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Jim Hilburn
Feb-15-2005, 6:02pm
Here's an A I just strung up. Wish you could hear it more than just see it.
My wife just chastised me for not coming up with a better backdrop than the chair. I told her no one here looks at what's behind the mandolin.

Jim Hilburn
Feb-15-2005, 6:04pm
A close-up of the top.

Jim Hilburn
Feb-15-2005, 6:06pm
Back.

jasona
Feb-15-2005, 6:06pm
Gorgeous!!! What kind of finish is that Jim?

Skip Kelley
Feb-15-2005, 6:06pm
What chair? Nice mandolin! Awesome work as always!!

Jim Hilburn
Feb-15-2005, 6:08pm
And here's the peghead.
Come on out to Denver this weekend for the Mid-Winter Bluegrass Fest and you'll be able to hear a few of my mandolins.

Jim Hilburn
Feb-15-2005, 6:11pm
Jason, that is clear gloss lacquer.

dj9124
Feb-15-2005, 6:14pm
That thing just screams with perfection, awesome Jim!
Dave

Austin Clark
Feb-15-2005, 6:33pm
Beautiful.....

-a

sunburst
Feb-15-2005, 6:36pm
Nice mando! Sure does look ...new...
Go ahead, take it to Denver. Let it get started getting distressed http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif .

Doug Edwards
Feb-15-2005, 6:54pm
Clean lines & nice inlay, you guys always amaze me. Are those MOP buttons?

Beautiful work.

Jim Hilburn
Feb-15-2005, 7:09pm
Mother of toilet seat.

WireBoy
Feb-15-2005, 8:16pm
i love the top of the peg head. #its just a simple curve but its fits perfectly.

mandopete
Feb-15-2005, 8:18pm
JIM - YOU"RE KILLING ME!!!

(yes I'm shouting)

http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Keith Newell
Feb-15-2005, 8:42pm
Jim that mando has quality written on it from every angle. Nice work!
Keith

Jonathan James
Feb-15-2005, 9:43pm
Outstanding work, as usual, Jim.

Crowder
Feb-15-2005, 10:03pm
Funny, I noticed that chair in the last set and thought the same thing as your wife http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Jim Hilburn
Feb-15-2005, 10:57pm
OK, next time, I'll get Photoshop and make it look like it's flying through space.

cbogle
Feb-15-2005, 11:18pm
Elegant work Jim! I'd love to play one of your mandos someday!

Bill James
Feb-16-2005, 8:08am
Very nice Jim.

Gibsonman
Feb-16-2005, 8:48am
Very good work Jim. How long have you been doing this?

Jim Hilburn
Feb-16-2005, 9:39am
John, I built my first F-5 in "79, and sold the first one to someone else in 2000. In between, I built a variety of instruments as a hobby.

sunburst
Feb-16-2005, 11:18am
OK, next time, I'll get Photoshop and make it look like it's flying through space.
done

Jim Hilburn
Feb-16-2005, 11:32am
I knew someone would do it!

Lee
Feb-16-2005, 11:50am
That mandolin is going where no man has gone before!
Stunning, Jim. I'm in shock and awe.

neal
Feb-16-2005, 5:26pm
Mahogany rims and radius back. #The chair. #Or is it maple, hmm....

That mando's nice, too. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

sprucetop1
Feb-16-2005, 6:33pm
A post all the way from the UK from a novice builder working on A model no.1 ( it's been a bad day....). Yours is a great looking mandolin and I've attached a large print of it to the pegboard above my bench as an example and inspiration and hopes for better luck tomorrow !! ...........John