Monday, December 26, 2005

My axe


1987 Lloyd LaPlant, number 26. The top is spruce, and the back is tiger maple from Washington state. The fretboard is ebony. It sounds as good as it looks!

10 comments:

Rexroth's Daughter said...

That's a gorgeous instrument and a work of art. I'd love to hear it played.

madcapmum said...

I was stunned when I opened up your site this morning. That is BEAUTIFUL.

Chris O'Byrne said...

No fair! I love LaPlant's instruments, he is a true artist. This one looks as beautiful as any I've seen. I'm currently playing a Dean F5 that is a piece of crap. :( Someday I'll get a grown-up mandolin.

I loved reading your story about going to visit Lloyd. :)

Jim said...

Absolutely gorgeous mandolin Deb!

katt said...

To hear it played and maybe add Madcaps voice and grannyfiddlers fiddle we would all be a smiling widely

Deb said...

well Chris, this is the one I bought from Dick Kimmel. I wasn't ready for it, but the opportunity presented itself and well..I haven't regretted it since. Except I can't play well enough yet to do it justice...

Cindy said...

what a lovely work of art, which I'm sure you cherish.. I too would love to hear you play. Thanks for the holiday wishes, I'm SO far behind.. I hope yours was joyous Deb. All the best for 2006!

Deb said...

Thank you Cindy!

OK...I admit...I find myself coming back here just to see the beautiful colors of that blanket behind a beautiful instrument. I love looking at that photo, for some reason!

(maybe the codeine is getting to me...cool colors, man...wow...;) )

Chris O'Byrne said...

and I've been playing mandolin all day!

What a great motivator, the colors of your music...

TroutGrrrl said...

VERY pretty mando. I'm jealous. I've always wanted an F... Maybe if I ever get good with my A, I'll graduate to an F.