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    Default The latest Elkhorn off the workbench

    Well, after building a new house and a new shop; I'm finally getting things going again. Just finishing this one up (#40). I have three F-5's now in the works so look for good things to come! Enjoy!



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    Default Re: The latest Elkhorn off the workbench

    One word; BEAUTIFUL!
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    Default Re: The latest Elkhorn off the workbench

    Robb, That F5 is perfect! Nice work!

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    Mighty fine!
    Just one guy's opinion
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    Superb work. Fantastic!
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    Nailed it again Robb! Keep up the good work!

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    Thanks for all the nice comments all! I always appreciate your feedback on my instruments and the input that you all give. One more shot just for kicks!

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    Wait! I see a dust mote!!!

    :D

    Talk about precision.

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    How do they sound?

    This one sounds great! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4Dmq6-TXuY

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    I can say first hand that #40 sounds brilliant, since I put a hold on it in August and picked it up in Durango weekend before last. Great chop, loud and clear. It has an unexpected sweetness to it that I hadn't anticipated and it rings beautifully. Considering the exquisite workmanship and the sound it is already producing, I couldn't be happier.
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    Default Re: The latest Elkhorn off the workbench

    I am jealous. I would love one of Robb's but am saving my pennies. Love the idea of having mine built here in CO as I am always hiking up the mountain in my backyard with mine.

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    Well Haggardphunk, I hope you're not hiking up the mountain with your mandolin today because from where I'm sitting it looks like it's snowing up around your part of the Rockies.
    I've wanted an Elkhorn for at least 4 years (or whenever it was that I first saw his website), and a bonus with this one is that Robb allowed me to choose the hardware and button color, truss rod cover material and type of finish, even though it wasn't a sure thing that I would bring it home until I saw and tried it in person. Not much chance that I wouldn't want it though, because it is exactly everything I wanted visually AND sonically to boot.

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    Default Re: The latest Elkhorn off the workbench

    that's great to hear. And I did not make it outside today. It was snowing here but looked like it was dumping just a little bit higher up. I really think my next one will be from Robb. Pry a few years down the road though

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