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Keith Newell
Dec-16-2005, 10:45pm
Here are a few shots of a F style that is headed to South Carolina. Bearclaw Red spruce with Big leaf maple back sides and neck.

Keith Newell
Dec-16-2005, 10:46pm

Keith Newell
Dec-16-2005, 10:47pm
A variation of the traditional headstock.

Keith Newell
Dec-16-2005, 10:48pm
Points and stuff

Keith Newell
Dec-16-2005, 10:49pm
More points

Keith Newell
Dec-16-2005, 10:50pm

Keith Newell
Dec-16-2005, 10:51pm

Keith Newell
Dec-16-2005, 10:52pm
More pics

Keith Newell
Dec-16-2005, 10:53pm
Variuos angles

Keith Newell
Dec-16-2005, 10:55pm

Keith Newell
Dec-16-2005, 10:56pm
Very happy with the sound and hopefully you in SC will see it around.

Mark Walker
Dec-16-2005, 11:00pm
Very cool Keith! Like that blonde finish and flame. What kind of tailpiece is that? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Dec-16-2005, 11:02pm
Beautiful, Kieth! I like the inlay.

Keith Newell
Dec-17-2005, 12:21am
It's one of my custom tailpieces I make.

Dec-17-2005, 12:36am
Great lookin' wood, great lookin' work!

Dec-17-2005, 2:26am
Simply elegant! I like that headstock design.

Bill Snyder
Dec-17-2005, 10:22am
Very nice.

Michael Lewis
Dec-18-2005, 2:01am
It looks pretty clean from here. Good one Keith.

Jan-03-2006, 9:16am

Jan-03-2006, 9:39am
Very nice and clean work Keith!

One question: in the side image of the scroll it looks like wood has been added above and below the main, flamed, portion of the side (sorry of these terms aren't terribly accurate). Is this typical of how the scrolls are done? I've never noticed it before--probably because all of tha staining usually covers it up!

Keith Newell
Jan-03-2006, 12:00pm
There is no wood added. What you see is the top or back plates thickness. As the curve of the scroll climbs away from the joint to the side wood it gets thicker and since the binding is a constant height and follows the curve you see the exposed top/back plate. Yes this a standard construction technique.

Jan-03-2006, 2:25pm
Ah! Thanks for clearing that up. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Jan-03-2006, 3:16pm
Beauteous. I love the headstock design.

Mark Walker
Jan-03-2006, 4:48pm
That IS a neat headstock design. #I believe Ken Ratcliff used to have a similar one on his earlier Silver Angel F-style mandolins - and I always liked that. #Didn't look so 'Gibson-esque.' #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif #Doug Edwards - Silver Angel #99 - could probably confirm that!

Doug Edwards
Jan-04-2006, 11:18am
That would be this one.

I really like everything about Keith's mandolin. A true work of art.

Mark Walker
Jan-04-2006, 2:00pm
Doug - well, I was CLOSE! The points go in the opposite direction and are not quite so 'tight' but it IS similar! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif