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Jim Hilburn
Sep-10-2004, 1:10pm
This turned out to be my summer project.

Jim Hilburn
Sep-10-2004, 1:13pm
The extra inlays was the buyers request.

Jim Hilburn
Sep-10-2004, 1:15pm
I'll try a new angle since these pictures start to all look the same.

mandopete
Sep-10-2004, 2:11pm
OMG!

Brian Ray
Sep-10-2004, 2:18pm
Wow... nice.

Philip Halcomb
Sep-10-2004, 2:29pm
That sho' is purty... What's the headstock look like?

Lee
Sep-10-2004, 2:31pm
That's extraordinary. Congratulations!

jessboo
Sep-10-2004, 3:10pm
Man that's mandoporno for sure http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

sunburst
Sep-10-2004, 3:25pm
Very fine...as usual.

Jim Hilburn
Sep-10-2004, 3:28pm
Here's that peghead. I had glare in the first round of shots, so I had to go do it again.

Stanley Cox
Sep-10-2004, 4:57pm
Very fine work indeed.
Stanley

Skip Kelley
Sep-10-2004, 6:12pm
I love the green abalone inlay! That is one fine looking mandolin!!!!

Scotti Adams
Sep-10-2004, 6:21pm
very nice.....cant get much better than that Jim...if I could spend my summers doing that I wouldnt know what to do with myself..

Lane Pryce
Sep-10-2004, 7:07pm
Wow that ranks amoung the best I've seen. How does it sound? Lp

Jim Hilburn
Sep-10-2004, 7:47pm
I'm going to have this one at Winfield, and I hope some of you guys will look me up and hear for yourselves and then maybe post something about it.
Pete, go to Walmart and buy a pup tent and catch the next flight to Wichita, you won't regret it. I'll come pick you up if you do.

Jim Hilburn
Sep-10-2004, 7:51pm
By the way, that's Camp Avalon, S.E. corner of the fairgrounds in the Pecan Grove, in a van down by the river.

ShaneJ
Sep-10-2004, 8:06pm
Wish I was going. I'd love to see it in person and play it.

Jim, your fit and finish is fantastic!

mandoJeremy
Sep-10-2004, 8:07pm
Jim, you constantly amaze me dude! You ARE the next Dude or Gil and it is that simple! You are amazingly flawless! Hey Dale, take a look at that scroll or binding!

mandoJeremy
Sep-10-2004, 8:07pm
Can you say "Perfection"?

Sep-10-2004, 8:30pm
Yep, Jim's work is always beyond outstanding...& he's a heck of a nice guy to boot!

Sep-11-2004, 7:56am
Jim that mandolin speaks perfection!

Chris Baird
Sep-11-2004, 8:07am
That is just stunning. That rivals the best I've seen.

addcourt
Sep-11-2004, 9:23am
Excellent work Jim--really, really glad I'm on your list.

levin4now
Sep-11-2004, 10:48am
Jim,

First, beautiful work!

Second, that's some awfully plain jane wood for the back. Get something with some figure for Pete's sake! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Third, when you say "in a van down by the river", are you serious, or is that something i heard on Saturday Night Live before?

Jim Hilburn
Sep-11-2004, 11:45am
Well, tent down by the river may be more accurate.

Alekos
Sep-11-2004, 1:05pm
I love the color, really cool! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif

eightstrings
Sep-14-2004, 5:39pm
That is a truly amazing looking mandolin!! Definitely ranks up there in my "Best I've Ever Seen" list!

Brett