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    Well, we thought it would be here by Xmas, but slight snag and she is back in the cure booth in Austin. They close for the holiday break (I am sure it is a well deserved break) and I'd expect I'll see this second week of January. But Mark was kind enough to give me a few quick pics to stop my sobbing.Click image for larger version. 

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    and yes, that is a one piece back. They pulled out all the stops, James tailpiece, pick guard, and pearl button waverlys (which put some wait time on the build)
    There's nothing better than first-hand experience.

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    Beautiful sunburst, like a sunset over the water . . .

    I bet the photos help AND hurt.
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    Clark, I will soldier on. At least we didn't have to start over, and after all that's going on in the world, this is small stuff. As they say, "No harm, no foul." And it is right purty.
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    That's a beauty Mary! The Collings boys know how to do it!

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    Spectacular wood and burst!
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    Hoping this is the week.....
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    Wow, VERY nice. You have to be pretty excited. I have also purchased a Collings mando and should receive it anytime. I ordered it back in October and hope to see it in the next couple weeks. Anticipation is killing me!! I am sure it will be well worth the wait.
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    and we have touchdown.
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    I would love to hear some sound clips - looks like a beauty!
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    been very cold here........the mandola will be spending most of its day today acclimating. I opened the case briefly last night to check to make sure it was in one piece.

    be a few weeks for sound clips. gearing up for tax season, and exams.
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