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    Registered User Dean Gray's Avatar
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    Default It's here! Peter Coombe flat top.

    I have had it a couple of days now and still can't wipe the smile off my face! It is a thing of beauty. It's lightweight, precision made, loud and has great sustain.

    It's one of Peter's 2nd generation flat top models, and has the basic dimensions of a Lyon and Healy style C. Peter gives it a flat top with induced arch, carbon fibre bracing and some proprietary construction methods I don't quite understand!

    My playing and the sound quality of the video don't do it justice here, (sorry Peter!) but I wanted to share how beautiful it is.

    I am a dedicated student and practice every day, but this mandolin inspires me to play even more.

    I couldn't think what to play so this is an exercise from Bickford vol 1.


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    Default Re: It's here! Peter Coombe flat top.

    Looks wonderful, sounds very fine.

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    Default Re: It's here! Peter Coombe flat top.

    Congratulations! It looks and sounds great.

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    Default Re: It's here! Peter Coombe flat top.

    Thank you for posting! It is indeed a beautiful instrument from an outstanding builder. I really enjoyed the opportunity to hear it - sounds wonderful!

    “There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” ― Albert Schweitzer

    1925 Lyon & Healy Model A, #1674 (Thomastik 154-M strings)
    1995 Flatiron A5 Artist (B. Weber) #95072333 (Thomastik 154-S strings)
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    Default Re: It's here! Peter Coombe flat top.

    Beautiful!

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    Well made, well played. Congrats.

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    Default Re: It's here! Peter Coombe flat top.

    Thanks everyone, it really is a beautiful instrument. Peter has another one made with sassafrass back and sides, in case anyone is interested.

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    Default Re: It's here! Peter Coombe flat top.

    Wow, beautiful instrument, and sounds good even on my iPad speakers! Congratulations!
    Chuck

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    Default Re: It's here! Peter Coombe flat top.

    A beautiful mandolin! I enjoyed your tune.

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