Dating flatiron mandolins
Original one piece bridge.
It has the dating flatiron mandolins red sunburst top finish and reddish back and sides, pearl peghead inlay and logo, bound top and back, and a bound ebony dating flatiron mandolins with treble extension. Nice guitar with all original finish showing some repairs. Spruce top with straight across ladder bracing, sunburst top finish and natural finished mahogany back and sides.
Has a nice low action as it was set up by luthier Richie Dotson here in Richmond. It has the original arrowhead plate tuners that were only used on late and instruments. Nicely aged spruce top and highly figured Brazilian rosewood back and sides.
The guitar has a custom peghead inlay and has the Burkette label inside. The finish looks like a s era refinish, as the original finish would be an uniform red.
The fingerboard is elevated off the top like the F5. The top has turned a nice orange. This is a beautiful piece of crossgrained spruce.
Excellent sounding instrument with a deep woof on the bottom and clear trebles on the top.
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This is the main workhorse mandolin for Weber, and it carries the load well. Just set up by my luthier Richie Dotson. Shows some pick wear at the edge of the pick guard and some arm wear where you arm comes over the top. This is the classic Martin D18 - solid mahogany back and sides and a solid spruce top.
They feature highly-figured Vermont rock maple for the back and sides that is "invisibly" melded to its carved Adirondack red spruce top. Looks like it was oversprayed in the distant past.
Here is a link to a YouTube video of this instrument as played by Chris Fuller here in Richmond, and a link to another YouTube video of the mandolin played by luthier Richie Dotson of www. This mandolin features a hollow body, a rock maple neck with 8 strings, a Lawrence blade pickup, pearl logo, Schaller tuners, a McClung armrest, and of course, a premium top quality lacquer finish. Here is a link to a YouTube video of this instrument as played by Richie Dotson of www.