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    Re: NMD Elkhorn A-5 Deluxe

    Glad you're loving that mandolin...it's really good! Thanks for all the nice comments; much appreciated!
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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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    Re: Elkhorn F5 #51

    Hey...Thanks Trey, it's a sweet one for sure!
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    Re: Adam Steffey on a Koa/Red Cedar Elkhorn F-5

    Hey...Thanks Skip! It really is a great sounding mandolin and Adam playing it doesn't hurt either!!
    I appreciate the kind words very much.
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    Re: Adam Steffey on a Koa/Red Cedar Elkhorn F-5

    Hey Charles, Thanks! Yes I surely I did build him one... He loved the Koa/Cedar combo; and made it sound incredible!
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    Adam Steffey on a Koa/Red Cedar Elkhorn F-5

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    Re: Elkhorn F5 #51

    Thanks for the nice comments all! I'll see if I can't find some time this weekend to do an MP3. It's sounding really sweet!!
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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 nice comment on the burst! The finish is a hand rubbed varnish... a process I've been working on over the years to give my mandolins a nice vintage vibe.
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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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    Re: Elkhorn F-5 #50 Fiddleback Koa/ Red Cedar

    Thanks for all the nice comments Folks...very much appreciated. This really did turn out to be a pretty special mandolin! Currently working on a traditional Maple/Red Spruce F-5 and the last of the...
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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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    Re: Elkhorn Mango/Redwood F-5 #46

    Hey All, Thanks for all the positive comments! Didn't get a chance to record this one as it was a birthday gift and I was trying to get it delivered on time. Have another Mango/Redwood in the works...
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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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    Re: Black on Blonde Elkhorn A-5

    Hey, Thanks for all the positive comments on the mandolin. It really did turn out to be a great looking and was definitely a challenge doing just the top black. Thanks also to Steve Martin for the...
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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...
  23. Thread: Elkhorn Mango

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    Re: Elkhorn Mango

    Hey, Robb Brophy at Elkhorn Mandolins here. Just wanted everyone to know that this thread was to be titled Elkhorn Mango. Original post must have been made on a Mac as they like to change Elkhorn to...
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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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