View Full Version : My New Glenn F-5

Bobby Brite
Jun-25-2004, 1:20pm
Recieved my new Glenn mandolin from Allen Jones on May 29th.
I was totally amazed at the sound and workmanship the first time I picked it up. This thing sings. It is balanced and has a tone to die for. The bass is deep and mellow and the trebles are cutting and sweet. It sounded great the first time I played it but it has done nothing but get better everyday for the 3 1/2 weeks that I have had it. Plays like butter. I donít have to play hard either because it is loud. It has a red spruce top and maple back and sides, and is triple bound. The french polish varnish finish is beautiful and really brings out the woody tone. This one is a keeper. The price is unbelievable also. I have #50 which is pretty neat considering that Bryan Sutton owns #49. I have attatched a picture and will post more later. I have also included Allenís website. I have no financial interest....yada yada.

P.S. The mandolin hasn't gotten a rest since iv'e had it.

]Glenn Mandolins (http://community.webtv.net/bubbyjones/Glennmandolins)


Bobby Brite
Jun-25-2004, 1:21pm
Try again.http://www.jdslegacy.com/My_New_Glenn.jpg

Tom C
Jun-25-2004, 1:29pm
Sweet. We need closeups http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Bobby Brite
Jun-25-2004, 1:35pm
Should have some on Monday. I only have access at work and you know how that goes. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif

Bobby Brite
Jul-13-2004, 9:34am
More pics. Finally got my camera back.

Bobby Brite
Jul-13-2004, 9:35am
The back.

Bobby Brite
Jul-13-2004, 9:38am
You can see the peghead in this one. It has such a rich tone. Still getting better.

Fred G
Jul-13-2004, 10:39am
love the back, nice looking mando!

Jul-13-2004, 11:21am
I really like the fingerboard terminus. It always struck me as a bit superficial to build an extended fingerboard and "scoop" off the end if you don't intend to use those upper frets. This piece strikes me as a classy and practical alternative. It kind of harks back to the early 1900s bowlbacks by Fairbanks.