View Full Version : Harlan #2 is Done!

Kent Barnes
Sep-02-2004, 5:43pm
It was strung-up on August 31. #Here are a few pictures. #More are on my website.



Jonathan James
Sep-02-2004, 6:18pm
Wow! #If that is #2, I can't even imagine what #22 will look like. Great work!

Sep-02-2004, 7:58pm
Kent, that is awesome!!! The pics on your website are great too.

Everybody should take a look.

I'm waiting on a shipment of wood to get started on my first try. I hope it goes better than my "remodel" of a KM350s the other day http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Sep-02-2004, 7:59pm
Hey Kent, one more thing. I'm collecting cool mando picks and using them as wallpaper (I use Webshots). How 'bout a landscape photo of the headstock, back, scroll, etc.???

Philip Halcomb
Sep-02-2004, 7:59pm
Kent, that looks great... Congratulations, as said before I can't wait to see #22 if that's #2! best wishes... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Magnus Geijer
Sep-02-2004, 8:31pm
That looks great! Congratulations!


Sep-02-2004, 8:38pm
Kent, how's it sound & play? What woods? Radiused fretboard or flat? I'm curious on the details....

Kent Barnes
Sep-02-2004, 8:52pm
Adirondack Red Spruce top and Red Maple back/neck from Old Standard Wood. #Flat fingerboard (I want to do a radius on #3). #I'm still working out the action, but so far it plays well. #The tone isn't quite up to Harlan #1, but that one has been played for year. #I think this one will be just as good, but only time will tell. #I'm already looking forward to starting on #3 (I have 3 sons, so I have to build at least 3 of these!).

Thanks for all the kind comments.

Chris Baird
Sep-02-2004, 9:19pm
Kent, your mandolins look like the work of a pro. It is hard to believe this is only #2. Thanks for the beautiful pics.

Keith Wallen
Sep-03-2004, 7:09am
Kent - Since my first name is Harlan (I go by my middle name) does that mean I get one for free.... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
Awesome looking mandolin!

Stanley Cox
Sep-03-2004, 7:21am
I wake up to this! Great job. What did you do to get the shine on it? How many coats of lacquer etc.? How is the sound different than #1?
Keep up the good work.

John Zimm
Sep-03-2004, 7:28am
That is really beautiful. I admire your skill. I have just begun working on #1 again. Hopefully it looks one-quarter as nice as this. Thanks for sharing pictures of your work-it is inspiring to see.


Kent Barnes
Sep-03-2004, 8:13am
Stanley, it has about 10 coats of lacquer, sanded with MicroMesh up to 12000 grit, then rubbed with clear-coat compound. #
Here's another picture I took yesterday. #I just thought it looked cool (can you tell I'm a little proud of it?).


Sep-03-2004, 8:20am
Here's another picture I took yesterday. #I just thought it looked cool (can you tell I'm a little proud of it?).
Now I really can't see why that is http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif ...

Seriously, I think it's yummy! Well done!

Skip Kelley
Sep-03-2004, 10:41am
Kent, That is a fine looking mando!! I love the sunburst. Without a doubt one of the nicest finish jobs of any mando I've seen! Keep up the good work. You are an awesome builder http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Sep-03-2004, 5:23pm
Very nice sunburst, Good job

Kent Barnes
Sep-03-2004, 10:21pm
Just a couple more pictures http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif


Harlan #1 on the right, #2 on the left



Sep-03-2004, 11:07pm
Now there's a great Wallpaper pic! #Harlan #2 hovering by the back fence http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif

Cool flamed maple stand too.

Sep-04-2004, 12:43am
on the back on #2, I very much like the way the curl in the maple gets darker towards the top... very classy!

Kent Barnes
Sep-04-2004, 8:42pm
Now there's a great Wallpaper pic! #Harlan #2 hovering by the back fence

That's exactly where it is on my computer!! #If you want a full size picture, let me know. #It was a 4MP shot.