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Keith Newell
Jan-15-2006, 6:57pm
Got this one done today and gonna put it through it's paces at a jam session in a couple hours.
Keith Newell

Keith Newell
Jan-15-2006, 6:58pm
Top is Adirondack and the back is Red Maple.

Keith Newell
Jan-15-2006, 6:59pm
Cocobolo headstock with MoP.

Keith Newell
Jan-15-2006, 7:00pm
The back is slab cut Red Maple and has some interesting color streaks and nice figure.

Keith Newell
Jan-15-2006, 7:01pm
B/W/T binding and the Newell tailpiece.

Keith Newell
Jan-15-2006, 7:02pm
Scooped ebony radiused fingerboard.

Keith Newell
Jan-15-2006, 7:04pm
Side veiw of tortoise.

Keith Newell
Jan-15-2006, 7:07pm
Grover tuners. Neck has Carbon fiber, MoP nut, dovetail neck joint with locking dowels, tone bars, and MoP fret markers.
Hope you like it.
Thanks, Keith

Jan-15-2006, 7:15pm
[QUOTE] Hope you like it.

What's not to like? Great job!

Lane Pryce
Jan-15-2006, 8:31pm
Keith great work as usual. Everything just comes together on this one; very nice. Lp

Jan-15-2006, 10:27pm
Kieth, that is very nice-looking. I like the back. Congrats!

Kirk Albrecht
Jan-16-2006, 12:33pm
Keith -

I like the look of that strap, that's how I do one on an A-style. What kind of strap is that?


Kirk Albrecht

Chris Baird
Jan-16-2006, 12:57pm
Beautiful mandolin! Is it modeled after the Loar A5?

Jan-16-2006, 1:27pm
Keith -

I like the look of that strap, that's how I do one on an A-style. #What kind of strap is that?


Kirk Albrecht
Looks like a good old plain piece of rawhide shoe string. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Tim Saxton
Jan-17-2006, 1:27am
Beautiful Keith. Looks great!! How is the sound?

Mark Walker
Jan-17-2006, 11:54am
Keith - VERY nice! #I like it!

Are there any issues with the filed slots 'changing' within the MOP nut? #As in, is that as hard and durable as a bone or corian nut from the perspective of running strings repeatedly through it? #

I ask only because I've never seen a MOP nut! #Thanks!

Keith Newell
Jan-17-2006, 9:57pm
Yep its a plain ol' rawhide shoelace.
As far as the MoP nuts go I havent seen any wear on the ones I use and some are 3 years old. Depaule Supply sells them and I also have tried their Red Sea Snail nuts which are like pearl in consistancy but some cool color streaks in them. In fact the Red snail doesn't seem quite as brittle as the MoP.

Clyde Clevenger
Jan-17-2006, 10:37pm
That's a beauty Keith.. # Red Sea Snail nuts, sounds interesting.

Keith Newell
Jan-18-2006, 12:58am
Ah Clyde...tip of the iceberg but we don't let go of our secrets so easy. Ask me about mountain oyster wood sometime http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Austin Clark
Jan-19-2006, 9:39am
Gorgeous Keith. I like the headstock overlay!

Jan-19-2006, 10:53am
http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif Those poor Red Sea Snails.....that de-nutting process must be painful for them..... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif