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Sep-25-2004, 3:03pm
Here's a few pix of my new 3 pointer. I was really torn between a blond top and red...but I so love those red tops.

Sep-25-2004, 3:04pm
Closeup of the front.

Sep-25-2004, 3:06pm
The back.

Sep-25-2004, 3:28pm

A modern classic. Congratulations Hans!

John Bertotti
Sep-25-2004, 5:07pm
That goes way beyond cool! I'm not even an F fan. John

Sep-25-2004, 5:29pm

Keith Newell
Sep-25-2004, 7:42pm
That is just beautiful!!

Sep-25-2004, 8:41pm
oh my.

Jim Garber
Sep-25-2004, 9:25pm
Very beautiful modern interpretation of a 3-point. This looks like it has a sort of F5 neck join with the bridge in the center. Correct?


John Flynn
Sep-25-2004, 9:30pm
Hans: This is a follow-up to the last question. What is the advantage or disadvantage of having 14 frets to the crosspiece versus that traditional 12 frets to the crosspiece? This would, of course move the bridge forward. What is the difference in tone?

Beautiful work, by the way. A real masterpiece.

Michael Lewis
Sep-25-2004, 11:44pm
Just another gorgeous mandolin from Hans. It's pretty easy to become jaded what with all the outstanding pics here on this site. Pretty soon we will be truning up our noses at Gibsons and Gilchrists just because they are so "ordinary". http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

Sep-26-2004, 10:35am
wowee! Words don't describe that!!

Keith Miller
Sep-26-2004, 10:55am
droolllllll ! just wish I could afford 1 , Hans would take a couple of weans as part exchange http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

goose 2
Sep-26-2004, 1:25pm
That is one of the most aesthetically appealing mandolins that I have ever seen. Does it sond as good as it looks?

Sep-26-2004, 3:37pm
you are killing me!!!!!! quick someone hold me back from putting off redoing my steps and digging into the home equity line for this mando!!!@!!

Sep-26-2004, 6:17pm
Outstanding!! A classic beauty!!!(wheres my sun glasses)

Django Fret
Sep-26-2004, 7:27pm
Here's a few pix of my new 3 pointer. I was really torn between a blond top and red...but I so love those red tops.
Hans, any chance you will be doing a black-top version?

Fantastic work!

Sep-27-2004, 9:12am
Hi All, thanks for the comments! I'm feeling a very long relationship with this instrument coming on...
This mandolin is actually the second prototype. The first does have a black top (red spruce), Bosnian maple back, and a shallow neck angle as the original instruments had. This mandolin has a red spruce top, rock maple back, and normal 5 degree neck angle. Both have a transverse brace.
I have been experimenting with longer necks on these. The black top has a 13-1/2 fret #and this one 14. The advantage is more manuverability around the neck, and by moving both the bridge and soundhole forward, some tubbiness may be taken out of the tone. This is a larger bodied instrument than the modern F-5...some 3/4" longer and 1/2" wider, so the instrument has a deeper, more resonant sound to it.
Tonewise, the Euro backed one has the red spruce dryness, but has a warmer sound to it. This instrument, while too new to make serious comment, seems to have a slightly harder tone (still dry and fundemental sounding with very clean, clear trebles), but it may be due to the instument being so new. I have a feeling that it will take some #time for his one to come in with such a hard maple back.
I am considering another with an amber top, and also will eventually make an F-2 type. For now, I'm extremely pleased with this one, and I feel it is my little tribute to someone that gets a lot less credit than he deserves...Orville Gibson.

Sep-27-2004, 10:25am
Ah, amber's a lovely color. That classic Gibson "Pumpkin" color looks nice on a 3-pointer http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Skip Kelley
Sep-27-2004, 3:25pm
Wow! Absolutely Beautiful!! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Sep-27-2004, 6:01pm
"Oh, Hans.....Hans......
Can we come play with you sometime??"

Sep-27-2004, 9:55pm
Stunning! This style of mandolin is also pictured on the back of the new Walnut Valley (Winfield) T-shirt. Not sure about any of their other PR material - their website's acting up.

Sep-28-2004, 6:13am
Hey Spruce, bring 'em along to IBMA. #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/coffee.gif

Jim Garber
Sep-28-2004, 8:41am
Inspired by this thread, I posted a few old photos of 3 pointers from my collection on this thread (http://www.mandolincafe.net/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=15;t=12825).


John Ritchhart
Sep-28-2004, 12:45pm
Hans, is it still for sale?

Sep-29-2004, 6:47am
Jbrwky, sorry, this one isn't for sale.