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sullivan
May-14-2009, 8:21am
Samwill Handmade Ukulele & Mandolin Musical Instrument Co., Ltd is a Taiwanese manufacturer specialized in the construction of Ukulele and Mandolin in China. With support of experienced technicians, we have organized a team of handmade specialized at musical instruments. As we have professional attitude of keeping improving the craftsmanship, we are good at summarizing the advantages and disadvantages of traditional factory. Moreover, we have introduced the European and Hawaii dedicate handcraft into our workshop. Under our superior management of quality control, we have developed individual series of vintage and fantastic handmade all solid Mandolin and Ukulele.

We have grouping and air-conditioner workshop. On selecting the wood materials, we strictly choose good grain wood, according to customers’ requests. For desiccation, all the wood materials are kept natural dry. The construction of wood work adopt the tradition handcraft of chiseling, shaving, filing and scraping, which are strict following the famous operation of German violin workshop. We ensure the wood works which are bright, smooth and original by light of experienced technicians and their proficiency and acuteness of the craftsmanship. On finish, we adopt the famous shellac “French Polish”. With the advanced technique of solidify, we greatly enhance the rigidity of the shellac which are thin but not flexible. We have solved the problem of easy damage. Our technicians make use of the traditional craftsmanship of American mandolin, and inherit the advantage of handcraft. Through the advanced technique, we have made a series of elegant and melodious mandolin.

mandopete
May-14-2009, 9:01am
Is there a reason you aren't showing the front side?

Sounds like an ad to me.

JEStanek
May-14-2009, 9:06am
We've let people/manufacturers show off their new mandolins before. There's no mention of price or dealers or anything, yet. I'm keeping an eye on this to ensure we don't cross the Posting Guidelines (http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/faq.php).

Jamie

sullivan
May-14-2009, 10:30am
Is there a reason you aren't showing the front side?

Sounds like an ad to me.

The front referrs to our guest's logo, so I can't show them their Logo.

MikeEdgerton
May-14-2009, 12:27pm
Put a piece of tape over the logo.

mandopete
May-14-2009, 1:35pm
Hmmm.

mandopete
May-14-2009, 1:36pm
Put a piece of tape over the logo.

Yeah, then you can bill it as a "David Grisman Model".

:)

Keith Newell
May-14-2009, 11:16pm
I deleted my 3 previous responses that I didn't post and stuck with this....nice pictures.

Gene Bragg
May-14-2009, 11:45pm
Is the logo on the head or the body? Just show the part that doesn't have the logo. It's like seeing a beautiful head of long blond hair from the back then they turn around and it's an ugly guy!

sullivan
May-15-2009, 12:00am
Is the logo on the head or the body? Just show the part that doesn't have the logo. It's like seeing a beautiful head of long blond hair from the back then they turn around and it's an ugly guy!

It is on the headstock inlaying. I send some parts of the front for your reference also.

mandozilla
May-15-2009, 2:14am
Samwill Handmade Ukulele & Mandolin Musical Instrument Co., Ltd

Whooey! That's a mouthful. :disbelief:

Say sullivan, are your mandolins 'hand curved'?


...make use of the traditional craftsmanship of American mandolin, and inherit the advantage of handcraft.

American Mandolin...that's how I refer to Gibson style 'A' and 'F' model mandolins...seems to be catching on. :grin:

~o):popcorn:

sullivan
May-15-2009, 4:40am
Whooey! That's a mouthful. :disbelief:

Say sullivan, are your mandolins 'hand curved'?



American Mandolin...that's how I refer to Gibson style 'A' and 'F' model mandolins...seems to be catching on. :grin:

~o):popcorn:

Actually, we adopt the Virzi Tone producers for our models. Please check our pictures. Our mandolins are hand curved for sure.

Stephanie Reiser
May-15-2009, 5:17am
Wow, pretty wood!
You still need to do some research on subtle F-model shape, such as the scroll, but you're on the right track. I suggest the set of plans available commercially by a fellow named Adrian-something. He goes by the name HoGo here.
Good luck!

sullivan
May-15-2009, 5:27am
Wow, pretty wood!
You still need to do some research on subtle F-model shape, such as the scroll, but you're on the right track. I suggest the set of plans available commercially by a fellow named Adrian-something. He goes by the name HoGo here.
Good luck!

Thanks for your suggestions. Actually, We have some drawings for the right Scroll shape, but not these models.

Michael Gowell
May-16-2009, 5:51pm
Wow, a production mando with a virzi! Congrats to the company for being willing to try a sound enhancement which will be invisible to the buyers. I wish them the best of luck.

A small critique - that hand pictured with a plane carving the outside of the top looks Caucasian, not Chinese.

Bill Snyder
May-16-2009, 7:37pm
...A small critique - that hand pictured with a plane carving the outside of the top looks Caucasian, not Chinese.

You can tell the difference?

Pete Counter
May-16-2009, 10:25pm
Wow, a production mando with a virzi! Congrats to the company for being willing to try a sound enhancement which will be invisible to the buyers. I wish them the best of luck.

A small critique - that hand pictured with a plane carving the outside of the top looks Caucasian, not Chinese.

?????????????:confused::confused:

Rick Turner
May-16-2009, 10:57pm
Samwill is an anagram for sawmill... Maybe not intentionally, but nonetheless!

Backwards it's lliwmas which is old Welsh for something or other, I'm sure.

jeff mercer
May-17-2009, 4:00pm
Rick,

In old Welsh, a loose translation would be "My hovercraft is full of eels".

Hope this helps...

MikeEdgerton
May-17-2009, 5:33pm
Talk about messing with my mind, I thought it did say Sawmill. :cool:

JEStanek
May-17-2009, 6:48pm
I misread it too Mike... I only got Samwill today! Good Grief.

Jamie

jeff mercer
May-17-2009, 6:57pm
Until Rick Turner pointed it out, I was reading it as "Sawmill" as well...

viv
May-17-2009, 8:39pm
hmmm....regarding the three previous posts...........'pears i'm in good company! ;)

(either me or my POS 'puter's having a bad case of the dumbs....multi quote not cooperating tonite...:confused:)

mandozilla
May-18-2009, 1:40am
Sawmill, Samwill, Samhill GEEZ! Boy, do I feel stupid! :grin:

~o):popcorn:

sullivan
May-19-2009, 9:44pm
Samwill is an anagram for sawmill... Maybe not intentionally, but nonetheless!

Backwards it's lliwmas which is old Welsh for something or other, I'm sure.

We got this name as it sounds very similar to the Chinese name.:).
It also means a kind of strong will.

JEStanek
May-20-2009, 8:00am
Thanks for the explanation. So you guys are hand building for a variety of different labelling/brands then? Good luck and keep up the hard work.

Jamie

Jim MacDaniel
May-20-2009, 10:05am
Wow -- I thought it was Samwise until today.

JEStanek
May-20-2009, 10:21am
Easy there, Frodo.

Jamie

jeff mercer
May-20-2009, 2:33pm
Loar-ed of the Rings ?

sullivan
May-20-2009, 10:22pm
Thanks for the explanation. So you guys are hand building for a variety of different labelling/brands then? Good luck and keep up the hard work.

Jamie

Thank you! We do make some OEM mandolins. We are always trying our best to improve the handcraft, and make every mandolin as perfect as possible.

H.P.
May-21-2009, 4:23pm
So, Sullivan, how does one come by one of these Samwill mandolins?

H.P.
May-28-2009, 10:41am
That's pretty much what I thought.