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    I just got put on Don Paine's waiting list and would like to see some pic's of his past mandolins. I have seen the one's on the website and Great Divide Music. If you have any different one's, please post some pics of them. I'm trying to get an idea of what finish and options I would like. I'm so excited. Now the wait begins.
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    How long is his waiting list? I've never heard or played one of his mandos but they sure look tastey.

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    Look tasty, sound tasty. You've seen mine (#43 @ Great Divide) but if you'd like any closeup shots of anything in particular let me know. I think Don's fit & finish work is top notch. The tone is the kicker though. I absolutely love it.

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    his waiting list is about 2-3 months and then another month or so to build.
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    Cragger, You can check out a few pictures of Blackjack at my .mac web site. Here is the link.
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    thanks mandorado. i think i am going to go with a finish similar to yours and 33. i'm not sure what piece of wood i will go with for the back. i keep looking at all of the pics and i sill have so long to wait. only a couple months but still.
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    Cragger, two months will fly by. I think the one piece backs look really awesome. I've seen most of them, and they look really cool. However, the standard maple stripes always look good too (heck, knowone sees it but you anyway). I don't know if it makes a big difference as far as sound goes. I think all of Don's mandos sound really great. And you can be assured your mandolin will be unique. Ah, makes my MAS flair up when I think about getting another one. Ouch!
    I like the traditional look of Blackjack. But having seen the blackface he is working on ... makes me think that would be cool too. Have you seen the Collings Tim O'Brien model prototype pictures at Great Divide? I like the looks of that mandolin! I bet Don could do something like this for less than $5K. And it would probably sound as good or better.
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    yeah, i think i am going to go with a one piece back something like his #33 a model that was on his site recently. whatever my choice is will depend on what will produce the best tone. i'm not sure if it really makes a difference or not. i do want a pretty traditional look with a sort of vintage brown sunburst. i hope the two or three months go by fast. it is time to start eating the ramen and pb&j's to start saving.
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    I just couldnt resist... Dig that sunburst and golden color... it should be visible for awhile anyhow.
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    Not sure if this is going to work but here it goes. Here's my backup Pomeroy ...
    My Pomeroynian "Meeka Honey Bear"
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    ..John thats one fine lookin Pomey you have there....I really like the matte looking finish...how do they sound..??

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    Lemme guess, a bit yappy but excellent bark and bite for the size.
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    More than enough bark (especially loud with large groups of strangers!), never bit anyone in 12 years as far as I know.
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    There is a post with lots of pictures on the third page of this section.

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    Well, technically it's not mine yet, but it won't be long. I'm drooling with anticipation. Here are some pix of Don's work in progress, #49, an elevated fretboard, oval hole A.

    Some comments from others who have seen the pictures:

    "Unbelievable. It's one of the nicest sunbursts I've ever seen. Truly. You must be flipping."

    "This is GORGEOUS!"

    "mjhmjhmjvh [jaw hitting keyboard] Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!"
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    ... and the mahogany back and sides:
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    Man ... that's the biggest Pomeroy yet!
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    I got a look at #49 last night at Don's. Looks great and sounds good too! Very nice finish on it, and the mahogany back looks really nice.
    Don has another mahogany back that he plays a lot ... these mahogany back mandos sound really good.
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    #49 already. I am tentatively #51! Now I'm drooling with anticipation and I'm a few months out.
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