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Keith Newell
Jan-10-2008, 10:38pm
I plan on keeping it, honest.
One piece Sitka top with super tight grain, it's very old growth.
Keith Newell

Keith Newell
Jan-10-2008, 10:39pm
Another shot of it. It has Quilted maple from Bruce Harvie.

Keith Newell
Jan-10-2008, 10:41pm
Here is another shot showing the side wood with tortoise binding.

Bill Snyder
Jan-10-2008, 10:41pm
How about a better/bigger picture of the top?

Keith Newell
Jan-10-2008, 10:43pm
Trying to get a shot of the glow of the wood, especially on top.

Keith Newell
Jan-10-2008, 10:46pm
Kind of an overview of the complete package. Wish I had some decient light here in the Northwest to take pictures with but we have had tons of rain and it's been a very dark wet Winter so far. Some day I'm going to take the time to explore taking pictures that really please me and look like what I see.

Nathan Kellstadt
Jan-10-2008, 10:52pm
I like how the armrest matches the headstock, very sharp.

Keith Newell
Jan-10-2008, 11:14pm
Here is a bit better shot of the top grain.

Keith Owen
Jan-11-2008, 9:24am
That's a nice one, Keith.

I hope you do keep it, seems your "keepers" "keep" gettin' sold! But that's a good thing too.

Jerry Byers
Jan-11-2008, 9:28am
Nice looking mando!

Jan-11-2008, 10:40am
beautifull mandolin...congratulations.

ken hooper

Jan-11-2008, 11:16am
I hope you do keep it, seems your "keepers" "keep" gettin' sold! But that's a good thing too.
That's lovely, and cool tailpiece by the way. I think I might have gotten the previous "keeper", #37, a very similar A style shipped around Halloween 2007. Wow it's a heck of an instrument, I really couldn't be happier with it. I wouldn't blame Keith if he had wanted to keep it. I've been meaning to put up a review and some photos, but haven't found the time, maybe this weekend I'll get to it.

Lee Callicutt
Jan-11-2008, 10:05pm
Very tasty!

Ken Sager
Jan-12-2008, 2:12am
Very nice, Keith. Is this the sister to mine that you mentioned? It must sound pretty good if that's the one you kept. Mine is getting lots of play (for the week I've had it) and is really growing on me. I'll post a review, photos, and mp3s soon, too. Very nice work. Oh, and I really like my Solar tailpiece. It's a lot more substantial than photos lead one to believe.


Keith Newell
Jan-12-2008, 12:43pm
Yes Ken it was the one I built at the same time and is the same features/colors. I kept this one because I'm partial to Quilted maple.

Jan-12-2008, 12:48pm
Those honey quilts look so nice. Good job, Keith!

Jan-12-2008, 8:44pm
This is a beautiful mandolin, Keith. The great looking woods and finish color are nicely complimented by the tortoise bindings. The whole package is wonderful.

Jan-13-2008, 10:49pm
nice one keith.
if it's anything like #36........

you should definitely keep it!

at 6 mos. old, mine is 'going off'!!

is that the camphor on the headstock?

Jan-22-2008, 1:02pm
Same goes for #37. As I mentioned above that I'd put up some photos, I finally did.

Newell A #37 (http://www.mandolincafe.net/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=15;t=50377)

Jan-22-2008, 4:01pm
Keith, you have any recordings yet? I'd love to hear what your mandolins sound like.