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Skip Kelley
Aug-06-2004, 11:22am
I had some requests from friends for some pics of my last mando. I finally took the pics. I made this mandolin for me. It has a German Spruce top and some wonderfully flamed maple. This one is a keeper! I hope you all enjoy the pics http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Thanks for all the "good reading" on the discussion board; I have learned alot from all you guys!

Skip Kelley
Aug-06-2004, 11:25am
Here is another:

Skip Kelley
Aug-06-2004, 11:27am
One last pic!

Jonathan James
Aug-06-2004, 11:53am
Beautiful Skip. Your work is outstanding. Lacquer or varnish finish?

Skip Kelley
Aug-06-2004, 12:11pm
Thanks! It is varnish.

mandolooter
Aug-06-2004, 12:22pm
great job Skip!

mandoJeremy
Aug-06-2004, 12:59pm
I love the color and the wood!

mad dawg
Aug-06-2004, 1:27pm
Interesting color on top; I like it.

ShaneJ
Aug-06-2004, 2:06pm
Sweet! What color dies/stain did you use - as long as you wouldn't have to shoot me if you told me. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Skip Kelley
Aug-07-2004, 6:52am
Thanks for all the kind words! I use color-tone stain. Vintage amber for the base stain and then tobacco brown. I went for a 60's Gibson light sunburst.

mandoJeremy
Aug-07-2004, 11:33am
Skip, I want that one!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Skip Kelley
Aug-08-2004, 7:50pm
Thanks Jeremy. It suits me fine!

Albert Whiting
Aug-08-2004, 10:35pm
man that's an awesome mandolin!

Albert Whiting
Aug-08-2004, 10:36pm
man that's an awesome mandolin!

Chris Baird
Aug-08-2004, 11:38pm
Very beautiful, I love those dark "amber-bursts".