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    Default El Fantasma by Silverangel

    latest from my shop. I built these about 10 years ago and now I have taken a new interest in them.
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    Default Re: El Fantasma by Silverangel

    Ken, I love the look of that Fantasma! It is just too cool! Those bottom points look like they would be hard to do!

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    Default Re: El Fantasma by Silverangel

    Quote Originally Posted by Skip Kelley View Post
    Ken, I love the look of that Fantasma! It is just too cool! Those bottom points look like they would be hard to do!
    Not too bad Skip, not as hard as it looks.
    Ken B. Ratcliff

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    Default Re: El Fantasma by Silverangel

    quirky but nice

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    Default Re: El Fantasma by Silverangel

    Very nice. Cool design!
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    Default Re: El Fantasma by Silverangel

    Ken,

    Beautiful! Looks like a one piece back; is that a redwood top? Interesting tailpiece too. Regarding the comparison shot with the A model, is it physically larger or am I having problems with the depth of field? Does it fit into a regular case?
    Mike

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    Default Re: El Fantasma by Silverangel

    Quote Originally Posted by wildpikr View Post
    Ken,

    Beautiful! Looks like a one piece back; is that a redwood top? Interesting tailpiece too. Regarding the comparison shot with the A model, is it physically larger or am I having problems with the depth of field? Does it fit into a regular case?
    no, it's just closer to the camera, fits the case fine. Thanks,
    Ken B. Ratcliff

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    Default Re: El Fantasma by Silverangel

    Quote Originally Posted by wildpikr View Post
    Ken,

    Beautiful! Looks like a one piece back; is that a redwood top? Interesting tailpiece too. Regarding the comparison shot with the A model, is it physically larger or am I having problems with the depth of field? Does it fit into a regular case?
    yes, it's an 1850's redwood top and yes, it's a one piece sugar maple back. Good combination for sound.
    Thanx
    Ken B. Ratcliff

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    Default Re: El Fantasma by Silverangel

    Well Ken,you cornered the market in ''Halloween Pumpkin lookin' '' mandolins for sure !. Seriously - that's a lovely looking instrument by any standards,
    Ivan
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