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JimRichter
Apr-07-2008, 9:21pm
2008 Kimble A5

Peakbagr
Apr-07-2008, 9:37pm
That is just beautiful...

Michael Wolf
Apr-08-2008, 10:29am
Chanticleer Resophonic Tenor:

Michael Wolf
Apr-08-2008, 10:29am
and the back:

Jake Wildwood
Apr-09-2008, 3:37pm
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3175/2313283392_8304c373bb_o.jpg

Gindlesperger c.1890s/1900 -- nothing like simple elegance. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Michael Wolf
Apr-17-2008, 2:20am
Can I see the rest of this Gindlesperger anywhere?

Lyon & Healy Style B:

rmayes3
Apr-17-2008, 2:20pm
1934 Fern
http://216.30.214.130/f5/images/IMG_8915_0398.jpg

Brad Weiss
Apr-17-2008, 6:48pm
Nothing earth-shattering, but I like it....

Rick Jones
Apr-17-2008, 7:38pm
Shape copied from a 30's Epiphone Broadway guitar; inlay ideas adapted from an old clip-art book.

http://home.comcast.net/~rajones19/mando/mc_peghead.jpg

mandolooter
Apr-18-2008, 9:10am
Love the L&H style B and I too need to see the rest of the Gindlesperger....please! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

TxRhino
Apr-19-2008, 8:21pm
My latest acquisition: Gibson F-5L

Joe Mendel
Apr-19-2008, 10:06pm
Here's the headstock I'm using on my octave mandolins.

Joe Mendel
Apr-19-2008, 10:07pm
And the front.

Michael Wolf
Apr-21-2008, 5:52am
Love the L&H style B and I too need to see the rest of the Gindlesperger....please! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
[QUOTE]

I found pictures of the Gindlesperger here:

Flatbacks of note (http://www.mandolincafe.net/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=6;t=50236;st=100;&#entry634441) (you have to scroll down a bit)

Doug Edwards
Apr-21-2008, 10:20am
My Silver Angel with the new TRC.

spinaker
Apr-21-2008, 2:52pm
A9 with new TRC from Doug Edwards. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif



http://a134.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/79/l_3db5ba87b8afa28b455ded01dcfa09ed.jpg

Jake Wildwood
Apr-22-2008, 8:55pm
Mick & Mike: Thanks for the interest! Here are some MORE pics on Flickr of the mandolin:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2154/2435588654_d2e5368900_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3230/2434771745_aea5b7421d_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3159/2435588776_be40be217b_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3156/2435588836_a967966d95_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3080/2434771901_4f3aa7afdd_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3037/2435588940_cddf435769_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3179/2434771991_4460116377_o.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2231/2435589056_3b579f904d_o.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2334/2435589126_ee37095669_o.jpg

Michael Wolf
Apr-23-2008, 4:57am
Ah thanks, this is a very elegant instrument.

Jake Wildwood
Apr-23-2008, 10:51am
I most unhumbly agree. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

shadco
Apr-24-2008, 1:49pm
Another one..

http://www.pbase.com/shadco/image/96084426.jpg

Jack Roberts
Apr-24-2008, 8:06pm
My favorite? Hard to choose. Help me pick:

There's this one

Jack Roberts
Apr-24-2008, 8:06pm
And there's this one:

Jack Roberts
Apr-24-2008, 8:07pm
But this one is nice, too:

Jake Wildwood
Apr-24-2008, 8:50pm
A classic... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

Gutbucket
May-04-2008, 7:38am
Bulldog F-4 hybrid

delsbrother
May-04-2008, 3:08pm
BC Rich Pentalin with "Multiplanar" 5th string:

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m278/durbien/pentalinhead.jpg

Among BC Rich fans, this is known (no joke) as a Nutsack peghead. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Gutbucket
May-13-2008, 7:01pm
My Rigel S-100

Ivan Kelsall
May-16-2008, 3:59am
My Weber 'Fern' with MOP truss rod cover,made by Brian England's 'Custom Inlay' onbehalf of Weber for me,
Saska

Gutbucket
May-17-2008, 9:43am
Phoenix Bluegrass model #429

Jan Skovajsa
Jun-01-2008, 4:21pm
Vana F5 Master Model built last year.
You can also see pictures of a brand new instrument built by Miroslav Vana in the Cafe discussion here. (http://www.mandolincafe.net/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=15;t=54170)

http://zenkl.borec.cz/Vana_F5_Varnish_2.jpg

mandolooter
Jun-02-2008, 8:42am
the new "reversed" model from Givens

JEStanek
Jun-02-2008, 9:08am
Another take on the L&H style A. Brian Dean Labraid #53 in Walnut and ebony.

Jamie

JEStanek
Jun-02-2008, 9:09am
From the side.
Jamie

mandolooter
Jun-03-2008, 9:23am
real nice Jamie!

Jan Skovajsa
Jun-05-2008, 8:21am
One more Vana F5 headstock. You can see more pictures of mandolins recently built by Miroslav Vana here. (http://www.mandolincafe.net/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=15;t=54170)

http://zenkl.borec.cz/hlavice.jpg

Bluegrass Nut
Jun-06-2008, 6:11pm
2006 Weber Custom Order

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn155/BluegrassDJ/100_2160.jpg

The TRC is a piece of Maple that I shaped into what you see with a Dremel tool. It was supposed to be something else but after a slip of the tool and little mad fit it turned into what looks like an arrow head.

Bluegrass Nut
Jun-06-2008, 6:15pm
2008 Grey Eagle # 23

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn155/BluegrassDJ/100_2861.jpg

I had trouble deciding which I like the best so I posted both. More pictures of the Grey Eagle are posted in General Mandolin Discussions- The Eagle has landed.

Ronbo
Jun-08-2008, 1:48pm
Here's my 1983 Gilchrist F5

Ronbo
Jun-08-2008, 1:51pm
Sorry. I meant to post the picture of my mando' headstock. If I can figure it out I will later.

flatout
Jun-11-2008, 11:56am
What a great idea! I am primarily a guitar player that has taken up the mandolin. I thought guitar players where obsessed about there instruments, but you guys have got us beat. And rightfully so, after looking for a decent sounding mandolin i was amaxed at the prices. I am happy with my Morgan Monroe but maybe one day I will get to have one of the great oneshttp://domain.com/jjj.gif

Brady Smith
Jun-11-2008, 12:41pm
Here's mine http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gifhttp://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j230/bsmith712/P1010673.jpg

Jan Skovajsa
Jun-13-2008, 12:05pm
Vana F5 mandolin in classical Gibson rectangular case.
Look at some new pictures of Vana F5 vs. late Derrington F5 mando here. (http://www.mandolincafe.net/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=15;t=54170)

http://zenkl.borec.cz/02.jpg

Gutbucket
Jun-25-2008, 6:42pm
Now where did I put that broken piece?

Gutbucket
Jul-05-2008, 9:30am
Gibson F-5 Gold Rush

wantaloar
Sep-11-2008, 9:00pm
2004 Distressed MM Deington

Mike Bromley
Sep-11-2008, 9:19pm
The F-Family. N-no, I'm not S-stuttering. I love the variability in the vaunted F-style peghead. To paraphrase John Hartford:

"I took this pic, with a Hoss in the middle...."

h2o-X
Sep-11-2008, 11:19pm
Newell "Subtle F" peghead

fredfrank
Sep-12-2008, 7:36am
Here's my latest favorite:

http://www.hotpichost.com/uploads/4946e3d28d.jpg

mandopete
Sep-12-2008, 9:36am
Fred - are you getting a new mandolin?

:)

Philippe Bony
Sep-13-2008, 12:48pm
Coufleau.

D C Blood
Sep-13-2008, 10:08pm
From my '83 Horner...

Caleb
Sep-13-2008, 11:41pm
Here's the headstock on my custom-built flattop. I was going for a very "old" and unique looking M for my last name. Most peole cannot tell it's an M though.
:whistling:

Caleb
Sep-13-2008, 11:45pm
Hmmm.... Another shot at attaching a picture.

mandolooter
Sep-14-2008, 7:02am
white faced Givens headstock (altered ego) :popcorn:

Lee
Sep-14-2008, 2:52pm
#24 BRW, an early A-style. I've never seen another BRW with this headstock or initials in block type font.

raulb
Sep-15-2008, 1:33am
My mandos, a 1953 Martin A-style and a 1978 Ibanez 524

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3165/2712851058_74ff5f7861.jpghttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3237/2712788900_2cd8288e71.jpg

My '08 Trinity College mandola

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3185/2841787432_fedcb0a701.jpg

It's not a mandolin, but it is new, it is pretty, and I am proud of it. My '08 Taylor T-5 Liberty Tree guitar "Kansas"

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3166/2852311664_22bf80c391.jpg

leathermarshmallow
Sep-15-2008, 3:17pm
This is my first attempt at a mando. I am trying again. Changing what I can to make it better.

El Rey del Mando
Sep-15-2008, 6:50pm
34867

John

Wilson
Sep-21-2008, 4:40pm
New favorite.

JeffD
Sep-21-2008, 6:47pm
come cool ones

Jim Nollman
Sep-21-2008, 6:59pm
I've put this mysterious face headstock up on the cafe before, but it is worth another look. It is actually a ceramic face that I inlaid than lacquered into my 1930s Kay 2-point.

Jim Nollman
Sep-21-2008, 7:04pm
whoops, here it is: mailhttp://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/images/attach/jpg.gif

RSchragis
Sep-21-2008, 8:41pm
Man, I cannot figure out how to use this site! It is probably easy for somebody that uses computers more often. But here is a photo of the headstock of a mandolin I bought last year on Craigslist. It is a "Fratelli Vinaccia" mad in Italy a long time ago. It has a rounded back, and doesn't look very bluegrassy, but I'll worry about that after I learn how to play it!

Bruce Clausen
Sep-21-2008, 10:10pm
RSchragis-- Beautiful peghead, and a great attitude. Welcome to these parts and happy picking!

BC

billkilpatrick
Sep-22-2008, 5:46am
here's a malformed weirdy from sam shan - full of eastern ... something:

MLT
Sep-22-2008, 7:40am
Here are a couple of the head of my latest acquisition.

JeffD
Sep-23-2008, 10:27am
Here are a couple of the head of my latest acquisition.

Those are from the Cytole right? Wow, great stuff.

How do you like playing it? Hows it sound?

I have been thinking of one for awhile now. The pictures sure look yummy.

