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    I have to say, the Heiden is a MAS killer for sure. Lots of dusty mandolins here right now.
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    Mary - That Heiden looks amazing. Jealous...perhaps you should put some of those dusty mandolins up for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve-o View Post
    Mary - That Heiden looks amazing. Jealous...perhaps you should put some of those dusty mandolins up for sale.
    It is amazing! I played a five hour gig last Saturday with it. As for the other mandolins, they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
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    Check out the Heritage A5 that just hit the classifieds. Talk about a MAS enabler! https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/129933#129933

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    I played a brand spankin' new and truly lovely Heiden A5 and...oh my. So lively and a cannon with sooo much balanced sustain. The "pop" was off the charts and, as stated, it's brand new. Englemann Spruce top with both the tonal qualities of Engelmann and Red Spruce. The one piece back seemed to be 3D hallucinogenic. And, as always, Michael’s set up on the mandolin is perfect as with everything else about the mandolin.

    Holy smokes.
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    Any pics, Jim? I agree with you on Michael's setups--perfection. Still lovin' my old A54.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Roberts View Post
    I played a brand spankin' new and truly lovely Heiden A5 and...oh my. So lively and a cannon with sooo much balanced sustain. The "pop" was off the charts and, as stated, it's brand new. Englemann Spruce top with both the tonal qualities of Engelmann and Red Spruce. The one piece back seemed to be 3D hallucinogenic. And, as always, Michael’s set up on the mandolin is perfect as with everything else about the mandolin.

    Holy smokes.
    Was it, perhaps, for sale?

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    I don’t have any pictures and it was a custom build so not for sale.

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    I love my F5 but I miss my old A-009. I wonder if anyone on the cafe bought it from Dusty Strings and if they like it and play it? I had to sell it to pay for my F5 (which is the joy of the world) but I do miss it and wonder if it's happy in its new home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scapier View Post
    I love my F5 but I miss my old A-009. I wonder if anyone on the cafe bought it from Dusty Strings and if they like it and play it? I had to sell it to pay for my F5 (which is the joy of the world) but I do miss it and wonder if it's happy in its new home.
    Al Bergstein posted in another thread about having recently purchased A-009 at Dusty Strings back in 2015:

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    I recently bought his A-0009 c.1994. It's one of the finest instruments I've ever played. Enjoy yours!
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    I got to see John Reischman and the Jaybirds this past weekend at the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown. Great sets of music and an outstanding mando workshop. One of the biggest highlights of the super jam on stage at the end of Saturday night featured John Reischman, Patrick Sauber, and Tristan Scroggins playing an epic 3 part harmony version of Itzbin Reel. Amazing playing, and the coolest thing for me is that John asked to play my Heiden A54 for that tune while he loaned his Loar to Patrick. Here's a couple bad cell phone pics.Click image for larger version. 

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    I recently picked up Heiden #11 - an F5 model that is pretty amazing. A thank you to Little Wolf who posted about it on his recent trip to Nashville. Gill

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    gee chee,was that heiden at carter's? is that it in your avatar?

    also,was wondering if mark o'conner still has/plays a heiden f-style?

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    [QUOTE=V70416;1710780]gee chee,was that heiden at carter's? is that it in your avatar?

    The Avatar is my Tyler White F5 - and yes, I did get the Heiden from Carter's.

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    Thanks geechee...how would you compare the two builders(mandolins)... Michael Heiden and Tyler White? Thanks!

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