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    Re: Brazilian rosewood for mandolins?

    And to your original post...here's a Cocobolo F-5
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    Re: Brazilian rosewood for mandolins?

    Elkhorn Koa and Mango F-5's both native woods from Hawaii. Both are amazing sounding paired with Red Cedar soundboards!
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    Adam Steffey on a Koa/Red Cedar Elkhorn F-5

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    Elkhorn F5 #51

    Here's the latest Elkhorn F-5 recently strung up and ready for a loving new home. Big leaf Maple/Adirondack. Still working on a pick guard for it but will soon be complete. Enjoy!
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    Re: Elkhorn F-5 - Outstanding

    Thanks for the kind comments! Hope you enjoy the mandolin for a long time Logan... it's a good one!!
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    Re: Elkhorn F-5 - Outstanding

    Just happened to see this post from Logan...Here are a few photos I took before the sale. Enjoy!
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    Re: Elkhorn F-5 #50 Fiddleback Koa/ Red Cedar

    Currently using a product from LMI...really liking the way it behaves and the cure time is much shorter than many of the other products. Makes the finish time a bit shorter also. That's a good thing!...
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    Elkhorn F-5 #50 Fiddleback Koa/ Red Cedar

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    Number three of four very limited edition Fiddleback Koa/Red Cedar F-5's. Elkhorn #50 just off the bench. A milestone in the Elkhorn shop!! Enjoy!
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    Re: Mandolin Conservatives

    All I can add to this thread is if you haven't tried alternative woods for mandolins you're doing yourself a huge disfavor. Many of the woods I've used for my instruments make for incredible sounding...
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    Re: Elkhorn Fiddleback Koa/Red Cedar #47

    The name of the tune Steffey is playing is called " Forked Deer". And... Thanks to all for the nice comments on the mandolin; very much appreciated!
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    Elkhorn Fiddleback Koa/Red Cedar #47

    Well...Here's the first of four Fiddleback Koa/Red Cedar F-5's coming soon out of the Elkhorn shop. I've been looking for Koa like this for a long time and this stuff is the real deal!! Didn't get a...
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    Elkhorn Mango/Redwood F-5 #46

    Here's the latest Elkhorn off the work bench...F-5 #46. Curly Mango and a 100 year old Redwood sound board with Cocobolo head stock overlay, fret board, and pick guard with EVO gold fret wire to...
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    Black on Blonde Elkhorn A-5

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    A few shots of the latest Elkhorn A-5. Quite pleased with the results of the black sound board over the blonde neck, sides, and back; pretty...
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    Re: Elkhorn Mango/Red Cedar F-5

    Thanks Guys for the kind words! I'm really trying to create instruments that are a departure from the norm yet incredible sounding and playing . The visual aspect is the icing on the cake. This...
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    Elkhorn Mango/Red Cedar F-5

    ]This is the most recent build off the Elkhorn work bench. I've really enjoyed working and pairing these two particular woods for a incredible sounding mandolin! Enjoy!

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    Re: Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    Here's a short mp3 of the mandolin. It's always hard to know what to play to get the best sounds out of each individual instrument but here you go. Enjoy! 129166
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    Elkhorn Koa/Redwood F-5 #42

    This is the latest Elkhorn mandolin off the work bench. Koa with a 150 year old Redwood soundboard; man what a sound! I've got some really special woods coming in the near future so look for good...
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    The latest Elkhorn off the workbench

    Well, after building a new house and a new shop; I'm finally getting things going again. Just finishing this one up (#40). I have three F-5's now in the works so look for good things to come! Enjoy! ...
  19. Elkhorn F-5's numbers 40 & 41 in finish and guitar #2 completed

    Here are a few shots of the two latest Elkhorn F-5's in the finishing process and completed guitar #2... finally! Mandolins are just a few weeks away from completion. It's amazing how these woods...
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    Re: Adam Steffey is playing a...?

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    Here's a shot of Adam playing a Koa/Red Cedar Elkhorn that I delivered to him in February. I know he has several other mandolins and could probably have whatever he wants. I also agree with...
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    Honestly, it's been so long since I've used anything other than Waverly's I really couldn't give you an honest opinion on the Grover's. I'm sure they're good tuners as they are used a lot and folks...
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    Waverly machines with ebony buttons. I really do like using the Waverly's! Not cheap but they do a great job and they look great!
  23. Elkhorn F-5 #40 Ready for the finishing process

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    Here's a few shots of Elkhorn F-5 #40 ready for finishing. Really excited about the woods on this particular mandolin. The combination of Big leaf Maple and Red Spruce on...
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    Re: Mandolins in progress

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    Here's the latest Elkhorn F-5 ready for finish. Love the wood on this one!
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    The latest Elkhorn F-5 off the work bench

    Here are a few shots of the latest F-5 off the work bench. Working on some really exciting new F-5's as well; stay tuned. Enjoy!


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