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    I recently took delivery of the latest and one of the last heritage models to come out of Michael’s shop. I’ll let the photos do the talking!
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    That is one beautiful mandolin--love the top and back and everything else about it. Congrats!
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    Very nice. Love the color choice and maple on that baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrittMoore View Post
    I recently took delivery of the latest and one of the last heritage models to come out of Michael’s shop. I’ll let the photos do the talking!
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    Wow, just beautiful!
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    That is a stunning instrument. Enjoy!

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    I had a beer with Mr. Heiden at Wintergrass and got to play this Heritage and new F Artist he had with him. Both were incredible, but this Heritage nearly knocked my hat into Puget Sound. One of the best mandolins I've ever played
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    Huba huba. Love the dark stain.
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    VERY classy mandolin! I'd love to hear a good recording of it. Varnish finish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Roy View Post
    VERY classy mandolin! I'd love to hear a good recording of it. Varnish finish?
    Thanks! Yes it is a varnish finish. Michael switched to only using varnish a number of years ago.

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    Stunning!

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    I once played a Heiden A-5 at TAMCO in Brighton UK. It was a masterful instrument. There is a sound test that you were able to take on Michael Heidenīs website (that I havenīt acessed in years so I do not know if itīs still there), that was great fun. You could check if you could correctly identify a Heiden vs. a Lloyd Loar. I got it right but both instruments sounded incredibly close and very fine.

    My only beef is the optics of the fretboard extension and the color sheme - and thatīs absolutely a mere matter of personal taste -.

    This instrument here shows a beautiful wood selection and the beautiful "wheat" headstock inlay pattern. Play it in good health.
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    That mandolin looks like it could keep you off the streets and out of trouble for a long time. Please give us a review and an audio file. Simply gorgeous!

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    Wow...congrats!!
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    Beautiful

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    Congratulations on getting a beautiful Heiden Heritage mandolin!! I'm sure it sounds just as good as it looks and I love that dark stain that Michael puts on his mandolins!! Also, my favorite headstock inlay pattern that Michael puts on his mandolins is the "Wheat" inlay.

    Enjoy.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Soper View Post
    That mandolin looks like it could keep you off the streets and out of trouble for a long time.
    Hahaha...this made me laugh more than it likely should have. :D

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    So nice! Will you please post a video or sound clip?


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    Wow ! What a beauty ! Congrats !
    I'd love to have one of these !
    Right now I'm waiting for my Ellis F5 Special Deluxe. Should be finished in spring next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Soper View Post
    That mandolin looks like it could keep you off the streets and out of trouble for a long time. Please give us a review and an audio file. Simply gorgeous!
    That’s not what my wife would say. It about put me out in the street and in lots of trouble!

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    Again Congratulations!!!

    I just love the color and the wood that Michael uses in his mandolins!!
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    Beautiful
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