View Full Version : New Army Navy Flattop - Crystal Forest #CF18-0813

Sep-14-2013, 10:01am
A newly completed Crystal Forest flat top. This was a custom build for a customer in Toronto. This one has an Adirondack red spruce top, red maple back sides and neck. This mandolin is fully bound, front, back, fingerboard and peg head. Ebony fretboard and head stock overlay. Cumberland Acoustics bridge and 1 1/8" bone nut.

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Sep-14-2013, 11:34am
Nice, Terry.

Sep-14-2013, 12:40pm
Beautiful work Terry. i really like your Crystal Forest name and logo. My wife and I have a giant quartz crystal cluster decorating our back porch that often reminds me I should plan a road trip to come visit you. All of the different woods combinations you've built with are spectacular looking. Have you found you prefer the sound of one combination over others? Looks like you may have experimented with aperture size, top plate arching and bracing to tweak your flat tops up a notch or two.

Sep-14-2013, 3:35pm

Sep-15-2013, 5:32am
Very nice, as are all the mandolins you have shown us. I have fond memories of Heber Springs, AR while stationed at Little Rock AFB in the late 70s and early 80s. My wife has family near Mammoth Springs and the next time we visit I hope to swing by your place and check out what you have.

Bob Clark
Sep-15-2013, 6:09am
I am sure that this lucky customer will love his Crystal Forest mandolin as much as I love mine. It's a joy to play and it gets compliments wherever I play it. These really are extraordinary flat-tops.

Congratulations to the person who is getting this beautiful instrument!