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weleetkaoutlaws
Mar-04-2008, 8:57am
Well finally, here are the pictures of my new Morris A-5 (#118). Please excuse the fingerprints on the finish...but I have not put this thing down since I got it last Wednesday.

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s314/weleetkaoutlaws/Morris%20A-5%20Custom%20118/MorrisA5Custom118BodyFront.jpg

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s314/weleetkaoutlaws/Morris%20A-5%20Custom%20118/MorrisA5Custom118BodyBack.jpg

..a few more shortly... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

weleetkaoutlaws
Mar-04-2008, 8:58am
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s314/weleetkaoutlaws/Morris%20A-5%20Custom%20118/MorrisA5Custom118FullFront.jpg

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s314/weleetkaoutlaws/Morris%20A-5%20Custom%20118/MorrisA5Custom118FullBack.jpg

...and a few more...

weleetkaoutlaws
Mar-04-2008, 8:59am
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s314/weleetkaoutlaws/Morris%20A-5%20Custom%20118/MorrisA5Custom118HeadstockFront.jpg

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s314/weleetkaoutlaws/Morris%20A-5%20Custom%20118/MorrisA5Custom118HeadstockBack.jpg

...and the final two..

weleetkaoutlaws
Mar-04-2008, 9:00am
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s314/weleetkaoutlaws/Morris%20A-5%20Custom%20118/MorrisA5Custom118NeckFront.jpg

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s314/weleetkaoutlaws/Morris%20A-5%20Custom%20118/MorrisA5Custom118NeckBack.jpg

weleetkaoutlaws
Mar-04-2008, 9:06am
I can't believe how loud it is straight out of the box. It feels real similar to my early Breedlove Quartz (gone since 2000). I love the neck..it is comfortable. The upgraded hardware will no doubt help functionally (James Tailpiece, Schaller Tuners). The radiused fretboard and .080 frets are oh so friendly. Overall I am more than pleased...and would expect in the coming months to be more so as it opens up.

I will try to get some soundclips up in the coming days...or weeks.

If you're reading this Mr. Morris, thanks for all of your help, and for building a great mandolin at a price I could afford. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

acousticphd
Mar-04-2008, 12:26pm
Congratulations - it looks great! I'm impressed with how Howard's instruments have evolved (visibly, since I've played only one) over just the last couple years. Very nice neck profiles on these mandolins, imo.

Tracy Tucker
Mar-04-2008, 5:07pm
Hey Scott, that really looks great!

tnpathfinder
Mar-04-2008, 5:39pm
Very nice! Did he make the armrest? The flame almost matches the back perfectly!

weleetkaoutlaws
Mar-04-2008, 5:47pm
Yep, Howard made the armrest. First one I've ever had, it makes a difference IMHO.

Pete Braccio
Mar-04-2008, 6:10pm
Man! That has some wild flame. Looks gorgeous.

Pete