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grandcanyonminstrel
Dec-18-2009, 3:14am
I had a really beautiful teens Gibson F4 with the torch and wire logoless headstock inlays, inlayed Handel buttons, and a blackface top visit the shop last week- pretty sweet for 90 years old. Wow was I backsliding all over the place trying to figure out how it could stay with me... I though I'd share it with you.


j.
www.condino.com

Fretbear
Dec-18-2009, 4:15am
It's a classic; I would love to see a modern variation on that inlay pattern for a peghead with a logo where the lower bottom anchor-like piece is dispensed with and the upper torch pulled down a few inches lower. It would look like a cross between a double-flowerpot and a Fern.

Stephanie Reiser
Dec-18-2009, 5:04am
Is she a 3-pointer? How about a full frontal shot.
Thanks.

Hans
Dec-18-2009, 8:01am
It's a classic; I would love to see a modern variation on that inlay pattern for a peghead with a logo where the lower bottom anchor-like piece is dispensed with and the upper torch pulled down a few inches lower. It would look like a cross between a double-flowerpot and a Fern.

Why dispense with the anchor? Just make it a little smaller...
http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww234/ivoroid/6-3.jpg

JEStanek
Dec-18-2009, 8:03am
This is my favorite headstock inlay. Both examples shown are exquisite.

Jamie

doc holiday
Dec-18-2009, 8:52am
Beautiful Hans!
That's a work of art

Fretbear
Dec-18-2009, 9:54am
Talk about instant gratification......that's gorgeous......
I think the whole inlay looks a little better like that as well.....

grandcanyonminstrel
Dec-18-2009, 10:54am
Beautiful work Hans- I don't even want to ask how long that one took. Your binding work is actually much cleaner than the original. Are those Mike's buttons on the machines?

For me, one of my favorite aspects of this design is the fact that it DOES NOT have any logo on it.

It was not a 3 point, and she's back home in Florida right now, so I don't have any full frontals for you.

j.
www.condino.com

Rob Gerety
Dec-18-2009, 11:06pm
Gorgeous.

danb
Dec-19-2009, 5:45am
It was not a 3 point, and she's back home in Florida right now, so I don't have any full frontals for you.


I've seen a few from that batch- it's a very nice look with the black finish teens body style- likely a 1911 or 1912


This is F4 10926
http://www.mandolinarchive.com/images/10926_front.jpg

danb
Dec-19-2009, 5:52am
The ones I have with that configuration are 10926, 10929, and 11237.

Here 23 archived torch peghead vingate gibsons. (http://www.mandolinarchive.com/perl/list_mandolins.pl?torch_wire)

I'm always hoping to add more!

Fretbear
Dec-19-2009, 8:07am
Check out Tom Ellis's cool "Fern-Pot".....

http://www.ellismandolins.com/gallery09pages/09%20page%2013.htm

Hans
Dec-19-2009, 8:13am
Thanks guys! James, I like the original better myself, but us little guys have to advertise any way we can I guess...
The buttons were removed from a broken set of original tuners.

Ken Olmstead
Dec-19-2009, 10:48am
Hans, your interpretation is without a doubt as mesmerizing as the original for me. I think that the tourch and wire is simply the most elegant inlay design ever created! I think Gibson did an example on a guitar that runs right up the neck...simply stunning!! (Hint, hint Hans! :) )

danb
Dec-31-2009, 9:15am
I think Gibson did an example on a guitar that runs right up the neck...simply stunning!! (Hint, hint Hans! :) )

It was in fact on the F4 in the early days- here's an early one with nice full neck inlay too


http://www.mandolinarchive.com/images/5713_front.jpg

http://www.mandolinarchive.com/images/5713_fingerboard1.jpg

http://www.mandolinarchive.com/images/5713_fingerboard2.jpg



And of course the star & crescent moon on the inlaid pickguard!

http://www.mandolinarchive.com/images/5713_pickguard.jpg

D C Blood
Jan-03-2010, 11:31am
I had a Charles Horner '83 model, with the torch and wire headstock..Let's see if I can input the photo...this is still at Elderly for sale...

D C Blood
Jan-03-2010, 11:32am
http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=109&pictureid=851

maybe here it is? sorry about the distortion

Philphool
Jan-03-2010, 7:01pm
I stretched it out a little; probably still a little distorted with proportions.

BlueMt.
Jan-03-2010, 9:46pm
Would you guys PLEASE stop posting this mando porn! I finally get my oval hole MAS under control with the acquisition of my Old Wave A and then I innocently open this thread and WHAM! :disbelief: :mandosmiley:

F-2 Dave
Jan-07-2010, 10:00pm
Would you guys PLEASE stop posting this mando porn! I finally get my oval hole MAS under control with the acquisition of my Old Wave A and then I innocently open this thread and WHAM! :disbelief: :mandosmiley:

Yep. It happens just like that.

clevet
Jan-07-2010, 10:50pm
Here is another modern variation on that inlay by Troy Harris, Ithaca New York....Nice work Troy!!

JFDilmando
Apr-07-2012, 9:24pm
I'll add Bob Altman's incarnation to this document.
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