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Thread: In Praise of Hans Brentrup

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    Expert on my own opinion Bogle's Avatar
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    Mando-Accumulator Jim Garber's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogle View Post
    That is a beauty, Bogle. I see that the mandolin is named Bogle too. You can see Hans’ exquisite workmanship in those photos.

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    I have gigged with mine so much, and in less than stellar environments, I am hesitant to send a pic to Larry. All the one's in the archive look like new. Hans told me when folks bring their mandolin to him for a checkup it looks like they don't play them, I can tell you play yours, and I make them to play.
    Ha! I offered to send an update on this one but got no reply. I've had it since around 2011. I think I'm the fourth owner. If I included updated pictures, the hundreds of hours of gigs and jams would be evident - it's got everything from finish checking to multiple scratches to the requisite repaired headstock and heel cracks The pickguard was lost before I bought it and I had the Florida scooped a while back. The thing is still one of the loudest mandos I've ever played with a dark, more mid-range-y sound and a massive chop. That being said, I've given some thought to selling it off someday. As others have noted, the necks on his earlier mandos tend toward the thicker end of the range. I was still primarily a guitar player at the time I bought that mando, so the thick neck didn't bother me at all, however, a decade or so later I've become more enamored with thinner mando necks, and rarely even pick up a guitar for anything other than songwriting purposes. Still, I have no plans to sell anytime soon. It's a great mando and it would take me years to save the money for something that tops it.

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    Don, a belated congratulations on your beautiful Brentrup. I am glad you are enjoying it and I hope to see and hear you play it in person before too long.

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    I think Hans could make a wonderful sounding mandolin out of any stable wood. He sure made great ones. Enjoy it!

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