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    I just purchased a 2000 Lewis DS model. I have to say this is probably the easiest playing mandolin I have ever tried. Not a Bluegrass bomb by any means but, a clear ringing tone. I know Michael has an excellent reputation as a builder and he has a lengthy waiting list. Just wondering if anyone else has any experience with Lewis instruments? I regret I'm not smart enough to rotate the pics to proper orientation.
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    I am really surprised we don't hear more about Michael. He really is a World Class Luthier.
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    Default Re: Michael A Lewis Mandolins

    Frank Solivan (FS and Dirty Kitchen band), use to, and maybe still does play a Lewis mandolin. Michael Lewis usually has a booth in the Luthiers Pavilion at the California Bluegrass Association's Father's Day Festival in June at Grass Valley, CA.
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    Default Re: Michael A Lewis Mandolins

    Scott Gates plays a Lewis F5 that is a beastie!

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    Michael has been a member of the Cafe for years. He doesn't seem to contribute as much as he used to. He's an excellent luthier and builds very nice instruments.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    He also has a superb sense of design.
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    Default Re: Michael A Lewis Mandolins

    Thank you Mike! You must have used a magic wand, fairy dust, superior intellect or.........all 3.
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