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    Breathtaking!
    Play what you feel
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    That "mystery picker" description sounds like Johnny Staats...
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    Not Johnny Staats. Good try.
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    That would be JR (and not the Dallas guy...)

    and I played the A model in a raucous jam up in the Calif. suite late Sat night. Lovely to hear and hold, and it held its own very well. Was impressed with the power and tone...and the lightness of the mandolin.

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    My new favorite AX shot -

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    Here is a bit of video, featuring Clint White on his AX, from a recent house concert with NuBlu at the Sorensen place --



    Many thanks to Lincoln Hoppe who shot, edited, and mixed this video.

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    Was able just barely squeeze this AX in with the box headed for IBMA 2016 --

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    Cool, Steve. Can't wait to hear and hold in person....another IBMA upon us, imagine that...

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    Danny Roberts taking a quiet moment to pick on his new AX before the SPBGMA 2017 Awards ceremony --

    https://www.facebook.com/danny.rober...8518407098677/

    And here is a parting shot as it headed his way --

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    Some new sound from Danny Roberts on that AX --

    https://www.facebook.com/danny.rober...8821188028011/

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    Been awhile since we've heard from Danny's AX.

    Here is the very talented young picker Zack Arnold (Claybank) on the AX with Danny on his Sorensen VX for bit of Big Mon. Video quality is phone>Facebook>YouTube . . . but sound quality is pretty good --



    Here is the Facebook link for a cleaner view of the video -
    https://www.facebook.com/DannyRobert...3763280512666/

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    Sooo-eeet!

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    Nice job Steve. I think the headstock is more appropriate for the A body than it is for its cousin the Fx.
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    Here's a cool video from Nu-Blu featuring Clint White on his Sorensen AX (and fiddle too) --



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    Great video, and that mandolin is visual art that makes magical music. Thanks for sharing this!


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    Just gonna leave this right here for you to enjoy --

    https://www.facebook.com/ThePowellFa...0josh%20powell

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    Silas Powell, picking an AX, getting warmed up for a gig, on a Train --



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    Do not care for the head stock---in regards to "normal"---if it ain't broke do not attempt to fix it.

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    I tend to ignore the angry old apes, but for those who are still looking outside the box --



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    PS - Here's Silas Powell playing that ol' standard "Rawhide" on that newfangled mandolin --

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    You get the point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pelone View Post
    Do not care for the head stock---in regards to "normal"---if it ain't broke do not attempt to fix it.
    I can see your concern.... if he was building a replacement neck on a Gibson A5 or the like, but the man is producing his own stuff.
    You are for sure entitled to your opinion, but you don’t have to sound like a jerk voicing it. This mandolin is not my “style” either, but it is a beautiful work of art in its own right! If I could afford it, I would definitely buy one of his VX mandolins, as that is more my “style”. Think before you quack.
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