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Professor PT
Dec-10-2004, 9:18pm
I hope this picture isn't too small; I'm having problems with uploading.

Dec-10-2004, 9:20pm
Thats a nice looking piece of timber, I also like the chair http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Dec-10-2004, 9:20pm
That is some VERY nice flame! I hope it sounds as great as it looks and I am sure it does because those G-boys know what they are doing.

Professor PT
Dec-10-2004, 9:21pm
Oh, it sounds just as nice as it looks--even better!

Darren Kern
Dec-10-2004, 11:21pm
Wow man, that's remarkable.. haven't seen a '9 that looked like that before. Cool http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Dec-10-2004, 11:53pm
Wow that is a great back and I must admit I too really like that chair. How can I find a F9 with a back like that?

Professor PT
Dec-11-2004, 12:26am
I don't know about the F-9, but you can find the chair at Stickley.com; it's a repro in the Arts & Crafts style. I guess I lucked out on the flame back; I think the newer ones have better wood for the backs. Mine was built in April of this year.

Dec-11-2004, 12:43am
Wow Prof... that does look sharp! (The chair too!) Looks like you've got some flame in the sides too. Mine is pretty bland looking, but sounds great. You scored! Any pics of the top?


Professor PT
Dec-11-2004, 12:48am
I have some, but it doesn't look any different than any other F-9. As a matter of fact, the photos make it look washed out. Maybe I'll post some more pics of the chair and the other Arts & Crafts furniture I have!

Lane Pryce
Dec-11-2004, 7:14am
PPT dat ia uh fabilus f9* It look like ia mite b uh kiper& Pleez dont hate me cuz eye kant spil an puncate+ http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif Lp PS eye lik da char 2

Darren Kern
Dec-11-2004, 7:30am
The back of my A9 is a "little" flamey but not as much as your F9...

Dec-11-2004, 8:14am

Dec-11-2004, 8:37am
Prof--you're on fire, man! Great lookin' F9! Mine has the flame back, but your's has got it on the neck also. Sweet!


Dec-12-2004, 8:41am
Prof PT,

That's nice lookin'!.

Here is a pic of the one I got from GC. I'm pretty happy with this one also!

Dec-12-2004, 9:17am
All of those have more flame than my '02 F-9, they look great. I noticed at the local GC, that the 9 they had, was flamed very nicely.

Dec-12-2004, 9:43am
My new one doesn't look like that, but I'll see what the new gloss coat that's being applied does to bring it out. It's really for dad, not for me. I like the matte finish. I have enough shiny ones.

Dec-12-2004, 12:16pm
Very nice, Professor.

Professor PT
Dec-12-2004, 1:48pm
My new one doesn't look like that, but I'll see what the new gloss coat that's being applied does to bring it out. It's really for dad, not for me. I like the matte finish. I have enough shiny ones.
Are you literally having a top coat put on, or are you going to apply some oil? The thing about these 9's is that the coat of matte finish is very thin, which helps the tone. I'm thinking that if you put gloss over it, it may in fact change the tone. I'd think this over a bit more before doing it; it seems like it'd be hard to reverse!

Dec-12-2004, 2:32pm
Here's the back of my A-9. I need to get a real digital camera. This picture was taken with my video palmcorder.

Dec-12-2004, 8:57pm

I'm having one more thin coat put on and buffed by Johhny Rushing in Tennessee. He's assured me it won't be to heavy. I'm aware of the possible tone implications. #This was supposed to be mine, but I think I've lost it to Dad already. It's what he wants. And if it keeps him playing at 78 with parkinsons disease (not easy), then I'll see it when I visit. Maybe I should grab up another one..........

Dec-30-2004, 8:21pm
Here's preliminary pics-waiting for engraved t/p cover + ebony p/guard.

Dec-30-2004, 8:30pm
For Dad......

Dec-30-2004, 8:35pm
back (1/2 flame???)

Dec-30-2004, 8:39pm
One more..

Lane Pryce
Dec-30-2004, 8:59pm
Rick those ebony buttons really dress it up to the 9's http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
I have seriously got to add a set to the Grovers on my F9. Nice touch for your father; I am sure he will be very apreciative for the mandolin and for his son. Lp

Dec-30-2004, 9:14pm
I really like the look. Those are the stew mac buttons; I've got the grover buttons from Ken, and they are made thicker to accommodate the grover shaft. They are a "D" shape, but are virtually the same size. The pictures don't do it justice (or I don't know how to take them right). The finish on the front was taken down as a result of some difficulty but it came out real nice and was stained and sealed to give it a shaded /light burst look.

Jan-06-2005, 8:33pm
Here's the front of My F9. The quilting on the treble side really pops, sorry my pictures aren't the clearest........

Jan-06-2005, 8:45pm
and the back.............