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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    There are times when the natural beauty of the wood outweighs my disruptive tendency to adorn it with the ego of my logo... so I leave the canvas naked...

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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Ninth coat of varnish and a love affair with the delightfully lovely variations shared by the maple trees --

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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Final checks for the Sorensen summer class of 2017.

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    This has been a really interesting and challenging build-set because every instrument is different -- 5 mandolins of different...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Hope Andrew doesn't mind my posting this octave in the white. Looks so wonderful!159341
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Very cool, Marty, looks like a big undertaking! Is this a one-off, or a new product line for you?

    I'm finishing up some inlays this week...157921
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    Re: What sounds like a Loar?

    This quote has the most merit I've seen in a long time. I have a long and constant exposure to Loars over the last 20 years, and, fact is, they do sound the same. At the VERY least, a lot more...
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    Grey Fox anyone?

    I will be at my usual spot near the Bluegrass Academy tent. Hope to see some familiar faces, and meet some new players
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    Re: New Kimble A5!

    Congrats on the new mandolin. I like my Kimble A #187 just fine and it has developed quite a bit over the last several years.
    To me they are voiced as a very specific ensemble type instrument with...
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    New Kimble A5!

    I never thought I'd own another A5, and certainly not one in a tobacco sunburst. But a brand new Kimble A5 from Cotten Music has jumped to the top of my mandolin list. I took it to the Hartford...
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    Thanks for the kind comments! Here's the new custom Sorensen/James tailpiece for X series mandolins --

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    Bill James was extraordinarily patient and helpful in figuring out how to mill...
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    Passernig #49

    I thought I was over scroll fever. Then I had a chance to get this Passernig. I've had it for a couple months now and I'm more impressed every time I play it. It's got a really great voice, loud and...
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    Introducing the Sorensen VX

    Yes, there will be a "scrolled" addition to the Sorensen X series (SXS, FX, and AX).

    Here's a first peek at the VX getting started . . .

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    :cool: Steve
  13. Re: Owners of a NorthField Big Mon (did you compare to the F5S al

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    daryl, here are a couple of poor shots of the Brentrup. As you can see while I try to be careful it has been distressed. The back of the neck is not a speed neck, just finish and...
  14. Re: "Bear Claw" spruce vs good straight grained spruce

    here is my 000-21, 12 fret built by Gerald Anderson. Gerald got the top from Dave Nichols

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    Handel replicas - Thank you Mike Blohm

    I have just received a set of Handel replica tuning buttons crafted by Mike Blohm. I am very impressed with the quality of the work and they look spiffy to boot. Thanks Mike.

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  16. Re: Kimble F Mandolin Lost in Los Angeles, February 15, 2016

    That is so awesome! And it is helping my wife see why I need a Calton.
  17. Re: Kimble F Mandolin Lost in Los Angeles, February 15, 2016

    Great news! The mandolin was found today about a half mile from the owner's departure location in Santa Monica. It was run over. Thank goodness to the Calton case, the instrument was unharmed. Thank...
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    Re: Why Does Gibson Favor Sitka?

    Geez, who knows?? ;)

    http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee22/e_stamp/p11.%20Spruce%20Quality%2083kb_zpsvzd8lbyn.jpg
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Here is a short video! I've been able to find some consistency in tone by using engelmann spruce. This one is very similar in sound to my #3, but maybe a little more punchy. I have the action set...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    My White #4 is almost ready! It took me a little over a year to complete, working on it on and off. I've found it very difficult to do these from scratch and be time efficient at the same time. Maybe...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Here is an exceptionally nice July 9, '23 out of the "mid" batch of July 9's.

    This is a mandolin that I was honored to procure for a very dear close friend. It has appeared in a few Gruhn/Carter...
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    Re: Inlaid Tuner Buttons

    Our buttons have genuine .010" silver wire inlaid with the abalone. There are 208 inlays in a set of buttons, and we use square hole stewmac buttons. I haven't promoted these because there is just no...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

    Could have saved time by putting both the guitar and octave neck on the same body, but its easier for 2 folks to play with separate instruments, a Trevor octave and Louie Louie archtop geetar in the...
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    My New 1923 Gibson A2Z

    Found in a music store in the mountains of North Carolina, it is the second A2Z I have owned. Had to sell the first one when the economy collapsed. No intention on ever selling this one.
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    Beautiful Brentrup PML

    Hi Folks,

    There is a really nice looking PML for sale at Greg Boyd's (link to classified ad).

    I have NFI, and haven't seen or played this instrument in person. Does anyone know who this...
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