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Brendan odell
Apr-21-2016, 9:33am
hello i'm uploading pictures for my thread in the information section of this forum. I've posted the small description in the subject line but anyone with information of this fine piece id love to get some more information and maybe authenticate it. if better perspective photos needed just message me :)

DataNick
Apr-21-2016, 1:25pm
Nice!...I'd love to hear/play it!

Jim Hilburn
Apr-21-2016, 1:38pm
Could he have used an early 70's Gibson as an example of how to do the heelcap? Or maybe it was the other way around.

Luna Pick
Apr-21-2016, 1:51pm
Yes, a beauty, looks like from Bob Givens' days buidling in Monrovia (where else would you build an F5?), CA. I'm with DataNick, would love to hear/play it. I'm certainly a Givens mandolin fan.

Luna Pick
Apr-21-2016, 1:53pm
Good question re nut width. I thought, maybe incorrectly, he switched to 1" nut width later on, wanting to make them more akin to violin neck dimension.