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Thread: The Stealth 2, Brentrup Erotica

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    well, it's been a gloomy rainy, snowy, icy couple of days here in the northeast but i got these today from Hans. I almost swallowed my tongue. I was oggling a new guitar purchase, but after seeing these pics, my mind went blank. (guitar, what's a guitar?)



    i ordered cocobolo tuner buttons for it.

    and now, the one piece back:





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    You've gotta play the theme to BATMAN when you get it! Will the finish be black by chance? Looks cool.
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    I like that one! Hans will cause me to sway from my Wheel Kimble allegiance yet. Beautiful F4s and now this.

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    Beautiful design!

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    Super lookin' critter! Wonder how those ultra wide sound holes will work?

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    I love the lower rear point reversal. Van has been doing that as well. Been thinking about it myself. Should work fantastic with someone who plays sitting down. (everyone don't play in a band)

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    definitely under the radar, sneak it over my house anytime!!!!



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    Finish colors? You just gotta do something wild with a shape like that! Very cool looking mandolin.

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    actually i like the black top. burst back. classic, yet contemporary. refreshing.
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    that flow from the fretboard to pickguard is just inspiring to look at...Im in the wrong business!
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    Great new design from Hans. I can't wait to see it in finished form.
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    Very nice, indeed, although the tuners seem a bit odd on that headstock.
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    Those are just temporary tuners for set up.
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    You've got it bad Mary!
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    "Very nice, indeed, although the tuners seem a bit odd on that headstock"
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    I found the top 2 a bit too long. I wonder if one could take apart another set to swap out for shorter posts? The other option might be to drill the holes a little closer together from the top down.
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    Very nice Mandobar. I think you might be raising the "bar" in the Brentrup Club?
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    jak, the bar is gone.............i am already plotting #6 in my head.
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    Who's Ellen?

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    i think he means elen, and yes, i think she is quite aware of how out of control my BAS is.
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    Okay, who's Elen?

    Mandobar...is Hans going to install Waverly tuners on your new work of art? Hans is certainly a first class builder and a first class guy, too! Congratulations on adding yet another to your Brentrup herd!




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    elen brandt (although she has since married and changed her last name........for the live of me i cannot remember it). elen was the first to sing the praises of hans.

    no waverlies. i left the tuners up to hans but had brian dean send him the cocobolo buttons to install.

    hans is truly a fine builder, a heck of a guy and he and maureen are two of the nicest people you could ever want to know.
    There's nothing better than first-hand experience.

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    Are the frets black on this instrument, or are they just not installed?
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    fred,
    i don't think they are installed yet.
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