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  1. Re: Some live videos buckin' COVID-19 isolation

    For this challenging Fourth of July, Chris and Celeste Cerna deliver a beautifully melodic moment --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4ft3aXyOjU

    Steve
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Here are two wonderful new videos from Chris and Celeste Cerna which really highlight the great tone Chris is pulling from his Sprite Two-Point --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O4W_lSh2iw
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  3. Re: Time to practice hand rubbed sunburst

    1. Watch James Condino's video tutorial on sunbursting.
    2. While I finish off 'bursts with an airbrush to even things out, I have found that a quick wipe with 1 lb cut shellac as a sealer helps...
  4. Re: Some live videos buckin' COVID-19 isolation

    Here are Chris and Celeste Cerna (Bluegrass Republic) singing a new song from their forthcoming CD --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O4W_lSh2iw

    Steve
  5. Re: Some live videos buckin' COVID-19 isolation

    Here's Trevor DuBose with his custom Emerald-Burst Sorensen Sprite Two-Point playing a tune called "Boston" by Jim Shumate --

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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Chris Cerna with ol' Sprite Two-Point #007 --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nwy8x1fpRmE

    Steve
  7. Re: Some live videos buckin' COVID-19 isolation

    Colebrook Road with Wade Yankey on his newish Sorensen AX --


    https://www.facebook.com/colebrookroadband/videos/3061844207391942/

    Steve
  8. Re: Some live videos buckin' COVID-19 isolation

    Chris and Celeste Cerna have been keeping practices safe --


    https://www.facebook.com/CHRISCERNA808/videos/647098779350260/
  9. Re: Some live videos buckin' COVID-19 isolation

    Here's the most recent from Chip Bach; a waltz sampler --


    https://www.facebook.com/bachnr/videos/3611875028840129/

    Here's Silas Powell on the Sorensen AX he was picking while waiting for his...
  10. Some live videos buckin' COVID-19 isolation

    Here are some live videos that feature some very fine bands (and some Sorensen mandolins in action too).

    Special Consensus with Nate Burie on his Sorensen Pacifica --
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Thanks, Dan! Chip is indeed a Tone-Monster on that new Sprite Two-Point.
    Steve

    Here's a new video he made recently with some really nice guitar and harmonies too --

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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Here are a couple of new videos with Sorensen mandolins in the mix.

    Special Consensus with Nate Burie on his custom Sorensen Pacifica --
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    Re: Changed back to nickel-silver frets

    I switched to EVO after my first build and to predominantly stainless steel after about my 50th build. To my ear and hand, the biggest differences come from the quality of the seating, leveling,...
  14. Re: Some variations on the Sorensen Sprite Two-Point

    So glad you nabbed that Sprite, Luke! Someday I'll get to keep one for myself again!

    Here's another gem from Chris and Celeste Cerna with the ol' Sprite Two-Point prototype #007 --

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  15. Re: Some variations on the Sorensen Sprite Two-Point

    Thanks, John! I sure love building them!
  16. Re: Some variations on the Sorensen Sprite Two-Point

    A new tune from Chip Bach --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRpRha_cPug

    Steve
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Chris and Celeste Cerna (Bluegrass Republic) keep making fine music during this time of Musical Isolation. One of the best decisions I've ever made was selling my beloved Sorensen Sprite Two-Point...
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    Re: A new classical mandolin

    Really lovely. Clean and elegant.

    Steve
  19. Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    Some glam shots of the newest Sorensen Sprite Two-Point to head down the road --

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    Steve
  20. Re: PLEASE HELP! ABS Binding Bending Problems First Time Builder

    That's Black/white/black self-made laminate. For me, it took years to realize that Heat made the bending less regular than just bending with my fingers and some dowels at 98.6 degrees of hand...
  21. Re: PLEASE HELP! ABS Binding Bending Problems First Time Builder

    I actually found that just bending with my fingers and NOT heating works best for ABS. Repeated slow bends until the curve is tighter than the scroll around a 1" dowel with just the heat from my...
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    Re: binding channel cutting options

    This thing is fantastic, reliable, safe . . . and worth every penny if you are doing more than a couple of instruments. One of the best purchases I've made in the past 10 years. Well worth every...
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    Re: new top F hole repair

    I think that perhaps the most important skill to learn in building is to not saddle yourself with incremental fixing in the early stages of the parts-making process.

    It is incredibly important...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Today -- Big Dog Barks!

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    Steve
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    Re: new top F hole repair

    For my first builds, I would cut a line with the coping saw from one hole to the other down the center of the future f-hole, then carve out all the rest with a brand new x-acto blade . . . getting...
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