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    Default Something unique: Phoenix Custom 'Blue Mahoe'

    I came across this in an old unused Cafe social group on Phoenix mandolins. I thought it quite unique and thought perhaps others might find it interesting. I wonder what happened to it???? I think Rolfe was an extremely gifted builder! Here is a link to an ad on Mandolin Brothers:

    http://mandoweb.com/Instruments/Phoe...-Mahoe%27/1310
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    Default Re: Something unique: Phoenix Custom 'Blue Mahoe'

    Always admired his work. This mandolin is a true original, just like Rolfe.

    Thanks for posting this.

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    Default Re: Something unique: Phoenix Custom 'Blue Mahoe'

    Very cool looking mandolin with unusual features, especially the woods and the moose bone nut. Here's a video (I think) of Stan playing it.



    And here is some info on Blue Mahoe wood.
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    Default Re: Something unique: Phoenix Custom 'Blue Mahoe'

    Jim - thank you for posting the video. I wonder what prompted Rolfe to build out of this wood? He was such an innovator!

    “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)
    2015 Phoenix Neoclassical Europa III #623 (Thomastik 154-M strings)
    2018 Carlo Mazzaccara Lucia (Dogal R92-M strings)

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    Default Re: Something unique: Phoenix Custom 'Blue Mahoe'

    Man. Beautiful craftsmanship and I'm all for innovation, but the tone doesn't appeal to me at all. Maybe it's the moosebone nut. It reminds me of a Mid Missouri I briefly owned.

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    Default Re: Something unique: Phoenix Custom 'Blue Mahoe'

    Yes - maybe it is the recording????

    “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)
    2015 Phoenix Neoclassical Europa III #623 (Thomastik 154-M strings)
    2018 Carlo Mazzaccara Lucia (Dogal R92-M strings)

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