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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    Here's a favorite of mine

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    Re: Carters and Gruhns...visit yesterday

    for a slightly different perspective, I MOST CERTAINLY want you to try out anything from my shop
  3. Re: Condolences on the passing of Rebecca Harvell Ellis

    Thank you for all your kind thoughts and prayers. Most of you didn't have the fortune to know Becky, but she was my best friend and the sweetest person to ever have lived. As for mandolin content, if...
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    Re: Mercy: Ellis 2-Point Special

    since this has popped back up, I can answer some questions. Roughly, this is $4000 more than my Deluxe A, but its a special, not a deluxe (triple bound everywhere mitered points, etc.). This...
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    Re: Varnish vs Lacquer

    I know a whole lot about this subject, but I'm too lazy to write much, and heck sblock already said all the true stuff. I would push shellac-based and Alkyd drying oil based varnishes into distinct...
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    Re: Mike Blohm Handel Tuner Replicas

    Here's a pic of the ebony inlaid buttons

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    Re: Nugget Mandolin #310

    Jake, the owner brought Nugget 310 over for show & play yesterday. I sure enjoyed checking it out and playing it. Very nice, and already sounds great.
  8. Re: Ellis A5 #339-15 and a Visit to the Ellis Shop

    Don, thanks for the nice write-up. It was great having you, and I hope to see you again. That pick was a real treat, one of the best I've had here, and that says something! I have some great pickin...
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    Re: X-Braced Ellis F5?

    This one has tone bars like all of them. There are no Ellis f-hole mandolins with X bracing...yet
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    Re: compensated bridges??

    I make my own bridges. They are custom compensated for the strings I use GHS A270's
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    Re: Beautiful one piece backs

    not tryin to pile on but this one probably should be seen here too149589
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    Re: Special Ellis w/Torch and Wire

    147315This is mandolin #70 which was the prototype for the new generation of mandolins. When I made it in 2004, we didn't have all the jigs and programs ready yet, so the top binding ledge was routed...
  13. Thread: Pava F5!

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    Re: Pava F5!

    Here's a pic of the Pava F5 at Wintergrass & ph pic too144229144230
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    Re: Pava A4 oval hole eye candy.

    Here is a photo I posted a couple weeks ago on the Ellis A thread of the 2 pictured above they were finished at the same time. The first one we built for the classical Mandolin Society Conv. last...
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    Re: Show us your jig? Bindings

    just for fun here's how I do it144025
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    Re: Show us your jig? Bindings

    You guys are on the right track but I would advise that you always use 2 opposing spool clamps so the body rides on three points. The bottom edge of the rabbit will be much cleaner. Even for a...
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    Re: Ellis Oval Hole A

    4 together143920
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    Re: Ellis Oval Hole A

    Here's a photo from today of what's on the bench, all Pavas. There is another 143919one that will be at Wintergrass with Pava this weekend. There are 5 Ellis ovals total, I think, + 8 from the old...
  19. Thread: Loar Specs

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    Re: Loar Specs

    Wow, I had forgotten about this thread, while I should have made another post back then, let me say now that the drawing of thickness measurements from Ted Davis' plans that is attributed to me was...
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    Re: Inlaid Tuner Buttons

    Our buttons have genuine .010" silver wire inlaid with the abalone. There are 208 inlays in a set of buttons, and we use square hole stewmac buttons. I haven't promoted these because there is just no...
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    Re: Beautiful one piece backs

    Here's a matched pair140524
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    Re: Old Ellis F5 vs New Ellis F5

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    so this would need a new name
  23. Thread: New Ellis F5

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    Re: New Ellis F5

    Tony's new mandolin is done and in the box. Here are some quick snaps of it127675127676127677
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    Re: A style and F style tuners

    The earlier 2 posts that show Ellis A mandolins, are examples of the reverse gear A gotohs that come from Luthiers Merc. They turn the normal way if mounted worm under, and many of the Loar era...
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    Re: New Ellis custom Oriole peghead inlay

    Believe me, it didn't really go this fast. It took a couple months
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