Kimble F-5 getting started ...

  1. Don Christy
    Don Christy
    After a couple of years of waiting, Will called me to start on my mandolin. Of course there are decisions to make, and now I'm the hold up! You would think I would have thought through exactly what I want by now

    Anyway, gotta decide on headstock inlay, fingerboard, fretwire, fingerboard extension, finger rest, binding, finish ...

    Oh well, there are worse problems to have than this!

    Definitely going with radiused board and larger fretwire. Probably going with silver hardware since my other F-5 has gold.

    I'm leaning toward not having the scalloped extension and instead going with the cutoff fingerboard. Also leaning toward the smaller finger-rest.

    Let's see some more pictures of everyone's Kimble to help me decide. How about some overlays?

    Decisions Decisions...

  2. Wesley
    Any updates yet?
  3. Wesley

    Still no updates?
  4. Ray(T)
    Didn't have to wait for mine! Spotted it in the shop and bought it. Had to decide between the Kimble, an almost identical Heiden and several other boutique instruments but the Kimble won hands down.
  5. Cheryl Watson
    Cheryl Watson
    Ummmm....update now? Pics???
  6. Don Christy
    Don Christy
    Ok, I should have it soon.

    I posted some in-progress photos to the group photos.

    patiently waiting ....
  7. Don Christy
    Don Christy
    Here they are inline:
    Sound board with tone bars (and my name!!)

    Parts are coming together

    Nice new headstock overlay

    And strung up in the white!

    Still patiently waiting ...
  8. sgarrity
    That is gonna be NICE!!
  9. Don Christy
    Don Christy
    I think (hope) it will ship tomorrow!!!!

    I have Friday (mostly) off from work. Sore fingers this weekend.
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