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    Re: Spirit Varnish for a mandolin?

    Store it in a back corner of the fridge. Slows down all reactions and gives time for fine precipitates to drop.
    Steve
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    Re: Rocklite Ebano fingerboards

    I use it and like it. Nice to be one less reason for Ebony deforestation. The boards that I have on pro-player instruments for the past 5 years look like they are aging and wearing like Ebony.
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  3. Re: Aesthetic Question for Builders (and Buyers)

    In this mando world where there is a strong pull to copy a Victorian role-model, it seems to me that it is very important to be clear on what your goals are with each build. The component elements...
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    Re: Has Waverly Jumped the Shark?

    It is so frustrating and sad that the "Best" mandolin tuners are so poor compared to "Average" guitar tuner sets. A few years back, I tried to convince Stephan Schertler to make four-on-a-plate...
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    Re: Problem E strings

    Pictures would be helpful.

    Steve
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    Re: Problem E strings

    How about some details on --
    Top style, wood type and source, and graduations
    Top Recurve details
    Fingerboard support overlay of top
    Kerfing type and cleanness of kerf to top join
    Tonebar...
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    Re: CGDA tuning on Mandolin?

    Or learn to play GDAE. Part of the fun o learning new instruments is realizing that tuning is something your head and fingers will rapidly figure out once you spend a little time with it. The...
  8. Re: How did the "curl" on the mandolin body evolve?

    Makes a great strap holder, and it sure is fun to play with variations on the theme --

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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    Here's a little write-up I did for Ron (SurfnPikr), the current owner of the VX played by Darren Nicholson in 2019, regarding the similarities and differences between the two mandolins and also the...
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    Well, here's a mashup of shots of Sorensen VX #92. I think it turned out quite nicely indeed.

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    I've been saving this piece of quilt since the first year I tried building a mandolin . ....
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Thank you, Skip!

    Here's a cool little addition with Darren Nicholson and his Sorensen Big Dog Octave --


    https://www.facebook.com/134051799969086/videos/681112219171833/

    Steve
  12. 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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    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...
  15. 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
  16. 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
  18. 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
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    Chris and Celeste Cerna have been keeping practices safe --


    https://www.facebook.com/CHRISCERNA808/videos/647098779350260/
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    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...
  21. 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.
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    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,...
  25. 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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