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Jim MacDaniel
Feb-08-2008, 2:21pm
Of the myriad body shapes available for mandolins, the two-point has always grabbed me. As of late I have been especially intrigued with the Lebeda J5, and keep going back to the Devil's Dream web site on a regular basis. Yet I've never purchased one to date, although I have come close (I bid on a couple on the auction site in the past, but was outbid each time).

That said, may I ask all of you two-point owners out there to post a picture of your baby here? To start things out, here is a pair of Lebeda J5's (neither of which I own ;)

mandolirius
Feb-08-2008, 2:32pm
1995 Phoenix Ultra

Chris Travers
Feb-08-2008, 7:05pm
Nice one Mandolirius! But do you have a pic of the front?

crazylotrfan

Magnus Geijer
Feb-08-2008, 7:06pm
My #1.

http://geijer.us/albums/Random/Rotation_of_PICT0505.jpg

mandolirius
Feb-08-2008, 7:19pm
<My #1.>

Whoa! I like that. A lot http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

crazylotrfan, I'll see if I can find a decent front shot.

mandolirius
Feb-08-2008, 7:23pm
phoenix front

mandolirius
Feb-08-2008, 7:27pm
headstock

maj34
Feb-08-2008, 7:31pm
Here's my Phoenix Standard. Sorry about the poor photo.

maj34
Feb-08-2008, 7:33pm
The back. . .

Barb Friedland
Feb-08-2008, 7:35pm
I love my BRW 2 point

Barb Friedland
Feb-08-2008, 7:43pm
and here's the flip side.

dougjay
Feb-08-2008, 8:07pm
Two-Point by Austin Clark (no. 22).

dougjay
Feb-08-2008, 8:10pm
Two more angles on the Austin Clark Two-Point.

Jim MacDaniel
Feb-08-2008, 8:16pm
Wow - beautiful instruments, each and every one! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Keep 'em coming please. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Django Fret
Feb-08-2008, 8:24pm
Three teenagers with two points each, front and back. Sorry for the photo quality.

Chris Travers
Feb-08-2008, 8:25pm
Cool Pheonix

Mark Franzke
Feb-08-2008, 10:12pm
Here's the one I just finished. I played it in the white for several months because I couldn't part with it while it was being finished.

Mark Franzke
Feb-08-2008, 10:13pm
Here's a close-up.

Mark Franzke
Feb-08-2008, 10:14pm
One more of the abalone rosette.

amowry
Feb-08-2008, 10:26pm
Wow! Nice details.

John Flynn
Feb-08-2008, 11:20pm
From the sublime to the well, not so sublime, my Mederios travel mandolin, made by Michael Mederios of Loveland, Colorado.

Brad Weiss
Feb-08-2008, 11:35pm
Here goes:

Brad Weiss
Feb-08-2008, 11:36pm
the back. . .

Brad Weiss
Feb-08-2008, 11:36pm
. . . and the headstock - - Phoenix Europa!

Glassweb
Feb-09-2008, 12:57am
I love my BRW 2 point
Now that's a good-lookin' 2 point mandolin all right... SWEET!

MandoBen
Feb-09-2008, 1:23am
Here's some pics of my BRW 2-point

MandoBen
Feb-09-2008, 1:24am
Back

MandoBen
Feb-09-2008, 1:25am
Heaadstock

Magnus Geijer
Feb-09-2008, 1:36am
Well, since I already got started, and it IS a two-point thread... Here's #2, the only one I've done with binding.

http://geijer.us/albums/Random/PICT5060.jpg

Magnus Geijer
Feb-09-2008, 1:38am
And #3 while I'm at it.

http://geijer.us/albums/Random/PICT5524.jpg

I promise I'll stop now. At least until I finish #4.

/Magnus

Plamen Ivanov
Feb-09-2008, 5:08am
My Sucek two-point electric mando...

ninevah
Feb-09-2008, 8:44am
Michael Sassano playing his Monteleone 2-point. What a pair, one of the finest mandolins and madolin players I've ever heard. Check them out at http://www.toobluemusic.com/

JimRichter
Feb-09-2008, 9:02am
No longer owned: my old Kimble 2 point

Jim

Mark Walker
Feb-09-2008, 10:08am
Dave Williams' two-point Silver Angel - FRONT:

Mark Walker
Feb-09-2008, 10:09am
...And the beautiful BACK:

Greenmando
Feb-09-2008, 11:31pm
My Eastman 804D.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/ferretkona/Mandolins/804d4.jpghttp://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/ferretkona/Mandolins/804d2.jpg

David O'Brien
Feb-09-2008, 11:37pm
does this count?

G. Fisher
Feb-09-2008, 11:54pm
This is my Neil Dean 2-point

Bertram Henze
Feb-11-2008, 2:24am
My old beaten-up Aria 2-point on a sunny sunday morning.

mandolirius
Feb-11-2008, 3:01am
Those Neil Dean two-points are my favourite design of that style. Love those tailpieces too. How does it sound?

I also liked the Kimble downward-swooping points.

The scroll-point one, is that a Cohen? Interesting bridge.

G. Fisher
Feb-11-2008, 11:19am
Here are a couple of video clips of my Dean.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=bXGiZEQHVJQ

http://youtube.com/watch?v=xnUvM1iJ85w

Gary S
Feb-12-2008, 10:36am
Here is my Kimble 2 point. It is a style J #57 dated 4/04.
It has a simple unadorned design with great lines and color.
It is well suited for many styles of music and has a serious bluegrass sound, plenty of dryness in the tone and and a penetrating chop.

Glassweb
Feb-12-2008, 10:48am
Lots of really lovely looking mandolins here... the 2 point design really works well on the 'ole mandolin. Also, notice how several of these builders have tastefully addressed the extension problem without scooping, scalloping or removing frets (I know, some did do that). Bravo!

Gerry Cassidy
Feb-12-2008, 10:54am
Does an Octave Mando qualify? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

This is my Rozawood ROM2. 21.5" scale that plays like a dream. For those of you looking closely, yup, there's a partial shot of the verzi in the soundhole:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/arcopizz/Rozawood%20ROM2/112_1259.jpg

Wesley
Feb-12-2008, 4:03pm
I would love to hear from some of the owners { esp the Kimble owners } on their perceptions of the strengths and weaknesses of these two point mandolins. Are they "just another pretty face" or does it fill a particular need in your mandolin family?

JimRichter
Feb-12-2008, 4:35pm
I would love to hear from some of the owners { esp the Kimble owners } on their perceptions of the strengths and weaknesses of these two point mandolins. Are they "just another pretty face" or does it fill a particular need in your mandolin family?
I personally don't think there are any strengths/weaknesses particular to the two point design. Basically I'm saying that I don't think there is a unique two-point sound. I think it is more of an aesthetic issue, rather than a tonal one.

The tonality issue is the same as any other discussion of mandolin tone: tonewoods used, bracing, builder, etc. My Kimble 2 point was every bit as strong--if not stronger--as my Kimble F5.

Jim

BPV
Feb-12-2008, 4:53pm
I just want to thank you all.....now there is something else I want....Thanks Again:D

Jim MacDaniel
Feb-12-2008, 6:49pm
Another convert! (I love it when a plan comes together.)

JEStanek
Feb-12-2008, 8:05pm
Jimmacd,
The niche the two points fill is to make you waaaaaay cool.

;)

Spoken like the guy with a 2 point on order with Brian Dean.

Jamie

Jim MacDaniel
Feb-12-2008, 8:51pm
I agree with you 100%.

(Spoken like the guy who hopes to get a good deal on a J5 when he visits Prague later this year ;)

JEStanek
Feb-12-2008, 10:16pm
I hope you have total spousal buy in as well. Good hunting.

Jamie

Jim MacDaniel
Feb-12-2008, 10:34pm
The spousal approval is pending, but I'm working on it. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

Wesley
Feb-14-2008, 11:13am
Valentines Day is a great way to earn brownie points toward the two point.

Jim MacDaniel
Feb-14-2008, 1:02pm
LOL! (It's funny because it's true ;)

Spruce
Feb-14-2008, 1:10pm
Here's one I whipped up in the early 80's....

senior72
Feb-14-2008, 4:02pm
Eastman 805 http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

senior72
Feb-14-2008, 4:03pm
Eastman 805 backside. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Jim MacDaniel
Feb-14-2008, 4:19pm
BTW, if anyone is looking for a great value on a hand-crafted two-point, Howard Morris builds oval-hole and f-hole two-points, like this one that was listed recently in the classifieds for only $950 new.

(NFI)

Nuages
Feb-20-2008, 5:20am
Nice-looking Weber Bighorn (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=270213222894) up on eBay now:

http://www.centrosome.net/git/weber2.jpg

BlueNote
Feb-20-2008, 9:23pm
My Virginia Phoenix #195

BlueNote
Feb-20-2008, 9:35pm
Another shot of #195. I still can't take a very good picture.

Glassweb
Feb-20-2008, 10:07pm
I'm sorry... I know I've ruffled a lot of feathers about this in the past, but c'mon... isn't there ANYONE else out there that thinks these "tongue-like" scooped, scalloped fretless fingerboard extensions look ridiculous???
Go back to the top of pages 1 and 2 of this thread and check out Ben's (BRW mandolins) tasteful extension treatments on his beautiful and elegant 2-pointers. Now that's what I call an artist...

Jim MacDaniel
Feb-21-2008, 11:22am
I don't think the standard "tongue" looks rediculous, but I agree that extensions such as those on the BRW, Kimble, Kyswede's #3, Rozawood, Flinthills, Phoenix, Clark, Silver Angel, and Virginia are far more visually interesting.

I also like the non-extension fretboard treatments on the Lebeda and mandogal's BRW, and I think I actually prefer them on a two-point, given that the rest of the instrument is symetrical in appearance as well. (Exception: I think the the fretboard extension on Kyswede's #3 flows very with with its asymertical body-shape -- and perhaps the addition of an asymetrical headstock might lend itself well to that body-shape.)

Tracy Tucker
Mar-08-2008, 6:56pm
My new Morris, #120

Tracy Tucker
Mar-08-2008, 7:00pm
the back

Tracy Tucker
Mar-08-2008, 7:01pm
Laminated neck

Jim MacDaniel
Mar-08-2008, 8:22pm
My new Morris, #120
Nice -- how do you like it?

Chip Booth
Mar-08-2008, 8:48pm
Here's a two pointer I came across once, built by Dexter Johnson long ago. #Mahogany back and sides. I hear he only made a few of these. #It sounded pretty nice. I tried to buy it but the guy wasn't selling, he wanted to give it to his three year old to play with... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif

Joe Sinchak
Mar-08-2008, 11:19pm
Here's a picture of a wonderful two point Dr Dave Cohen built for me.

Joe Sinchak
Mar-08-2008, 11:24pm
And the back.
Check out the exquisite three layer all wood binding.

Joe Sinchak
Mar-08-2008, 11:47pm
And here's my other 2 point.
Thanks to Norman for holding it for me!

Tracy Tucker
Mar-09-2008, 12:40pm
Nice -- how do you like it?
I'm lovin' it! Plays easy and has a beautiful tone. Howard Morris makes wonderful mandolins!

Jim Nollman
Mar-11-2008, 11:33am
Here's my 1930s Kay. What do you call this style, an inside-out two point? The next photo is a good shot of the face inlayed into the headstock. The instrument has had a lot of customization, and it plays like a dream. It has always been my main recording instrument. You can hear some of these recordings by clicking to my website.

Jim Nollman
Mar-11-2008, 11:34am
headstock

Jim Nollman
Mar-11-2008, 11:36am
here's the back of the Kay. The front and back are laminates. Apparently pressed rather than carved. Nonetheless it has a tone that equals way more expensive instruments.

mdlorenz
Mar-11-2008, 12:08pm
Of course I'm biased, but IMHO, Joe makes some of the prettiest 2 pointers out there.

Campanella Due (http://www.campanellastrings.com/due-model/)
http://mdlorenz.com/client/1.jpghttp://mdlorenz.com/client/2.jpg

piknleft
Mar-11-2008, 7:02pm
I'm inclined to agree with you. Very pretty. And I enjoyed the sound bytes very much. Can I ask, how long of a wait from waiting list to delivery? Thanks, Mike

Gibson A5
Mar-12-2008, 9:06am
My 1964 Gibson A5 (Front)

Gibson A5
Mar-12-2008, 9:06am
My 1964 Gibson A5 (Back)

mdlorenz
Mar-12-2008, 9:52am
Not too sure of a wait... I'd think around 6 mos. I know joe will be very busy the next couple months, in addition to finishing up an archtop guitar, he's got a couple other buns in the oven... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Worth giving him a call or emailing though... He's super nice & always great to talk to.

Mine took a couple months less then he originally proposed too.

Gerry Cassidy
Mar-12-2008, 12:30pm
My Weber Bighorn...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/arcopizz/Weber%20Bighorn/WeberBighorn2PointMarch2008015-Body.jpg


Really nice flame and LOVE the tortoise binding with white purfling:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/arcopizz/Weber%20Bighorn/WeberBighorn2PointMarch2008007-Side.jpg


The Florentine Peghead looks pretty sweet:


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/arcopizz/Weber%20Bighorn/WeberBighorn2PointMarch2008005-Pegh.jpg

I'm really looking forward to playing this one in. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

steve V. johnson
Mar-12-2008, 11:37pm
Gerry, that is lovely!!!

I want an OM like that! (But with a snakehead headstock for mine ...)

Wow....

Thanks!

stv

Gerry Cassidy
Mar-13-2008, 10:24am
Gerry, that is lovely!!!

I want an OM like that! (But with a snakehead headstock for mine ...)

Wow....

Thanks!

stv
You're right. An OM version of this would be rather nice. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

This one has more of the bell-like ring to it than my Bridger F.

I believe the florentine peghead is an optional item. The standard config is with a snakehead.

steve V. johnson
Mar-14-2008, 12:55am
OK, here's a long one. #Phil Crump B-II, 2001, cedar/rosewood. #Scale 25.4" #Not a very formal picture... I think the top is a lot darker and more reddish than the pic.

kyken
Mar-14-2008, 7:53am
Here's my latest 2 point....

kyken
Mar-14-2008, 7:54am
another view........

kyken
Mar-14-2008, 7:55am
another........

kyken
Mar-14-2008, 7:56am
the headstock.............

kyken
Mar-14-2008, 7:59am
top.............

Kevin Briggs
Mar-14-2008, 8:05am
That's a sweet Silverangel two-point. Cool as heck.

JEStanek
Mar-14-2008, 9:24am
I agree! Ken, that is a wonderful looking two point.

Jamie

kyken
Mar-14-2008, 10:27am
Thanks guys......

Griffis
Mar-14-2008, 1:24pm
Oh man. Such MAS this thread is giving me.

Of all styles, I think the classic 2-point oval hole is my favorite.

MML
Mar-16-2008, 8:53pm
Here's a two point.

http://i30.############/2hrzbs2.jpg

F5G WIZ
Mar-16-2008, 11:23pm
Got to play Morris #120 briefly this past saturday. Wish I had more time to spend with it but the little bit I got to play it was enough to tell that it is a very nice sweet sounding instrument. Here is a picture of my first and second 2 point (plus 2) Neely mandolins.

Gutbucket
May-13-2008, 7:09pm
Here's my Rigel S-100. It really has 2 horns and not points.

JEStanek
May-13-2008, 7:16pm
My Brian Dean...

Jamie

Gutbucket
May-13-2008, 7:19pm
What's the back wood on that Dean? It looks sharp.

Woody Turner
May-13-2008, 7:25pm
Langdell cylinderback mandola

JEStanek
May-13-2008, 7:49pm
Gutbucket, Thanks! It's walnut - sounds great too! More photos here. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/13846698@N07/sets/72157604865073201/)

David, that dola is mighty fine.

Jamie

Jim Garber
May-13-2008, 8:26pm
Langdell cylinderback mandola
More pics of that one, please...

Woody Turner
May-13-2008, 9:00pm
Happy to oblige.

Woody Turner
May-13-2008, 9:03pm
Blister maple back and sides

Woody Turner
May-13-2008, 9:04pm
Here's the back.

Woody Turner
May-13-2008, 9:07pm
3-D

Woody Turner
May-13-2008, 9:09pm
3-D redux

Jim Garber
May-13-2008, 9:13pm
That is a beaut! Thanks, Woody!

atetone
May-13-2008, 9:24pm
That cylinderback is very very nice!

Woody Turner
May-13-2008, 9:26pm
Thanks, Jamie, Jim, and Atetone.

Robert Beene
May-13-2008, 10:16pm
Two points for sure - just not in the usual locations. A buddy of mine found this in pieces at a flea market. He glued it together and gave it to me for my birthday 14 years ago. It plays and sounds OK and is still my sentimental favorite.

Robert Beene
May-13-2008, 10:20pm
Heres another one. Now if I could only play like Jethro ...

otterly2k
May-13-2008, 10:24pm
Here's my Brian Dean 2-point Octave Mandolin

otterly2k
May-13-2008, 10:26pm
and a close up of the points

otterly2k
May-13-2008, 10:28pm
and one from the back cuz it's so pretty...

Woody Turner
May-13-2008, 10:51pm
Lovely instrument, Karen! Is the back maple? It almost looks like ash (though the color even suggests cherry).

Michael Wolf
May-14-2008, 5:44am
My freshly acquired Lyon & Healy:

Gutbucket
May-17-2008, 9:46am
Phoenix Bluegrass model #429

Gutbucket
May-17-2008, 9:48am
Phoenix Bluegrass model

John Rosett
May-17-2008, 10:15am
2004 Arrow G style. Sadly, not mine anymore.

Gutbucket
May-24-2008, 9:26am
My Weber Bighorn D-hole 2 point.

Gutbucket
May-24-2008, 9:27am
Here's the south side

Steve Weeks
May-24-2008, 2:12pm
I never knew there was such a thing as a "2-point" mandolin until I came on this site. Fortunately, I've had one for a long time, and am starting to appreciate it more!
Steve

Lee
May-28-2008, 11:38am
Old Wave C# number 358 with the abalone inserts on the points.

Carleton Page
May-28-2008, 12:09pm
Man I love Bill's 2 points! I tink the abalone inserts are awesome!

Jim MacDaniel
May-30-2008, 10:06am
Check out these two tasty Austin Clark Jazzmando two-points (http://www.mandolincafe.net/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=15;t=54166;st=0), and below is yet another example of his beautiful two-points (this one from his web site)...

Jim MacDaniel
Jun-18-2008, 11:59am
Just saw this intriguing 16+" scale two-pointish instrument by Dallas luthier Dan Fobert over in the classifieds...

grags
Jun-19-2008, 8:18am
Just acquired.

Jim MacDaniel
Jun-19-2008, 10:32am
Congrats -- that's a sweet looking dola.

Mike Buesseler
Jun-19-2008, 11:10am
I expect to take delivery of this incredible 2 pt, semi-bowl back by Brian Dean next week. Just a couple of photos for now. It's hard to see, but this mandolin has BRASS binding! Don't know if that's ever been done before, but it sure looks great to me!
http://www.labraid.ca/images/55ss/1.jpg
http://www.labraid.ca/images/55ss/5.jpg

Steve Cantrell
Jun-19-2008, 11:13am
Brian Dean's work is just amazing.

Mike Buesseler
Jun-19-2008, 11:14am
Oh, what the heck...a couple more...

http://www.labraid.ca/images/55ss/2.jpg
http://www.labraid.ca/images/55ss/3.jpg

MLT
Jun-19-2008, 11:17am
I agree that is another fabulous piece of work from Brian. Brass binding? Around the sound hole too? That is cool. Can't wait to hear what you hear when it arrives.

Congratulations.

Clif Wayland
Jun-19-2008, 11:17am
Gee Whiz that's sweet!
Clif

Mike Buesseler
Jun-19-2008, 11:19am
There is one soundclip--from Brian--on his website (http://www.labraid.ca/) now.

Wesley
Jun-19-2008, 11:23am
Brass binding. Cool. But Brazilian Rosewood would have been cheaper.....

Mike Buesseler
Jun-19-2008, 11:23am
Double rings of brass around the soundhole. Single on the body and headstock. This was brass wire I gave Brian, along with a German chasing hammer and planishing block. He hammered the wire into flat strips, then hammered a flange or tang onto the edge of the strips, for mechanical security, before he glued on the outside wood binding. Simply unbelievable ingenuity and craftsmanship, IMO!

Mike Buesseler
Jun-19-2008, 11:25am
But Brazilian Rosewood would have been cheaper.....

Not for me, at least in terms of materials. I had the brass and the tools I sent to Brian. He did the work. Besides, BRW doesn't glow like this brass does.... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

JEStanek
Jun-19-2008, 11:46am
Wonderful, Mike. And I thought my Labraid was cool. Brian keeps raising the bar. What's the headstock veneer?

Jamie

Jim MacDaniel
Jun-19-2008, 12:17pm
Wow Mike -- that looks incredible.

Mike Buesseler
Jun-19-2008, 12:50pm
Headstock veneer...cherry, I believe. There's a pretty good description of everything on BD's website.

Mike Buesseler
Jun-19-2008, 12:52pm
Jamie, your 2-pter IS cool, VERY cool!

grags
Jun-19-2008, 1:28pm
try again

Marshall Stapleton
Jun-19-2008, 5:21pm
yellow cedar and english walnut mando
Marshall

Marshall Stapleton
Jun-19-2008, 5:24pm
here is the back - sorry for the poor quality photo
Marshall

JEStanek
Jun-19-2008, 5:52pm
Marshall, you make some cool looking instruments!

Jamie

Gutbucket
Jul-01-2008, 5:39pm
I've posted a picture or two on here, but technically, these mandolins aren't two points, are they? Gibson lists their two points as F-5 mandolins. These mandolins are double cutaways, right? Gruhn's blue book of instrument values does likewise. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif

steve V. johnson
Jul-01-2008, 6:45pm
Whoa, whoa, whoa!!!

GRAGS!!!

What is that, who built that?!?! That's pretty cool looking, I don't think I've seen anything like that.

Please, smother me in details?

Thanks,

stv

Bill Snyder
Jul-01-2008, 7:43pm
I've posted a picture or two on here, but technically, these mandolins aren't two points, are they? Gibson lists their two points as F-5 mandolins. These mandolins are double cutaways, right? Gruhn's blue book of instrument values does likewise. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif
How are they cutaways? They have more to them than A-styles do. They are two points because they have TWO points.

Gutbucket
Jul-01-2008, 8:31pm
Talk to the mandolin guys at Elderly's. They had a Gibson F5 advertised on their site and advertised it as a two point. When I emailed them and asked them why a 2 point and not an F5, they told me an F5 and a two point are the same. An a Jethro Burns style was not considered a 2 point but an A style cutaway. I don't see any F-5 pictures on this post.

Bill Snyder
Jul-01-2008, 8:50pm
Most f-styles are two point. A few are three point. Mr. Brentrup builds a stunning 3 point, f-style.

