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Joe Mendel
Oct-16-2008, 2:06pm
I just completed this one, it will be on it's way to Pennsylvania next week.

Oct-16-2008, 3:48pm
Nice! What is the back made of?

Oct-16-2008, 7:09pm
That a very nice piece of wood working there.

Oct-16-2008, 7:38pm
What a classy and beautiful looking instrument. Thanks for sharing it with us, Joe.

Joe Mendel
Oct-16-2008, 9:10pm
Bill, the back & sides are figured mahogany, the top is adirondack spruce & the neck is maple/mahogany/maple.
Thanks for the compliments.

Big Joe
Oct-16-2008, 9:43pm
Looks good Joe. Beautiful wood!

Joe Mendel
Oct-16-2008, 10:09pm
Ed, I don't have any sound clips of this one, hopefully I'll get some done this weekend. There is a sound clip of another one on my website, click on "octave mandolin" to hear it. Here are the specs:
Scale Length: 22-3/4"
Body Dimensions: 12-3/4" W x 17" L x 3" H
Total Length: 36-1/2"
Nut Width: 1-11/32"
Fingerboard Width @12th Fret: 1-5/8"

Gail Hester
Oct-16-2008, 10:16pm
Joe, I love the look of your instruments and this one is just awesome!

Dave Greenspoon
Oct-17-2008, 12:02am
I am afraid, extremely afraid...I feel a serious case of early onset OMAS developing, and at this point I simply cannot afford it! The lucky player in PA has my wistful congratulations on obtaining a gorgeous instrument. BTW, I also really dig the sound clip of Angeline the Baker on your home page. The sound has an almost haunting quality to it. How does the mahogany compare tonally with the granadillo?

Keep up the awesome work!

John Flynn
Oct-17-2008, 9:13am
I have Mendel #2 that I used to play "Angeline" on the soundclip on Joe's site. I love it and just can't keep my hands off it.

Joe Mendel
Oct-17-2008, 9:19am
The mahogany one has an adirondack top also, it's a little punchier sounding with a little less sustain, but still has plenty of low end.