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    Default Mowry siblings, 13 years apart!

    I was able to commission an A-style mandolin from Andrew Mowry back in 2009, a decision based on all the great things I read about his work here on the Cafe (in addition to seeing Andrew's generous advice and compliments to other builders). That A-style has been my main mando ever since, and I still love it!

    At the time, Andrew was just starting to make archtop guitars, specifically his take on the classic Gibson L-5. I wasn't in a position to order one then, but fast fwd to 2021, and I was able to get on his list with about a 1 year wait.

    Well, here it is 1 year later, and I received the guitar today!!!

    I have to say it exceeds my expectations in every way. The fit and finish are perfect, as is the intonation. The tone is unbelievable, too, especially for a new instrument. It's already sounding warm, nuanced, and just beautiful!

    Andrew is a first-rate builder, and a first-class guy to do business with, as many here on the Cafe already know. Here's a couple family photos. . .
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    Default Re: Mowry siblings, 13 years apart!

    Talk about a pair to beat a flush!! You could start a fire with all that flame! Congrats!
    2020 Northfield Big Mon
    2016 Skip Kelley A5
    2011 Weber Gallatin A20
    2013 Collings Mandola
    2021 Northfield Flattop Octave Mandolin
    2019 Pono Flattop Octave
    Richard Beard Celtic Flattop
    And a few electrics

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    Default Re: Mowry siblings, 13 years apart!

    Can't say which is more lovely!

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    Default Re: Mowry siblings, 13 years apart!

    Were you tempted to order a GBOM?
    1924 Gibson A Snakehead
    2005 National RM-1
    2007 Hester A5
    2009 Passernig A5
    2015 Black A2-z
    2010 Black GBOM
    2017 Poe Scout
    2014 Smart F-Style Mandola
    2018 Vessel TM5
    2019 Hogan F5

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    Default Re: Mowry siblings, 13 years apart!

    Quote Originally Posted by pheffernan View Post
    Were you tempted to order a GBOM?
    Well, now, that would be the next logical step, wouldn't it?

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    Default Re: Mowry siblings, 13 years apart!

    Lovely! Enjoy.

    Jamie
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    The one-piece back on that archtop is unbelievable!

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