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rose#1
Feb-10-2008, 9:00pm
I have quit building mandos for the past couple of years with the exception of a couple of touring players but this is a belated christmas gift I did for builder Buddy Davis

rose#1
Feb-10-2008, 9:04pm
another

rose#1
Feb-10-2008, 9:06pm
another

rose#1
Feb-10-2008, 9:07pm
another

JEStanek
Feb-10-2008, 9:10pm
Very elegant, Darby. I'm sure it'll be a treasured gift.

Jamie

rose#1
Feb-10-2008, 9:11pm
alot of weird glares in that last one

rose#1
Feb-10-2008, 9:13pm
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mandomick
Feb-10-2008, 9:44pm
I like it, especially the peg head binding.

Strange that you posted now. A day or so ago I was wondering what happened to you. I remember you were building some great looking (and sounding according to the ownwers) mandos at a proficient pace. IIRC the last mess of them had some good looking fir tops. Are you back at it?

rose#1
Feb-10-2008, 9:58pm
na I am pretty much done..didnt care for the stress. A recent one for Mike of Nothin Fancy...

rose#1
Feb-10-2008, 10:02pm
another

rose#1
Feb-10-2008, 10:03pm
back

rose#1
Feb-10-2008, 10:05pm
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Rob Wallace
Feb-10-2008, 10:09pm
Beautiful! Where does one sign up for your Christmas list!

mandogreg2
Feb-10-2008, 11:01pm
Hey Darby,

I think you were working on the mandolin for Buddy when me and my family visited you and I bought my Rose #31. I'm glad to see you are still building and I wish would do it more full-time. Beautiful instruments. I was at a jam today and I got a lot nice comments about my Rose!

Sincerely,
Greg Rohrer

Skip Kelley
Feb-11-2008, 8:31am
Nice work! Awesome looking mandolins!

HarmonyRexy
Feb-11-2008, 9:52am
Beautiful, beautiful...

I was at the Yeehaw Junction festival a couple of weeks ago where Nothing Fancy was playing. I trying to get a good view of Mike's mando with my binoculars... Thanks for posting pictures. It's a lot better view than I could muster from the cheap seats!

It's a bummer when doing something so cool has to be paired with so much stress...
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Carleton Page
Feb-11-2008, 9:53am
Beautifull! I love the 2nd one. You do a very sweet burst, and I love the rose inlay. What material is the rose? Also, how do you get all the colors in some of your inlays. Is it abalone versus mother of pearl?

Kbone
Feb-11-2008, 5:35pm
Hey Darby, long time no hear _ I thought you made some nice mandos..best.

Keith

bones12
Feb-11-2008, 8:52pm
Darby, my great black face F4 ( #15) is still a work horse with fine tone. The new mandolins look beautiful. Doug in Vermont

Mando Andy G
Feb-12-2008, 1:16pm
Come on Darby! you cant give up!! you do too good of work!!!! I still have Rose 19 and wouldn't give it up for anything.

kyblue
Feb-12-2008, 3:28pm
Nice, Darby. Glad to see you're still getting in some time on the workbench now and then.

Paula

chipotle
Feb-12-2008, 10:42pm
My goodness, those are absolutely beautiful. Besides the finish, I like the red flower rose inlay.
Great work!

rose#1
Feb-13-2008, 9:42am
Ctone, I use different abalone pearl ect. for the colors..Thanks for the kinds words from everyone, the cafe has been a very supportive website over the years...