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    Thanks, Evan!
    There's nothing better than first-hand experience.

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    That A5 in the classifieds didn't last very long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Grieser View Post
    That A5 in the classifieds didn't last very long.
    Neither did the A5 that was at Carters a few weeks back.
    There's nothing better than first-hand experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Grieser View Post
    That A5 in the classifieds didn't last very long.
    It was a very good price. It didn't have the cosmetic details of the Artist models, but it had all of the sound.

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    Pretty Sweet Darwin! Congrats!

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    That A5 was a pretty amazing instrument. (The one in the classifieds from Tyler White)
    INCREDIBLY responsive to the lightest touch. Amazingly light. And a powerful and rich tone. Beautifully shaped neck making it very easy to fret.
    Whoever bought this one is sure to be pleased for a very long time. I would love to hear their impressions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Hanson View Post
    That A5 was a pretty amazing instrument. (The one in the classifieds from Tyler White)
    INCREDIBLY responsive to the lightest touch. Amazingly light. And a powerful and rich tone. Beautifully shaped neck making it very easy to fret.
    Whoever bought this one is sure to be pleased for a very long time. I would love to hear their impressions.
    Congrats to them!
    That one was a 2001, correct? Are there any years or periods in Michael's long building career that are more or less desirable?
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    Over the past six years I’ve taken some photos on my visits to Michael’s shop. Here are just a few of them. Figured anyone that likes Michael’s instruments would enjoy them!Click image for larger version. 

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    Thanks Kritt, for sharing those wonder photos of Michaelís shop! After seeing those photos I would be in real trouble if I lived that close to Michaelís shop.

    Visiting his shop would be like a little kid going into a candy store I want I want I want I want.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by pheffernan View Post
    That one was a 2001, correct? Are there any years or periods in Michael's long building career that are more or less desirable?
    Mine is a 2010. I've owned an older one that was every bit its equal if not better and a newer one that I thought was exceptional. I think Shaun's is an older one as I remember, and he's held on to that one which says a lot. I stuck with the 2010 because the neck was perfect for me.
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    Mine is from 2006. Iíve had it since Ď07 or Ď08. My friend had an Ď04 I believe that turned me onto Heidens. All excellent instruments. I donít see myself ever selling mine. Itís been there through a lot of significant life events, played it at both grandparents funerals, playing it at a friends wedding soon. Iím afraid itís stuck with me!

    A recent video of it:



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    Quote Originally Posted by sgarrity View Post
    Mine is from 2006. I’ve had it since ‘07 or ‘08. My friend had an ‘04 I believe that turned me onto Heidens. All excellent instruments. I don’t see myself ever selling mine. It’s been there through a lot of significant life events, played it at both grandparents funerals, playing it at a friends wedding soon. I’m afraid it’s stuck with me!

    A recent video of it:


    Shaun, your Heiden sounds great! Nice playing too. What's the tune?
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    Sounds wonderful, Shaun. Evan: A Place In The Heart
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    Shaun, sounds great man!

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    This thing jumped the fence and joined the herd. I believe it's the only A style Heritage to leave his shop Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvanElk View Post
    Shaun, your Heiden sounds great! Nice playing too. What's the tune?
    Shaun, You need to check out a Girouard and you would discard that Heiden in the Classified section !
    My two favorite pastimes are drinking wine and playing the mandolin but most of my friends would rather hear me drink wine! Adapted from quote by Mark Twain------supposedly !

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvanElk View Post
    This thing jumped the fence and joined the herd. I believe it's the only A style Heritage to leave his shop Click image for larger version. 

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    Congrats EvanElk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankees1 View Post
    Shaun, You need to check out a Girouard and you would discard that Heiden in the Classified section !
    Legitimate question, you own at least one Ellis, but your responses are often about Girouard and trying them over everything else. Do you choose the Girouard over your Ellis or is there another game afoot?

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    Congrats EvanElk!
    Thanks Mark. It was a lucky turn of events - I was not in the hunt, but it was offered to me in a trade. It's really a fantastic instrument. I haven't met a Heiden that isn't...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Seale View Post
    Legitimate question, you own at least one Ellis, but your responses are often about Girouard and trying them over everything else. Do you choose the Girouard over your Ellis or is there another game afoot?
    Ellis F5 and A 5 ! Girouard A Oval and Girouard F4 . Workmanship wise Girouard is second to none and I have seen examples from almost all top makers ! Sound is very subjective but Max Girouard builds a great oval sound TO MY EARS ! But, my post was more just kidding Shaun ! I did buy a Heiden once but returned it as I didn’t care for the sound !
    My two favorite pastimes are drinking wine and playing the mandolin but most of my friends would rather hear me drink wine! Adapted from quote by Mark Twain------supposedly !

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    Congrats, Evan. Would love to play that beautiful Heiden.
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    Nice score Evan! Would be interesting to hear the A5 and the F5 compared. A buddy has a Heritage that is the deepest, darkest mandolin I’ve ever heard. Truly a unique beast.

    I encouraged yankees1 to get an A5 a few years back and it wasn’t a fit. Now he keeps encouraging me to get a Girouard. All in good fun I believe. Mine ain’t going anywhere. If you ever see it for sale I’ve either just bought a Loar or am down to my last penny!

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    Congratulations Evan on getting a beautiful Heiden A5 to go along with your Heiden F Artist!! I’m sure it sounds as good as it looks......

    I agree with Shaun it would be interesting to hear the A5 and the F5 compared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgarrity View Post
    Nice score Evan! Would be interesting to hear the A5 and the F5 compared. A buddy has a Heritage that is the deepest, darkest mandolin I’ve ever heard. Truly a unique beast.

    I encouraged yankees1 to get an A5 a few years back and it wasn’t a fit. Now he keeps encouraging me to get a Girouard. All in good fun I believe. Mine ain’t going anywhere. If you ever see it for sale I’ve either just bought a Loar or am down to my last penny!
    I will post a comparison video. I'll be interested in your impressions
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgarrity View Post
    Nice score Evan! Would be interesting to hear the A5 and the F5 compared. A buddy has a Heritage that is the deepest, darkest mandolin I’ve ever heard. Truly a unique beast. sure your Heiden is a great one

    I encouraged yankees1 to get an A5 a few years back and it wasn’t a fit. Now he keeps encouraging me to get a Girouard. All in good fun I believe. Mine ain’t going anywhere. If you ever see it for sale I’ve either just bought a Loar or am down to my last penny!
    Just for fun Shaun !! I'm sure your Heiden is a great one as well as your playing ! But I am serious on the merits of a Girouard !
    My two favorite pastimes are drinking wine and playing the mandolin but most of my friends would rather hear me drink wine! Adapted from quote by Mark Twain------supposedly !

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