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Dec-25-2007, 3:23pm
I received this beauty this morning:


Spruce top with mahogany back and sides


Morgan Monroe MA-1


Purchase was made through http://www.Folkmusician.com.
The setup is truly excellent, precise action and perfect intonation.

Packaging by Folkmusican was solid double boxing with tons of filler.

Strings are new and sound good, #think they may be D'addario but im not sure. I prefer Elixir but these are still fresh so ill keep them on there. =)


Only physically defect I can find is that the fingerboard is a little longer than the neck and overhangs it just a little... maybe 1/16-1/8 of an inch on the bridge end.

There is also a small amount of glue that seeped out between the fingerboard and neck.

Both of those are on the underside of the fingerboard toward the bridge and can hardly be seen at all on inspection.

I havent found any defects or blemishes in the finish.

Overall, Im VERY happy with this mando and the setup from Folkmusican.

Anyone else get a new toy this year? =D

Dec-25-2007, 4:24pm
Nice Todd.
I'll bet that mahogany will give you great tone. I've got a mando with mahogany and it just rings.

Enjoy Christmas & your new toy.

Dec-25-2007, 5:20pm
The tone is very nice indeed, the bass is warm and thick highs ring out clear and quite loud.

Sustain is strong as well.

Im somewhat shocked at how nice this mando is for the price ($300).

Still have my eye, and ear, on a Bitterroot or a custom Weber. *Drool*

Enjoy the holidays and time with the family.


Dec-25-2007, 10:11pm
Technically this would be a Christmas present.

I got it a few weeks ago but had to put it up unitl today.

My fingers are slightly tender at the moment. # http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif



Dec-26-2007, 8:25am
Looking good, Shad. Pretty maple.
Don't let the soreness get out of those fingers! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif


Dec-26-2007, 4:43pm
Here is my new Washburn M-3sw from Janet Davis Music...

Dec-26-2007, 4:46pm
view of the peghead...

Dec-26-2007, 5:18pm
I got my Newell A around the beginning of November, and while a portion of the funds were a pre-Christmas present, I guess still that doesn't really count. I did buy myself a Zoom H2 recorder for Christmas though, I couldn't resist.

dirty harry
Dec-26-2007, 5:48pm
Nice! who got a 23 Loar?

Austin Koerner
Dec-26-2007, 11:38pm
This is my christmas present, but I got it a couple weeks before christmas.

jBovier F5 tradition,

Austin Koerner
Dec-26-2007, 11:41pm
dang, trying again

Dec-27-2007, 12:50am
Nice presents guys. You should see my new houseshoes. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif

Dec-27-2007, 5:51am
My biggest and best "Christmas" present this year, was having all my kids, my parents, my sister and her family, at the house. What a WONDERFUL thing "family" is!

Next to that, I suppose my next favorite "Christmas" gift was my 2008 Wrangler X.

If I had to pick a third, I suppose it would be the new "Jack Russell Terrier" that we adopted (that makes FIVE dogs in the house now).


Dec-27-2007, 5:54am
here's some pics..

Dec-27-2007, 5:57am
and another one..

Dec-27-2007, 2:42pm
Well sense we're showing pics other than mando content. Check these new house slippers out. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif And I bet you thought I was kidding http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif

Celtic Saguaro
Dec-27-2007, 3:06pm
I know of nothing that goes better with new slippers and Razorback pjs than a little picking. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Jim Kirkland
Dec-28-2007, 12:45am
A new Harley Ultra Classic, and the 1930 oval hole Regal mando fits in the right side hard saddle bag. Love both the old mando that I rebuilt and the new harley. I feel so blessed that I have a wife that lets me do these wild things. Now looking for a luggage rack that will carry the other mando and guitar.:D

Dec-28-2007, 2:32am
I got this thing it has an ugly fuzzy green lined case
and the finish is all scratched up and yucky lookin.
plus its looks really old... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif

Dec-28-2007, 2:33am
my family is so cheap...

Dec-29-2007, 3:25pm
You can re-gift it to me. I'll give ya a nice fruit cake for it.

Dec-29-2007, 5:59pm

For fifty bucks, I'd shoot enough clear lacquer on it to fill up all the nicks and dings. Would make it good as new. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

Of course, for that kind of deal, you'd have to pay the postage.



Dec-29-2007, 6:05pm
Do you need a nice pair of houseshoes for a trade? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif
besides ... that's one of those deformed sidebound ones.

Dec-29-2007, 8:54pm

I think they're thrying to hustle ya dude! time we get that shot with some fresh lacquer, it should bring three... maybe four pair of slippers!

Or at least a couple pair of the ones with bunny ears! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Dec-29-2007, 10:02pm
You guys are too funny. Listen, I'll call your houseshoes and raise you 4 dozen chocolate chip cookies. Women need a voice on this one.

Dec-31-2007, 11:01pm
Well everything is fine now managed to trade it
on in for the mandolin of my dreams! Plus I
got an extra 50 bucks!! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Dec-31-2007, 11:45pm
Looks like you cleaned up!



Jan-25-2008, 11:37pm
My post Christmas present to me from me!