View Full Version : My new Flatiron Performer

Sep-21-2004, 7:06am
Here is my new mando, just arrived yesterday and I could hardly put it down last night http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif I will eventually get that little area of pick wear fixed on the right, but other than that it's in great shape and sounds wonderful! I'm really happy http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Tom C
Sep-21-2004, 7:10am
Congratulations. I figured you would like it. -Most would.

Sep-21-2004, 7:52am
What year is it? I have a '95 and it looks almost identical....

Sep-21-2004, 9:26am
It's a 96 http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif And yep, there's a lot to like!

Ken Berner
Sep-21-2004, 9:33am
Very nice, Sarah! I'm the proud owner of two Flatirons (Montana) and enjoy them more each day, as you surely will. You are now part of a huge, happy family!

Sep-21-2004, 1:56pm
Thanks! I've been wanting to join the family for a while http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif Just took some time to find my instrument. But now that I've got my Flatiron, dare I say, MAS cured? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Tom C
Sep-21-2004, 2:25pm
Never! I've been eyeing this A-3 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=10179&item=3749112889&rd=1), but other important things to take care of first.

Sep-21-2004, 2:38pm
Well, maybe MAS is never cured, but it's in remission for me ;)

And while I still have my other mando, I've decided to get that pick wear repaired. If I don't do it now, I might not be able to let it go long enough to have the work done! Big Joe at Gibson is going to make it as good as new http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Long live the Flatirons! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Sep-21-2004, 6:36pm
Sarah, I honestly don't think I would worry about the finger wear unless there is a luthier that can just do a small burn in of color and clear. I think you would be able to spot the repair pretty easy though. I have seen repairs like that before that just seemed to stand out but I am sure that was the luthier's fault. I would probably send it to Weber if you insist on having it done. I finally gave up on worrying about the scratches on my Bush model, afterall look at Bush's mando and Monroe's!

Sep-21-2004, 6:37pm
By the way, nice mando and I hope you enjoy!

Sep-21-2004, 8:51pm
nice mandolin, welcome to the flatiron (montana division) family! like the man said " play a mandolin OR play a Flatiron! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Sep-27-2004, 12:47am
Just got my 95 Flatiron Artist a couple days ago, and what a mandolin. I had a F5-G befoe this one, and the difference in incredible. I dont know if its the X-Bracing, or Bruce Weber's magic touch. Whatever it is, these things are the best mandos for the buck. You can pry this one from my cold dead hands.... Got me sounding like Charleton Heston....