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    Default Introducing the Sorensen VX

    Yes, there will be a "scrolled" addition to the Sorensen X series (SXS, FX, and AX).

    Here's a first peek at the VX getting started . . .

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    Cool!

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    Steve, I can't wait for more pictures! Nice work, brother!

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    I look forward to seeing more pictures. Keep the updates coming, Steve

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    I really like how that "corner protector" is joined with a right angle "vee" instead of a flat. Smart.

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    I'm fascinated by the looks of these beautiful instruments that you make Steve, they are truly a work of art. I hope to one day play one and who knows, maybe be an owner. Looking forward to some more photos are you progress!
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    I love your work.
    Keep em' coming
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Just looked on your site Steve. Man that big dog is gorgeous. Well I like a few tbh hehe. Those 2 point Sprites are also spectacular.
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    A quick shot of the VX 3D binding and scroll --

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    Headstock preview with 3D binding --

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    Wow! Pardon my drool. That is indeed spectacular

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    Beautiful!!!

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    Thanks for the kind comments! Here's the new custom Sorensen/James tailpiece for X series mandolins --

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    Bill James was extraordinarily patient and helpful in figuring out how to mill this new design.

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    Steve, looking good! That's a nice looking fretboard too!

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    For you brave souls tagging along with this VX adventure. 'Burst is sealed and varnishing is started --

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    That is stunning!!

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    Steve, that is one fine looking mandolin! Nice work, brother!

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    First French Polishing session completed this afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenS View Post
    First French Polishing session completed this afternoon.

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    My favorite look of maple right there. One piece curly right?
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    Andrew,
    Yes. The back, sides, and neck are curly hard sugar maple.
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    I think we're just about ready for some hardware --

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    Wow… That is going to be a pretty mandolin.
    I love the way you do the binding.
    You details are so unique and cool.
    Cant wait to see in up and running.
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    Well Doctor Sorenstien just a few more parts and pieces before it's time to raise the lightening rods. Click image for larger version. 

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    Joking aside that's a beautful design and luthiery Steve. Your back plate dropping under the rims guards the tone without one.
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    Oh, Henry . . . it's alive! It's Alive ! ! !

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    More updates from the laboratory soon!

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