View Full Version : My New Lebeda Premium Plus

Albert Whiting
Jul-13-2004, 11:09am
i got this awesome mandolin about 4weeks ago from mandolins.net. it absolutely rocks. it plays awesome and has killer tone and it is still brand new. it's the best mandolin i have ever had by far. i have owned a weber fern, rigel ct110, capek, bush model gibson, and a pricetone. here's the back.

Albert Whiting
Jul-13-2004, 11:24am
the top is AAAAA grade european spruce

Albert Whiting
Jul-13-2004, 11:25am
here's the side

Albert Whiting
Jul-13-2004, 11:27am
i love the inlay!

Albert Whiting
Jul-13-2004, 11:29am
check out the top of the scroll. no filler needed. by the way jiri doesn't use a cnc to carve. i absolutely love the triple binding. i think it is the best mandolin for the 3500.00-4000.00 range

Jul-13-2004, 11:56am
what do you mean by no filler needed? what is filler?

Jul-13-2004, 12:46pm
Congratulations. Looks alot like my 2000 Lebeda Premium. Let me tell you, it only gets better. It took 6 months-1 year to really open up. Mine is sooo easy to play with volume to spare. I only wish it sounded a bit woodier! Been looking for bridge saddles that might help. Right now, I have a graphite saddle that Greg Fisher slapped on it. Definite change in tone- more in volume.
Overall, a great instrument. Enjoy!
Eric http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Albert Whiting
Jul-13-2004, 2:23pm
Cragger alot of builders use wood filler in gaps between the binding and wood where it is not perfectly cut.

Jul-13-2004, 3:16pm

Jul-14-2004, 3:12am
muahahah.. another satisfied/ecstatic Lebeda owner...Looks GREAT...

Dan Beimborn and I love ours Too...! I got mine on Nov 28th. Sound is getting better every month.

What number is yours?


Albert Whiting
Jul-14-2004, 9:39pm

Jul-15-2004, 2:34am
mine's 161/02. I'm very happy with it.

Jul-15-2004, 2:38am
One of these mandolins is not a Lebeda..

Jul-15-2004, 2:41am
any guesses? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Michael Wolf
Jul-15-2004, 3:02am
That's easy,
the one with the "Lebeda-Tailpiece" is a Lebeda. The other one also has a very dark sunburst that would be unusual on a Lebeda.


Jul-15-2004, 3:15am
I'd say the one on the left is a poor copy of a Lebeda. The fingerboard is wrong, the scroll shape is different, the giant finger rest...I mean.. what the heck is that? Strange plant thing inlay on the head stock. The f Holes are more slender and vertically oriented. Small frets...geesh the list goes on and on.

One day, maybe that Loar guy will get it, but he's got a bit to learn still.. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif

(btw, My Lebeda is the one in the middle above...!!!)


Jul-15-2004, 4:41am
Yeah, the one on the left is a 1924 Gibson F5 #76547 (http://www.mandolinarchive.com/gibson/serial/76547) http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Here're a couple of pictures of my Lebeda that Frank Ford took at Gryphon, I've posted them before, but they are a nice photo set



Albert Whiting
Jul-15-2004, 10:53am
i think the lebeda mandolins are awesome. i fell in love with mine as soon as i played it. jiri's workmanship is absolutely incredible.