View Full Version : My New Sawchyn

Jan-22-2005, 10:02am
This is my new Peter Sawchyn mandolin and it sounds remarkably like my 1921 F-4 ,Peter makes fabulous instruments.

John Flynn
Jan-22-2005, 10:18am
I've played one of those F-4 Sawchyn's, owned by "Jomando." It appears nearly identical to yours, except that it has no pickguard. They do sound great and they are just beautiful. I think it has opened up very nicely over the last year, so you have even more to look forward to. Congratulations!

Jan-22-2005, 1:02pm
Looks great, I love the F4s made by contemporary luthiers.

Jan-22-2005, 10:58pm
Looks great, I love the F4s made by contemporary luthiers.
'specially mike comptons gil...un-freakin-believable

Tom C
Jan-23-2005, 9:20am

Jan-23-2005, 12:16pm
Thanks for the nice comments guys, here is a closer look,

Scot Thayer
Jan-23-2005, 5:54pm
Wow, what a great looking mando - I bet it sounds great too. #Congratulations. #I'll try to post some pics of my new Sawchyn A2c that came home with me recently (I think I finally got the digital camera thing figured out).

Jan-24-2005, 9:48pm
Is the fingerboard elevated or on the top?

Jan-24-2005, 9:53pm
That's a beautiful mando. Congrats!

Jan-24-2005, 10:38pm
Hands down. That is one of the most beautiful F4's I've ever seen.


Jan-25-2005, 12:06pm
that is spectacular- lets have a look at the back.
btw- is that fretboard extrawide or is it just the pics?
either way- i love it!!!!!!

Eric F.
Jan-25-2005, 1:09pm
Peter, that's lovely. Congratulations! Now, as Ira said, let's have a look at the back!

Lane Pryce
Jan-25-2005, 3:17pm
Wow I have this thing for blondes anyway!!Dang that is one sweet mandolin.I'll bet FT74's would just melt into that baby.Now lets have alook at the back side!!!Lp

Jan-25-2005, 7:01pm
Thanks again guys for your kind comments, here are some more images taken with a flash , I hope it shows o.k.
Berkely Mando , the fingerboard is attached to the top, like the old Gibsons, I have often wondered what effect this has on the sound.

Jan-25-2005, 7:04pm
Here is one from the side

Jan-25-2005, 10:47pm
once again...stunning.

Jan-26-2005, 8:26am
i just love this mando!!!! sound clips please.....
once again, pete, the fretboard looks extrawide throughout, is it just the pics?

Lane Pryce
Jan-26-2005, 9:28am
Pete,fabulous pics!!How bout a sound clip?Lp

Feb-10-2005, 1:19am
I was just looking back through the archive looking for another thread and came up with this. Up in Canada were he's from(Regina) there are a lot of his guitars floating around. He makes some trully great axes. I've played maybe 8 of them over the years,and they are all great guitars. Ben Sures(of Hippo and Canary fame) plays one,and he swears by it....Kerry