MLT
Sep-24-2008, 7:59am
JeffD,

Yes this is the headstock of my Cytole. In order not to hijack this thread I will send you a PM to answer your other questions. Although it I think you have seen the announcement thread when it was stringed up, etc. Here is a link (http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?t=43879)

Pete Martin
Oct-02-2008, 2:05am
Gilchrist broken by Calton.

Steve Cantrell
Oct-02-2008, 6:12am
That's the same way my Poe arrived in a Calton. Clean break. I hate them.

Chris Biorkman
Oct-02-2008, 6:41am
Wow. That sucks.

Jeff Chu
Oct-13-2008, 4:06pm
how did the calton break the headstock? was it just rockin around too much?

Dave Greenspoon
Oct-13-2008, 4:23pm
This is on a custom Paul Newson archtop. The symbols are a Star of David completed by a stylized "chai", the Hebrew word for "life."

f5gibson
Oct-14-2008, 11:12am
Here's my March, 2007, RSDMM#5-30 (http://mandolincafe.com/forum/album.php?albumid=106) "Click Here" (http://mandolincafe.com/forum/album.php?albumid=106) for more pics.

Fliss
Oct-14-2008, 12:36pm
I love the elegance of my Newell A-style:

Fliss

Mandolusional
Oct-14-2008, 1:09pm
That's a nice looking RSDMM Mel!

f5gibson
Oct-14-2008, 1:17pm
That's a nice looking RSDMM Mel!

Thank you! I really enjoy playing it. Hardly took it out of the case for the first 6 months that I owned it but now I play it all the time.

Jeff Chu
Oct-14-2008, 2:14pm
have other poeple experienced the headstock breaking in a calton? im thinking of getting a calton, but that just scares me....

Steve Cantrell
Oct-16-2008, 2:54pm
I did. Brand new mandolin and in the case for less than 24 hours. Broken headstock.

Chris Biorkman
Oct-16-2008, 3:29pm
That stinks, Steve. Personally, I would have sent it back and gotten a new one. I'm a little OCD about scratches and dings and don't think I could deal with that much damage to a new instrument.

woodwizard
Oct-19-2008, 1:40pm
Here's my Goldrush's new look. I think the handel buttons have added some more class to her. These pic's don't do it justice. Need to get my wife's good camera out.

Ronbo
Oct-19-2008, 2:49pm
Here is the headstock of my 1983 Gilchrist. The scroll broke off years ago, but not from the Calton Case.

TNT
Oct-19-2008, 3:46pm
one of my BRW's

TNT
Oct-19-2008, 3:48pm
my other one ,

frankenstein
Oct-19-2008, 4:59pm
Here's my Goldrush's new look. I think the handel buttons have added some more class to her. These pic's don't do it justice. Need to get my wife's good camera out.

lookin' good..

dstretch
Oct-19-2008, 6:50pm
Aniane #6 A-Style with screwless truss rod cover.

Andy Miller
Oct-19-2008, 8:07pm
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1059/616472043_b4f0fbe81e.jpg?v=0

Dan Voight
Oct-19-2008, 8:39pm
Aniane #6 A-Style with screwless truss rod cover.

Whats in place of your screws?

woodwizard
Oct-19-2008, 10:28pm
lookin' good..
**********************
Thanks. Just got my buttons from Mike Friday. They are so cool. Have you had your Blohm for awhile? How do you like it?

frankenstein
Oct-20-2008, 2:23am
**********************
Thanks. Just got my buttons from Mike Friday. They are so cool. Have you had your Blohm for awhile? How do you like it?

Mike built it for me after torturing him with requests for a 3 point with inlayed fretboard and quilt back'n'sides. he very graciously constructed pretty much what i was after. excellent gibsonish tone. lovely fellow to work with. i'd recommend one without hesitation. i've had it roughly 2 years now..it came with his buttons as an extra bonus. by the way just missed out on a nice Goldrush the other day. cest la vie.. :)

Eddie Sheehy
Oct-20-2008, 2:28am
Bluett F4

f5gibson
Oct-20-2008, 2:13pm
Here's my Goldrush's new look. I think the handel buttons have added some more class to her. These pic's don't do it justice. Need to get my wife's good camera out.


Those are very very nice buttons!

woodwizard
Nov-05-2008, 11:05am
Those are very very nice buttons!

Thanks :)

Eddie Sheehy
Nov-05-2008, 4:17pm
Lyon & Healy Style A Headstock

squirrelabama
Nov-05-2008, 4:46pm
Love those L&H's...you beat me to it Eddie!! Here's one of my Andersen F5....I love Steve's take on the Fern motif.

Randy King
Nov-06-2008, 9:22pm
Here is one I started awhile back!
And my Weber!

Carlo Carr
Nov-16-2008, 7:08pm
http://Henderson F-5 M. Giggino010.JPG

Mike Bunting
Nov-16-2008, 8:28pm
have other poeple experienced the headstock breaking in a calton? im thinking of getting a calton, but that just scares me....


Not to diminish the problems that Pete Martin had with his Calton, but just to provide a little balance, I've had a Calton for about fifteen years and have hauled a Givens and then a Collings MF5 around in it and have had no problems whatsoever. I've made flights to and around Europe, back and forth across Canada and into the states and it's done a great job protecting my axe.

Devitt
Nov-17-2008, 2:09am
Silverangel headstock with Lil Joe .....CA

Yonkle
Nov-23-2008, 10:37pm
This is from my F5 #5 a few years ago. Always liked this one, has a clean look to it. Jd

danb
Nov-24-2008, 6:27am
Not to diminish the problems that Pete Martin had with his Calton, but just to provide a little balance, I've had a Calton for about fifteen years and have hauled a Givens and then a Collings MF5 around in it and have had no problems whatsoever. I've made flights to and around Europe, back and forth across Canada and into the states and it's done a great job protecting my axe.


All F5s aren't built the same way, sometimes the peghead scroll is closer to the edge of the case, and you have to keep an eye out for that. You don't want that touching the padding near the edge of the case shell, it's an extremely common break area that shows on huge numbers of vintage pieces too.

Caltons are still very good cases. You do need to be sure a flight case is properly fitted to your own instrument, don't assume every F5 is the same!

pickloser
Nov-24-2008, 8:58am
My new (to me) 2000 Phoenix Ultra's headstock pix can be seen in thread "Phoenix Ultra, making me so HAPPY. Can't seem to manage posting one here.

Guillaume
Nov-28-2008, 4:33pm
Hello,

My two Rigel headstocks, A CT 110 and a G5 (with the binding).

Hope you'll enjoy them.

oldwave
Nov-29-2008, 11:46pm
Custom Inlay on 1930's mandolin by Doug Unger, in Ohio

MikeEdgerton
Nov-30-2008, 12:08am
The inlay on this mandolin couldn't quite pass the posting guidelines. Please PM the OP if you'd like to see them and ask him to e-mail them to you.

fredrob
Nov-30-2008, 11:49am
Here is the A I finished earlier this year as well as my old custom
Fred

Randy King
Nov-30-2008, 12:20pm
My First and Last!

ninevah
Nov-30-2008, 1:50pm
Ellis #75 - There are many variations on the Fern, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder for sure. What I like about Tom's Fern is the thin lines give the Fern a "light" feeling, just like the plant itself. His selection of colors are as good as it gets.

CTH Man
Dec-02-2008, 6:41pm
Heres my '83 A5 Flatiron... a pretty snakehead!

joshua collum
Dec-02-2008, 8:08pm
Fred, Your headstocks look amazing. Nice work!

ellisppi
Dec-08-2008, 10:58pm
Here's a pic of the torch & wire I did recently

Dan Voight
Dec-08-2008, 11:43pm
perfect Tom

danb
Dec-09-2008, 5:06am
Here's a pic of the torch & wire I did recently

Very nice with the triple binding.

Lawn Jockey
Dec-09-2008, 5:47am
Poe Scout # 025

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s314/weleetkaoutlaws/Poe%20Scout%20025/25-10.jpg

superc_1
Dec-23-2008, 2:31pm
I haven't made one yet, but this will be my future design. It looks like the bulldog alittle but not to close. I designed this about two years ago. I've never seen the bulldog till five pages ago.

woodwizard
Dec-23-2008, 10:42pm
I haven't made one yet, but this will be my future design. It looks like the bulldog alittle but not to close. I designed this about two years ago. I've never seen the bulldog till five pages ago.

Hey Dwight... how long have you been making mandolins? Didn't even know you did that. You got any I can try out? :mandosmiley:

Keith Erickson
Dec-24-2008, 10:09am
When I first got my mandocello back in September, I posted this over in CBOM. However I needed a good reason to post over on this thread.

....and the novelty still hasn't worn off yet ;)

Merry Christmas to everyone ~o)

Elliot Luber
Dec-24-2008, 10:57am
Here's a larger shot of my custom trussrod cover on my Eastman. I think the loud cover spices up what's a conservative headstock. I know there have been comments on its overall shape within the forum.

Keith Erickson
Dec-24-2008, 11:19am
Here's a larger shot of my custom trussrod cover on my Eastman. I think the loud cover spices up what's a conservative headstock. I know there have been comments on its overall shape within the forum.


Santiago,

Very nice!!! This might sound like a silly question...

...but is that a mother of pearl cover? Very Bold and I like it :cool:

Elliot Luber
Dec-24-2008, 11:45am
Yes, it's mother of pearl. Bought it online and filed the side points down.

Keith Erickson
Dec-24-2008, 11:56am
Yes, it's mother of pearl. Bought it online and filed the side points down.

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!! :cool:

Lawn Jockey
Dec-24-2008, 12:11pm
Larrivee A-33

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s314/weleetkaoutlaws/Larrivee%20A33/LarriveeA33FullFront-1.jpg

Mike Black
Jan-29-2010, 12:44am
From the octave mandolin

frankenstein
Jan-29-2010, 1:59am
Blohm F & Ellis A.

Ronbo
Jan-29-2010, 2:17pm
Here is my 1983 Gilchrist

Steve Hinde
Jan-29-2010, 3:10pm
This one is ready for finish pretty soon, and one in the works.

Charles E.
Jan-29-2010, 8:52pm
Here is my own from 02',

Mandobart
Jan-29-2010, 10:46pm
Headstock made by Tom "TJ" Jessen, of Cricketfiddle http://www.cricketfiddle.com/index.htm
Here is the front of the headstock of my new F4 style OM:

chinatogalway
Jan-30-2010, 3:29am
chaley that is lovely........who made it, do you have a few other images or link?

chinatogalway
Jan-30-2010, 3:34am
49692

LeonEvans
Jan-30-2010, 5:31pm
My Holst C-5

Leon

Michael Wolf
Jan-31-2010, 1:37pm
Hamburger Chitrinchen by Hinrich Kopp. Hamburg, 1702.

Mike Bromley
Jan-31-2010, 2:20pm
Just a simple flowerpot. I love the variety, though.:grin:

Michael Wolf
Jan-31-2010, 2:33pm
Minoru Kano, Nagoya 1958.

Dennis Satterlee
Jan-31-2010, 3:15pm
Bulldog # 45

Sabine Kratzer's inlay and art work

Randy King
Feb-05-2010, 6:37pm
My Weber Fern

Randy King
Feb-05-2010, 6:39pm
One I Made

Jim Garber
Feb-05-2010, 7:22pm
Bussman F4 with inlay by Ron Chacey..

jondk
Feb-06-2010, 3:46pm
My JBovier "Vine" headstock. Pretty simple but beautiful.

49975

Michael Wolf
Feb-19-2010, 1:17pm
This is a headstock, isnīt it?

Mark Seale
Feb-19-2010, 1:54pm
Blondie

joshua collum
Feb-19-2010, 8:49pm
My Stratton mandolin headstock...

gw16
Mar-09-2010, 12:23am
How about this still to be finished preview of my new Brian Dean model? Sorry about the size of the pic - I can't figure it out!

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/8678/p1010983z.jpg (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/p1010983z.jpg/)

PollyCymru
Mar-09-2010, 5:20am
Wow!

Dfyngravity
Mar-09-2010, 7:12am
Brian's work is just simply amazing!!!

Here's a preview of my new Holst:

billhay4
Mar-09-2010, 12:27pm
Brian is a genius!
Bill

DSDarr
Mar-09-2010, 12:28pm
My new Brock A4. I've posted other photos elsewhere in the forum.

56033

-David

Michael Wolf
Mar-09-2010, 2:12pm
Here the flower is outside the headstock. Simple, but I like it very much.

Goodin
Apr-24-2010, 11:19pm
The headstock of my new Andy Manson 5 course bouzouki.

frankenstein
Apr-27-2010, 9:29pm
Ellis F-5 Torch & Wire & A-5 pinstripe.. :cool:

JeffD
Apr-28-2010, 9:06am
This is a headstock, isnīt it?


I heard a theorbo being played at a concert in DC, a duet with a bassoon if remember correctly. Very beautiful sound, very beautiful but scary looking instrument.

Mandolin Mick
Apr-28-2010, 9:11am
I love that Brian Dean headstock!

jim simpson
Apr-28-2010, 11:08pm
The Gibson(s) ouch!

Michael Cameron
Sep-16-2010, 1:21pm
Kimble #12,(very first blackface/varnish,AFAIK),A5 headstock:

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w13/mdc50/Red%20Diamond%20with%20aluminum%20bridge-saddle/IMG_0633.jpg

I asked Will for a "haircut" headstock;but,he didn't want to copy Collings. So,he put the "part" on the opposite side. I couldn't decide on an inlay;so,he added this one.

Michael Cameron
Sep-16-2010, 1:34pm
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w13/mdc50/Red%20Diamond%20with%20aluminum%20bridge-saddle/IMG_0281.jpg

Red Diamond #61(1992) I ordered the mandolin sight-unseen/didn't know "Falling Leaves" would be the headstock inlay.

This was the first varnish-finish Red Diamond to my knowledge;but,after many outings to Telluride,late-night jams,and autographs,it was refinished by Will Kimble. The top is now black.

Shelagh Moore
Sep-16-2010, 5:24pm
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Nava 2-point headstock

Scotti Adams
Sep-17-2010, 6:34am
Simple..but nice

Ben Milne
Sep-17-2010, 12:21pm
Banana stickers... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxxQS5LJi9w&feature=related)

Joe Parker
Sep-17-2010, 6:06pm
#61262706

Mandolin Mick
Sep-17-2010, 6:14pm
My 1936 Gibson A-Century.

fredfrank
Sep-18-2010, 9:40am
Here's my fav . . .

Fliss
Sep-19-2010, 11:08am
I love the headstock of my 1910 Calace:

http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=60984

Fliss

raulb
Sep-19-2010, 12:58pm
1953 Martin Style A & 1978 Ibanez 524 F-style
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4084/5005266328_efd623918e.jpg

like2fiddle
Sep-21-2010, 6:04am
A couple of no-frills but decent sounding instruments: 2003 Rigel A-Natural and 1988 Flatiron 1-CH

kydave
Sep-26-2010, 2:38pm
Loar KM-700 VS prototype Adi topped

http://images.yuku.com/image/pjpeg/eb21497a0f2e40dc57bc6ed6f7d4676d9dd6d0.JPG

Mando-Mauler
Nov-22-2010, 6:25am
:mandosmiley:G'day Mandomusic,
This tag is a shade old but is germaine to your observations of September 2002. Steve was crafting (not building) mandolins and other stringed instruments from 1975 until 1979 in his Warrnambool (Western Victoria) studio, before he took off for the States. I have one of the last three or four he made in this early period (No.7967). The Australian Bluegrass alumni were onto this magician very early and we pretty well all tried to get hold of one.When our band opened for Tony Trischka and Stacey Phillips around late '79 - early '80, Tony remarked..."I see you,ve got one too". Every pre-1980 Australian mando I've seen has "The Gilchrist" on the headstock. Steve seems to think they are pretty tacky now, but I reckon they look grouse! Not many people have got one.:mandosmiley:

red7flag
Nov-22-2010, 7:27am
Here is an Art Deco headstock that Andrew Mowry addapted from his oval mandolins for GOM he is making for me.

Chip Booth
Nov-22-2010, 10:33am
My new Smart 10 string

Paul Haley
Nov-22-2010, 11:15am
Summit Artist by Paul Schneider

Ed Goist
Nov-22-2010, 11:26am
Here's the headstock of one of Jason Harshbarger's (Highland Strings) Orpheus two-pointers:

http://jazzmando.com/images/Orpheus_Hdstk-thumb.jpg

Notice how from the back the headstock lines are very similar to the shoulders of the Orpheus:

http://jazzmando.com/images/Orpheus_Top-thumb.jpg

Very cool...I'm very much looking forward to receiving my Orpheus in 2011!

schloss
Nov-22-2010, 12:03pm
No offence Ed, but that is not attractive to me. Appears that a headstock design concept was adapted just to be different, and it does not do it for me

Ed Goist
Nov-22-2010, 12:15pm
None taken Schloss...Different strokes.
I find the subjective nature of aesthetic appreciation an intriguing thing.
I'm just glad that we live in a time when many skilled luthiers are working to create a wide range of design aesthetics (from conventional to unorthodox).
Choice...It's all good.

Michael Wolf
Nov-22-2010, 12:25pm
Luigi Embergher from 1908.

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Lefty Luthier
Nov-22-2010, 1:14pm
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Some of my favorites.

Jim Hilburn
Nov-22-2010, 1:23pm
I always liked this one because my client designed it and it was something I would have never thought of myself.

Pete Heady
Nov-22-2010, 2:06pm
Here is an Art Deco headstock that Andrew Mowry addapted from his oval mandolins for GOM he is making for me.

Here are two more Mowry in progress. the 3 feather is a nandolin
the single feather is a mandola that will need a truss rod cover.
Pete

JeffD
Nov-23-2010, 11:59am
Notice how from the back the headstock lines are very similar to the shoulders of the Orpheus:


To me that is an important point. The headstock should have some connection to the overall look of the instrument. Then, even if its kind of arbitrary looking by itself, it feels appropriate when the instrument is viewed as a whole.

mtucker
Nov-23-2010, 4:20pm
:)

nobullmando74
Nov-23-2010, 5:10pm
:)
looks like that second one would have some serious tuning issues with the angle to the posts. :disbelief:

lenf12
Nov-24-2010, 2:43pm
See my avatar.........love those Gibsons.

Len B.
Clearwater, FL

Brent Hutto
Nov-24-2010, 2:53pm
http://www.threebeansalad.net/images/A5_15.jpg

nmiller
Nov-24-2010, 4:49pm
Might as well throw my Slingerland into the ring:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1439/5163799171_990c643568_z.jpg

Mandolin Mick
Nov-24-2010, 5:27pm
1936 Gibson A-Century

gummia
Nov-28-2010, 11:38am
This is the headstock of my Mowry F5 #62.

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jim simpson
Nov-28-2010, 10:43pm
Here's a Lange made tenor banjo head shot.

red7flag
Nov-29-2010, 8:22am
Here's a nice shape on my dola from our friend Bill Bussman.

markmando
Nov-29-2010, 10:42pm
Here's my 2 cents.
My new mandolin, ready for finish.

mandolirius
Nov-30-2010, 12:15am
Might as well throw my Slingerland into the ring:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1439/5163799171_990c643568_z.jpg

That is very cool!

Fiffoff
Dec-22-2010, 11:21am
Here's the headstock of my 30s Mandola (Germany, unknown)
http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/Vodododeodo/Mandola3thumb.jpg

Ed Goist
Dec-22-2010, 12:02pm
Here's the headstock of my 30s Mandola (Germany, unknown)


Beautiful!

Dan Margolis
Dec-22-2010, 12:15pm
Ellis A-5 Special, art deco headstock and inlay, Waverly tuners

http://i934.photobucket.com/albums/ad188/guitarmando1/Ellis%20A%20Special%202xx/Ellis208t3-1-1.jpg

Mando-Mauler
Dec-23-2010, 3:42am
:mandosmiley:G'day Mandopete,
Without doubt, the prettiest headstock -EVER! Is it yours?...or do you have a decent photo capable of quality reproduction? If so, would you kindly humour an old man & email me one or two snaps of this beauty I can download & perhaps maybe frame and hang in my mandolinroom, if that's OK avec vous. Regardless, thank you,sir, for this beautiful photograph. Wishing you & your band all the best,
Pete Jepson aka Mando-Mauler

Mando-Mauler
Dec-23-2010, 3:50am
http://webmail.comcen.com.au/themes/graphics/mime/compressed.png
Fiffoff's beautiful mandola headstock...yum.
Fairly typical German Art Nouveau stylisation...truly understated, tasteful and beautiful. Decorational style 15-20 years earlier than 1930's, but who's quibbling.
Thanks for this.

Dan Margolis
Dec-23-2010, 11:17am
1966 Fender "Mandocaster"

Non-original tuners

http://i934.photobucket.com/albums/ad188/guitarmando1/Fender%20electric%20mandolin/100_0199.jpg

Ben Milne
Jan-02-2011, 11:34pm
My P.O.S. beater SHBemando.
Was bored enough at work to try to improve setup on my beater.
action was really high so I performed some mods to the bridge with a pocketknife(no chisels or files n this gig), but decided gafftape was good enough for the headstock.

My first flowerpot.

bluesmandolinman
Feb-18-2011, 3:00pm
more headstocks : Framus , Eko , Otwin , Radiotone
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Ed Goist
Feb-18-2011, 3:20pm
more headstocks : Framus , Eko , Otwin , Radiotone
...snipped thumbnails...

Lots of Mojo at work there Carl...Lots of Mojo!

Ken Waltham
Feb-19-2011, 8:58am
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Here's my two faves, soaking up some winter afternoon sun....

Dave Bucher
Feb-25-2011, 12:22pm
Here are a few.

Dave Bucher
The Golden Wood Stringed Musical Instruments
glideroc46@yahoo.com

Cathal Whelehan
Mar-02-2011, 2:02pm
Is this mando now finished (and I'm kind of assuming it must be, since the original pic was posted last March)..... are there are any more pics to drool over?


How about this still to be finished preview of my new Brian Dean model? Sorry about the size of the pic - I can't figure it out!

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/8678/p1010983z.jpg (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/p1010983z.jpg/)

Dave Bucher
Mar-02-2011, 3:34pm
Here are a few.

Dave Bucher
The Golden Wood Stringed Musical Instruments
glideroc46@yahoo.com

Here are a few more!


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Bill Snyder
Mar-02-2011, 3:36pm
Cathal, you can see photos of the finished mandolin in t h i s t h r e a d. (http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?62836-New-Brian-Dean-model-quot-The-Breton-quot)
FWIW gw16 has not logged in since last October.

Cathal Whelehan
Mar-02-2011, 5:22pm
Thanks for that Bill - my oh my, what a truly incredible looking instrument! Even the case looks like it would produce a better sound than my mandolin!!

Ed Goist
Mar-02-2011, 7:08pm
Here are some mandolin and guitar headstocks by Jason Harshbarger of Highland Strings.

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woodwizard
Mar-02-2011, 7:23pm
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Here's my two faves, soaking up some winter afternoon sun....

Aaaaahhhh ! YESSSSSSSSSSS !!!!!! those are my favorites too :)

joanneinak
Mar-03-2011, 10:52am
Love the phoenix!

MandoSquirrel
Mar-03-2011, 7:26pm
Victoria, B&J, New York(Sromberg-Voisenet)
http://images.yuku.com/image/jpeg/10315f5b32337d47b05bd8b2f4950fd91c2895c.jpg
http://images.yuku.com/image/jpeg/dec3591d5f013d5833f07f19429aeb5e3988d1d.jpg

Doug Edwards
Mar-04-2011, 10:35am
Three in progress. Simple, but this is Texas' Independence week.

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Jill McAuley
Mar-04-2011, 12:38pm
Love the nautical star Doug!

Cheers,
Jill

Doug Edwards
Mar-04-2011, 1:13pm
Thanks Jill. I spent several hours on that star. It's birdseye maple and KOA.

Mauro Pavanelli
Mar-04-2011, 3:47pm
Brazilian "Do Souto" (From a family of Luthiers that made instruments for Jacob do Bandolim)

http://www.mylespaul.com/gallery/data/500/medium/mando4.jpg

http://www.mylespaul.com/gallery/data/500/medium/mando5.jpg

mmukav
Jun-11-2011, 8:57am
Godin A8. Made in Canada.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/saidee01/GodinA8003.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/saidee01/GodinA8005.jpg

Rodney Riley
Jun-11-2011, 9:12am
Godin A8. Made in Canada.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/saidee01/GodinA8005.jpg
Looks like Godin is trying to help us out when people ask about our little guitars. They added "mandolin" on the headstock so they can just read what it is. :) Mine, serial #07043459, has the "Godin model A8" logo.

mmukav
Jun-11-2011, 11:15am
"Looks like Godin is trying to help us out when people ask about our little guitars. They added "mandolin" on the headstock so they can just read what it is. Mine, serial #07043459, has the "Godin model A8" logo."

Ha! Yea, lots of people ask about the 'little guitar'. I bought this one from Amazon, the ad read "Godin A8 acoustic/electric guitar"!
Even the vendors don't know what they're selling! The guitar shaped body probably throws everyone off also.

Troy Harris
Jun-12-2011, 7:56pm
One of my new inlay designs.73234

Randi Gormley
Jun-14-2011, 9:11am
I like that a lot. very classy.

Charles E.
Jun-21-2011, 6:41pm
Her is my take on a Lyon & Healy style C-deco headstock, only with a slotted headstock.

Nonprophet
Jun-21-2011, 7:45pm
I don't know if my Bussmann/Old Wave F4 has been in this thread before or not (I just recently purchased it) but when it comes to headstock pics it probably warrants an encore anyway.....Custom inlay work designed by Ray Alden and performed by Ron Chacey.


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Brad Maestas
Jun-21-2011, 8:43pm
Wow, that last one is a humdinger! Amazing work.

Here's my Summit Artist F5 from 1999 with script only, before Paul started using the mountain and moon and it has the engraving on the truss rod cover.

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Walt Kuhlman
Jun-21-2011, 9:40pm
73526735277352473525a couple of my favorites..

