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Chris Baird
Jul-28-2004, 3:47pm
Here's something a little different. Spruce top, walnut back, sides, and neck. Figured blackwood bindings and burlwood headstock.

Red spruce top.

Chris Baird
Jul-28-2004, 3:49pm

Chris Baird
Jul-28-2004, 3:53pm
Here are a couple close ups of the binding.

Chris Baird
Jul-28-2004, 3:54pm

Chris Baird
Jul-28-2004, 3:56pm
I need to take photo 101 but you get the idea. Enjoy!

Jul-28-2004, 3:59pm
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so pretty

Jul-28-2004, 4:09pm
Very groovy! Can you describe its sound?

Chris Baird
Jul-28-2004, 4:21pm
I designed it with a slightly wider body and made a few other adjustments to the effect of a more jazzy/oldtimey/oval hole tone. #It projects like an F-hole though. It sounds great and definately has a different tone than maple instruments. I've got some sound clips but I can't get them to post.

Chris Baird
Jul-28-2004, 6:09pm
Maybe this is a little clearer shot of the front.

Chris Baird
Jul-28-2004, 6:11pm
and peghead..

Jul-28-2004, 6:20pm

Jul-28-2004, 7:03pm
spectacular! congrats.

Jul-28-2004, 7:20pm
The peghead in particular is very impressive.:)

Aug-31-2004, 4:25pm
Hi folks, I am the new proud owner of this beauty made by Chris Baird. She's definitely a keeper. She arrived yesterday, tuned her up and found it very difficult to put her down and go to bed. My first reflection is that she has sweet tone and is rather astonishingly loud. I don't have the experience playing lots of different mandolins, but I can say this one is a huge improvement over the flattop Flatiron I have been playing acoustic up until now. Comfy action, elegant details like the blackwood binding, etc. I have a Schwab electric that is excellent, but everyone needs a good acoustic mandolin too.
The mandolin's finish and detail is truly excellent all around. I'd certainly suggest to all that Chris Baird is a talented luthier and makes very nice mandolins. Cheers.

Aug-31-2004, 5:45pm
congrats on your new baby...she's a beaut! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Aug-31-2004, 5:51pm
Absolutely! That is sweet!

John Zimm
Sep-01-2004, 10:42am
That looks great. I've always wanted to play a walnut madolin to see how they sound. I love the peghead. I hope she treats you well.