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  1. 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    Little by little, and now with a hard push, I have been moving all of the mandolins that I am building towards the innovations of the "X-Series" designs. This fall, I decided to go whole-hog and...
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    Silas Powell dipping his toes into the deep deep pool of rhythm possibilities created by Sam Bush --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeoeyWy6K-A

    Steve
  3. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    From the Forum posting guidelines:

    - Refrain from using the forum as a point of purchasing or selling items or for the purpose of discussing or linking to items you are selling. Please limit...
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    Re: Show off your back side

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  5. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    I suppose copied forgeries of great work are the most complimentary form of larceny.

    To my mind, there is a big difference between the post-post-modern nostalgic referencing of superior...
  6. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    :popcorn:

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  7. Re: Grass Valley Fathers' Day Bluegrass Festival (CBA)...

    We're reaching the end of a very fine festival.
  8. Re: Grass Valley Fathers' Day Bluegrass Festival (CBA)...

    We'll be in the Luthier's Pavilion with a passel of new Sorensen X-Series demo mandolins.

    Randy Torno popped by the Sorensen Lab yesterday evening to check out the new Sprite-X. It was difficult...
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    And here's Roxanne's Waltz on the porch with Silas --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u0iQRJ1tqE&feature=youtu.be

    Steve
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Another from Silas Powell and the Powell Family Band --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BMVqmw-jTg&feature=youtu.be

    Steve
  11. So excited to read this book! Steve

    So excited to read this book!
    Steve
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    Re: Introducing the new Sorensen Stratus

    Some new music from The Wildmans featuring that Sorensen SX Stratus --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNv8GHeWQtM&frags=pl%2Cwn&fbclid=IwAR2GXYnzF9mh1NYkf5r4tpgR59CPBMUkDclorX8YE ...
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    Re: Recommendations for a ruined(?) finish

    The good news is, if you built to the Siminoff plans, your top and back graduations are likely a bit more than 10% too thick . . . everywhere.

    Carefully HAND SAND off the finish. As Jim noted,...
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    Re: Lacquer for first mandolin?

    RCC -- The company rep said that they had discontinued Gloss P&L 38. Since that was what I was using . . . and it was fantastic, I didn't follow up for the murkier versions.

    Putnamm -- Wipe over...
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    Re: Lacquer for first mandolin?

    Production of Pratt and Lambert 38 Gloss Varnish has been officially discontinued. Sadly.

    Steve
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    A really good rendition of "Evening Prayer Blues" by Silas Powell at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival last week --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPcMUGfx1_k

    Steve
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    Re: Lacquer for first mandolin?

    Wipe on Tru-Oil with a folded square of old tee shirt. I fold a 3" x 3" square in thirds, then in half so that no loose edges are in the wiping surface.

    I use a hook through the spot where the...
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Sorensen VX action from this past weekend at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival with The Silas Powell Band. Check out the crazy break at about 2:00 !!!

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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    So dang proud that Silas Powell decided to save-up his hard-earned gig earnings over the course of more than a year to become a Sorensen VX mandolin player and Endorsing Artist! To put it mildly, he...
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    Re: Why no narrow nut options?

    Love the getting those build requests for 1' to 1-1/16" ! ! !

    Call any time!

    Steve
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Russ Carson on clawhammer banjo with Nate Burie on his custom Sorensen Pacifica, "Lucy" --

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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Here are Liam Purcell and Zack Arnold, switching Sorensen mandolins and laying down a sweet little shot of harmony --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wildx_u5KtE&feature=youtu.be

    PS - I...
  23. Re: The new Sorensen 2020 X-Series mandolins . . .

    Eli Wildman and Victor Furtado are back home for the summer from Berklee College of Music . . . and picking up a storm where ever they go. Here's a snippet of Eli picking the SX "Stratus" prototype...
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    Re: Mandolin sound changing over time

    Instruments are like people and grape juice -- The best see their basic traits get better and better over time, eventually exceeding their youthful vigor like a fine wine . . . while the neglected...
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    Re: Mash playlist jams

    Good stuff here !
    Steve
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