Lone Star Two

TK Smith

I finished up two 5 string mandolins this week. They’re heading to Texas soon.

They are 13 3/4″ scale and both are within an oz. of 4 lbs. 13 oz.

TK Smith
TK Smith

TK Smith

TK Smith

TK Smith

TK Smith

Bill Frisell

TK Smith

A few months ago I had the pleasure of Bill Frisell stopping by the shop. We ended up having dinner at Pappy and Harriet’s and afterwards doing some picking at my house. Something I won’t soon forget. When he got home he ended up sending me one of his teles for a C.A.R. pickup and a new pick guard. The tele has a 24 3/4 scale neck by JW Black and the artwork on the body is by Terry Turrell.

Jan 20th Fretboard Journal posted a clip of Bill doing an instrumental version of Dylan’s ” A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” ┬áHe’s playing on the neck pickup going through a Strymon Flint pedal into a Gibson GA-50T amp. Enjoy….

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