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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    And one more from Chip on his Sprite 2X Two-Point --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ-Do91_NLE

    Steve
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Some amazing Bearclaw Sitka spruce and Curly Claro walnut on this Sorensen Big Dog octave -- wet down with little distilled water and ready for final sanding and her neck --

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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Here are a couple of tunes from tone-man Chip Bach on his Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhaBDZpsJF8


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWLKw-MBdtA

    Steve
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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    A couple of VX bodies ready for neckin' --

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    One-piece Sugar Maple

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    Two-piece quilted Red Maple

    Steve
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    My plan is to accentuate the depth with a deep 'Burst like this --

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    or this --

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    or this --
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Paul,

    I figured I had done enough high-end builds that I wouldn't accidentally screw it up!

    This little billet of extraordinary quilt was so petite that I had to slip the bass side slightly...
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    I can't wait to bring all the parts on this sweet VX together. I've been saving this piece of wood for about 8 years --

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    Steve
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    Re: Saddle Fail

    It happens. No big deal. Replace it.

    Steve
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    Re: "Perfect" Scroll?

    Another variation on the theme --

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    Steve
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    Re: Old Wave Mandoins & Bill Bussmann

    Bill's not dead yet!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdf5EXo6I68
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    Re: "Perfect" Scroll?

    Something a little different --

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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Need to add this Mando Monday from Tone-Monster Nate Burie --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ag71VTVYNA&list=PLCaUTc3E6s3sbgxpS3M9pOAxqBJjDFBil&index=193&t=0s

    And also an earlier Mando...
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    Re: Mandolin Mount Rushmore.

    Monroe -- Burns -- McReynolds -- Duffey -- Bush -- Grisman (They all deserve a bigger mountain!)

    Gibson & Loar -- Monteleone -- Brentrup -- Kemnitzer

    Steve
  14. Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen Sprite 2X Two-Point

    Another really nice new tune (in D minor) by Chip Bach --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVyMzHrp0-s&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1TOaJ09yQa-Ai2BtG_8CrVxm5BAUaSlRQaxH6vV0xLAKczmdyQA0iyh-Y
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    Re: Merry Christmas

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    Life with the Wife of a Luthier -- my Wife's amazing Christmas tree v.2019.

    Merry Christmas!
    Steve
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    Thank you for watching and listening!

    Here's a bit of "Silent Night" with Zack Arnold on his Sorensen VX --


    https://youtu.be/tnjUwp1D5h4

    Steve
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    Re: Sorensen Tone

    "Cold Frosty Morning" with Danny Roberts --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7XUjbY707k

    Steve
  18. Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen AX

    Here's one with some really nice AX mando work. Not classical . . . but definitely not bluegrass from Nu-Blu --


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

    Steve
  19. Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen AX

    Ron,

    Your lips to the players' ears!

    Unfortunately, in the US, as my mando mentor, Randy Torno, bluntly told me as I excitedly worked on a new mandocello design, "You're going from a player...
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    This is what I saw when I glanced over while picking the AX in my living room the other night --

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    Quite pleased with this one, indeed.

    Steve
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    Here's a video of Joey Lazio picking the rarely heard tune "Fred Digs Up a Hornet's Nest" on his Sorensen AX. I think this video gives a pretty good idea of the fullness and warmth that I'm shooting...
  22. 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen AX

    I just realized that I hadn't posted any information on the fourth member of the new "X-Series" mandolins -- the AX.
    Here are some pictures --

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    Re: Introducing the Sorensen VX

    Here's Zack Arnold jammin' on a VX the streets of Raleigh at IBMA 2019 --

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    Re: 2020 X-Series -- The new Sorensen SX

    Here's a bit of video from Eli Wildman, picking on his Sorensen SX, that he posted to Facebook for Siminoff's Straight Up Strings --


    https://www.facebook.com/eli.wildman/videos/2665556116835892/...
  25. Re: I see a sorensen with Nate Burie and Speacial C

    So pleased to see Nate get this gig with Special Consensus!

    Nate (Nathaniel at the time) was literally the very first little kid to drag his parents to my little booth at IBMA back in 2012. I...
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