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    Default Blackwood and Sitka 2-point

    A new mandolin strung up a few days ago. Australian Blackwood body and neck, Sitka soundboard, ebony fingerboard and one-piece bridge with ivoroid binding around the body and fingerboard. Relic Nickel Golden Age hardware. Oil finish. It will be visiting the east coast of the US in a couple of weeks.

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    Default Re: Blackwood and Sitka 2-point

    A lot of really nice design touches. Quite elegant and tasteful.

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    Love that body shape.

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    Default Re: Blackwood and Sitka 2-point

    Very nice look, Graham. I love the Blackwood too.
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    Default Re: Blackwood and Sitka 2-point

    Wow that looks great!

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    Love the look! Graham, I'm planning to bring my McDonald mandolin to Woodstock, I thought you might like to see an old friend. It's the same shape as this mandola. I'm looking forward to meeting you in person, finally! See you there.

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    Default Re: Blackwood and Sitka 2-point

    Beautiful. I love your asymmetrical two point design.

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    Default Re: Blackwood and Sitka 2-point

    Graham, that's a fine looking two-point! I love the blackwood!

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    Default Re: Blackwood and Sitka 2-point

    I love that asymmetrical two point shape. That's a beautiful instrument.

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    Default Re: Blackwood and Sitka 2-point

    I think the best looking "A"s come from that continent. Looks beautiful.

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    Default Re: Blackwood and Sitka 2-point

    Thank you all for the kind words. If anyone is attending the Woodstock guitar show in up-state New York in a couple of weeks, I will be around for the whole weekend, not exhibiting but just observing and doing some research on a new book. And the mandolin will be somewhere close

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Blackwood and Sitka 2-point

    Certainly a good looking mandolin!
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