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Steve-o
Nov-14-2009, 10:44am
For those admirers of Andy Poe's mandolin family instruments, he's got new pics on mandolin #30 and mandola #2 up on his web site: Poestrings (http://www.poestrings.com/PoeStrings/Photos.html)

We're commenting in the Poe Social Group... ~o)

Rob Fowler
Nov-14-2009, 10:53am
DAMN!! Those are some SEXY instruments! My friend's got a Driftwood mandolin (forgot the #) and the only mandola under his old Driftwood name! FINE INSTRUMENTS but this stuff he's putting out now....completely exceeds those older instruments! WOW!

Chris Biorkman
Nov-14-2009, 11:35am
Sweet looking mandolin.

F5G WIZ
Nov-15-2009, 5:31pm
Glad to see Andy is still building. This economy can't be good on the Custom Mandolin market. I haven't talked to Andy in a while. Does anyone know if he is still building full time? His production seems to have slowed, of course I'm just basing that on his photos.

sgarrity
Nov-15-2009, 5:37pm
Those are beautiful instruments!

D.E.Williams
Nov-15-2009, 5:53pm
That's gorgeous...I'm a fan.

Eliot Greenspan
Nov-15-2009, 6:02pm
damn... words fail

Glassweb
Nov-15-2009, 7:22pm
that dola is a holy rolla! great work Andy!

Chris Biorkman
Nov-15-2009, 7:29pm
Glad to see Andy is still building. This economy can't be good on the Custom Mandolin market. I haven't talked to Andy in a while. Does anyone know if he is still building full time? His production seems to have slowed, of course I'm just basing that on his photos.

I noticed the same thing. I assumed that he probably wasn't building full time. Now, I'm kind of curious.

JTG1
Nov-18-2009, 10:52am
I love the look of these Poe mandolins. The color scheme's are great. I have never played or heard one but they look very classy. His work is really first rate.

Skip Kelley
Nov-21-2009, 7:30am
That's just pure mando porn!:grin: Andy makes some beautiful instrumanets!

SchlazzGraft
Dec-05-2009, 3:59pm
woww, #30 is amazing! that black binding is wicked...

Anybody know how much they go for? :disbelief:

barney 59
Dec-05-2009, 4:30pm
I was looking at a Poe recently that was for sale and as far as fit and finish goes I couldn't see how it could get any better than that-- and I looked really closely.

Benski
Dec-05-2009, 4:36pm
MMmmmm....I've always loved looking at Poe mandos and #29 is just awesome, but for those of us who are Goldrush owners, #30 is the Holy Grail!!

Maybe in my next life...........................:mandosmiley:

mandobuzz
Dec-05-2009, 4:44pm
Looking through the photos on his website I noticed that he makes an Army/Navy style flat top (which he calls a "Scout". See photos 21 & 25 on the pictures page). Has anybody played one? They looks great.

willh
Dec-05-2009, 5:20pm
Under the "Available" link on his site, he states that he is not currently taking orders. He estimates that he will complete his current orders and start taking new ones in 2011.

I would say business must be good.

Will

mandomania7923
Dec-05-2009, 9:49pm
will, andy told me recently that he has only a few more to finish on custom orders and then is making instruments for retailers. he will be selling through other companies for a while and not taking orders, just making what he wants. good for him.

bluegrassforme
Dec-06-2009, 1:00pm
Here are the latest 3 and possibly the last of the customs for awhile currenly being finished in Andy's shop. Mine is the sidebound july 9th '23 copy :grin:

Poener
Dec-26-2009, 11:35am
Here are the latest 3 and possibly the last of the customs for awhile currenly being finished in Andy's shop. Mine is the sidebound july 9th '23 copy :grin:



I think the one in front is mine. #31 should be in my hands by the middle of January '10.

Steve-o
Dec-26-2009, 11:48am
That current batch looks stunning. Can't wait to see pics when they are complete! I'm also interested to hear what retail stores will be carrying the next batch.

Poener
Dec-26-2009, 12:36pm
That current batch looks stunning. Can't wait to see pics when they are complete! I'm also interested to hear what retail stores will be carrying the next batch.

I don't think you'll ever see retail stores carrying Poe mandolins. :))

Steve-o
Dec-26-2009, 12:52pm
I don't think you'll ever see retail stores carrying Poe mandolins. :))

Then what "select distributors" do you think Andy is talking about? I'm thinking of stores like Elderly or The Mandolin Store. They are retail stores.

Chris Biorkman
Dec-26-2009, 12:53pm
I don't think you'll ever see retail stores carrying Poe mandolins. :))

Andy said that's what he would be doing - selling through retail outlets.

Poener
Dec-26-2009, 1:09pm
Then what "select distributors" do you think Andy is talking about? I'm thinking of stores like Elderly or The Mandolin Store. They are retail stores.

If he plans on retailing high end models like the one I'm getting he'd better consider outsourcing or at least hiring about fifty people. I've been waiting two years for mine.

Chris Biorkman
Dec-26-2009, 1:24pm
What does a long wait list have to do with selling in retail stores?

