Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Pomerory - Don Paine

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    20

    Default Pomerory - Don Paine

    I just bought my 2nd Pomeroy from Don.

    This is a (in his words) "bare bones" oval hole A, to join my 2 point violin style built in 2018.

    His fit and finish and choice of woods is wonderful. I've had too many oval holes where the lower strings just boom...the sound hole adds a bassy shape filling in the lower octaves creating a solid core, with nice ringing higher octave overtones.

    Don calls this "bare bones"..I call it simple, but full of expression: tortoise around the sound hole and top binding. A pretty yellow-orange color to the wood with lots of vibrations and overtones.

    His hand made mandolins have got to be the steal of all time as you get so much for what you pay for.

    Buy American: support small builders!

  2. #2
    Hands of Pot Metal
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Forest Grove, Oregon
    Posts
    1,407

    Default Re: Pomerory - Don Paine

    Picture?
    Play it like you mean it

    Not all the clams are at the beach

    Arrow G
    Clark 2 point
    Ratliff CountryBoy A
    00-21 (voiced by Eldon Stutzman)

  3. #3
    Purveyor of Sunshine sgarrity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    5,387

    Default Re: Pomerory - Don Paine

    Let's see it.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Pomerory - Don Paine

    If it's this one, you did well judging by the soundclips on the page. http://pomeroyinstruments.com/pomero...n-oil-varnish/
    Palatable to a Goat: New Music from Gregg Daigle and Don Grieser, now on bandcamp
    http://HillbillyChamberMusic.bandcamp.com

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    20

    Default Re: Pomerory - Don Paine

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	7B6319F4-2EE1-499F-AEB7-3B88B81B6C99.jpeg 
Views:	108 
Size:	83.8 KB 
ID:	186731

    Quote Originally Posted by sgarrity View Post
    Let's see it.

    Family portrait

  6. #6
    Registered User Markkunkel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Carrollton, GA
    Posts
    383

    Default Re: Pomerory - Don Paine

    I love Don's work... his love of wood is apparent, his ear for tone impeccable. I love the "V style" vibe in particular, and at present I am the grateful custodian of this one, #245 http://pomeroyinstruments.com/245-2-...n-oil-varnish/. It brings a smile every time I open the case.

    Enjoy!

    Mark Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCN3450.jpg 
Views:	29 
Size:	296.1 KB 
ID:	186734

  7. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    20

    Default Re: Pomerory - Don Paine

    Wow...I love that color.

    Mine is 224 - close enough to be siblings

  8. #8
    Registered User sblock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Redwood City, CA
    Posts
    2,125

    Default Re: Pomerory - Don Paine

    Some of the early Pomeroy F5 models by Don Paine featured beautiful, elaborate inlays on the headstock. Also, he had special tailpieces made up by a jeweler, made from solid sterling silver, with the Pomeroy logo affixed. Shown below are Pomeroy #8 (hummingbird howering over flowers) and #5 (a bird of paradise under the crescent moon and stars). The tailpiece cover from #8 is also shown, with a woman swinging on a lyre. Alas, his latest models are no longer as fancy, but they still sound terrific! I still own #8, which I love. Click on the photos below to expand them, and see the intricate work.


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1150.JPG 
Views:	32 
Size:	1.75 MB 
ID:	186737Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Pomeroy #5 headstock.jpg 
Views:	30 
Size:	54.4 KB 
ID:	186738Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1103.JPG 
Views:	33 
Size:	1.84 MB 
ID:	186739

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •