Bob Minner is a monster multi-instrumentalist. He plays all the instruments in the bluegrass world. He has been playing guitar for Tim McGraw for almost 3 decades. Very happy and lucky to get to be buddies with this dude. He recently released a brilliant, beautiful album of tunes he recorded during lockdown on a Collings CJ-45 guitar, and it is something you all should check out. Here's a link to his site, and it's available on CD or by download: Solo. Here he is on #50, my brother's mandolin. 1-pc, wide-grained, Alaskan Sitka top from a bridge decommissioned in the 1930's, Noble Fir bracing dated 1933, and a quilted Western Bigleaf Maple back from Jason Brooks' firewood pile on his farm in Mill A, WA. Y'all enjoy this perfect pickin'! Thanks, Bob!
I took a run over to Greg Boyd's House of Fine Instruments to drop off a few from the new batch. Britt Armesen thought a video would be a great way for folks to hear some of the tones these new mandolins are producing. Thanks, Britt & Richie!!! Y'all rock!!!
Huge thanks to Spencer Miller for putting this together! #19 is being played in this video. The fifth batch has all one-piece tops from one beautiful, straight chunk of Sitka spruce!
I'm really just a banjo player, but here's a little of what they're sounding like. Mr. Matt Vernon joined me with his D-18. Kelly Bauman took the sound recording. Trippe Davis tackled video & editing. Thanks a bunch, guys!