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    I've just taken few pictures of the Vana F5 Master Model. Although I've seen and played a few mandolins built by Miroslav Vana I was astonished again by its' visual and acoustic qualities. Enjoy!










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    Hi. Welcome to the cafe.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Looks nice!
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    That's a beautifully-done instrument.

    Does Mr. Vana have any kind of "sales presence" in the USA?

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    J.Albert: Not yet, unfortunately. As far as I know Miroslav Vana has built some instruments to the U.S., Canada, Japan and Europe. You can also go for a visit to Prague, Czech Republic, Europe to see and play mine : -) (I am a proud owener of the Vana mandolin too)

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    There are a few more detailed pictures of the mandolin..






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    That is a beautiful instrument. You can be proud of that one.
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    Beautiful mandolin

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    Very nice all over. What kind of tuners are they?
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    mandomick: There are Waverly tuners.




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    Nice for sure.

    How about posting a soundbyte? IŽd appreciate that.
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    grassrootphilosopher: This particular Vana mandolin is not mine. I play great Vana A5 mando : -) This F5 has been already sent to the customer in Japan. I can make some records of my mandolin when I have time .. and when I buy some appropriate recording device.




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    Vana F5 in classical rectangular Gibson case.






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    .. Vana F5 versus late Derrington F5 mandolin




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    I'm really impressed with that Vana mandolin. Soundbites please.
    A couple of mandolins
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    is his website still up? I haven't been able to locate it for a few months.



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    Gutbucket: I talked to Miroslav Vana today and he promised that he would make some.

    cooper4205: His new website is in progress now. Miroslav spends all his time by research and building in the workshop so he hasn't managed to finish the website yet.

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    There are a few pictures of my Vana A5 Blackface mandolin. The instrument was built by mr. Miroslav Vana last year. I always wanted to have a mandolin with acoustic qualities of a master class violin. With this mando my dream came true : -)






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    Very nice. I really like Mr. Vana's work. How's the trout fishing over that way? Maybe a trip to fish and pick one of those.
    A couple of mandolins
    A couple guitars
    An Upright Bass
    Some banjos
    Wax Paper over a comb
    A Loar era Didjeridoo

    "I Never Wanted To Be A Barber. I Always Wanted To Be A Lumberjack !"

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    Gutbucket: I would fear for the gorgeous oil/varnish finish of the mando : -) For fishing, hiking and all other outdoor activities I have cheaper instrument with lacquer finish.




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    Hello guys,

    I have one piece of Vana's mandolin. Its twin of the mandolin posted above by Hajd (made to the Japan), Lloyd Loar type of mandolin with Bill Monroe binding. Mira Vana made them in the same time. I think its great instrument.Incredible playability and amazing sound. I've compared it with the Derrington F5 and I was astonished by its juicy and strong sound. My new mandolin, which I love:-), is new instrument of course, so I can expect some new changes of sound, looking forward to wider frequency range etc... :-D

    Precise tuned sound chamber, high-end materials, perfect spirit/varnish finish and rigorous hand made work made this instrument one of the best.... in my opinion.

    At the moment Im working on some sound samples, with guitar etc...

    Thanks Mira...:-)

    Tomas Vojtek. www.skband.cz

    Enjoy the photos.










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