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    Fun to see Randy Jones and Lonesome River Band with his Sprite B in action at Huck Finn Jubilee this weekend.

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    Default Re: Some variations on the Sorensen Sprite Two-Point

    Good break at about 1:00 which gives a real feel for the Sprite B in the mix with LRB --



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    Default Re: Some variations on the Sorensen Sprite Two-Point

    A nice bit of Sprite action from Liam Purcell --



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    Default Re: Some variations on the Sorensen Sprite Two-Point

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    A nice bit of Sprite action from Liam Purcell --



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    Great sounding mandolin.

    I am really impressed with the young man's playing. I always finding myself wanting to shred on that tune, but yet this young man is very reserved in he seems to emphasize phrasing rather than flashy licks. Very cool.

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    Lovely! Your two-point really sings under extremely tough circumstances.

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    I just love that the Sprite Two-Point design seems to open up players to thinking outside the "Cremona Brown" box --

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    Default Re: Some variations on the Sorensen Sprite Two-Point

    Love seeing mine up there in the collage. Orange you all jealous?
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    Not too jealous, but I'm glad this one went to you Chris. Your wife is really a gem. I played one at TMS around Oct. 2014 (possibly the same one you tried in 2015?). It was really a wonderful mandolin. For my tonal, styling, and playability preferences, it was the best in the store that day. But...when I played the Pava I knew that it would be the one that came home with me that day. I do love those two pointers though!

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    Default Re: Some variations on the Sorensen Sprite Two-Point

    Sure do love the looks of two-points. Looks like another one for my 'dream' list of instruments!

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    Here are a few shots of the first Sprite Two-Point 10-string mandola --

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    This instrument was commissioned by the wonderful Ashland, Oregon player and teacher, Boris Cummings, just before his tragic passing from cancer.

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    That is a beautiful instrument, Steve! I love the coloring; it is perfect! That is a sad story of the one that commissioned it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terzinator View Post
    Love seeing mine up there in the collage. Orange you all jealous?
    Yup, absolutely green with envy, and blue because I can't afford one at *this* time.
    "Those who know don't have the words to tell, and the ones with the words don't know so well." - Bruce Cockburn

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    Default Re: Some variations on the Sorensen Sprite Two-Point

    Here's a bit of Bach from Matthew Pustina (Hot Dish) up in Anchorage, AK on his Sprite Two-Point mandola --



    And a few shots of the instrument --

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    Default Re: Some variations on the Sorensen Sprite Two-Point

    Here's a bit of video of Chris Cerna (Bluegrass Republic) picking on the "Junkyard Dog" Sprite Two-Point that I built last year using an old reclaimed curly Redwood beam cutoff from Bruce Harvey and a piece of spalted curly Maple from an old barn board that another wood seller gave me for free so that he wouldn't have to haul it home.



    The combination of these two woods was a "soft on soft" experiment which I thought would be fun.

    Since the mandolin was meant to be an experiment, I've continued to tweak it for improved tone and power. To this end, I recently replaced the carbon fiber fixed truss rod in the neck with a two-way adjustable rod, added a bit of a shim to increase neck angle, and swapped out the Schaller tuners for new Rubners.

    Chris had played the mandolin before I made these changes . . . and I wanted to see if he noticed any differences. He did.

    Video/Sound is from a Nikon CoolPix camera.

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    Default Re: Some variations on the Sorensen Sprite Two-Point

    New website page for the Sprite Two-Point -- HERE

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    Default Re: Some variations on the Sorensen Sprite Two-Point

    This Sprite Two-Point has flown it's way over to TAMCO in Brighton, UK --

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    I'm excited to see where it flies next!

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    You beat me to it Steve. It is amazing. I don't think it will be here long.
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    HERE is Trevor's page, and here another of my parting shots --

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    Default Re: Some variations on the Sorensen Sprite Two-Point

    Itzbin Reel with Cane Mill Road's Liam Purcell and Eliot Smith --



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    Default Re: Some variations on the Sorensen Sprite Two-Point

    Some more fine picking from Liam and Eliot --



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