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    I got to try Don Rigsby’s at a workshop last year and the action was so high he said he was going to lower for the evening show. I could barely play it, but in his hands it is a monster. Very powerful in the hands of a great player. Don’t care for the style, but the sound is awesome and that’s what it’s all about, for me anyway.
    Play it like you mean it.

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    Bill,

    Don's FX just left my shop after getting a full set-up. Boy it needed the TLC! It has been out on the road for the past two years and needed adjustment across the drive-train . . . from nut to tailpiece. Hope you get a chance to pick on it again in the future.

    That FX has a custom 6" to 10" compound radius fingerboard to give the feel more like the radius of a fiddle neck. I told Don when I sent it back, it still is probably my favorite instrument for feel and tone. I had used it for about 6 months before he asked to play it -- it's his baby now, but I sure do miss it.

    My guess is that the VX Danny is playing in the attached video is more in line with the traditional taste.

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    Here's a bit of "Copinger's Court" from Danny Roberts --

    https://www.facebook.com/danny.rober...0808864958692/

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    Here's Zack Arnold (Claybank) doing a little Cattle in the Cane homework on his VX --

    https://www.facebook.com/zack.arnold...8915624964159/

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    Here's a passel more of videos of Zack Arnold on that VX with Claybank --







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    So proud and delighted that CMT's "Favorite Albums of 2017" list includes TWO new albums featuring Sorensen VX mandolins ! ! !

    The Grascals' Before Breakfast with Danny Roberts on his Sorensen VX prototype.

    Flatt Lonesome's Silence In These Walls with Kelsi Harrigill on her custom Sorensen VX mandolin.

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    What an honor and thrill to have such amazingly talented artists picking on these mandolins!

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