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    Going into a Pava Pro Oval
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    Ol #10 visiting for some set-up work and TLC --

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    The back of my Arrow G5 5 string. Quilty goodness.
    The photo is adding a lot of red. The sunburst is actually more of a tobacco colour.

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    Here is the back of my Pava A5 Pro:

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    It looks nicer with the Tone-Gard removed, but sounds a lot nicer with it on.
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    Driftwood #5 (pre-Poe) - this is also for Sale if anyone is interested!
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    Here is a shot of my A’s back.
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    My avatar is of my OldWave Oval A

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    I sometimes get the impression that in the USA you seem to care more about looks than anything else, no-one else is going to see the back of your mandolin so why bother ? I've got a Gibson F9 that frankly looks like cheap rubbish but it plays and sounds great so I'm happy with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hanson View Post
    I sometimes get the impression that in the USA you seem to care more about looks than anything else, no-one else is going to see the back of your mandolin so why bother ? I've got a Gibson F9 that frankly looks like cheap rubbish but it plays and sounds great so I'm happy with that.

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    I have a highly figured Mandolin because I love the look but if it didn’t sound good I wouldn’t have it. Tone first and if I can have looks as well I will. So in the end it is purely for my own benefit. Where I live I don’t see other Mandolins nor do I get to play with other musicians, any sort the tone and looks are strictly for my enjoyment. Why single out Americans I can’t imagine the enjoyment or desire for figures Woods is limited to that region. I would think it has more to do with the number of builders in this country and how the choose woods for their shops. Just more available maybe?
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    I sometimes get the impression that in the USA you seem to care more about looks than anything else, no-one else is going to see the back of your mandolin so why bother ?
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    No, but they'll see your amp.

    George A makes some of the baddest amps on the planet but they're also pieces of fine art. I love the looks of my mandolins besides being superb music makers.
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    Here is my mid 30s Fern


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    Here is my Dec. 1st 24 Loar F-5.

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    1960s Portuguese shape domeback mandolin, most likely from an East German maker. Missing labels. The light wood is definitely flamed maple. The darker one might be plum or pear. A luthier said it's not cherry.



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    This is not a current pic, but one Ken Ratcliff took just after finishing my Econo A... cant say it's changed any in the last 8 month though.
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    Spencer, that's a beautiful 'burst....did Ken give yours the "mildly" distressed treatment?

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    Yes, I asked for a mild distress on what he called the "old violin" finish I saw on another instrument he had posted here in 2016 or 17. It also has an satin oil varnish over top of it.

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    Take off your protection! I like nude backsides!
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    My new Buckeye florentine from Pete Hart.
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    Play that which you feel is groovy, get down with your bad self, and shake your money maker if it makes sense for you to do so.

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    My new Buckeye florentine from Pete Hart.
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    I dig the heart!
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