate enough to be within driving range and therefore able to "remind" Wayne pretty often. He's a genuinely nice guy, generous to a fault. But prone to put things off unless reminded often. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Merry Christmas all!


Dec-23-2007, 8:56pm
Phil: That's the one you let me play at the jam a few months ago when it was in the white. Looks GREAT!
The story behind that mandolin is great too.

Dec-23-2007, 10:41pm
Correct Tony.

Come on back and you can play it again, stained & finished!


Russ Jordan
Dec-24-2007, 11:29pm
[QUOTE]Russ: Sorry I missed meeting you Friday. Maybe next year. Were you playing a Henderson guitar?

I have a Henderson guitar but was not playing it. If you saw me playing at all, it would have been in the kitchen on a Passernig mandolin. I also had a ringside seat for the Doc jam for the first hour or so.