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    We all love a good sunburst, but I must admit, my eyes are often drawn to less conventional stain work on a mandolin.

    Not sure if this type of thread has already been started, but I've had a search and couldn't find anything, so have at it if you will.
    Sunburst owners are welcome to contribute too - especially if it's a particularly fine or unusual specimen...

    I'll kick things off with this Alvarez (I like how the stain brings out the wood grain)
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    What a great topic. I hope it gets more posts with pictures.

    I like the stain on that Alvarez. I'll bet in person the yellow brown shines like spun gold. I wonder what the back looks like?

    My absolute favorite unconventional color scheme has always been Dale Ludewig's blues. I think it is spectacular. I stained my first mandolin blue because of this one.


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    I re-fretted my cedar top mandola and had to do a complete refinish because of some damage I did to the neck. I decided to try a different burst look for the top. The pictures don't do it justice. It's quite pretty in person.

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    Let's see if this link works. . .

    Here's a gray mandolin built by Dave Cohen. He can tell more of the details, but somehow there was some steel wool that sat in some chemical to make some nectar that turned the wood gray. I just know the results. Here it is, I guess you have to click on the link:

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    How about some green ones? Dale Ludewig's, James Condino's, John Monteleone's (in that order).
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    Posted by Paul H. from this thread: http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/sh...683-Monteleone

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    Purple Silver Angel (from another thread)
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    Wow, the green colors are awesome. Must be the MSU Spartan in me!
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    I've played the Greeny while visiting it's current owner this summer. It is ridiculously pretty, which is funny becaause Dale made it for himself and it has a couple of flaws (I liken them to beauty marks). Ted has the blue JazzMando bases expertly covered with Rigels.

    We would have serious omission if we didn't show some of Bill Busman's fantastic creations. Granted they have non-traditional shapes as well.
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    Malibu sunset .... J. Monteleone.
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    Brentrup V6 at the bottom of this page.
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    Or the Pink Ivory Eclipse number 2 Hans made for his wife here
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    Phew! There are some rippers out there!
    Here are another couple - admittedly pinched from the "Post a picture of your backside" thread, and at the risk of turning this into the maple show, I think worth mentioning in just about any thread where pictures are involved...
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    I've always liked Rigel's atomic red finish (photo from R & F Charle).

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    Weber has done many non-tradtional colors as well. A non-traditional mandolin I still remember fondly is the Rigel Killer Bee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lauri Girouard View Post
    My absolute favorite unconventional color scheme has always been Dale Ludewig's blues. I think it is spectacular. I stained my first mandolin blue because of this one.


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    These are all really great. Keep 'em coming.

    Buckhorn, that is a riot.

    Has anyone ever seen an F all solid white that was bound? I'd like to see how that looks. I just did Ed's electric tenor in white and really like the vibrance of it.

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    This is #52 and is known as "Shira Blue"
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    Lauri, look at Butch's white mandolin on this page.
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    Barry Kratzer did a whiteface F-style a couple of years ago. The back/sides aren't white though.

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    The inlay on Butch's mando is wild. I googled it and checked out more photos of it. One can purchase it for $25K. I saw it up for sale.

    Barry's top is what I had in mind. I am not sure if it is off white / cream due to the finish? It is hard to tell from the photo but it is really sharp looking.

    If I do one in the future, I would probably have to use water based lacquer or nitro to be sure it stayed on the white side. Shiny white with black binding, I can see it now.

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    For a while (and maybe still, I don't know) the Weber Aspen II was available on a worn out denim color. It was stunning.
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    Here is another "greenie" from about 1999....

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    I agree with Lauri - Dale's 'Bluebursts' are totally awesome !!!.The purple Silver Angel is another show stopper - purple ! - who'd have thought that would look so cool. For me,one 'naturally' unconventional (wood wise) mandolin, is this Cocobolo mandolin made by Robb Brophy who makes the 'Elkhorn' mandolins.I can't imagine any 'applied' colour scheme matching the awesome wood that Robb used in this one,
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