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    -Model A mandolin with F-holes
    -19th century German spruce top
    -Stain burst on top, colors to integrate with walnut and choice of headstock overlay
    -English walnut back and sides with deep curl
    -Walnut bindings, with BWB purflings on top, back, and sides
    -Mahogany neck
    -Ebony fingerboard and bridge
    -EVO fretwire
    -Cast bronze Allen tailpiece (TR2)
    -Waverly mandolin tuners, satin silver with ebony knobs
    -Headstock overlay, English walnut to match back and sides
    -Green abalone Muleskinner logo on headstock
    -Green abalone star fingerboard inlays
    Andy Mueller
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    Default Re: New Muleskinner A style - English Walnut / German Spruce

    Nice.
    That's some nice walnut you have.
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    Beautiful work!

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    Default Re: New Muleskinner A style - English Walnut / German Spruce

    Nice!
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    Default Re: New Muleskinner A style - English Walnut / German Spruce

    very pretty.
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    Very nice, how does the walnut sound compared to maple?
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    Very Nice! Andy has used both interesting and beautiful woods as well as nice workmanship in all of his builds that I have seen. I was feeling daring a few years back at The Green Mountain music festival in Manchester, Vermont prompting me to buy several raffle tickets hoping to win a beautiful sycamore A style that sounded as good as it looked.
    But alas, no winning ticket. The only lottery or raffle I ever won was the draft.
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    Default Re: New Muleskinner A style - English Walnut / German Spruce

    Interesting design, with so much of the neck beyond the body joint. For me, it makes the bridge and f holes appear to be too far forward, certainly not a conventional look.

    What's does it sound like?
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    Default Re: New Muleskinner A style - English Walnut / German Spruce

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E. View Post
    Very nice, how does the walnut sound compared to maple?
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    Default Re: New Muleskinner A style - English Walnut / German Spruce

    Really beautiful work and wood choices. Some of my favorite archtop guitars are the old Epiphone walnut Broadways. I think this combo works great!

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    Sounds great, thanks for the clip.
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