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Mando Dan
Jul-06-2004, 9:00am
With so much interest in my new mandolin, I decided to show a few pictures or eye candy so to speak. It is a great mandolin!

Mando Dan
Jul-06-2004, 9:02am
The Back side!

Mando Dan
Jul-06-2004, 9:05am
The Headstock. #I love the Maple truss cover. #It is the little things that make it all worth while!

Mando Dan
Jul-06-2004, 9:07am
The Side side!

phynie
Aug-24-2004, 9:47am
I just posted this on another thread but it sure applies here too. This is my Moon Beam #24. 1 Piece cedar top. 2 piece sugar maple back and sides. Plays like a dream! Sounds really balanced and warm.

phynie
Aug-24-2004, 9:48am
closer

phynie
Aug-24-2004, 9:55am
the back

phynie
Aug-24-2004, 9:56am
last one

phynie
Aug-24-2004, 9:57am
picture would be nice, right?! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

ira
Aug-24-2004, 10:37am
gorgeous. i especially love the colors of the 'a'

thistle3585
Aug-24-2004, 10:39am
What kind of tailpiece is that?

phynie
Aug-24-2004, 1:15pm
Thanks! The tailpiece is an cast Allen. It is engraved with moonbeam and his logo. It's nice.

Aug-24-2004, 10:05pm
Wow! #phynie that thing looks awesome! #I love the natural top. #The pick guard really pops! #Love it!

Dan, yours looks good too! #I am just not a #traditionalist. # http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

phynie
Aug-25-2004, 10:38am
you ordered your daughter a mandolin? That's too cool! I am sure she will have an awesome christmas!

Aug-25-2004, 1:06pm
The new logos are much MO BETTA! #I canít wait to see pictures of the finished product. #I wish my dad would buy me one.

I am very tempted to custom order one of these beautiful mandolins. #I might have to break down and drive to see Glenn, before the wait really gets to out of hand. #

I like the Monteleone style tailpiece. #I dig the special logo engraving, but the #traditional looks to much like the Gibson for me.

Aug-30-2004, 9:49am
Nice mandolins guys. #I drove to visit Glenn a couple of weeks ago and was very impressed with all of his work. #He is producing some very consistent mandolins. #Loud and uniformed. #Moon Beam is at the top of my list for a new mandolin. #They are coming out with a Loar replica F5 soon. #Completely traditional (No offense Bob) mandolin. #I just can't decide whether to sell my Collings MF5 or my Pheonix BG. #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif

Aug-30-2004, 8:01pm
Sell your Collings or Phoenix for a dang moom beam??

pickinNgrinnin
Aug-30-2004, 9:27pm
Mav- I was wondering when you would pick up on this one http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

Sep-10-2004, 10:20pm
I DID IT! #I broke down and scheduled an appointment to play a few Moon Beam Mandolins. #

As far as choosing a hand made instrument. #It is hard to beat the consistency of non-factory made mandolins. #Small independent builders are less likely to be worried about their next smoke break or what they are doing "off the clock". #To me there is no descision to be made. #

Sell the Collings. #Although I would prefer the BG, the MF5 is worth more will be easier to sell quickly. # #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif