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    Default Andy Statman's Kimble F5

    Wow! I bet this one is not available for very long!! Played in for six years by one of the best musicians in the world!


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    I have absolutely no financial interest in this, but I have to say, in my opinion, this is being offered at an incredible price!
    Hats off to Will Kimble for this listing!
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    Certainly good value compared to the Duane Eddy mandolin!

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    I am instrument poor at the moment, otherwise I'd be all over it.

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    I saw Andy Statman in February playing this mandolin. In his hands it sounded perfect in every way. Congrats to the lucky one to pick it up for a song (pun intended).
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    It's certainly a rare chance to get an incredible instrument (one of the best I've heard) with an impeccable pedigree. Congrats to the next owner who I hope will continue to make wonderful music with it.

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    Kinda makes you think about those new two points too though, right? Glassweb said he found his 'new sound' with one...

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    This is one of the very few artist-owned instruments of any type that has me digging through couches all over the state looking for enough cash to get it. I'll probably be too late, but I gotta try...

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    Yes a real one time shot. I bet it sounds amazing. By the way I do not wonder about Will's 2 points. J # 180 is my nearly constant companion. Quite possibly my favorite material thing.

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    I couldn't own that mandolin because it would take away one of my favorite excuses. If I played that mandolin I would no doubt still sound terrible and then I could only blame my poor skills. Now at least I can share the blame with my equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j-hill View Post
    I couldn't own that mandolin because it would take away one of my favorite excuses. If I played that mandolin I would no doubt still sound terrible and then I could only blame my poor skills. Now at least I can share the blame with my equipment.

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    Hey, looks like Andy and I have more in common than I thought! I traded a Kimble F-5 (real tight flamed one piece back) for a two-point Kimble about 6 years ago. Sold the two pointer to the Dawg, and now I have neither and I too am looking around for spare change to get this one

    Best of luck to Will and Andy. Looks like a really fine instrument which Andy might also regret letting go of just like me.

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    I got to play this very mandolin yesterday! I met its new owner and got to ply it and compare it to my 2 point a bit. They sound quite similar. The biggest thing I noticed is how responsive and"loose" the Statman F is. 4 years older and played constantly. The neck has been reshaped by the Dude to have a harder v shape.

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    Oh yeah. I played it this past summer when Will had it. Anyone who wants to argue that an instrument does not open up as it gets "played in", need only take a spin on that one.

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