Doug Edwards
Jun-21-2011, 9:46pm
Love that inlay Troy

Kerry Krishna
Jun-23-2011, 10:53pm
My newest Kay Kraft. A '31 Mandola. Someone back in the day had the great sense to shoot the front of the headstock with lacquer and 100% protected the gold leaf that peels so easily off these headstocks. I have no clue why this was something they did not do at the factory...

Michael-W.
Jul-01-2011, 4:04pm
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed seeing all these beautiful mando heads.
As I happen to have the world's most beautiful mando anyway I decided to share it with you.
Just kidding, folks, just kidding......
(if only I knew how to add this darn picture!!!)

rf37
Jul-03-2011, 12:42am
Here's minehttp://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=73918&d=1309671545

Lefty Luthier
Jul-07-2011, 6:58pm
74109 Just delivered this beauty to a fine young picker in Dallas.

Doug Edwards
Jul-08-2011, 12:41pm
Here's the headstock for my new two point. Just sanding sealer for now. KOA overlay & TRC.

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Dave Wendler
Jul-11-2011, 11:17am
I like to keep it simple.....here's the new monogram logo for my instruments. I will be modifying the logo just slightly....am trying to locate a pearl jobber to imprint "Wendler" and "Kansas City" around the perimeter of the pearl. This dot is 3/4" in dia. I can go as large as 1" if I need to. Peghead overlay is ebony; machines are Grover cast baseplate.

Walt Kuhlman
Jul-11-2011, 8:37pm
One of our carved headstocks on a recent bouzouki..

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dcoventry
Jul-11-2011, 9:25pm
Here's a few! ug! my phone won't focus that close!!

Never mind!

brmichaelpaul
Dec-16-2011, 10:03am
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http://www.youtube.com/user/brmichaelpaul?feature=mhee

weber custom gallatin

JeffD
Dec-16-2011, 2:49pm
I love this thread.

Here is my latest.


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Jill McAuley
Dec-16-2011, 11:23pm
Here's the headstock of my new, as yet to arrive Hilburn A5, #57, I'm particularly smitten with the barn swallow inlay...
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Marc Berman
Dec-17-2011, 12:08am
My Smart F5 #232
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Ed Goist
Dec-17-2011, 12:19am
I too love this thread! All the headstocks posted here are wonderful eye candy!
Jill; I particularly like the headstock on Hilburn #57! I can't wait to hear you play it. Congrats!

D C Blood
Dec-17-2011, 8:24am
Been awhile since I put one up here, so here is my F-5 distressed 2009, name Virginia Lee Silverangel, made by Ken Ratcliff, Elliottville, Ky..

Perry
Dec-17-2011, 8:37am
#187

JeffD
Dec-18-2011, 12:46am
It would be cool to have a wall poster of 25 or 30 of these headstocks. Like those posters of doors of Irish Pubs. Very cool stuff.

Jill McAuley
Dec-18-2011, 1:54am
Oh, great idea! I'd buy one!

Cheers,
Jill

Steve Lavelle
Dec-18-2011, 2:42am
My '93 Flatiron Performer F
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mandolirius
Dec-22-2011, 2:39pm
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Got this Mowry F in February. Prettiest mandolin I've ever owned.

Mike Bunting
Dec-22-2011, 3:31pm
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doc holiday
Dec-22-2011, 3:36pm
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& sporting the best set of Waverlys I've ever had!

mandolirius
Dec-22-2011, 3:42pm
Here's the pic I meant to add:

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Ed Goist
Dec-22-2011, 3:57pm
That Mowry F is beautiful...and I like the pic of the scroll too!

Lefty Luthier
Dec-22-2011, 5:37pm
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Just delivered this left handed F5 with a pearl Leaping Orca inlay.

mandolirius
Dec-22-2011, 8:50pm
That Mowry F is beautiful...and I like the pic of the scroll too!

Thanks, Ed. It's that way all over. Maybe I don't know what to look for but I haven't noticed any flaws. Not that I've gone looking but just in the course of daily use, nothing has caught my attention.

The scroll got posted accidentally because I thought there was a scroll thread somewhere but I couldn't find it. I'd changed the desktop background on my computer to that pic and it looked so good I wanted to post it. I always use a shot of one of my mandolins so I'm reminded every time I sit down at the computer to make it brief and get back to playing.

mandolirius
Dec-22-2011, 8:54pm
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Just delivered this left handed F5 with a pearl Leaping Orca inlay.

To someone one the west coast? That inlay would be popular around here.

Mando-Mauler
Dec-23-2011, 9:11am
:mandosmiley:G'day Mr. JeffD. Great idea, but it's already been done, son. Waaaaay back in the '70's, the sadly missed Frets magazine ran a series of posters which included banjo headstocks, inlaid fretboards and ...da dah - mandolin headstocks, if I recall correctly. I've got one hangin' around somewhere but I'd hate to have to find it in a hurry. There must be someone out there in Mandoland who has one & also has the computer savvy to copy and upload same. Mr. Roger Simonoff had some involvement with Frets...I think he even kicked it off. He may be able to point you towards a copy. A reprint of the whole series would also be pretty neat. (hint there Mr Moderator)

Lefty Luthier
Dec-23-2011, 10:27am
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Just delivered this unique peghead on my new Boomer for a young man's surprise Christmas gift from a proud father. The Eagle's eye is a laser diode that really stands out on a dark stage.

Ed Goist
Dec-23-2011, 10:31am
Now that is REALLY cool! Nice.