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Jul-27-2004, 10:41am
Hynek Pavlu, one of the best reputated Czech luthiers just started selling mandolins to the EU and USA. Here is his last model. More photos are available here (http://3web.dkm.cz/mandoweb/pavlu) or on the site of the dealer TAMCO (http://www.theacousticmusicco.co.uk).

Scotti Adams
Jul-27-2004, 1:24pm
..now that is a nice lookin mando...'cept(here we go again) the scroll..the ridge is rather pronounced...but I like it..I love the color..

Jul-27-2004, 2:19pm
The scroll looks dented. Headstock design is bland. Looks average. What do they want, about $400?

Charlie Derrington
Jul-27-2004, 2:22pm
And it has a Gibson flowerpot, which is illegal.


Jul-27-2004, 2:39pm
Uh Oh!!!!!!!!!

Darryl Wolfe
Jul-27-2004, 2:40pm
Charlie...you got international trademarks?? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Jul-27-2004, 2:43pm
I would have to say that they do or the Asian companies that were sued wouldn't have lost!

Jul-27-2004, 2:44pm
I'm sorry did I say that the headstock looked bland? I meant Iillegal.:p

Scotti Adams
Jul-27-2004, 2:47pm
..now Charlie...that looks nothing like a Gibson pot...I think the 20' rule applies here... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif.....its much to big...

Jul-27-2004, 3:14pm
please that not the gibson flowerpot. so first you rag on a builder for not using a cookie cutter, but now you rag on for stealing, make up your mind......
all the bloods gone to your fingers

Jul-27-2004, 7:44pm
And it has a Gibson flowerpot, which is illegal.

You guys mean that's the inlay that all the flowerpot fuss is about? That?

Just kiddin', but I doubt anybody would mistake that one for a Gibson.

Jul-27-2004, 7:47pm
Hey gdae_boy1, I really don't mind that he didn't use a cookie cutter. #A mandolin would look really funny with a cute, sweet heart and arrow instead of a scroll!http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Jul-27-2004, 8:24pm
The scroll looks rather awkwardish, but nice. I like the AB work and the pronounced fade in intonation.

Jul-28-2004, 7:09am
does the neck join the body at the 12th fret?

Scotti Adams
Jul-28-2004, 7:16am
..kinda looks like it from the pic....must be one of those optical collisions..

Bill Snyder
Jul-28-2004, 12:17pm
The scroll looks dented. #Headstock design is bland. #Looks average. #What do they want, about $400?
When converted from British pounds they are asking about $1,820.00 US dollars.

Jul-30-2004, 6:34am
Scotti is right; the mando looks like "2nd-class Gibson copy", but fortunatelly the mando is predestined for playing music, not to be a wallhanger. For us in the Europe is more important the sound, than the appearance and I must admit that the sound is very good; not quite up there with Capek and Lebeda but a lot less money.