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June 30, 2012 | Signature 2-point magic, Brian Lock

Two years ago, we had the opportunity to review an astounding 2-point mandolin by Pecos, New Mexico builder Brian Lock. The southwestern US artisan started out self-trained, his building was later nurtured by experiences with a mandolin power trio consisting of John Monteleone in 2005, Mike Kemmnitzer ( Nugget) in 2006, and with Steve Gilchrist in 2009, later honing his own line of mandolins.

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Read July 2010 review: Brian Lock Two-point mandolin
Robins egg blue New Brian Lock "La Mer" Two-point

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Builder website:
Lock Mandos


Contact builder:
Brian Lock
Phone: (505) 629-5186
brian@lockmandos.com


Take the time to check out the In-stock listings on his site. There are some intriguing instruments available, and he's featuring a limited 10% off sale on some of these beauties.


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Posted by Ted at June 30, 2012 5:07 AM


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