Gutbucket
Jul-01-2008, 9:10pm
So an F5 is a 2 point but not all 2 points can be F5's no matter how hard they wish. Seems unfair. Who made the rules? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif

piknleft
Jul-01-2008, 9:51pm
Yeah GRAGS, who built that? Very appealing design. Somewhat of a surprise it has never been stumbled upon. As far as the "that's not really a two point, cause this is a two point". Sounds like the fly s*#t's bein' picked out of the pepper. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

Jim MacDaniel
Jul-02-2008, 10:06am
So an F5 is a 2 point but not all 2 points can be F5's no matter how hard they wish. Seems unfair. Who made the rules? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif
And other two-points don't want to be an F-5, as they are perfectly happy without that cumbersome scroll ;)

2point
Jul-02-2008, 4:22pm
I think a Randy Wood 2point should be included in this collection. Here's mine http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Gutbucket
Jul-02-2008, 4:43pm
That's NICE! Back pic please.

Carleton Page
Jul-02-2008, 9:14pm
Wooooooooooooow that Randy Wood 2 pointer is awesome!

LKN2MYIS
Jul-03-2008, 8:29am
My BRW front:

LKN2MYIS
Jul-03-2008, 8:30am
Inlay:

LKN2MYIS
Jul-03-2008, 8:31am
and back:

LKN2MYIS
Jul-03-2008, 8:32am
and headstock:

LKN2MYIS
Jul-03-2008, 8:36am
And my Eastman 904D:

LKN2MYIS
Jul-03-2008, 8:37am
front:

GRW3
Jul-13-2008, 9:18am
Eastman 804D

Only one mod so far... Bridge corner rounding...

man dough nollij
Jul-14-2008, 10:06pm
Here's a nice one from Greg Boyd's site (http://gregboyd.com/instrument_detail.html?instrument_key=373). It's actually a lefty, but I switched the picture around to see what a less sinister version would look like. Note the cool "yrowM" tailpiece.

man dough nollij
Jul-14-2008, 10:12pm
I think the file name was too long. The pic is only 418x539 pixels... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif

man dough nollij
Jul-14-2008, 10:17pm
And the sinister version:



http://gregboyd.com/images/instrument_images/373_NewMowryAsymmetrical2-Point-LeftHandedMandolin_1.jpg

http://gregboyd.com/images/instrument_images/373_NewMowryAsymmetrical2-Point-LeftHandedMandolin_PH.jpg

Hans
Jul-15-2008, 6:33am
STV4...

Hans
Jul-15-2008, 6:34am
Back...

jmkatcher
Jul-15-2008, 7:20am
That STV4 _really_ appeals to me. Cool design aesthetic!

Jim MacDaniel
Jul-15-2008, 10:16am
Hans -- I'm not sure if "Stealth" is an appropriate name for that beauty, as it never fails to catch my eye! ;)

Barb Friedland
Jul-24-2008, 4:14pm
Does this one count? My newly acquired Weber Bighorn Mandola

Barb Friedland
Jul-24-2008, 4:16pm
closer view of front

Barb Friedland
Jul-24-2008, 4:19pm
And the back. Weber will recertify the warranty for me and scoop the fetboard extension while they have it.

Djeph
Jul-30-2008, 9:34am
Love those 2 points. I've owned both of these for over 30 years. The Epiphone Strand on the left is a mid-1950's vintage purchased used. The one on the right is my one and only attempt at building a mandolin.

texaspaul
Jul-30-2008, 10:35am
I am trying to posta picture of my Roy Marsh 2 point, #It is very unique with Rigel like ronded sides. #Not sure how to attach a picture.

texaspaul
Jul-30-2008, 10:42am
Well I guess I got it posted so here is a picture of full front.

Bill Snyder
Jul-30-2008, 8:02pm
...The one on the right is my one and only attempt at building a mandolin.
Looks like more than just an attempt. Looks like you succeeded.

texaspaul
Jul-30-2008, 9:16pm
Thanks Bill for reply, it was the first time I've tried to post a picture on the message board. I usually just read.

Mandomaiden
Aug-04-2008, 1:40pm
Yet another Mowry--who says you gotta be blond to be sexy?

Mandomaiden
Aug-04-2008, 1:43pm
And the back.....

mandopluker
Aug-04-2008, 1:45pm
PT,

VERY NICE!