Poener
Dec-26-2009, 1:34pm
What does a long wait list have to do with selling in retail stores?


Supply, demand, competition. Most people don't have the patience to wait for a product. His operation would have to be changed or upgraded to meet the demands of retailing. You're right, a long wait has nothing to do with selling in retail stores but do you really think that Andy Poe would jeopardize the quality of his instruments in order to keep up with a dramatic increase in retail production needs?

Chris Biorkman
Dec-26-2009, 1:36pm
Gilchrist sells through Gruhns, Ellis sells through about five dealers, Kimble occasionally sells through Cotton and Carmel Music. Their quality hasn't suffered. I don't see how Andy Poe is any different.

Steve-o
Dec-26-2009, 1:58pm
I agree Chris. Some luthiers will sell low volume through a single retail distributer. I think Stiver sells exclusively through Elderly, and his production is quite limited. Same with Petersen. If there are not any in stock, you just have to wait for new production.

Poener
Dec-26-2009, 2:55pm
I hope he doesn't do it, I like the personal interaction with my luthiers.

Chris Biorkman
Dec-26-2009, 3:18pm
He already said he was going to do it on his website.

Steve-o
Mar-02-2010, 10:17pm
More Poes! #31, 32, and 33 photos on Andy's web site - link (http://www.poestrings.com/PoeStrings/Photos.html). A real feast!

Poener
Mar-03-2010, 5:38am
I love #31.

guitharsis
Mar-03-2010, 9:14am
They're all great, but I LOVE 33!

Steve Sorensen
Mar-03-2010, 9:44am
If #33 sounds a s good as it looks it is going to be legendary! Stunning.

DougC
Mar-03-2010, 10:05am
Many folks can make a mandolin but few can 'paint' them. At least that's what I used to think. Now that he is also making Gibson Loar 'look alikes' I guess the mandolin buyers out there don't want something other than a Gibson 'Look Alike'. He get's credit from me for making mandolins a cut above the rest. That's beautiful wood, so in his hands, it becomes art work. More players should go for that.

bluegrassforme
Mar-03-2010, 10:05am
Took possession of #32 yesterday. Simply fantastic in all aspects.

JeffD
Mar-03-2010, 10:45am
33 is stunning. Even some non-musician friends looking over my shoulder got excited by that one.

Poener
Mar-03-2010, 3:24pm
I have #31 aclimating to the ambient house temperature and humidity. It's still in the box undergoing the systematic opening procedure. I should have it out of the case and in my hands in a couple of hours. I went with the one piece back, top of the line spruce top, and Waverly tuners. As far as it being a "Gibson" copy, I think not. It is an homage to a great design with some special features that make it one of a kind. It's nice to hear sibling #32 made it home successfully.

BinkWms
Mar-03-2010, 7:27pm
Just received mine today: #33. It was a long, interesting, educational and thoroughly enjoyable collaboration. It came out exactly as I had hoped, and in the hand, looks and sounds even better than I could have imagined. Go Andy! The delay was a move to a new and improved home and shop. Well worth the wait! The tone and sustain are just unbelievable. I play mainly Cape Breton, old time, Norwegian and some jazz/blues. With the Thomastik strings the action is smooth as silk. It is a real museum piece (although I hope it is at least several generations before it resides in one).

DougC
Mar-03-2010, 7:45pm
I'd be thrilled to own any of these mandolins. Congratulations!

JEStanek
Mar-03-2010, 8:14pm
Bink. Number 33 is my favorite. Congratulations and enjoy it!

Jamie

Randy Smith
Mar-03-2010, 8:57pm
What a beautiful mandolin, Bink. Happy dreams tonight!

Steve-o
Mar-03-2010, 9:00pm
Poener and Bink,
#31 and #33 are both incredible. Congrats! If you can, please pass along some sound clips. Enjoy them, and welcome to the club.

Amandalyn
Mar-03-2010, 9:01pm
Welcome to the Poe club guys- hope you enjoy your babies as much as I do. They sure are purdy!

Steve-o
Mar-03-2010, 9:08pm
Bluegrassforme,
#32 looks like a great BG axe. Love the back on that one too.

F5G WIZ
Mar-04-2010, 10:20pm
Wow! #33 is awesome!! So Unique!

bluegrassforme
Mar-04-2010, 10:37pm
Steve-o,
Thanks for the kind words. We tried to model #32 after 74002, the last recorded July 9th Loar, and Andy did an awesome job. Best of all it sounds as good as it looks. Andy is certainly at the top of his game.

Chris Biorkman
Mar-04-2010, 11:57pm
Well? How is 31?

Poener
Mar-05-2010, 7:10am
Well? How is 31?

It's just like a Gibson.....................just kidding.

My new Poe is spectacular in sound, construction, and looks. I only wish that the people that provided positive comments on its pictures could play it.

joshua collum
Mar-05-2010, 5:35pm
I'm sooooo jelous, they're all incredible looking instruments. Congratulations you guys!!

swinginmandolins
Mar-05-2010, 5:41pm
I'm a little jealous of you all as well:grin: HAPPY PICKIN' TO YOU!!